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Cirque du Soleil Is Back on Ice

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Experience live music, extraordinary skating and stunning visuals in
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
 

Cirque du Soleil AXEL opens in Cincinnati from January 23-26, 2020 at U.S. Bank Arena 

Cincinnati, September 5, 2019 – It is with great excitement that Cirque du Soleil announces its new on-ice spectacle that will spin you into the vibrant world of AXEL. This new production features spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics on ice, astonishing visual effects, and live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores. AXEL will be gliding into the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati for 6 performances only from January 23-26, 2020. Tickets are available online at cirquedusoleil.com/axel.

Show Schedule

  • Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, January 24 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 25 at 3:30 and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 and 5:00 pm

An inspirational and musical storyline
Axel, a young graphic artist and musician, dives into his hand-drawn universe as he falls in love with the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest to retrieve the stolen light from the supervillain Vï.  In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the super-charged world of AXEL. Spectacular ice skating, breath-taking acrobatics, pop-rock music and vibrant visuals create an energetic and immersive experience for the whole family.

In Cirque du Soleil AXEL, the music serves a narrative thread guiding our characters and our audiences as they journey with Axel and Lei to discover that true love shines even brighter than the most radiant star.

This newest Cirque du Soleil creation brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing us to the discipline of freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo, and adagio work allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high-caliber ice skating of all kinds.

Photos, video and music excerpts are accessible here. 

Follow #AXELCirque and #CirqueduSoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

About Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group
Cirque du Soleil AXEL is the 48th original production of Cirque du Soleil, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, and its second on-ice experience.

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit CDSentertainmentgroup.com.

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A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS | Tue., Nov. 19 | Aronoff Center – Procter & Gamble Hall

CAA_A Magical Cirque Christmas logoA MUST-SEE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR FOR ALL AGES, FEATURING THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS
FROM AROUND THE WORLD, SET TO YOUR FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CLASSICS 

TICKETS FOR THE CINCINNATI PREMIERE OF
A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
GO ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 19 AT 10:00 AM 

NOVEMBER 19, 2019
ARONOFF CENTER – PROCTER & GAMBLE HALL
 

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS DAZZLES WITH MUSIC, ILLUSIONS, ACROBATICS.”
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“THE MAGIC OF CIRCUS AND CHRISTMAS ROLLED INTO ONE JAW-DROPPING ORNAMENT AFTER ANOTHER.”
-The Cedar Rapids Gazette

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS MELDS ARTISTRY, ILLUSIONS, AND MUSIC.”
-Daily Southtown

“MAGIC IS IN THE AIR.”
-The Spokesman-Review

CINCINNATI, OH – Following its inaugural hit holiday tour across North America in 2018, Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment will once again bring together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spellbinding and incredible holiday production in A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS.

Brought to you by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit The Illusionists, this thrilling, festive, fun-for-the-whole-family event will play the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. A limited number of on-stage seats are available at $150 each.

For more information and complete details on additional tour stops, please visit MagicalCirqueChristmas.com.

We are thrilled to be bringing A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS back to audiences around the country in 2019,” says producer Lee Marshall, MagicSpace Entertainment. “Our amazingly talented cast has been assembled from all over the world and is looking forward to delighting audiences and spreading holiday magic. The reception for the inaugural tour has been fantastic and we hope this show becomes a special holiday tradition that families look forward to experiencing for many years to come.”

In A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS, experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists from all corners of the world, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

The complete cast of performers and acts will be announced in the fall.

A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment.  Painter and Lawson have created Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of CircusLe Grand Cirque, Le Noir, Cirque Adrenaline, and The Illusionists in over 250 cities from London to Sydney to Broadway, as well as presenting A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Fiddler on the Roof through Australia.  MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, and Steve Boulay, and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts, and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. They have an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net.

Get into the spirit of the season on November 19 at the Aronoff Center with this merry treat that’s perfect for the entire family.

Follow A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS
on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
http://magicalcirquechristmas.com

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS 

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TV, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS:  21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Graphic Village, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown, Millennium Cincinnati, Pepsi, Skyline Chili,
TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle

Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.7 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.

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Cirque Du Soleil’s First On-Ice Production CRYSTAL Comes to Cincinnati in December

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The Reflection. Photo by Matt Beard.

Cincinnati – Cirque du Soleil is excited to announce its return to the Queen City this December with its first creation on ice – CRYSTAL. This unique production pushes the boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. CRYSTAL will celebrate the holidays at the U.S. Bank Arena from Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30 – for six shows only.

In CRYSTAL, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world-class audience experience. Synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating are featured alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps and hand-to-hand. The result is an adrenaline-packed show for the whole family that pushes the boundaries and surpasses all expectations.

The city holds a special place for us as Cincinnati native Mary Siegel, cast member of Crystal, will make her debut in the city where she grew up. “I can’t even begin to find the words to describe exactly how excited I am to be performing with Cirque du Soleil in my hometown,” says Mary. “It’s one thing to share what I love with my closest friends and family, but to do so around the holidays, I couldn’t ask for a better scenario.”  She joined Cirque du Soleil during the creation of CRYSTAL in the summer of 2017 in Montreal and has been performing as a figure skater in the show ever since.

Tickets for CRYSTAL were available online exclusively to Cirque Club members starting May 7. Cirque Club membership is free, and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, visit www.cirqueclub.com. General ticket sales for Cincinnati performances of CRYSTAL were available starting May 18.

Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats explore their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a surreal world where figure skating blends with acrobatics and aerial prowess.

Show Schedule – Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, 2018

  • Thursday, December 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 29 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm 

More about CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience
Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal
To watch a preview video of CRYSTAL, visit YOUTUBE
Follow #CRYSTAL and #cirquedusoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Sponsor
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Forsythe Technology, official partner.

Cirque du Soleil
CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has more than 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

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Cirque du Soleil’s First On-Ice Production CRYSTAL comes to Cincinnati this December

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Matt Beard / Costumes: Marie Chantale Vaillancourt / 2018 Cirque du Soleil.

Cincinnati – Cirque du Soleil is excited to announce its return to the Queen City this December with its first creation on ice – CRYSTAL. This unique production pushes the boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. CRYSTAL will celebrate the holidays at the U.S. Bank Arena from Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30 – for six shows only.

In CRYSTAL, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world-class audience experience. Synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating are featured alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps and hand-to-hand. The result is an adrenaline-packed show for the whole family that pushes the boundaries and surpasses all expectations.

The city holds a special place for us as Cincinnati native Mary Siegel, cast member of Crystal, will make her debut in the city where she grew up. “I can’t even begin to find the words to describe exactly how excited I am to be performing with Cirque du Soleil in my hometown,” says Mary. “It’s one thing to share what I love with my closest friends and family, but to do so around the holidays, I couldn’t ask for a better scenario.”  She joined Cirque du Soleil during the creation of CRYSTAL in the summer of 2017 in Montreal and has been performing as a figure skater in the show ever since.

Tickets for CRYSTAL were available online exclusively to Cirque Club members starting May 7. Cirque Club membership is free, and benefits include access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind-the-scenes information. To join, visit www.cirqueclub.com. General ticket sales for Cincinnati performances of CRYSTAL were available starting May 18.

Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats explore their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a surreal world where figure skating blends with acrobatics and aerial prowess.

Show Schedule – Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, 2018

  • Thursday, December 27 at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, December 28 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 29 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm

More about CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience
Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal

To watch a preview video of CRYSTAL, visit YOUTUBE

Follow #CRYSTAL and #cirquedusoleil on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Sponsor
Cirque du Soleil wishes to thank Forsythe Technology, official partner.

Cirque du Soleil
CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s 42nd original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has more than 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.

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New Cirque du Soleil AVATAR-Inspired Touring Show Coming to Cincinnati in May 2016

The new Cirque du Soleil touring show
inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR

MISC_Toruk logoTORUK – The First Flight
written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon 

Will be presented at the U.S. Bank Arena
May 4 – 8, 2016

Tickets on pre-sale exclusively to Cirque Club members on April 30
Public on-sale for added dates starting Oct. 9, 2015

Montreal, April 29, 2015 – The new Cirque du Soleil touring show inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR,  TORUK – The First Flight, will be presented at the U.S. Bank Arena on May 6-8, 2016, as part of a global tour in arenas around the world starting November 2015. The show is presented by Visa Signature.

The name
TORUK – The First Flight
, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil®, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. The word Toruk, in the Na’vi language, refers to the great leonopteryx, the mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky. Central in Na’vi lore and culture, this fascinating creature is crucial to the Na’vi clans’ sense of destiny and interconnectedness – and is about to be ridden for the very first time by a Na’vi.

Creative team
TORUK – The First Flight
comprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide) for Cirque du Soleil, and James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kathy Franklin and Richie Baneham for Lightstorm Entertainment:

  • Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon               Show Writers and Directors, Multimedia Directors
  • Neilson Vignola                                                 Director of Creation
  • Carl Fillion                                                            Set and Props Designer
  • Kym Barrett                                                        Costume and Makeup Designer
  • Tuan Le and Tan Loc                                        Choreographers
  • Bob & Bill                                                             Composers and Musical Directors
  • Jacques Boucher                                              Sound Designer
  • Alain Lortie                                                         Lighting Designer
  • Patrick Martel                                                    Puppet Designer
  • Germain Guillemot                                         Acrobatic Performance Designer
  • Pierre Masse                                                     Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer

Ticket information
TORUK – The First Flight
will be presented at the U.S. Bank Arena on May 6-8, 2016. Tickets for those performances will be on pre-sale exclusively for Cirque Club members on April 30. Public on-sale will start May 8 at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk.

Sponsors and partners
TORUK – The First Flight
is presented by Visa Signature, the sponsor of the 2015-2016 US tour of the show. Xerox and DHL are the official sponsors. The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20th Century Fox.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight

Find us on Twitter with #TORUK

Cirque du Soleil
TORUK – The First Flight
is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit https://www.onedrop.org.

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