Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL – a one-of-a-kind production that brings the circus arts to the ice for the very first-time premieres in Brisbane on Friday 21 July at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, before touring to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Thrilling more than 1.8 million people worldwide since its creation in 2017, CRYSTAL blends the art of skating with adrenaline-inducing acrobatics and aerial feats. The show takes audiences on a whimsical journey into a vivid and imaginary world where up is down, left is right, and nothing is as it seems.
In addition to the gravity-defying traditional circus disciplines, the production also features traditional figure skating and extreme skating – two disciplines that have never been seen before in a Cirque du Soleil production.
“CRYSTAL is a show full of “firsts” for Cirque du Soleil, and it has really helped shift our perspective on the interesting ways that the circus arts continue to evolve,” says Robert Tannion, CRYSTAL’s Artistic Director.
“The performance itself is all about perspective – how we see ourselves is a direct reflection of how we see the world. It’s a magical story that springs to life on the ice and we can’t wait to bring it to Australia in 2023,” said Tannion.
“It’s no secret that Australians love Cirque Du Soleil. We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with this incredible organisation. It’s a privilege to work with such a talented group of people who embrace boundless creativity,” said Geoff Jones, TEG CEO.
“We know Aussie fans will be blown away by CRYSTAL. This show is everything that you love about Cirque Du Soleil and so much more. We look forward to bringing Crystal to Australia and know it will create beautiful memories for those who are lucky enough to see it”.
Created by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, CRYSTAL takes audiences on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery full of whimsy and wonder. Feel your adrenaline soar as you dive into a world of playful imagination with the show’s protagonist, Crystal, as she becomes who she was always destined to be – herself.
Using astounding on-ice visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil, CRYSTAL transports audiences on a visual and auditory acrobatic experience that’s suitable for all ages.
CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd creation and the company’s very first acrobatic experience on ice. Since its creation in 2017, the show has toured to over 115 cities in 12 different countries including Canada, the US, UK, Mexico, France, Germany, and more!
This one-of-a-kind performance features seven traditional circus acts including trapeze, hand-to-hand, Banquine, aerial straps, hand-to-trapeze, juggling, and hand balancing – all performed on ice! The show travels with 80 pairs of skates (both hockey and figure skates) and each artist wears up to 4 pairs per show!
CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s first and only touring show to incorporate multiple remastered pop songs into the soundtrack of a show including Beyoncé’s Halo, U2’s Beautiful Day, Nina Simone’s Sinnerman, and Sia’s Chandelier.
This spectacular show opens at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Friday 21 July 2023, before playing Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (3 – 6 August); John Cain Arena, Melbourne (17 – 20 August); Adelaide Entertainment Centre (31 August – 3 September) and RAC Arena, Perth (15 – 17 September).
Tickets are now on sale for Cirque Club Members. Tickets for General Public go on sale from Wednesday 16 November 2022. For more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com for details. Checkout the trailer here!
Image: Cirque du Soleil presents CRYSTAL – photo by Matt Beard | costumes by Marie Chantale Vaillancourt | © Cirque du Soleil 2019