For its third Las Vegas production, Cirque du Soleil deliberately turned away from the family market to indulge in an erotic, near-naked exploration of sexuality. The end product also followed the lead of Baz Luhrmann's movie Moulin Rouge by fusing Cirque acrobatics with European cabaret and English music-hall tradition. Zumanity has evened out over the years with a stronger balance of comedy, omnisexual titillation, and the familiar Cirque acrobatics to
literalize metaphors for love and sex: taking flight, soaring, etc. Softer curves replaced the original edge and Zumanity doesn't try so hard to shock anymore, but it's still (somewhat proudly) not meant for everyone.