Cirque du Soleil Presents 'Luzia: A Waking Dream Of Mexico' In Seattle

By Genevieve Gatia on Mar 29, 2017 10:32 AM EDT

"Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico," the newest traveling show by Cirque du Soleil, will be in Seattle this May. Kelly McDonald, a Seattle-native, is excited to be bringing the show near her hometown.

According to Seattle Times, Kelly McDonald has been performing for 10 years but never in Seattle. McDonald is excited to come back and show "Luzia" and Cirque du Soleil to her hometown and to the people that helped with her career as a performer.

McDonald competed at the University of Washington's gymnastics team and after retiring in 2006 she moved to Spain for a year. McDonald then began her performance career at a resident show in Las Vegas, where she learned acrobatic and performance skills that are different from her gymnastics background.

McDonald auditioned for "Luzia" in 2015 as a way to get feedback on her skill level. Seattle is the fifth spot on the show's touring schedule and in her main act, McDonald is used as a human jump rope since she was a flyer.

McDonald also will perform in a group pole-dancing act and as an understudy for a solo trapeze routine. According to Seattle Refined, "Luzia" will show from March 30 to May 21 at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond.

"Luzia" is inspired by the Mexico's culture, history, and art. The show will feature 44 performers from a variety of artistic disciplines.

The performers blended the elements of aerial silks, trapeze, contortionism, breakdancing, football, water acrobatics, song and dance which will delight the younger show-goers and intrigued the older audiences. "Luzia" is the 38th original production of Cirque du Soleil since its first tour in 1984.

Cirque du Soleil since its founding has charmed over 160 million people in over 400 different cities across six different continents. The entertainment company is acclaimed for their dramatic mix of circus arts, street performance, costume design and original music. Truly they redefined the circus for modern viewers.

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