The projection work is one of the shows special effects. Mark Brett/Western News

Dazzling Penticton debut for Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal

Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal held its Okanagan debut at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal held its Okanagan debut at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Wednesday evening.

This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

Related: Okanagan woman living the dream with Cirque du Soleil

In Crystal, gymnasts and skaters perform acrobatics on the ice and in the air, seamlessly combining multiple disciplines for a world class audience experience.

Related: Video – Rainbow over ice for Cirque skater

Synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and extreme skating are featured alongside traditional circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial traps and hand to hand. The result is an adrenaline-packed show for the whole family.

Related: Looking behind the wardrobe Crystal

The show schedule is April 19 at 7:30 p.m., April 20 at 4 and 7:30 p.m., April 21 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 1:30 and 5 p.m. For more information on tickets visit www.ValleyFirstTix.com.

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Crystal (Nobahar Dadui) and straps artist specialist Jerome Sordillon in the courtship scene. Mark Brett/Western News

The projection work on the blank canvas that is the ice, ramps and structure is one of the show’s highlights. Mark Brett/Western News

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