GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ICE SHOW “CINEMA ON ICE”
Conceived and produced by the company Opera on Ice
Verona, 30 September 2016 - In the beautiful setting of Teatro Romano in Verona the world premiere of the ice show “Cinema on Ice” was staged with great success. This new format, conceived by Giulia Mancini, was organized and produced by Opera on Ice, a company known for conceiving, organizing and producing great events in the world of figure ice skating that has produced “Opera on Ice” in Arena di Verona since 2011 and has co-produced “Intimissimi on Ice” with BWS for Calzedonia Group, a sold-out event each year with a great TV coverage.
“It's always a big emotion for me and my partners to see an idea come to life and become a new format on the ice, transforming visionary dreams into reality." says Giulia Mancini, President of Opera on Ice "I would like to thank the cast and all those who believed in the project and worked next to us in this new fantastic challenge, most of all the Antolini family who chose our show to celebrate such an important milestone – 60 years of business – and shared the emotions our champions spread through their captivating performances on the ice with their guests."
At its first edition, "Cinema on Ice" is an extraordinary show where figure ice skating champions meet the magical world of cinema by performing and interpreting with their art the most famous film scores around the world.
Some of the greatest skating champions have animated the show and given intense emotions on Andrea Gilardi’s captivating choreographies: firstly the World Champions Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte, but also Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek, Sofia Sforza and Simone Vaturi, Ivan Righini, Roberta Rodeghiero and the synchronized skating champions Hot Shivers.
“Cinema on Ice is an ambitious project” states the show choreographer Andrea Gilardi “and the only idea of being able to listen to the most exciting melodies of movies played live by a wonderful orchestra and choir stimulated my dreamlike soul. Being able to translate on the ice has been a natural and spontaneous process thanks to the passion and professionalism of all the skaters."
A sublime fusion between art, cinema, sports and nature, "Cinema on Ice” has been offered mainly as a tribute to the great Maestro Ennio Morricone and other unforgettable music from the most exciting movies who won Oscars, including "Once Upon a Time in America”, "The Mission”, “Titanic", "Gladiator", performed live by the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta conducted by Diego Basso, with soprano Elisa Balbo and the Art Voice Academy.