by Myrna Sparks (Aug. 2014)
Cranes, bulldozers and a hard-hat "army" are working daily on a site in
the Riviera Maya near the Grand Mayan resort to be ready for
the opening performance of the 600-seat Vidanta Theater that will house
the permanent Cirque du Soleil troupe performances of "Joyà," which
means pearl or jewel in Spanish.
The show is named for the
show's main character, a little girl, who along with her grandfather
embarks on a journey to find the secrets of life. Audiences can expect
Cirque du Soleil's signature circus acts including trapeze art,
acrobatics and stunning sets with aspects of Mexican culture throughout
the show. The theater-in-the-round design has drawn inspiration from the
beauty of the Maya jungle and has an expected $20 million in
The show officially opens on November 8, 2014, with the integration of dinner and beverage service and the Cirque du
Soleil theatrical experience that draws on Mexico's rich culture and
heritage. The 70-minute performance of Joyà will be the first
permanent production for Cirque du Soleil outside of Las Vegas and
Orlando and will be performed Tuesdays through Saturdays year round with
two shows a night on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tickets can be
purchased for the show alone starting at $65US per person for the show, $110US per person for the show and champagne, and $165US per person for the show, dinner and and champagne. You can purchase your
tickets at www.cirquedu soleil.com/joya and I would suggest you order as early as possible.
Secretary of Tourism, Clauda Ruiz Massieu recently has said "Joyà is a
world-class attraction not just for the Riviera Maya but for all of
Mexico. This will be a new way to promote and experience Mexico and will
become a destination within a destination." I am sure I agree!
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