ENTERTAINMENT

Cirque Du Soleil Gets Permanent Home In Mexico

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19:  The cast of Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna performs during the "Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna" photo call at Citi Field on March 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: The cast of Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna performs during the "Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna" photo call at Citi Field on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

Cirque du Soleil will base a permanent troupe in Mexico's Mayan Riviera, south of the Cancun resort area in the Yucatan Peninsula, organizers announced Wednesday.

"Joya" will be the first permanent production in Latin America for Cirque du Soleil, which also has several permanent troupes in Las Vegas and one in Orlando, Florida. It is scheduled to start on Nov. 8.

Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre said that "Joya" will display Mexico's heritage. The show will tell the magical story of an alchemist who teaches his granddaughter the secrets of life after they find a gem hidden in a mangrove.

A tent will be built near the Grand Mayan Resort for the show, which will include the option of having dinner, Lamarre said.

The venue's architecture will be inspired by the surrounding jungle and will hold 600 seats, he said.

More On This...

Follow us on twitter.com/foxnewslatino
Like us at facebook.com/foxnewslatino

AROUND THE WEB