Swan Lake On Ice The Imperial Ice Stars, United Kingdom
Swan Lake On Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars, United Kingdom
Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September (7.30pm)
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Producers: James Cundall & Tony Mercer
Artistic director / choreographer: Tony Mercer
Executive Producer: Maria Farrugia
Scenic Designer: Eamon D’arcy
Costume Designer: Albina Gabueva
Musical Arranger: Tim A. Duncan
Duration: Part I: 52 mins, Part II: 53 mins
Intermission: 20 mins
With Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, exhilarating new choreography from leading ice director Tony Mercer, and dazzling costumes (110 costumes ), this innovative portrayal of the classic love story is breathtaking. Over 35 skaters including 20 World, European and National Championship skaters, who between them hold more than 250 competition medals, take contemporary ice dance to a new level with their daring and graceful feats – some of which are so complex they haven’t yet been named – all performed in the intimate setting of a Thailand Cultural Centre’s frozen stage.
The Imperial Ice Stars have performed to nearly 3 million people across five continents and have an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries of ice dance with their skill and athleticism, their creative and powerful story-telling, and are the only ice skating company to have won a theatrical award: Manchester Evening News “Best Special Entertainment Award’ for their production Swan Lake on Ice in 2007.
This adrenaline-infused production will bring you to the very edge of your seat. “Inspired by my research into Tchaikovsky’s original score and intentions for the story, I wanted to create a more realistic interpretation of this much-loved tale and transpose it onto ice, creating a new art form in the process – ice dance in a full theatrical setting,” explains Tony Mercer. “I always felt it was a natural fit, to have swans gliding on ice.”