Luzia NYC Reviews and Tickets

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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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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.

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

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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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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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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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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Chicago Critic
April 17th, 2018
For a previous production

"Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, 'Luzia' invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality...'Luzia' is stunningly adorned with use of water falls and a pool. Of Course there is breathtaking acrobatics with mesmerizing traditional and modern circus disciplines...There is nothing like it anywhere."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
April 15th, 2018
For a previous production

"Easily one of Cirque’s sunniest and loveliest shows—a sensuously dreamy mix of imagery from an imagined Mexico layered over performances so spellbinding you will enter a whole other reality.Unlike even the most immersive movie, 'Luzia’s' illusions are present to us in the very moment we share with the people we see on stage...Cirque has upped its production game stupendously...For theater lovers of all ages, it is an enrapturing experience like none other."
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DC Theatre Scene
April 16th, 2018
For a previous production

"Through our Fool, we discover a waking dream of Mexico, a world as magical as any in 'Alice in Wonderland'...In between scenes that build a world reality are always topnotch human circus acts...At times, Director Tracie Valdez hasn’t found enough story-line connection for the ensemble performers as they parade on and off in various costumes. Passing flirtations become somewhat stale...If you want to run away to the circus, get thee to Cirque du Soleil."
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January 11th, 2019
For a previous production

"Cirque promises a waking dream of Mexico, and when it comes to excuses for Cirque to do what it does best, this theme works out pretty well...The performers did such a great job getting the crowd invested in the performance that audience members were cheering for a juggling performance in the year 2019...The rare Cirque show that doesn’t feel like it has any dead weight."
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