The Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman and fiancee Josh Murray; actress Chloe Grace Moretz; HLN host Robin Meade, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore and a slew of other notables gathered under the big tent Friday night for the launch of “Amaluna” by Cirque du Soleil.
Amaluna will be performing at Atlantic Station in Atlanta through Nov. 30. (Info: www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna.)
It’s billed thusly:
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon”; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.
Anyhoo, Friday’s notable guests also included “Complications” actress Jessica Szohr; “The Vampire Diaries” actor Steven R. McQueen; “The Originals” cast members Danielle Campbell, Charles Michael Davis and Nathaniel Buzolic; HLN anchor Kyra Phillips and husband John Roberts from Fox News; former “The Walking Dead” cast member IronE Singleton, “The Red Band Society” actor Griffin Gluck and Charles Halford from NBC’s “Constantine.”