Thank you to Cirque du Soleil partners for providing tickets to my family and I. All opinions are my own.
I have always been a fan of Cirque du Soleil shows and have been to several performances (most recently Kurios), but this is the first Cirque du Soleil that is performed on ice. I know what you are thinking – it sounds similar to shows such as Ice Capades and Disney on Ice; Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL it is vastly different.
Crystal is a bored young girl who has a wild imagination and a thirst for finding new and beautiful things to experience. The show began when the lead character softly ice skating on a lake to soothing music. All of the sudden the ice begins to split, sending her into the cold abyss below and as she is falling she reflects on her life and imagines fantastical vignettes within.
I loved that she show was different. The performers had a lot of ground to cover at Moda Center and were able to truly make it a frozen playground (sometimes literally with swing sets and ramps to jump from). My favorite number of the night was Chandelier, a quiet reflection of life and beauty suspended from a swing where our lead did some beautiful trapeze combinations.
Cirque du Soleil: CRYSTAL is at Moda Center through April 8th. Tickets are still available at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal
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ABOUT THE SHOW – A breakthrough ice experience
Cirque du Soleil Crystal is more than just an ice show. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.
Watch as 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 daring acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice.
Follow Crystal, the show’s lead character, in her journey towards empowerment. Enter a dreamlike worked fueled by her imagination, where boundless creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary.
Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to a colorful life with astounding visual projections and an original score that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.