Ascot to Host Additional Cirque du Soleil Shows as Queensland Embraces ‘LUZIA’

Cirque du Soleil in Ascot

Brisbane’s love affair with Cirque du Soleil continues as the world-renowned entertainment company adds seven more shows to its critically acclaimed production, LUZIA, set to premiere in Ascot on 25th of September.



LUZIA by Cirque Du Soleil
Photo Credit: Nicole Cleary

The announcement comes in response to overwhelming demand, further solidifying Queensland’s status as a dedicated Cirque du Soleil fanbase since the company’s Australian debut in 1999.


 
 


LUZIA, Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production, will take up residence under the iconic Big Top next to the Royal Queensland Golf Club, off Curtin Ave East. The newly added performances, scheduled from November 6th to 11th, are expected to draw both seasoned Cirque du Soleil enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

Adding to the local excitement, Queenslander Helena Merten will star in LUZIA, fulfilling a childhood dream sparked when she first saw Cirque du Soleil’s QUIDAM in Brisbane.

“I’ve dreamt of this since I was seven years old,” Merten said, expressing her eagerness to perform for her hometown crowd.

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Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, LUZIA invites audiences into a dreamlike, imaginary Mexico where light (“luz” in Spanish) and rain (“lluvia”) intertwine. The production promises a surreal journey through a vibrant world filled with wonder, playfulness, and striking artistry.


LUZIA by Cirque Du Soleil
Photo Credit: LUZIA by Cirque Du Soleil

LUZIA is notable for its groundbreaking incorporation of rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes, a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. From Cyr Wheel artists performing under rainfall to an aerialist soaring through showers, LUZIA pushes the boundaries of traditional circus disciplines.



“Queensland has always been a huge fanbase for Cirque du Soleil,” said Yannick Spierkel, LUZIA Senior Tour Director, highlighting the 25-year anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s presence in Australia.

Published Date 28-May-2024