Cirque du Soleil invites you to an odyssey on ice in which graphics, music, skating and acrobatics come together to create a colorful, emotionally rich universe. Follow Axel, a young musician with a passion for illustration, as he leads you into his vivid imaginary world. In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the supercharged world of AXEL. Ice skating extravaganza, impressive aerial feats, pop music and vibrant visuals create an energetic and immersive experience for the whole family.
Directed by Patricia Ruel and written by Fernand Rainville, Axel is inspired by his first love, the mysterious Lei. She turns his world upside down, creating an unreal space for him where she will be his heroine. As the leader of a band of rebellious youngsters, The Syndicates, Lei is the keeper of a precious talisman. Giving strength and courage to whoever possesses its light, the Shining Star is coveted by Vi, a supervillain supported by his gang, The Corporation. Vi is focused on just one goal: stealing the legendary talisman’s light! In this epic fantasy, Axel will realize that love is the source of the light that will give him the courage and strength he needs to overcome any obstacle and make his dreams come true.
The creative team drew inspiration from the energy and excitement of arena concerts and sports events to create an electro-pop circus show on ice. In this newest Cirque du Soleil creation, AXEL brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing us to the discipline of freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating, combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo and adagio work, allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high caliber ice skating of all kinds.
Cirque du Soleil AXEL will be at Findlay Toyota Center for four shows only, Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21. For more information on the schedule and for tickets, visit cirquedusoleil.com/axel or FindlayToyotaCenter.com. QCBN
More about Cirque du Soleil: AXEL is Cirque du Soleil’s 48th original production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has more than 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from 50 different countries.
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