Cirque du Soleil is back in Atlanta for another performance and this year’s show, Amaluna, is all about the girls. You’ll be transported to an island governed by goddesses for an adventure that will have you holding your breath, caught up in the beauty of their moves and sheer strength of their bodies. The artists are phenomenal, along with the costumes and set. And it combines for a concoction of all kinds of romance. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.
Whether it’s the main character balancing her body on one hand while she shifts her body into unbelievable contortions, the hula hoop Houdini who can keep the silver hoops moving around her ankles even while doing handstands, the balancing expert who somehow keeps longer and longer pieces of wood (parts of palm trees actually) suspended in mid air stacked one on top of the other—all while picking up each piece with her toes and continuing to keep every stick suspended, or the male character who climbs a 20 foot high pole using only the strength from his arms and hands, with his body stiffly floating in mid air behind him, these are the folks who have mastered the art of impressing people with unique expertise.
The amazing thing about Cirque du Soleil is that when you watch these artists oozing with talent on stage, they make what they’re doing look so easy that you start thinking maybe it really is easy, and maybe you could do it, too, with enough practice at home. I admit I’ve been trying to pick up more items around the house with my toes as I practice the cool balance routine. But I can’t balance a plate and a cup most days, so I don’t see so much hope for myself for that act. I already know my arms couldn’t support my weight for more than a minute, so the notion of them pulling my body up a pole 30 feet high is pretty hopeless, too. Even sitting cross-legged on the floor is painful these days, so becoming a contortionist is also pretty ridiculous. I was a mean hula-hooper back in the day, though, so it’s possible you may see that skill reinvented here, though it’s unlikely I’ll be able to hold a handstand for more than a split second.
I guess that’s the cool part about a Cirque show—you know what these people are doing is next to impossible for the rest of us. Seeing those skills incorporated into a show that is performed with such beauty is a rare treat.
If you want to catch the show, we have a special discount for StressFreeBaby readers. Save 20% on a Family 4 Pack. Just CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today.
We also have two pairs of tickets we are giving away to two lucky readers! The tickets are only good for the 7:30pm show on Tuesday, October 28th, so only enter if you know you can go then. Just comment below and tell us who you would take and why. You have until midnight EST on Friday October 24th . Our winners will be named on Saturday October 25th and will be picked at random. (Must be 18 to enter, no purchase necessary.)
I brought this sweetie with me to celebrate her upcoming 16th birthday! We both LOVED the show. I’m certain you will, too!