Cirque du Soleil - BTS Video Interview with Loni Stark

Luzia means sound (luz) and rain (iluvia). It’s an apt name for Cirque du Soleil’s newest touring show… Luzia.

Indeed you can expect incredible, thunderous music and sound effects along with, for the first time in a Cirque show, an on stage rain machine.

Stark Insider goes backstage at Luzia to discover what it really takes to stage the spectacle that celebrates the richness and history of Mexican culture (see video below as Loni Stark talks to performers and tours behind-the-scenes under the Big Top).

Luzia features 15 acts ranging from circus tradition such as clowns all the way to the jaw-dropping performances that have made Cirque du Soleil a household name including 360 swings, Trapezes, hoop diving and incredible handbalancing.

The Luzia tour has been hitting cities in North America over the past few years. Later this year it’s scheduled to make it’s way to Mexico — fitting enough for a show that calls itself “a waking dream of Mexico.” Currently Luzia is playing Tyson’s Corner in Washington, DC where it’s scheduled to run through the summer.

Tickets start at only $39. Needless to say, Cirque is family friendly, and makes for a wonderful afternoon or evening of heart-warming entertainment.

Meantime, here’s a backstage look at Luzia by Cirque du Soleil…

Backstage: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

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