(photo credit: A.LOPEZ)
Israel in June is not usually known for its snow storms, but this June they’re about to hit hard, in the form of the magical Slava’s Snowshow! Following his sensational performance as part of Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, Russian performer Slava Polunin went on to create his own Slava’s Snowshow in 1994, which has become a multi award-winning international sensation, delighting and thrilling audiences in more than 120 cities around the world, from London’s West End to Sydney and from New York to Moscow.
Influenced by artists such as Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau, Slava and his company create a world of wonderment and fantasy that will transport you to a joyous dreamlike place, where a bed becomes a boat in a storm-tossed sea; a woman is wrapped in cellophane and becomes flowers in a vase; a child walks in amazement inside a bubble; Slava boards a train and then becomes the train, his chimney-pot hat billowing smoke.
The stunning finale sees a letter turn into snowflakes, and the flakes turn into a snowstorm, which whirls around the auditorium, leaving the audience ankledeep in snow.