On Sunday, we went to see the Cirque du Soliel show – Luzia which is now playing at Atlantic Station. The show’s inspiration is Mexico and the title is a combination of the Spanish words for light (Luz) and rain (LLuvia) which are both prominenet in the show.
The spectacle is impressive in this production. There are a number of large-scale animal puppets (similar to those used on Broadway for Lion King and War Horse) that are pretty amazing. The image above shows the big, silver horse that appear several times along with the masked wrestler and the clown, an everpresent character in Cirque shows.
I was happy to see that the restrictions on photography have been relaxed here. It was a bit confusing to determine what the rules were. As long as you don’t use flash and you’re not trying to video the whole show, it’s pretty much OK. I had someone tell me on the way in that I couldn’t use my camera at all during the show but then, at the opening of the show, they announced that photography was allowed.
In any case, I would recommend this show as it was very well done and amazing to watch. The one thing I would warn people of was the contortionist. This act is mind-blowing but also somewhat disturbing. The guy bends totally in half, backwards and twists himself literally into a pretzel. Made me kind of queazy.
Cirque du Soliel – LUZIA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
110mm @ f/5.6 – 1/160 sec – ISO 2500