Crystal (Cirque du Soleil)

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Crystal
Crystal Logo.png
Logo for Cirque du Soleil's Crystal
CompanyCirque du Soleil
GenreContemporary circus
Show typeTouring show
Date of premiereDecember 13, 2017 (Quebec)
Creative team
Creative DirectorStefan Miljevic[1]
Show DirectorShana Carroll & Sébastien Soldevila
Acrobatic EquipmentFred Gérard
Set DesignerStéphane Roy
Video Content DesignerJohnny Ranger
Music ComposerMaxim Lepage
Lighting DesignerÉric Champoux
Props DesignerAnne-Séguin Poirier
Costume DesignerMarie Chantale Vaillancourt
Makeup DesignerVéronique St-Germain
ChoreographerGeneviève Dorion-Coupal
Skating Performances Senior DesignerKurt Browning
Skating Performances DesignerBenjamin Agosto
Synchronized Skating DesignerMarilyn Langlois
Performance DesignerRaphael Cruz
Other information
Preceded byVolta (2017)
Succeeded by Bazzar (2018)
Official website

Crystal is an arena touring show by Cirque du Soleil that started previewing to the public in October 2017, with an official premiere in December 2017. It is Cirque du Soleil's 42nd original show since 1984, and the first one done on an ice rink, where most of the performers are ice skating throughout the show, and blends several circus acts with high-level ice skating. It is described as a woman shattering reality to discover herself in the world of possibility.[2][3]

Kurt Browning, a four-time world champion Canadian figure skater, joined the creative team as the Skating Performances Senior Designer,[4] along with Benjamin Agosto, four-time world medalist American ice dancer, as the Skating Performances Designer.[5][6]

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Reception[edit]

Crystal had its first preview public performances in some second-tier US markets, before officially premiering in Quebec in December 2017.[9] In one of the first reviews of the show, YQG Rocks entertainment critic Dan Savoie said of the Windsor, Ontario show at the WFCU Centre on January 3, 2018: "Crystal was an astonishing demonstration and is gorgeous in every way. The ice seemed to enhance the movements and made the performers appear to move faster."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cirque du Soleil Unveils its First Show on Ice: Crystal". Cirque du Soleil.
  2. ^ "Crystal".
  3. ^ "Get a sneak peek of Crystal, Cirque du Soleil's new touring show on ice".
  4. ^ "What's On: Cirque du Soleil on Ice". Montreal.
  5. ^ "Holiday theater picks - The Boston Globe".
  6. ^ "La consécration pour une entraîneuse".
  7. ^ a b c d Boucher, Marie-Josée (14 December 2017). "Le Cirque du Soleil innove avec Crystal et son univers sur glace fracassant et féérique!". Info culture biz (French). Archived from the original on 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  8. ^ a b c d Gendron-Martin, Raphaël. "«Ce n'est pas un show de patins comme Disney on Ice»". Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  9. ^ "Cirque du Soleil previews Crystal, its first-ever ice show". 13 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Cirque du Soleil Turns Windsor's WFCU Centre Into Crystal Palace | YQG Rocks Windsor". YQG Rocks Windsor. 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2018-01-04.