Sunday, 17 November 2013

Nutcracker On Ice Interviews and Reviews

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Last week I had the opportunity to see behind the scenes of The Imperial Ice Stars production of The Nutcracker On Ice performed at The Wales Millennium Centre.

Over the last eight years, The Imperial Ice Stars have performed to almost four million people across five continents, at some of the world’s most prestigious venues – London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells, Singapore’s new Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre, Montreal’s Place des Arts and Moscow’s Red Square.

This award-winning troupe has built up a worldwide following and established an unrivalled reputation for their sophisticated portrayals of classic works, and for executing the most complex and daring manoeuvres on the ice.  Their previous world tours (Sleeping Beauty on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice and Cinderella on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews.

For their latest production, The Nutcracker on Ice, acclaimed Artistic Director, Tony Mercer, – the world’s leading creator of contemporary theatre-on-ice - has once again teamed with four-time figure skating World Champion and dual Olympic gold medallist, Evgeny Platov, and dual World Champion, Maxim Staviski, to create choreography that further raises the bar, with ever more breath-taking high-speed leaps and throws, and awe-inspiring acrobatics, coupled with the most graceful and sublime ice dancing.

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November 17, 2013

To Tchaikovsky’s most famous score, the 26-strong cast of Olympic, World, European and National Championship skaters astounded and mesmerised audiences with their adrenaline-rich, dramatic performance, in the intimate setting of a frozen theatre stage. The team feature TV's  Dancing On Ice's Olga Sharutenko along with special guest performer Keith Chegwin.

Here are my interviews and reviews for the Cardiff run of the show...

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