Cirque du Soleil Unveils its First Show on Ice CRYSTAL
Presented at Quebec City’s Videotron Centre from December 13th to 17th and at Montreal’s Bell Centre from December 20th to 31st.
Cirque du Soleil unveiled today a sneak peek of Crystal, its very first show fusing circus arts and the world of ice. For the occasion, a preview of this 42nd production was presented with a group number mixing acrobatic disciplines and skating figures, a high-octane romp on ramps where extreme skaters perform crazy flips and jumps at breakneck speed as well as a poetic pas de deux on aerial straps that completely blurs the boundary between ice and sky.
Crystal - A Breakthrough Ice Experience
Crystal is the first-ever experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. World-class ice skaters and acrobats take their new frozen playground by storm with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with a flurry of unexpected acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice.
Crystal, the show’s main character, sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination. She soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, freed, empowered.
The creative team
Crystal is about looking at things from fresh angles, peeking through the veneer of everyday life, reframing one’s daily reality to see what one might have missed. Sometimes the only way to appreciate things is to look at them sideways. Discovering one’s individuality and uniqueness requires venturing out on thin ice.
Stefan Miljevic - Creative Director
Shana Carroll - Show Director
Sébastien Soldevila - Show Director
Fred Gérard - Acrobatic Equipment
Stéphane Roy - Set Designer
Johnny Ranger - Video Content Designer
Maxim Lepage - Music Composer
Éric Champoux - Lighting Designer
Anne-Séguin Poirier - Props Designer
Marie Chantale Vaillancourt - Costume Designer
Véronique St-Germain - Make-up Designer
Geneviève Dorion-Coupal - Choreographer
Kurt Browning - Skating Performances Senior Designer
Benjamin Agosto - Skating Performances Designer
Marilyn Langlois - Synchronized Skating Designer
Raphael Cruz - Performance Designer
Mark Vreeken - Sound Designer
Eisa Davis - Dramaturg, Text
"Crystal breaks the codes of the traditional ice show by creating a unique form of entertainment. To reach this objective, we brought together the best experts in their respective worlds. With this new show, the audience will discover the infinite possibilities that ice adds to the prowess of circus arts," says Daniel Fortin, Executive Director, Creation, Crystal.
Tickets for performances in Quebec City and Montreal are on exclusive pre-sale online for Cirque Club members as of the 15th of September at www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal. General on-sale begins September 22nd.
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Sun Life Global Investments is the presenting sponsor of Crystal in Canada.
About Cirque du Soleil
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in artistic entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 180 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists, from nearly 50 countries. In 2017 alone, 19 shows are presented simultaneously throughout the world.
A world leader in entertainment, Cirque du Soleil creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil aims to make a positive impact on humans, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art.