Last night we attended the Premiere of Cirque De Soleil Amaluna at intu Trafford Centre. The show is held in a massive white big top in one of the carparks, but it doesn’t feel like it. Once inside you could be anywhere in the world, given the warm evening last night it even felt like we were somewhere exotic.
Cirque De Soleil Amaluna is a love story. Based on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses, the ‘girl power’ effect is strong throughout. The cast of beautiful, strong women and equally handsome and strong men will give you serious body envy and a little hot under the collar.
What strikes you first about Cirque De Soleil Amaluna is the dark, seductive set and live rock band, setting the scene for the show ahead. The resident ‘clowns’ help connect the scenes, creating some light entertainment and merriment, at times these change over scenes lasted a little longer than was preferable but understandably they allowed costume and scene changes.
Cirque De Soleil Amaluna offered a mix of stunning aerial wonders with amazing bar and floor acrobatics. We were stunned by the skill and performance of everyone involved. The Waterbowl and Teeterboard segments were particularly impressive, showing huge levels of skill and presentation. Fans of gymnastics will be amazed by the beautiful choreography and even if you aren’t massively interested you will be surprised by the strength and flexibility of the cast.
The children loved the show, they sat open mouthed for most of it and loved the music, comedy and beauty of the show. They were provided with seat boosters to help them see and this combatted even the very tall man who was sat a few rows down and would otherwise have stopped their view. It was a simple touch but very useful. Cirque De Soleil Amaluna is not scary, but it is dark and the music is loud at points. It was well suited to our 5yr old and 7yr old and kept their interest the whole way through.
We absolutely loved Cirque De Soleil Amaluna and would highly recommend it, it was truly incredible, properly out of this world. It’s on at intu Trafford Centre until October 9th and tickets are available from Cirque De Soleils website and tickets start from £17.