SLEEPING BEAUTY…ON ICE!
What’s better than a live performance of a classic Disney film? A live performance of a classic Disney film on skates. Yep, you read that right, on ice. Ballet on ice. I feel like this performance was created just for me.
I recently learned that Sleeping Beauty on Ice is coming to Toronto, at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts to be exact, and my inner Disney-obsessed-Princess-Lover couldn’t be more thrilled. I made sure to send a mass message to all of my fellow Disney Princesses and purchased my tickets as soon as I found out.
International ice dance sensation the Imperial Ice Stars bring the Toronto premiere of Sleeping Beauty on Ice to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for three shows only: Friday, November 20 at 7:30pm and Saturday, November 21 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
The award-winning Imperial Ice Stars, making a triumphant return to Toronto for the first time in seven years, are the world’s leading performers of theatrical ice-skating. Acclaimed Artistic Director Tony Mercer takes contemporary ice dance to a new level, inspiring the Olympic, World, European and National Championship skaters (with more than 200 medals between them) to perform feats so daring and complex they haven’t yet been named!
I’m sure, like me, your first thought was, “But….The Sony Centre for Performing Arts doesn’t have an ice rink….”. Well, leave it to the imagination of an award winning production team, the answer is: four tons of crushed ice will turn the stage of the Sony Centre into a magical ice rink where the ensemble will glide, defy gravity and soar through the air! Ballet on blades at speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour!
Set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music, Sleeping Beauty on Ice will captivate audiences of all ages as it tells this timeless fairytale love story through astonishing high-speed leaps and throws, graceful and sublime ice dancing, awe-inspiring acrobatics and aerial gymnastics, stunning stilt skating and jaw-dropping visual effects.
There are only three shows in total between Nov 20 and Nov 21st so be sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch one of your favourite classics this season!
Be sure to let us know if you went and how you enjoyed it! Tweet us at @my_citygossip and follow us on Instagram @mycitygossip for all updates.
“The Imperial Ice Stars are to skating what Cirque du Soleil is to circus – inspiring, original and great theatre.”
– SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, SYDNEY (Sleeping Beauty on Ice)
“Skilful, exciting and utterly beautifulä a cut above the rest in every way.”
– THE SCOTSMAN, UK (Sleeping Beauty on Ice)
“If blood-stirring, bravura skating is what you’re after, look no further.”
– THE TIMES, UK (Sleeping Beauty on Ice)
The Imperial Ice Stars are renowned for marrying well-loved classical scores with breathtaking choreography and romantic narrative, creating a fusion of adrenaline-rich ice dancing and dramatic performance. They have earned an unrivalled reputation for pushing the boundaries in the genre of ice dance with their skill and athleticism, powerful story-telling, sumptuous sets, spectacular special effects and opulent costumes (more than 110 in Sleeping Beauty on Ice!).
Over the last 10 years, the Imperial Ice Stars have performed over 2,000 shows in more than 23 countries across five continents, gaining a worldwide following for their sophisticated portrayals of classic works.
Their previous world tours (Cinderella on Ice, Swan Lake on Ice – presented at the Sony Centre in 2008 – and The Nutcracker on Ice) have been greeted with nightly standing ovations and five-star reviews at some of the world’s most prestigious venues – London’s Royal Albert Hall and Sadler’s Wells, Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre, and Cape Town’s Artscap. Founded in 2004 by James Cundall, one of the leading producers of live entertainment in Asia and Australia, and Tony Mercer, widely regarded as the world’s foremost creator of contemporary theatre on ice, The Imperial Ice Stars continue to break new ground in the genre of ice dancing, elevating the art form and broadening its appeal.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts presents
The Imperial Ice Stars
Sleeping Beauty on Ice
Artistic Director: Tony Mercer
Friday, November 20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 21 @ 2:00pm and @ 7:30pm,
Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Ticket prices range from $55 – $95
Ticket prices do not include service or delivery fees.
Tickets can be can be purchased in person at the Sony Centre box office,
over the phone at 1-855-872-SONY (7669) or online at www.sonycentre.ca
Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more – Call THE Group Tix Company 647-438-5559 or
Toll Free 1-866-447-7849 or online at www.thegrouptixcompany.com
For more information, visit www.imperialicestars.com
ABOUT THE SONY CENTRE
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto’s first performing arts centre, has played a defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the Sony Centre’s mission is to unite the global citizens of Toronto through great artistic experiences.
The Sony Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada.
The media sponsors for this performance are Zoomer Radio and The New Classical FM.