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Cirque du Soleil's Joyà

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The Vidanta Theater was built specifically to house Cirque du Soleil's Joyà, which opened in 2014. The show finds its inspiration in Mexican culture and is Cirque du Soleil's first show housed outside of the U.S. Additionally, it is the only show that includes a culinary experience consisting of a three-course dinner and over 1,400 canapés.

Joyà narrates a teenager's adventures when she is suddenly catapulted to a mysterious jungle located in her grandfather's universe. Her grandfather is an extravagant man and a nature enthusiast perpetually searching for the meaning of life. Over the course of several acts, the show recreates the monarch butterfly's migration, the construction of the National Autonomous University's central library, the asteroid that crashed into the Yucatán Peninsula 66 million years ago, bringing about the calamitous extinction of the dinosaurs, and Diego Rivera's and Frida Kahlo's love and art. There is also an act dedicated to Guillermo del Toro.

It's worth highlighting that Joyà's music and sound are live, that it is the only one of Cirque du Soleil's shows that makes its own costumes, that Abraham Buchanan, the drummer, is Mexican and has participated in every single performance, and that the artist Nobu Ando, who is a part of the show, is the fastest Double Dutch rope jumper in the world.
The Vidanta Theater was built specifically to house Cirque du Soleil's Joyà, which opened in 2014. The show finds its inspiration in Mexican culture and is Cirque du Soleil's first show housed outside of the U.S. Additionally, it is the only show that includes a culinary experience consisting of a three-course dinner and over 1,400 canapés.

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Joyà narrates a teenager's adventures when she is suddenly catapulted to a mysterious jungle located in her grandfather's universe. Her grandfather is an extravagant man and a nature enthusiast perpetually searching for the meaning of life. Over the course of several acts, the show recreates the monarch butterfly's migration, the construction of the National Autonomous University's central library, the asteroid that crashed into the Yucatán Peninsula 66 million years ago, bringing about the calamitous extinction of the dinosaurs, and Diego Rivera's and Frida Kahlo's love and art. There is also an act dedicated to Guillermo del Toro.

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