Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is an enchanting and captivating display of acrobatics on ice

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Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is an enchanting and captivating display of acrobatics on ice

Cirque du Soleil Melbourne
Words by Zachary Sanderson

The new performance CRYSTAL from Cirque du Soleil is not to be missed.

Their usual approach to circus performances is impressive enough, to add the ice-skating factor is a colossal methodology towards wow-ing audiences like they’ve never done before.

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL is a triumph

  • New act CRYSTAL made its Australian debut with aplomb at John Cain Arena
  • Cirque du Soleil will make its way to several cities including Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.


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Expect an adrenaline rush with this performance. However, also expect to be absorbed by a touching tale of identity. The protagonist behind the story, Crystal, is a playful, curious soul. On her journey of self-discovery, the character is taken through all the facets of becoming who she was meant to be. It’s a very successful artistic narrative that is executed flawlessly throughout.

Cirque Du Soleil Austrailian tour dates

Friday, June 16–Sunday, June 18 — Christchurch Arena
Tuesday, July 4–Sunday, July 9 — Spark Arena, Auckland
Friday, July 21–Sunday, July 23 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Thursday, August 3–Sunday, August 6 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Thursday, August 17–Sunday, August 20 — John Cain Arena, Melbourne
Thursday, August 31–Sunday, September 3 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Friday, September 15—Sunday, September 17 — RAC Arena, Perth

Being the group’s 42nd creation, it’s no surprise that they truly have the experience to immerse the audience in a circus wonder. Using traditional circus methods such as juggling and hand balancing, it’s as if they told themselves doing it on solid ground wasn’t challenging enough.

Of course, ice skating will be incorporated into this performance as much as the traditional circus fields. It’s the first time the group has performed figure skating and extreme skating in a show.

Based in Montreal Canada, Cirque du Soleil has re-imagined what circus can be. By including locals and giving the opportunity to performers in over 70 countries since the organisation’s beginning, it’s no surprise that CRYSTAL won’t be their last re-conceptualisation.

Tickets are on sale now, for more information visit their website here.