Big Top set to rise for Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna

Performances of Cirque Du Soleil AMALUNA continue under the Big Top at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks through August 25.(MONTCO.Today file photo).

The raising of Cirque du Soleil’s iconic blue and yellow Big Top and the set-up of the Cirque du Soleil Village will take place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks – A true visual and technical wonder, according to a press release.

About the Big Top and the Cirque du Soleil Village:

· The Big Top seats more than 2,500 people

· The entire site set-up takes 8 days – this includes installation of not only the Big Top, but also the concession tents, artistic tent, box office, administrative offices and kitchen

· The Big Top stands at 62 feet (19 meters) high and is 167 feet (51 meters) in diameter

· The 4 masts each stand at 82 feet (25 meters) tall each

· The Big Top, the VIP, concessions and artistic tents are all climate controlled

· Amaluna travels in 78 trailers, carrying close to 2,000 tons of equipment

Arts Montco Director, Jessica Willingham, says, “I love a show where women take center stage and Amaluna delivers. I was blown away by the awesome, all female band. And the acts left me on the edge of my seat, whether watching someone dive into a massive bowl of water or balance a mobile made of palm leaf ribs on her head! I was literally holding my breath during that act! If you want to be transported to an island governed by goddesses who will take your breath away, you have to see this show.”

Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is playing from July 24th – August 25th in Montgomery County. Hotel rooms and Tickets are available at

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