Mark your calendars, Cirque du Soleil is basing a permanent show in Mexico’s Cancun/Riviera Maya starting on November 8, 2014! The show, which is the first permanent production outside of Las Vegas and Orlando, will call the custom-built, 600-seat Vidanta Theater (by Grupo Vidanta) home and will be the first-of-its-kind dinner spectacle.
Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil said “We were asked four years ago by Grupo Vidanta to imagine something different, something new, something unprecedented for this destination. We’re excited that our partnership will unveil a new intersection for us between performance and culinary creativity. The setting is the most intimate, custom-built theater of all the Cirque du Soleil resident theaters in the world.”
Joyá, the name of the new Cirque du Soleil Mexico spectacular, combines culinary and performing arts in an cozy theater setting to engage the audience’s five senses. Drawing on Mexico’s history and heritage, Joyá tells the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter embarking on a transformative quest to uncover the secrets of life. Through their wonderfully disorienting journey they will discover a hidden gem in the mangrove, passing along the poetry of love and life to future generations.
The name Joyá is rooted in the Spanish “joya” meaning jewel or pearl, and alludes to a person or event of great value. Through the performance, the granddaughter will discover joy and wisdom by sharing an extraordinary experience in an unlikely place.
The show will be performed eight times a week throughout the year and will run 1 hour and 10 minutes long. The Vidanta Theater is located between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen across from the Mayan Palace. The premium dinner service will feature international gastronomy and the finest beverages and start an hour before the curtain rises. Tickets are on sale now and range from $85 to $225 USD, VIP service is available. For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website or contact a Journey Mexico travel planner.