If you’re a fan of Cirque du Soleil shows, their newest touring show, Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL, is in Portland at the Moda center through April 8th. While I've seen 9 shows with KURIOS being my last, my family saw CRYSTAL this week. Thanks to Allied for hosting them for a media preview of the show.
While this is the first Cirque du Soleil show on ice, it's not a Disney on Ice style show. It's still very much the ariels and acrobatics style melange of acts you expect from a Cirque show, but on ice.
Crystal, the lead character, is a young girl with a vivid imagination. My family felt this show was a bit darker than some of the previous shows we've seen, but good nonetheless. The show opens with Crystal skating on a smooth lake, and the next thing you know she's fallen through, and the rest of the show is Crystal's vivid creations of what lies beneath the water's surface as she reflects on her life.
Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL is at Moda Center through April 8th. Tickets are still available online.
ABOUT Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL – A breakthrough ice experience
Cirque du Soleil Crystal is more than just an ice show. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.
Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats take their new frozen playground by storm with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice.
Follow Crystal, the show’s lead character, in her journey towards empowerment. Enter a dreamlike worked fueled by her imagination, where boundless creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary.
Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to a colorful life with astounding visual projections and an original score that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.