Witness the opening scenes of this fantastic show as a huge volcano spews real fire high in the air. As the planet cools the volcano cracks in two to reveal the stunningly beautiful contortionist Valeria Murzak balanced on top of the Earth.
Combining the Olympic standard skating of the critically acclaimed Russian Ice Stars with the magical world of Cirque this amazing fusion is a world first, creating a new and thrilling genre destined to set alight the world of live entertainment.
For the first time ever a Russian Bar act will be performed over a real ice surface. Impossible to rig any safety equipment the performers rely on years of training to avoid serious injury in one of the most dangerous circus disciplines.
Alongside the four strong Russian Bar team, world record holder Svetlana Murzak performs her Cloud Swing act high above the ice and husband and wife team Ekaterina and Alexander Belokpytov perform aerial acrobatics above the audience's heads.
Another theatrical first involves igniting a huge fire sculpture suspended in mid air as mankind pays homage to nature’s greatest gift in a stunning conclusion to Act 1.
3 times British Champion John Hamer joins the Russian Ice Stars as a special guest for this amazing production and performs alongside the worlds tallest ice skater, the 6ft 8inch Andrey Chuvilyaev, who creates the world's highest lifts with skating partner Svetlana Kouprina.
Tim Routledge (Beijing Olympic Closing Ceremony) provides a spectacular lighting design complemented with special effects from top New Zealand effects designer Chris Wilkes, rounded off with state of the art video projection.
Choreographed by leading Italian choreographer Cavalieri Giuseppe Arena (Opening Ceremony Winter Olympics Turin 06) knighted for his services to dance by the Italian Government, with a subtle and thought provoking environmental message this is a production of the highest possible standard and one not to be missed.
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British Ice Skating Champion John Hamer returns to the ice
Former three-times ice skating champion John Hamer is returning to the ice at the Wyvern Theatre this May along with astounding acrobatics, dazzling fire effects and a show that will stun you!!
John has held the UK skating title since 2005 until last year when the legendary skater announced his retirement from international competition. He decided that perhaps that a new challenge was on the horizon.
And what could be more challenging than taking on over 160 performances in 33 different venues across the UK in the space of just 9 months? John has successfully broken the mould and embarked on a dazzling new career – taking a leading role in a creative and exhilarating show that endeavours to bring to life the story of the Earth’s creation.
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 May
Ticket Office: 01793 524481