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Amaluna entführt die Zuschauer auf eine geheimnisvolle Insel, wo Göttinnen herrschen.
Deren Königin Prospera inszeniert für ihre Tochter, die zur Frau herangereift ist, ein großes Fest. In einem farbenprächtigen Ritual werden Wissen und Werte so von einer Generation an die nächste weitergegeben.
Nach einem von Prospera heraufbeschworenen Sturm strandet eine Gruppe junger Männer auf der Insel. Diese Ankunft löst eine epische und emotionale Liebesgeschichte zwischen Prosperas Tochter und einem mutigen jungen Verehrer aus. Doch ihre Liebe wird zunächst auf die Probe gestellt. Die beiden sehen sich zahlreichen Herausforderungen gegenüber und müssen Rückschläge überwinden, bevor Vertrauen, Glaube und Harmonie siegen.
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Combining force and agility, the lizards jump through hoops, which will always get higher and higher.
The artists fly out over the audience on straps, suspended from the Carousel, a rotating set element high above them. This spectacular demonstration of flight in four dimensions is calling for precision timing, in addition to the skills and physical strength it takes to move at high velocity through 360 degrees.
Romeo wanders into the Enchanted Forest where he witnesses the bewitching dance of the Peacock Goddess in her dazzling white dress – a performance that represents the purity of love.
Romeo’s manservant Papulya arrives with the young men and promptly falls headover-heels in love with Maïnha, Miranda’s childhood nurse. The feeling is mutual, and pretty soon they are starting a family.
The Moon Goddess appears to Miranda riding a Cerceau, bestowing her
blessing with a haunting song. Romeo watches as Miranda plays in the
waterbowl, discovering her own physicality and expressing her sinuous sexuality
as she performs a challenging hand-balancing routine before diving and snaking
through the water. He joins her in the water, where they innocently play and
tentatively kiss for the first time.
The captured young men help the Amazons – the fierce feminine force of the
island – to present a fast-paced theatrical version of the classic gymnastic
Fenced in, the young men launch themselves high into the air, twisting and
turning in a playful high-speed attempt to escape – at first from gravity then from
their prison. They pull off several seemingly impossible feats, like landing in a
handstand on another performer’s upturned palms or running across a ministage inclined at a steep angle.
Prospera brings Romeo and Miranda to witness the Balance Goddess creating a
world in equilibrium with a mobile made of thirteen palm leaf ribs. An ode to
balance, her movements are slow, deliberate and almost meditative as she
concentrates all her attention on this literally breathtaking structure. And then
she removes the smallest piece, everything disintegrates and the young couple’s
Inspired by an Indonesian ritual dance, an ominous company of dancers
dressed in black and silver performs a choreography that creates an indelible
image of one woman with a thousand arms. The Peacock Goddess reappears in
an ominous guise and steals Miranda away while a forest of sticks inspired by
Vietnamese circus tradition springs up to create a portal to the Underworld
through which Romeo must pass.
Cali captures Romeo and imprisons him in the waterbowl. To celebrate his
victory over his rival, he performs a juggling act with balls that drop in ever
greater numbers from the sky above.
A classic circus arts number involving strength, precision timing and sheer acrobatic skill, as performers lie on their back and flip, twirl and spin another performer on their feet.
A shimmering, ethereal cloud of diaphanous red gossamer dances in the air at
Prospera’s command. Then the inhabitants of Amaluna revel themselves in a
pageant of peacock colours and lights, rich burnished golds and noble
materials. This pageant is Prospera’s gift to Miranda, to mark her passage into