REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty on Ice! Witnessing How the 21st Sleeping Beauty Wakes and Skates.
A Male MALEFICIENT?
Enough for me to have my butt glued to the theater's seat for an hour or two.
So what was this Imperial Ice Stars Sleeping Beauty on Ice that I was invited to watch and review at Marina Bay Sands? Well, defo not another fairy tale involving fairies, pricking fingers and true love kiss. The musical's cutting edge is the way it whisks a classic fairy tale to a modern piece that blends science with frozen pixie dust. Intricate choice of classical Tchaikovsky music, choreography, stunts and style. It's so slick (
pun-intended), blood-stirring, flawless, makes you want to hug the skaters at the end of the show.
24 of the world's best skaters presented a stunning new interpretation of Sleeping Beauty on Ice, as part of their 10th Anniversary World Tour by the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars. Think of Cirque du Soleil - skating on ice version - Circus Skating perhaps? Yes. Absolutely inspiring.
Forget Sleeping Beauty pricking her fingers; here you see a male Maleficient who spiked Princess Aurora's drink on her 18th birthday - a fascinating spin to an old tale indeed. I find that it is more modern, more realistic interpretation, very straightforward.
The production had created a frozen stage, 15km of pipe-work chilled to minus 15 degrees, 4 tonnes of crushed ice and regular spraying with water over 34 hours are required, PHEW! All of these are happening while the audience enjoy the comfortable ambiance of the theatre and scorching skating. Costumes were regal, we were treated with stunning LED illuminated effects, sumptuous sets, spectacular flying sequences and dramatic fire effects. Not to mention the beautiful fluid ice dancing with audacious high-speed leaps, throws and lifts. Skating with intimacy on theatre is no joke noh?
Sleeping Beauty on Ice gave us a manic thrill of world-class ice skating up close in a theater, something we do not really get to see everyday. Whether you have seen this musical before or have yet to experience it, the adrenaline-rich production has commendably brought the audience to the very edge of their seats. The enchantment is visible, from the twisted story, the lavishly made costumes, the talented cast to the skates hissing on ice.
If this production hits your country, it's worth a watch!
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REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Witnessing How the 21st Century Sleeping Beauty Wakes and Skates.