Amaluna is based on Shakespeare's The Tempest.Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna has been touring since 2012, the word a combination of two, "ama", refers to mother in many languages, and "luna" which means moon. The moon, in some cultures is a symbol of femininity, perhaps why 70% of the cast is female (including the band).
Loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, a group of men find themselves shipwrecked on an island of goddesses. The daughter of the queen falls for one of the young men and the performance is based on the toils of their love. The young woman's coming of age ceremony, directed by the Queen, a celebration that honors feminineness, renewal, rebirth, and balance which marks the passing of insights and values from one generation to the next.