Nadeau has a background in dance and sports. She spent a year in circus school and while she works with no safety wires, she doesn’t consider herself a daredevil. “We’re not going out there to defy death; that’s not the point of the show. For me to be up in the air, that’s just another dimension to performance. I’m a dancer and I used to dance just on the floor; now I dance in the air as well. It’s the perfect combination for me of the things that I love.”
Shakespeare’s The Tempest served as inspiration for Amaluna. A group of goddesses is passing wisdom and strength on to Miranda, the queen’s daughter. When a group of young men land on the island, Miranda falls in love with one. The situation draws the queen’s wrath, and the young couple face a series of trials to prove their love. Nadeau appears as the Moon Goddess.
8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 4:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sundays. Through March 8. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway. For information, visit cirquedusoleil.com. $35 to $495.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 12. Continues through March 22, 2015