|THE IMPERIAL ICE STARS
SWAN LAKE ON ICE & PHANTOM OF THE OPERA ON ICE
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 have established a strong international reputation and garnered worldwide critical acclaim.
To date almost 3 million people across five continents have greeted The Imperial Ice Stars' adrenaline-infused performances with standing ovations.
The company has performed in many of the world's most prestigious venues; from London's Royal Albert Hall to the Sadler's Wells Theater in London's West End, the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore to Montreal's Place des Arts and in Moscow's Red Square.
Behind the scenes, Tony Mercer has assembled a first class creative team which includes dual Olympic figure skating gold medalist and four-time World Champion Evgeny Platov, and former ice dancing pairs World Champions Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski. Together with Mercer they continue to take ice choreography to new limits with feats never attempted before in figure skating!
The Imperial Ice Stars, featuring 25 World, European and National Champion skaters have between them won more that 250 competition medals.
The productions showcase exhilarating world-class ice dancing within the confines of a theatre stage - breathtaking triple flips, double axles, death spirals, Bielmans, throw axles, awe-inspiring aerial gymnastics and incredible lifts and lift sequences, unrivaled throughout the ice skating world.
The company is renowned for their sumptuous sets, opulent costumes, spectacular lighting and stunning special effects which include flying, projection, fire and rain !
BA Events International is thrilled to announce the first US tour for THE IMPERIAL ICE STARS for 2014. The company is available for Spring 2014 with their stunning production of SWAN LAKE and in Autumn 2014 with both SWAN LAKE and a new production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and SWAN LAKE on ICE!!
BA Events International is also exploring performance opportunities in Canada and Mexico.
"THE IMPERIAL ICE STARS are to skating what Cirque du Soleil is to circus: inspiring, original and great theatre.” - London's, Sunday Telegraph
"If blood stirring, bravura skating is what you're after, look no further." - The Times, UK
"The Imperial Ice Stars are breathtakingly slick." - The Sunday Telegraph, UK
"Skillful, exciting and utterly beautiful...a cut above the rest in every way." - The Scotsman
"The best of skating with impressive classical moves, drama and vibrant spectacle." - Sunday Herald, Sydney
"The beginning of a new ice age...a brilliant example of a spectacle in the true sense of the word." - The Sunday Express, UK
"A Dazzling, delectable ice treat." - The Sydney Morning Herald
"The Ice Stars are a cohesive and dazzlingly assured troupe, with a competitive edge that lends a hungry edge to their gifts." - The Times, London
"Sadler's Wells as an ice rink? Yes, but the big surprise is the serious choreography.....it is a fresh palette, a combination of theater and ballet on ice." - The Sunday Times, UK