Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd creation and explores the artistic possibilities of ice for the first time. It’s performed in Ahoy this September.
The unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats. World-class ice skaters and acrobats take the new frozen playground with speed and fluidity. They challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Astounding visual projections and an original score that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil enrich the show.
The lead character is Crystal. She is a creative young woman who feels misunderstood and out of sync with herself. To escape her reality, she ventures out on a frozen pond and falls through the ice into an upside world. In this underwater world of her imagination, she sees a reflection of herself. Her reflection guides her through this new world and wakes her up to her own creativity. As Crystal continues her journey she turns her quirks into creativity with the stroke
of her pen. With this newfound power, she is able to find her true self and journey back up to reality.
Cirque du Soleil blurs the boundaries
The show by Cirque du Soleil features an international cast composed of figure, extreme and freestyle ice skaters, acrobats, musicians and a comic character. Eleven different nationalities perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines together. Synchronized skating, freestyle figures, and extreme skating are featured alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps, and hand to hand. Figure skaters learned how to be pushers on Chinese poles, while circus artists learned how to skate, and extreme skaters learned figure skating moves
With this new creation Cirque du Soleil explored the essence of skating, bringing its signature style of acrobatics into unchartered territory – a sheet of ice – and blur the boundaries between gliding sports and circus arts.