Cirque du Soleil will finish 2013 with a return visit to San Jose for its production of Amaluna.

The production will first make a stop in San Francisco on November 15 with the blue and yellow tent venue used last year for Totem. The San Jose engagement begins January 22 at the Taylor Street Bridge. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 14.

Directed by the renowned Tony Award winning Diane Paulus, Amaluna made its debut Cirque du Soleil’s hometown of Montreal in April 2012.

The production takes the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

According to Cirque du Soleil, Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to “mother” in many languages, and luna, which means “moon,” a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where the story unfolds.

Featured acts at the performance include aerial straps (with a simulated battle in the air over the audience), juggling, manipulation and a “Teeterboard” where performers are launched into the air with a modified teeter-totter.