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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL MAKES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE STAGE WITH THEIR FIRST EVER ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE ON ICE TOURING AUSTRALIAN ARENAS NATIONALLY IN 2023 

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience announces its Australian debut for a strictly limited season! 

Featuring seven traditional circus acts including Trapeze, Banquine, Pendular Poles and Aerial Straps – all on ice! 

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 21st July at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. This spectacular show will travel nationally from Brisbane (Brisbane Entertainment Centre) to Sydney (Qudos Bank Arena), Melbourne (John Cain Arena), Adelaide (Adelaide Entertainment Centre) and finish in Perth (RAC Arena) with tickets going on sale to the general public from Wednesday 16th November 2022. 

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

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. 

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.” 

Geoff Jones, TEG CEO said, "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. 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”. 

About CRYSTAL 

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. 

Fun Facts 

- 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 CRYSTAL team makes approximately 300 real balls each week to use during pre-show animation. 

- CRYSTAL is Cirque du Soleil’s first and only touring show to incorporate multiple remastered pop songs into the soundtrack of a show – Beyoncé’s Halo, U2’s Beautiful Day, Nina Simone’s Sinnerman, and Sia’s Chandelier. 

- 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 suitable for all ages.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE - 2023 

QUEENSLAND 

Brisbane Entertainment Centre 

Friday 21st July - 7:30pm 

Saturday 22nd July - 4:00pm & 8:00pm 

Sunday 23rd July - 1:00pm & 5:00pm 

NEW SOUTH WALES 

Qudos Bank Arena 

Thursday 3rd August - 7:30pm 

Friday 4th August - 7:30pm 

Saturday 5th August - 4:00pm & 8:00pm 

Sunday 6th August - 1:00pm & 5:00pm 

MELBOURNE 

John Cain Arena 

Thursday 17th August - 7:30pm 

Friday 18th August - 7:30pm 

Saturday 19th August - 4:00pm & 8:00pm 

Sunday 20th August - 1:00pm & 5:00pm 

ADELAIDE 

Adelaide Entertainment Centre 

Thursday 31st August - 7:30pm 

Friday 1st September - 7:30pm 

Saturday 2nd September - 4:00pm & 8:00pm 

Sunday 3rd September - 1:00pm & 5:00pm 

PERTH 

RAC Arena 

Friday 15th September - 7:30pm 

Saturday 16th September - 4:00pm & 8:00pm 

Sunday 17th September - 1:00pm & 5:00pm 

Tickets for CRYSTAL are now available exclusively to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and includes access to advance tickets and special offers. To join, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com

General tickets will be on-sale on Wednesday 16th November 2022 at 12pm AEDT via Ticketek 

Head to www.teglive.com.au for all pre-sale details

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: 

Cirque du Soleil has redefined how the world views the circus; from small town talent to a household name. Based in Montreal (Qc), the Canadian organization went on to become a global leader in live entertainment with the creation of world-class immersive and iconic experiences, across 6 continents. Cirque du Soleil connects with audiences by being genuine, human and inclusive. Privileged to work with artists from 90 countries to bring their creativity to life on stages around the world, the company aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. Over the years, more than 215 million people have been inspired, in over 70 different countries. 

ABOUT TEG LIVE 

TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company. TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content in music, sport, family entertainment, eSports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality and sponsorship services. 

For more information: http://www.teglive.com.au 

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