Sky’s the limit for Lumiair
AFTER enjoying a successful 12-show run under the Big Top at Broadwater Parklands last year, LumiAir – A Cirque Extraordinaire returns to the stage – this time for a limited, eight-week season indoors at Jupiters Hotel & Casino.
Featuring a cast of 40 international and Australian acrobats, dancers, singers and cirque characters, the show is brought to life with vibrant colours and energy.
LumiAir has been tweaked for the Jupiters’ season, which opens tonight, with several new acts added. The show’s storyline remains the same, revolving around the brilliant lead – Burleigh Heads beauty Lucia Carbines – a contortionist and aerialist who plays a character called Diamond.
Gold Coaster Sue Porrett produced LumiAir and the production team and event crew are home-grown.
French aerialist Aurelia Cats, one of the stars of the show, says audiences will travel to another world.
‘‘They shouldn’t come expecting anything, but come and let us make you dream for 90 minutes,’’ she says. ‘‘We’ll make you forget about your everyday problems.’’ Cats says the talented LumiAir performers are the best thing about the show.
‘‘The fact the young performers are multi-talented and have such a wonderful love for this art form is my favourite part of the show,’’ she says.
Cats made her professional debut in 1993 as a 14-year-old and has starred in shows around the world including Cirkus Scott in Sweden; Cirque d’Hiver-Bouglione and Lido de Paris in France; TigerPalast in Germany and touring show Cirque du Soleil.
From acrobatics to horse vaulting, Cats is trained in every discipline related to the circus.
‘‘I’ve been very lucky and have performed in many fantastic places from Europe to Africa to the US and now I’m here in Australia for the first time with LumiAir.’’
Cats says the one thing that’s stayed the same in her 20-yearcareer is the connection a performer feels with the audience.
‘‘When you love what you do and show it on stage the public give it back to you,’’ she says.
LumiAir – A Cirque Extraordinaire plays Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with matinees at 1pm Wednesdays, 3pm Saturdays and 4pm Sundays, from tomorrow.
The Airess: creator Sue Porrett interview in Gold Coast Eye, in Saturday’s Aurelia Cats is one of the stars of LumiAir – A Cirque Extraordinaire