Cirque du Soleil - on Ice

Sylvia

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Press release: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/news/2017/crystal-a-breakthrough-ice-experience.aspx
Crystal will follow a young woman who shatters through reality to reach a surreal world filled with possibility. Beneath the surface, she pursues the life that has been glistening within. Sometimes, we must first leave solid ground to find our true footing.
Specifically created for arenas, Crystal will tour the world starting in Lafayette, Louisiana on October 5, 2017. The show will be presented in a few cities in the United States before visiting Quebec City and Montreal later this year.
"Crystal" tour cities/dates:

Lafayette, LA
CAJUNDOME
Oct 5-8, 2017

San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Oct 13-15, 2017

Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Bay Center
Oct 19-22, 2017

North Little Rock, AR
Verizon Arena
Oct 26-29, 2017

St. Charles, MO
Family Arena
Nov 2-5, 2017

Minneapolis, MN
Target Center
Nov 9-12, 2017

Worcester, MA
DCU Center
Dec 7-10, 2017

Quebec City - dates TBA
Montreal - dates TBA

Hopefully this new show will be successful enough so that it will expand to more cities in the U.S., Canada & beyond in the future!
 
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Willin

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Hahaha
I remember getting a general message asking for skaters my age to try out for a new Cirque de Soliel project (since I'm in grad school and therefore not skating much at all, I decided against it). I thought it would be a guest spot or a one scene thing - Cirque recruits performers of many different specialties and smashes all of them into one show - but it seems the skaters will be the focus!
 

Sylvia

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Bumping this thread back up...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BY8ruDYngAF/?hl=en&taken-by=cirquedusoleil
#CRYSTAL seamlessly combines circus arts and ice skating in the most exhilarating and one of a kind performance. Get a first look at today's rehearsal on our Instagram story. #CRYSTAL combine les arts du cirque et le patinage pour une performance unique!
Cirque du Soleil previews Crystal, its first-ever ice show: http://montrealgazette.com/entertai...leil-previews-crystal-its-first-ever-ice-show
Crystal is a dreamy, misunderstood young woman who goes out skating on a frozen pond one night and fall through the ice, entering an imaginary world beneath the surface where she encounters a reflection of herself.
The skating sequences are being overseen by four-time Canadian figure-skating champ and Olympic competitor Kurt Browning.
“I think the biggest challenge is knowing when and how to blend the two worlds,” said Browning. “They know Cirque and I’ve done many skating shows. This is the first time these two worlds have tried anything together. Someone asked me what I wished for the show and I said ‘longevity,’ because with longevity will come growth and these two worlds will start to really learn about each other and more will happen. We’re all potential.”
Photo of Kurt Browning, Ben Agosto, Alissa Czisny with one of the performers this past July: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXBse_TFj39/?hl=en&taken-by=corderozuckerman
 

Garden Kitty

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Browning is a natural to work on this show. His skating/dance specials explored the mix of those two formats and he's always so creative. Delighted to see Ben have a chance to be involved as well.
 

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I have tickets for the Minneapolis show on November 11 - I actually didn't even realize it was going to be an on-ice show when someone suggested going, but I'm excited to hear it is and that Kurt and Ben were involved. The icenetwork article didn't mention Shawn Sawyer, so it sounds like maybe he didn't end up being involved, which is too bad.
 

Sylvia

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Shawn is in the "Crystal" show: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaHHVyRlzTf/?hl=en&taken-by=official_shawn_sawyer
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZBekAel_Bh/

ETA current tour schedule: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal

San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Oct 13-15, 2017

Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center
Oct 19-22, 2017

North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Oct 26-29, 2017

St. Charles, MO Family Arena
Nov 4-5, 2017

Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Nov 9-12, 2017

Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Centre Arena
Nov 16-19, 2017

Worcester, MA DCU Center
Dec 7-10, 2017

Quebec, QC Centre Vidéotron
Dec 13-17, 2017

Montreal, QC Centre Bell
Dec 20-31, 2017

Windsor, ON WFCU Centre
Jan 3-7, 2018

Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Jan 10-14, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Jan 17-21, 2018

Topeka, KS Kansas Expocentre
Jan 24-28, 2018

Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena
January 31, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Cedar Park, TX H-E-B Center
Feb 14-18, 2018

Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Mar 8-11, 2018

Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
Mar 14-18, 2018

San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
Mar 21-25, 2018

San Jose, CA SAP Center
March 28, 2018 - April 1, 2018
 
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Vash01

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It's coming here in March and I plan to see it. I had received an email about it a few weeks ago, but I have not yet bought the tickets.
 

meggonzo

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I just read that Shawn and one of the other cast members were arrested for public intoxication in San Antonio. Hopefully this doesn't affect them being able to perform. :slinkaway
 

Vash01

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It's coming here in March and I plan to see it. I had received an email about it a few weeks ago, but I have not yet bought the tickets.
I am sorry. The email I received may have been about the performance in Las Vegas, not here. However, it is very easy to go to Vegas from here. I will need to double check the contents of that email.
 

Sylvia

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I am sorry. The email I received may have been about the performance in Las Vegas, not here. However, it is very easy to go to Vegas from here. I will need to double check the contents of that email.
My post #20 above lists show dates for March in Phoenix (Las Vegas is currently not listed as one of the tour cities).
 

2sk8

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Sadly, yes - cocaine too, though apparently only Cordero charged with possessing it. It is fine to have fun, but I agree with the poster above that this is not the kind of attention skating needs. Skaters who are given such an opportunity need to take it seriously, as professional adults, and set good examples. They are no longer children.
I truly hope this does not reflect too negatively on Cirque's bold move into ice shows at a time when professional figure skating in the US is already quite limited.
And, I don't mean to sound too harsh on these guys - BUT this is a HUGE opportunity for them - and they are 25 & 32 - old enough to know better and old enough to take on the responsibility of being ambassadors for figure skating. JMHO
 

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