Professional United States figure skaters Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc visited Cirque du Soleil’s frozen playground with their soon-to-debut production CRYSTAL, which will be taking place at Frisco’s Comerica Center
Professional United States figure skaters Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc visited Cirque du Soleil’s frozen playground with their soon-to-debut production CRYSTAL, which will be taking place at Frisco’s Comerica Center Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16. The 2019 U.S. Champions spent the day with the cast of the show exchanging tips and trick and learning the daily routine of a circus performer.
Cain and LeDuc visited the CRYSTAL team while they were in Omaha, Nebraska performing at the CHI Health Center Omaha Convention Center and Arena in April. The duo spent the day with the CRYSTAL cast learning what it takes to be a part of Cirque du Soleil. From costumes to makeup to warming up on the ice, Cain and LeDuc experienced a full day of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s routine. In addition, the figure skaters shared skills that they have learned through competition with the Cirque du Soleil team.
The day began training on and off ice with a CRYSTAL pair skating team with Stuart Widdall and Silja Dos Reis, two of the 43 cast members on tour. Next, Ashley and Timothy learned acrobatic moves used within Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL such as hand to hand moves and lift entries and exits. Finally, the two experienced what it takes to complete pre-show animation as a Cirque du Soleil performer, learning the extensive makeup process as well as about the amazing costumes traveling with the show.
“I was very interested to see how they would put two worlds together, the world of acrobatics and figure skating, and how it would create almost a new perspective on both of the sports,” said US Figure Skating Champion Ashley Cain. “It has created new lifts, new ways of skating, as all the acrobats are learning to skate, and it’s really incredible to watch.”
Created by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you 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 to become what she was always destined to be: confident, curious, and creative. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil. CRYSTAL is suitable for all ages.
Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 14 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15 at 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 16 at 1:30 PM & 5:00 PM
13 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 16 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
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