Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’ fuses artistry and creativity on and above ice
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Crystal, the show’s main character, sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination.
Crystal, the show’s main character, sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination.
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Cirque du Soleil’s new creation, “Crystal by Cirque du Soleil,” explores the creative and artistic attributes of a show performed on and above ice.

Specifically created for arenas, the state-of-the-art production will create a fresh and innovative experience, pushing the boundaries by combining outstanding skating and sliding, remarkable aesthetics and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

“Crystal” opens in San Diego with seven performances at the Valley View Casino Center, at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., from March 21 to 25.

Crystal, the show’s main character, sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination. She soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, freed, empowered.

Synchronized skating, freestyle, figure, 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.

“After many years as an athlete and a professional ice skater; I wasn’t sure where my career would take me. A creation like Crystal means a lot to me since I get to be part of something new that had never been done before. I see it as a good transition between being an artist/athlete,” said Shawn Sawyer, a figure skater in the show.

“San Diego is a city that I always wanted to visit. I am excited to put on my skates and perform for our fans in San Diego. I look forward to enjoying some time off to wander and discover this city,” Sawyer said.

“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 tickets and more information, visit cirquedusoleil.com/crystal.

Show schedule:

Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 25 at 1:30 p.m and 5 p.m.
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