I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for Cirque du Soleil. I received tickets to Amaluna to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating. As always, all views are mine.
Since we saw our first Cirque du Soleil show more than five years ago, my husband and I have been huge fans. We have bought tickets nearly every year since and during a recent trip to Las Vegas with our girls, we took them to their first Cirque du Soleil show. I was so excited to see the latest production ‘AMALUNA’ that premieres in Miami in December. Check out our giveaway below for a chance to win a Cirque du Soleil gift card!
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna also is the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
Cirque du Soleil tickets are a great holiday gift for any family member or friend. Especially for those ‘difficult to satisfy’ personalities (we all have one among our amigos and familia!) a unique show with amazing music and acrobats could be a great option.
A summary of the Amaluna storyline:
Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal,rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Part of what I loved most about the show was the amount of female performers I saw – including the all-female band! I found out that for the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women. The music truly is extraordinary but then again, I’m a girl that owns three Cirque du Soleil albums because the music truly resonates with me. According to the show’s Creative Director Fernand Rainville “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women” and it shows.
My daughters were mesmerized and couldn’t stop talking about it at intermission and following the show. Their favorite parts: the beautiful costumes and colors, the trapeze and a phenomenal acrobatics component that includes driving into a water-filled dome.
We’re excited to share this unique opportunity with our readers and invite you to enter our $50 Cirque du Soleil Gift Card Giveaway! Be sure to tell us all about your experience with Cirque du Soleil productions and follow @LosTweens & @Los_Teens on Twitter. If you don’t have Twitter, check out the post on Facebook.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.