Last night I attended the opening of Cirque du Soleil's Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico at Marymoor Park. Here until May 21st, Luzia is really is a beautiful show. Given the reputation of Cirque du Soleil you know it is going to be a good show, and I think people really trust that they will find something to like about their evening, so they come to the experience open-minded, in a mood to trust and enjoy themselves. There is something for everyone to love in Luzia. I saw it with my husband on a rare night out without our four children and we had a great time, but I could also see us having a great time with our kids at Luzia.
About a month ago I had been invited to participate in a media day to have the chance to interview team members of the Luzia production- Mark Shaub, the artistic director of Luzia, and Kelly McDonald, who is not only the talented flyer at the center of the "Adagio."act but also the co-creator of the act itself, and owner of some killer biceps.
The 20 minutes of interview time flew by, carried along by Ms. McDonald's enthusiasm for her work and by Mr. Shaub's thoughtful insights as the person responsible for overseeing the quality of the performance on what makes a production like Luzia so appealing to such a wide demographic. I encourage you to visit FreshJess to read more from the interview.
Mr. Mother of Style and I arrived about an hour before the show was to begin and headed into the entrance tent where we found a very festive atmosphere with lovely performance vignettes taking place around the space- the artist Henry painting, and Spanish guitar players making the music for salsa dancing with a luchador,