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Glace - Cirque on Ice

In 2005 Circo Luci combined their circus theatrics with the fluid beauty of figure skating to create a new style of circus performance, CIRQUE ON ICE®. Premiering in Brasilia, Brazil, GLACE: Cirque on Ice fused the beauty of skating with the thrill of acrobatics and aerial performance. The show has toured internationally, entertaining audiences in the United States and South America.

Although Cirque on Ice originated in an arena, it has been reworked to be performed in theaters as well as temporary spaces. In 2006, GLACE: Cirque on Ice embarked on a US tour, bringing the Cirque on Ice magic to theaters across the US. In addition to performing on real ice, Glace: Cirque on Ice can be performed on synthetic ice skating surfaces.

GLACE: Cirque on Ice® and Cirque on Ice® are a registered trademarks (Registration Numbers 3262986 and 3266971) of the POET Companies.

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GLACE: Cirque on Ice® fuses hilarious physical comedy with heart-stopping acrobatic performances and the gliding of figure skating.

The show is a kaleidoscope of color, with mesmerizing lighting and video projections, generating a procession of imagery designed to stir the imagination. The show features the best of both the world of figure skating and the daring of cirque-style acrobatic performances.

GLACE: Cirque on Ice is suitable for all ages to enjoy.

GLACE: Cirque on Ice is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater but can also be presented in various other types of performance spaces. The show can adapt to different size pre-existing ice


The GLACE: Cirque on Ice production includes the following:

  • Original Soundtrack from the GLACE: Cirque on Ice production written, orchestrated and recorded by the GLACE: Cirque on Ice creative team. (Original soundtracks can be previewed on the iTunes store or on the POET Theatricals Site under the “Media” tab.)
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.
  • Synthetic Ice performance surface (where applicable).


Shipping requirements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Soft Sets The GLACE: Cirque on Ice “Soft Set” production requires cargo space of one 24’ truck or a 40’ high-cube oceangoing container (for overseas productions). This includes all of the soft goods (theatrical drops) and video projection surfaces used in the production and staging of the performance. NOTE: this does not include the ice surface required for performance.

Full Set The “Full Set” production includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the stair units, multi level sets, synthetic ice and other stage elements. This version travels in two 53’ trucks or two 40’ and one 20’ oceangoing containers (for overseas productions). NOTE: this does not include the ice surface required for performance.

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.


GLACE: Cirque on Ice uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers, figure skaters, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.

Crew size is 4 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), 1 ice technician, and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. GLACE: Cirque on Ice is a European-style theatrical circus on ice that combines the beauty of figure skating with the daring of cirque-style acrobatic and aerial performance.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a arena, but can also be performed in theaters, tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day (with the synthetic ice version or pre-existing ice rink – allow an additional 24 hours for an installed theatrical ice rink to be installed and freeze).
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.
A. The soundtrack is an original score written for the production. The soundtrack can be previewed on the Apple iTunes store.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 90 minutes.
A. The show travels with its own performer flying automation and technicians to operate and is included in the cost of the show. The venue however must be able to support the rigging loads and have appropriate hang points to mount the show’s equipment.
A. Yes, this is typically how we work with venues with existing ice floors.
A. Yes, POET Theatricals owns an entire synthetic ice skating rink for venues unable to provide or install real ice.
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