‘Luzia’ by Cirque du Soleil melds surreal imagery with daring acrobatics

WASHINGTON — Cirque Du Soleil’s shows are renowned for their combination of artistic imagery and seemingly-impossible feats.

“Luzia” is no exception to this legacy. The show blends a beautifully surreal vision of Mexico with impressive acrobatics. See pictures of the performance, including some behind-the-scenes shots.

Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Shannon Finney 2018)
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop.
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Shannon Finney)
Performers dressed in their lizard costumes backstage during rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil's, "LUZIA".
Performers dressed in their lizard costumes backstage during rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil’s, “LUZIA.” (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Putting the final touches on a costume backstage. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Putting the final touches on a costume backstage. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Performers rehearse their routine in the backstage area. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Performers rehearse their routine in the backstage area. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
Alligator head pieces for performers in Cirque du Soleil's, "LUZIA". (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Alligator head pieces for performers in Cirque du Soleil’s, “LUZIA”. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Shannon Finney 2018)
Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
A performer taking a pause backstage during rehearsal. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
A performer taking a pause backstage during rehearsal. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
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Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop.
Performers dressed in their lizard costumes backstage during rehearsals for Cirque du Soleil's, "LUZIA".
An acrobat performs her routine with an onstage rainstorm as a backdrop. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Putting the final touches on a costume backstage. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Performers rehearse their routine in the backstage area. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Alligator head pieces for performers in Cirque du Soleil's, "LUZIA". (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
Acrobats rehearse their routine with a dramatic on-stage rainstorm. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)
A performer taking a pause backstage during rehearsal. (Courtesy Shannon Finney)


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