Cirque du Soleil in
Photographs by Jo Forrest.
THE world renowned Canadian circus
troupe, Cirque du Soleil, has started performing in Manchester. Jo Forrest was
at the event, on 7 September 2016, taking some amazing photos of the show and
also snapping the many VIP's, like
Coronation Street 's Tina O'Brien,
took to the red carpet to see the first night
of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna.' Amaluna is a touring show by the
group that premiered in Montréal, Canada, on 19 April 2012. It is loosely based
on Shakespeare’s The Tempest; the story that takes place on an island governed
by goddesses. A group of men are washed up on shore during a storm. The queen's
daughter falls for 1 of the shipwrecked young men, and the trials of their love
are then portrayed with a collection of acts. These acts are full of aerobatics,
stunning costumes and a slick soundtrack.
Interestingly it is not an all Canadian cast, as a Merseyside lad
David James Rimmer (above), who is from Southport, is performing in the show
'Amaluma.' He does the teeter boards and has been working with Cirque
for the last few years having performed with Brazila as well.
The group's performance in the Grand Chapiteau, or Big Top, was amazing, as
expected it's a spectacular that has got audiences raving.
The show runs in
Manchester until 2 October 2016. To find more information about the show that
has a cast which is 70% female, via visiting their official
If you have, or will be attending this show, please do let us know what you
think of the event via emailing us to:-
Fact File:- Did you know that the show's title: - 'Amaluna', is
the combination of 2 words. "Ama" which refers to mother in many
languages, and "luna" which means moon. Part of the reason this
title was made from the 2 words is that the moon is a symbol of femininity,
which is a driving force of the story in this production.
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