Encore Meets – an Encore Radio podcast series. Go backstage in the West End, Broadway and beyond with Encore Radio’s exclusive theatre interviews.
In this episode of Encore Meets, we’re chatting to Shelli Epstein, who leads the cast in Cirque du Soleil’s incredible production of LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall.
Through stunning acrobatics, breathtaking visual surprises and musical interludes, the show takes the audience to an imaginary Mexico, with the country’s historic and modern culture on display.
Shelli tells us what it’s like to be back home in London, how she trains to maintain such a demanding level of performance and which acts in the show still make her gasp at their danger.
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LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul. With a surrealistic series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.