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The folks at Cirque du Soleil definitely know how to put on a show. The talent of each performer, as they dance, twist and even sometimes fly, is quite easy to see.

One of the latest Cirque du Soleil performances, “Amaluna,” is running now through Sept. 21 at the National Harbor.

The show is a bit of a first for Cirque du Soleil in that it’s a female-centric cast. The story takes place on an island governed by goddesses and the queen Prospera. A storm washes a group of men onto the island, and love begins to grow between one of the men and the queen’s daughter, Miranda. Of course, with any good love story, obstacles are thrown at them, which they must overcome in order to be happy.

All of this, of course, is told in a very Cirque Du Soleil fashion, meaning acrobatics, dance, powerful music and more.

Ticket prices for the show vary, so it’s best to visit or for more information.