It’s Thanksgiving week! I for one have a ton to be thankful for: my husband, my family, and of course, my little peanut that I am expecting in May! I am also thankful to all of you, healthy fat readers, who’ve stuck by me throughout the various transitions of this blog and my life. So when the opportunity came to do an awesome giveaway, I jumped at the chance!
On December 11, Cirque Du Soleil bring’s it’s latest show, Amaluna, to the Big Top at SunLife Stadium. I have always been drawn to the beauty and mystique of Cirque Du Soleil-each show bringing an new form of expression and movement for it’s audiences to experience. Their latest show, Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. 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.
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 is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
A TRIBUTE TO THE WORK AND VOICE OF WOMEN
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil‘s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. “Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women”, explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. “The show is a reflection on balance from a women’s perspective”, he adds. Writer and Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award (Pippin) and recently named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, says; “I didn’t want to build a ‘women’s agenda’ show. I wanted to create a show with women at the center of it, something that had a hidden story that featured women as the heroines.” Paulus drew from a series of classical influences when creating the concept of the show, including tales from Greek and Norse mythology, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Shakespeare’sThe Tempest.
Because I love you guys so much, I’m giving away two pairs of tickets to the show! What do you have to do to win?
- Must be a resident of Dade or Broward County
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- Deadline for entry is 12/11/14-winners to be announced 12/12/14
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