Everything You Need to Know About Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna in San Francisco
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Cirque du Soleil returns to San Francisco with its production of "Amaluna," running Nov. 3, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020 under the Big Top at Oracle Park's Lot A. "Amaluna" offers another installment of Cirque's famous and beloved "nouveau cirque" style, with a strong central storyline told by amazing live acrobatic performers, set to continuous live music.
"Amaluna" is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet.
Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," "Amaluna" takes place on a mysterious island ruled by goddesses. After directing her daughter's coming of age ceremony, honoring femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, Queen Prospera causes a storm. A group of young men wash up on the isle, triggering an epic love story between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. Theirs is a love that will be tested. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Highlights of the show include:
Performers fly out over the audience on straps suspended from the Carousel, a rotating apparatus high above them. This spectacular demonstration of four-dimensional flight calls for precision timing, in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees.
Young men launch themselves high into the air, twisting and turning in a playful high-speed demonstration of skill. They pull off several seemingly impossible feats.
The captured young men help the Amazons to present a fast-paced theatrical version of the classic gymnastic routine.
Cerceau & Waterbowl
Miranda plays in the water bowl, discovering her own physicality and expressing her sinuous sexuality as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine.
"Amaluna" is a two hour and ten minute performance, including a 25 minute intermission.
Tickets are available now and may be purchased online at cirquedusoleil.com. Regular tickets, VIP Experience, Premium Backstage Tour Package tickets, and a limited number of Producer seats are available. VIP Experience treatment includes the best seats under the Big Top and reserved parking, as well as succulent hors-d'oeuvres, wines, refreshments and desserts during intermission, a VIP Experience gift, private bathrooms, a terrace and cloakroom service.
Children under the age of two years old, and who will remain seated on the lap of a parent throughout the show, are admitted to Cirque du Soleil shows for free. Tickets must be purchased (at children's prices) for all children above the age of two, whether they sit on their parent's lap or not. Please note that many of our shows involve loud noises and periods of darkness which can frighten some children.
Special rates for group reservations (12 people or more) are available. Visit the show's group ticket page for more information.
Enter promo code AMA15 on the ticket calendar page to save 15% of select seats, subject to availability.
Please visit the show's Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on ticket policies.
"Amaluna" runs from Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. Check the show's ticket page for specific date availability for matinee and evening performances. The show is held under the Big Top at Oracle Park's Lot A, in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood. Parking is limited in the area, and information will be provided via email shortly after ticket purchase. Oracle Park's Lot A is easily accessible by public transportation, including BART, Caltrain, and Muni's T-Third light rail line or 10-Townsend bus.
For complete information on the show, visit the "Amaluna" site online.
Be sure to check out special "Amaluna"-inspired cocktails and more at select area restaurants and bars.
Guests looking for an overnight stay to go along with their visit to "Amaluna" can find suggestions for convenient hotels here.