Luzia
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Luzia NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(21 Reviews)
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Mixed
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Members say
Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing, Masterful

About the Show

Cirque du Soliel's new show takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

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Member Reviews (21)

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754 Reviews | 124 Followers
86
Quirky, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever

See it if spectacular visuals based of cutting edge technology appeal to you. Talented performers fly, roll, spin, dance, sing etc. Just glorious.

Don't see it if you get overwhelmed by too much visual stimulation. An acrobat balances on one hand 30' above dancing cacti and marching bands.

407 Reviews | 248 Followers
80
Great staging, Colorful, Entertaining

See it if some amazing performers, beautiful visuals, colorful costumes, Mexican theme & music.

Don't see it if humorous interludes wear thin after a while. Read more

466 Reviews | 65 Followers
89
Great staging, Exquisite

See it if Cirque du Soleil raises the bar again with beautiful sets incorporating technology to enhance their circus acts. Mexican-ish w/ the decor.

Don't see it if Circus acts (i.e., acrobatics, trapeze, juggling, etc.) aren't your thing. No animals, if you were expecting that. Read more

322 Reviews | 74 Followers
80
Inconsistent, Entertaining, Great acrobatics, Visually beautiful

See it if you want to see some phenomenal performers in a mostly good (but very by the book) Cirque show and don't mind some weaker numbers mixed in.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Cirque du Soleil, this won't make you one. They do what they do well but it can get repetitive. Read more

231 Reviews | 160 Followers
100
Delightful, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if I love Cirque du Soleil and found Luzia to be exquisite in beauty, atmosphere and talent.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy their shows.

Eug
165 Reviews | 28 Followers
90
Great music, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you’re a fan of Cirque du Soleil’s endless creativity and captivating music, beauty and staging.

Don't see it if traveling to CitiField isn’t you’re cup of tea

131 Reviews | 45 Followers
90
Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if / for some lush visuals and top-notch performers. Cirque wows as usual.

Don't see it if circus, albeit theatrical and grown-up circus, isn't your bag; getting to Citi Field in Queens seems like a hassle; you want a play.

114 Reviews | 49 Followers
93
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You enjoy gymnastics and new kinds of feats. The digital water show is phonemonal.

Don't see it if You want a speaking show with a story. There are not very much singing in English.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
May 7th, 2019

“’Luzia’ is very much peak Cirque...It shows no sign of impending middle-age tiredness...Innovations abound...This one was hatched by a director with a clear sense of visuals and rhythm...In ‘Luzia’, this translates to an elegant harmony between smaller moments and all-out stirring numbers...Another Cirque curse is an oft-derided affection for cloying whimsy...'Luzia' largely avoids this problem by handling its Mexican theme with finesse."
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Lighting & Sound America
May 9th, 2019

"Fresh design ideas, a number of excellent acts, and an overall lightness of spirit that make it the most entertaining Cirque show in years...The sheer display of agility is exhilarating...The creative team seems to have done its collective homework, combining imaginative appropriation of Mexican cultural tropes with a solid lineup of acts and a fast-paced, cheerful staging...Cirque du Soleil is back, doing what it does best, in new and more inventive ways."
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New York Stage Review
May 8th, 2019

“’Luzia’, the latest Cirque du Soleil show to grace these parts, features a terrific rain effect...Not only is the rain effect a delight, but so is practically every moment of ‘Luzia’...Unlike some Cirque events, ‘Luzia’ thankfully is not weighted down with any elaborate scenario or shadowed by eccentric themes...Toothsome as this show may be, let’s mention that the concessions prices are pricey...Still, a visit to ‘Luzia’ is cheaper than a trip to Mexico and well worth the trek to Queens."
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TheaterScene.net
May 28th, 2019

"Cirque du Soleil has set the bar so high in previous productions that we have come to expect a certain level of expertise and physical prowess. 'Luzia' is missing the wow factor that appeared in earlier Cirque shows simply because we have seen many of these acts before. Without a narrator, much of the Mexican history and imagery depicted will be lost on the casual viewer."
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Front Row Center
May 8th, 2019

"The wide array of skills as well as the sheer talent of each performer was impressive...The acts are not the only jaw-dropping aspect of ‘Luzia’, where design is as much a part of the evocation of the imagination as the reality-defying performances...The sounds of ‘Luzia’ also helped to bring us into the environment...Cirque du Soleil brings us an impressive show with ‘Luzia’, one that broadens our realm of possibilities and invokes joy, laughter, and awe.”
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T
May 9th, 2019

"Beautifully produced, gorgeously costumed…extravaganza of clownery, acrobatics, dance, and special effects…Employs remarkable acrobatic choreography…coordinated with…music, both hand-clappingly rhythmic and hauntingly evocative… One can take or leave…Cirque's clowns…Even those who've seen similar acts…will marvel at the audacious ways the familiar routines look fresher…than ever…Perhaps the most unforgettable sight comes…when a slender contortionist demonstrates his incredible…flexibility."
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M
May 10th, 2019

"A fantastical imagining of Mexico filled with oversize puppet animals; cascading walls of water; mariachi-tinged music; colorful projections; and, of course, gorgeously outfitted acrobats, aerialists, and other athletic performers who seem to defy the laws of physics...'Luzia' is one of the most breathtaking Cirque creations in years...The most magical and innovative visuals involve water...These high-tech effects provide a rich backdrop as the cavalcade of acts unfolds."
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Orlando Sentinel
March 8th, 2019
For a previous production

"A more concrete motif than many a Cirque show, but that doesn’t hinder the artistic imagination...The finale fiesta doesn’t quite live up to what came before. But it’s hard to compete with acts as engrossing and lovable as Evgeny Vasilenko’s slack wire, presented as a hopeful man trying to make a good impression on his date. Rolling, balancing, suspending himself on the ever-bending wire Vasilenko is utterly charming as his act conveys the giddiness, nervousness and risks of first love."
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