Its Spanish for joy, but Alegría one of Cirque du Soleils earlier shows, now in revival is in fact a darker version of the intergalactic circuses the troupe has since been known for.
The show is less jubilant than it is joyfully oppressive, with dark lighting and darker, more gothic music than other Cirque spectacles. The shows harsh, angular design was first unveiled as the companys tenth anniversary production, after which it toured the world for 15 long years, throwing flames and tossing oddly costumed little people into the air across the globe. Its score struck a chord with music fans, as well: The title song was a giant pop hit, and the Alegría soundtrack remains the best-selling Cirque du Soleil album to date.
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