DENVER (CBS4)– Amaluna is the latest Cirque du Soleil performance scheduled to come to Denver.
Amaluna means “mother moon” and takes place on an enchanted island with all the music and visual wonder that audiences have come to expect from each Cirque du Soleil show.
CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody said the 32nd production from the company is new and different and fresh.
“It’s always a great challenge we set for ourselves because the infrastructure never changes we’re always in a big top when we create a big top show. That hasn’t changed in the last 30 years,” said “Amaluna” Company Manager Jamie Reilly. “But everything inside has to change.”
Talent scouts travel the world looking for new acts. Then creative directors both inside and outside the company gather to put the new show together.
“We hire external creators to come and participate into our creative process to make sure we’re continuously challenged and we bring in new ideas,” said Reilly.
Those new ideas can be found in Amaluna not only in the design of the show but the design of the stage as well.
“We never forget that what we do at Cirque du Soleil is provide creative content. And we’ve managed to preserve that to ensure that we continuously come up with the best shows and that we amaze people over and over,” said Reilly.
Amaluna opens under the big top on the grounds of the Pepsi Center on July 18. Tickets are on sale through cirquedusoleil.com