Cirque de Glace wows Jordanians
Amman, February 16, 2013
The world-renowned Cirque de Glace ice spectacular, Evolution, has been garnering rave reviews from audiences of all ages and recording unprecedented success during its tour in Jordan.
Organized by Friends of Jordan Festivals, the legendary Evolution show is being held for the first time in Jordan and concludes today (February 16) at the Cultural Palace in Al Hussein Youth City.
Performed by a team of professional Russian Ice Stars who transported the audience to a world of fantasy and magical entertainment, the shows kicked off on February 14 in Amman on an ice stage that was constructed and equipped in accordance with top international standards.
Evolution brings to life the story of the creation of mankind, Man’s evolution and his journey to the limits of technology. Combining dazzling ice dance and acrobatics with the contradicting elements of ice and fire, Evolution delivered a dynamic, thrilling and visually stunning show that symbolized Man’s lifelong connection to planet Earth.
Commenting on the show, Souha Bawab, the executive director of Friends of Jordan Festivals, said, "Evolution has surpassed all expectations, presenting audiences with a passionate and artistic international performance that combined jaw-dropping acrobatics and awe-inspiring ice-skating talent."
"The show’s dazzling costume design and spectacular special effects offered audiences a breathtaking and magical entertainment experience. We are very proud of the massive success Cirque de Glace has garnered in Jordan. Friends of Jordan Festivals remains committed to organizing similar world-renowned entertainment shows that are suitable for all ages and cater to different tastes, in an effort to ultimately bolster tourism in the Kingdom," he added.
Attending school students and NGOs expressed their delight at being part of this unique show, and thanked Friends of Jordan Festivals and the private sector companies for presenting them with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this breathtaking performance which showcased magnificent ice-skating talent.
In turn, Julian Deplidge, the creative and tour director of Cirque de Glace, said, "We are pleased to witness such positive interaction from Jordanian audiences and are proud to have presented them with this unique international entertainment experience. Jordanians have yet again proven that they are well-educated and artistically aware individuals that are open to other cultures."
"Evolution has been an enormous success on all fronts in Jordan, and we would like to thank Friends of Jordan Festivals’ for their dedicated efforts in making the show a success," he noted.
Cirque de Glace was born when Vee Deplidge and her son founded Wild Rose, which toured the UK in 1993 to considerable acclaim, with a unique production of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice.
The shows are performed by professional Russian ice skaters of incredibly high standard, many of whom hold prestigious European and international ice-skating accolades.
In 1995, Wild Rose presented The Phantom of the Opera on Ice followed by Carmen on Ice in 1996. New productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella followed in 1997 and 1998, among numerous other shows.
Cirque de Glace was sponsored by Bank al Etihad, its official carrier Royal Jordanian Airlines, Fann FM, Rotana, Al Farida Group, Play FM, Ro'ya TV and Bidaya Corporate Communications.-TradeArabia News Service