Last chance to see ‘Hot Ice – Rapture’ at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arena
After a pretty gray year of cutting back on the finer things in life, sacrificing most joys and pleasures to the bleak reality of rising household costs, what better escape than to plunge into opulent, dreamlike magnificence? of Hot Ice’s new show, Rapture?
From the moment the house lights went out, I was transported to another world of glitz, beauty and excitement as the cast of world championship performers took to the ice, spinning, jumping and gliding through an ethereal realm conjured up by mesmerizing lighting and special effects, and beautifully written music.
Amanda Thompson OBE, has been both producer and director of the Hot Ice Show for over 20 years.
She said: “This is a show about intense feelings of pleasure and joy.
“It will be portrayed in many exciting ways throughout the performance, as our skaters flirt with beauty and grace, as well as the danger of performing at high speeds.
“The intensity will be created by the performers challenging themselves during each show with the intricacies of engaging and thought-provoking choreography.”
Choreographed by former Olympian and Hot Ice cast member Oula Jaaskelainen, each stage sees a jaw-dropping performance from the skaters, each specially selected from around the world for their skills and stage presence.
Oula creates excitement by encouraging performers to skate at high speeds with intricate footwork and dizzying jumps. Together with former dancer and assistant choreographer, Lynsey Brown, they both inspire skaters with their unique styles and ideas.
Although nearing the end of its summer run, there was no trace of fatigue or the past from the dancers, all giving an incredibly energetic and enthusiastically fresh performance, weaving each other into kaleidoscope patterns, moving as if they had developed a collective hive mind of sorts.
Rapture is a series of captivating, fast-paced vignettes in dramatic fantasy, lavish atmospheres and moodscapes, each a new treat for the senses.
Hot Ice runs from July 7 to September 10, Monday to Saturday. Evening shows start at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on select dates at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets can be reserved online at hoticeshow.com or at the Pleasure Beach Arena box office.
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