Cirque du Soleil, the renowned Quebec-based circus, has returned to San Francisco with its production of "Amaluna," a women-centered narrative about renewal and rebirth. A collaboration with theater director Diane Paulus and loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest," "Amaluna" features a majority of women in its cast and an all-women band. We'll talk to two of the cast members — including alumna of San Francisco's Clown Conservatory, Kelsey Custard — about the show's current Bay Area residency and about dazzling audiences across the globe.
Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna" Swings Through Northern California
Performers on the uneven bars during Cirque du Soleil's show "Amaluna." (Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil)
Kelsey Custard, clown, Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna"
Alix Croop, gymnast on uneven bars, Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna"