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VIDEO: Cirque du Soleil Treating Winnipeggers with ‘Amaluna’

September 13, 2019 8:04 AM | Entertainment

Cirque du Soleil‘s Amaluna is the latest show to visit Winnipeg when it opens on Saturday.

Cirque fans will find themselves in familiar territory under the Grand Chapiteau big top at the corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kenaston Boulevard. The high-flying travelling extravaganza has been here before with its production of Kurios in 2017, but it’s a first for Amaluna, which debuted in Montreal back in 2012.

One element of the show is the waterbowl sequence, where “Amanda” (played by Russian contortionist Anna Ivaseva) discovers “her own physicality and expresses her sinuous sexuality as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine,” according to the show’s synopsis. Ivaseva’s skillful routine was carried out gracefully during a private practice session Thursday for select media.

Amaluna runs for 43 performances September 14 to October 20. Tickets start at $49 and are available online.