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Cirque du Soleil will kick off first post-pandemic European tour in Catalonia

Luzia, a journey through an imaginary Mexico, runs from March 17 to April 10 with tickets on general release from November 2


26 October 2021 01:19 PM


ACN | L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

Cirque du Soleil has chosen Catalonia to kick off its first post-pandemic European tour.

The company is bringing Luzia, a "waking dream" inspired by "the people, places, and stories that define Mexico," to the Barcelona area from March 17 to April 10, 2022.

The contemporary circus troupe will be raising their big top in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat's cultural district, the second Cirque du Soleil show the city will host, after Totem in 2018.

"This is the moment we have all been waiting for. We are returning to a city where we have always felt at home. It is an especially emotional time as we wait excitedly to return to the stage," Cirque du Soleil president and director Daniel Lamarre says.

"The intermission is over"

The return of Cirque du Soleil will come two years after their last performance in Spain before the outbreak of the Covid-19, which took place in Seville on March 8, 2020. "The intermission is over!" Lamarre exclaims.

With Luzia, Cirque du Soleil will celebrate 24 years of tours to Catalonia, with a dozen different shows. The upcoming spectacle features almost 50 performers and is described by the company as "a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances."

The mayor of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Núria Marín, has welcomed their return: "After these difficult last eighteen months because of the pandemic, it is extraordinary news."

Tickets for Luzia are already on sale for Cirque Club members and go on general release on November 2.


  • Acrobatics during a performance of Cirque de Soleil's Luzia (Archive, Cirque du Soleil)

  • Acrobatics during a performance of Cirque de Soleil's Luzia (Archive, Cirque du Soleil)