I am an enormous fan of Cirque du Soleil shows – so when I heard that Cirque du Soleil Crystal was coming to the Pensacola Bay Center I was stoked. Crystal is the first Cirque show to come to Pensacola in four years and let me tell you – it was worth the wait! I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek last night before the show opened and it was absolutely breathtaking! There are five more chances for you to see Cirque du Soleil Crystal – it is THE perfect date night for this weekend!
Crystal is a misfit with her head in the clouds, a dreamer looking for something more in her life. One day, feeling misunderstood and out of sync with the world, she ventures out on a frozen pond and falls through the ice. In this underwater world of her own imagination, she has a vision: she sees a reflection of herself – her alter ego – that guides her, showing her a distorted version of her life. Her Reflection tries to wake her up to her own genius and creativity. Through her writing, Crystal releases the potential of her hidden talent and transforms the world around her at the stroke of her pen. Having summoned the strength to face reality, Crystal ultimately breaks through the ice again, stronger than ever.
Crystal is the first-ever experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. 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 a flurry of unexpected acrobatics. A new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice. This 42 nd production fuses together circus arts with gliding and skating disciplines, exploring the linkages between these art forms through a journey of initiation and self-discovery. Crystal, the show’s main character sets out on an exhilarating quest to fulfill her destiny as she dives into a world of her own imagination. She soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, freed, empowered.
Shows are going on now through Sunday visit the PensacolaBayCenter website or box office for tickets – and be sure to come say hi to me at Java Hut! 🙂