BY JAMIE UMBACH – ROGERSPLACE.COM
EDMONTON, AB – Cirque Du Soleil put on a show the likes of which had never been seen before in Edmonton on Wednesday, with its debut of Crystal at Rogers Place. The show was the first of their eight theatrical productions over a five day run in our city.
A spectacular combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, choreography and ice skating intertwined with a feel-good narrative involving our protagonist Crystal and her quest to embrace her identity as a dreamer. The on-ice spectacle leaves spectators with a lingering sense of wonder and inspiration long after they have left their seats.
The familiar and iconic tent was missing from this latest creation by Cirque du Soleil, but the ice at Rogers Place provided a unique setting, which resembled many local community skating rinks and ponds, in a city with an inherent connection to winter wonderlands.