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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” Is a Blend of Incredible Skating and Jaw-Dropping Acrobatics

Mar 30, 2018
by Evan Joel
“Crystal” is Cirque du Soleil’s first ice experience, as artists and skaters blend skating and acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world class audience experience. “Crystal” is currently performing at the SAP Center (525 W. Santa Clara Street) in San Jose through April 1.

“Crystal” is certainly presented in awe-inspiring fashion as world-class skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. It is definitely a new kind of performance as Cirque meets the ice to defy all expectations.

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” is about looking at things from fresh angles, peeking through the veneer of everyday life, reframing one’s daily reality to see what one might have missed. Sometimes the only way to appreciate things is to look at them sideways. Discovering one’s individuality and uniqueness requires venturing out on thin ice.

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 entire family that pushes the boundaries and surpasses all expectations.

Running time is approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.


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