Photo by Markus Moellenberg © 2016 Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is famous for telling beautiful and colorful stories around the world with jaw-dropping acrobatics. From Jan. 22–Feb. 23, the innovative performing arts company will bring their new tale, Amaluna, to Sacramento’s Sutter Health Park. In this story, a fantasy island is dominated by magical goddesses. Queen Prospera, the ruler, is directing her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony. While the honorable initiation commences (paying homage to rebirth, equilibrium and the power of femininity), the Queen conjures up a blistering storm and among the wreckage lives a group of young men who wash up on the island. In the aftermath, the story involves a heavy romance between a courageous young suitor and Queen Prospera’s daughter. Their star-crossed love will be tested with obstacles and challenges, but their infatuation knows no bounds. Drama, comedy and romance abound in this tale, while performers fly out over the crowd. Amaluna is a two-hour and 10-minute joyride into a mystical setting, and is suitable for the whole family. Regular tickets range from $49–$64, while VIP and Premium backstage packages are offered on the official Amaluna website. Stay tuned, however; if the holidays have you strapped for cash, be sure to follow us (@SubmergeMag) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as we will be posting about a ticket giveaway to Amaluna in the coming weeks! For more information on the show, visit

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 9 of issue #308 (Jan. 1 – 15, 2020)**