Last night I got to cross something off my bucket list: CIRQUE DE SOLEIL!
BREATHTAKING doesn't do this show justice. I've been searching for a word to encapsulate the incredible show I saw last night, and there simply isn't a word good enough.
Cirque: Crystal is where acrobatics meet the ice in an awe-inspiring frozen playground. The story follows the imagination of our leading lady; Crystal, who takes us along on her journey of fear, love, fantasy, strength, and independence, and empowerment.
Joined by world-class ice skaters and acrobats, Crystal writes the story as it goes, taking us into the depths of her mind, and experiencing all her thoughts and feelings from her deepest, darkest fears, to her exhilaration at becoming who she was meant to be and finding her way home to her family. It is, simply, the most amazing thing these eyes have ever seen!
The score ranges from originals played by the incredibly talented musicians (including an "ice" piano that makes it's way across the ice with Crystal dancing atop) to recent pop favorites by Beyonce, U2, and Sia (the latter of which was represented by 2 skating Sias! pretty awesome!)
This show had it all! Juggling, tap dancing ON SKATES!, break dancing hockey players, amazing jumps, air acrobatics, flying stunts, and some scenes had mic'd skates! It was pretty incredible to be able to hear the skating during the stunts! The sets were spectacular, and the gravity-defying stunts were punctuated by the fact that this was all done on ice!
This show is a MUST SEE. It was a scintillating, awe-inspiring, magnificent exploration of sight, sound and incredible acrobatics by the finest performers in the world! As was evidenced by the rousing standing ovation they earned from all of Spokane Arena last night.
BOTTOM LINE: if you don't go see it, you'll regret it, so get your tickets before they're gone and indulge yourself in the beauty and wonderment that is: CIRQUE DE SOLEIL: CRYSTAL!