Reviews

Nutcracker with an icy twist

13 Jun 12 - Canberra Times - Ron Cerabona

Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is a traditional Christmas production in many parts of the northern hemisphere, so perhaps it's appropriate the Imperial Ice Stars have brought it to Australia for the first time during a notably cold winter.

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Australasian tour

09 Jun 12 - Aussie Theatre - Keren Lavelle

Australians may consider themselves to be good at physical theatre, but the 26-strong Imperial Ice Stars company from Russia excel at performing on ice skates, a theatrical field where Australians are unlikely to ever achieve prominence (Steve Bradbury notwithstanding).

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The Nutcracker on Ice at the Capitol Theatre

08 Jun 12 - Alternative Media Group - Anna Klauzner

The Imperial Ice Stars’ Nutcracker on Ice has all the elements of a child’s fantasy. Performed by an international cast, the skaters move elegantly across the stage. Donning eye catching costumes, they jump and twirl, performing tricks that defeat the laws of physics.

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The Nutcracker... on Ice

07 Jun 12 - Brisbane Times - Sommer Tothill

International ice dance sensations The Imperial Ice Stars return to Australia this winter with a new production of The Nutcracker on Ice.

Seriously. The Nutcracker. On Ice.

If you’re not sure how to feel about this, let me help you. The appropriate reaction is ‘face-melting excitement’. (Just keep away from the ice.)

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A midsummer ice dream

27 Jan 12 - Biz Community - Eugene Yiga

What would it be like if the world was covered in ice and we skated around without car troubles or traffic jams? Well, until climate change takes inspiration from Michael Bay, we'll have to leave that question to our imaginations. And nowhere is it more wonderfully imagined than in The Nutcracker On Ice, showing at the Artscape, Cape Town until 12 February, 2012, after playing to sold-out audiences in Joburg last year.

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