Press Release

Cirque du Soleil unveils LUZIA

Montreal, Thursday, April 7, 2016


A new touring show under the Big Top

in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 21


Additional performances in Montreal


Cirque du Soleil unveiled today in Montreal its new production: LUZIA. The show will be performed under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 21, and at the Port Lands in Toronto starting July 28.

The show
LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.

Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIA is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breathtaking landscapes and architectural wonders, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of its people.

The tableaux of LUZIA weave an intricate, contemporary mosaic that awakens your senses and transports you to a place suspended between dreams and reality.

LUZIA has a cast of 44 artists from 15 different countries and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th production since 1984.

The creative team LUZIA’s creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide):

Daniele Finzi Pasca
Brigitte Poupart
Patricia Ruel
Julie Hamelin Finzi
Eugenio Caballero
Giovanna Buzzi
Simon Carpentier
Edesia Moreno Barata
Debra Brown
Sylvia Gertrúdix González    
Max Humphries
Martin Labrecque
Johnny Ranger
Jacques Boucher
Philippe Aubertin
Danny Zen
Maryse Gosselin
Conception and Director
Associate Director
Director of Creation
Set and Props Designer
Costume Designer
Composer and Musical Director
Acrobatic Choreographer
Acrobatic Choreographer
Acrobatic Choreographer
Puppet Designer
Lighting Designer
Projection Designer
Sound Designer
Acrobatic Performance Designer
Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer
Makeup Designer


Creators biographies are available online in our pressroom:


Additional performances in Montreal 

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce additional performances in Montreal from July 5 to July 17. Tickets for those performances will go on sale on Friday April 15 at Cirque Club members have advance access to tickets as of tomorrow, April 8.

LUZIA Album Inspired by the Music of the Show
LUZIA features original music written by Canadian composer Simon Carpentier. The LUZIA album takes Carpentier’s original music written for a live acoustic setting and passes it through the filter of the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible, infused with brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. As of April 1st, iTunes users in North America (U.S./Canada/Mexico) can enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of the LUZIA album with a free download of the song “Así Es La Vida.”  With every pre-order of the album on iTunes, customers will also receive an instant download of “Tiembla la Tierra.” The full LUZIA album will be available exclusively on iTunes as of April 15th and on other sites globally as of April 22nd. For album pre-order and exclusive free download, visit

Prestige VIP Packages
Various Prestige VIP Packages giving access to the best seats and a delectable culinary pre-show experience are available for selected Montreal performances of LUZIA. The exclusive VIP tent extends the show’s experience in a unique, surprising and playfully inventive setting evoking the colours, the flavours and the effervescence of Mexico. For more information about individual packages and corporate hospitality opportunities, visit this page

Sponsors and Partners
Mexico, a partner of LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil
DHL and Activeon are the official sponsors of LUZIA.

Twitter: @Cirque #LUZIA

Cirque du Soleil

LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in more than 400 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit

Media contact:

Martine Laforce
Roy & Turner Communications 
514-844-9678, ext. 202