Although the Giants have, sadly, broken their even-years streak of World Series wins, Cirque de Soleil is sticking firm to its biennial schedule: Every other year, a new Cirque touring show arrives in San Francisco for the holidays, and this year is no exception. The latest one, Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico, will open in the Grand Chapiteau near AT&T Park on November 16, right on schedule. Expect dancers dressed like monarch butterflies (they migrate to Mexico every year), swimmers covered in mirrors, human hummingbirds, and all kinds of other magical, mythological beings juggling and swinging and spinning under the troupe’s trademark collection of big-top tents.
And, should you miss the show during its stand in San Francisco (the tents come down on January 30), all hope isn’t lost: The show’s next stop is San Jose, where the canvas will rise again from February 9 to March 19.
Photos Courtesy of Laurence Labat / Costumes: Giovanna Buzzi / 2016 Cirque du Soleil