Celestia, an all-new, international production written and directed by Sasha Ivanov, the founder of the live entertainment company Intrigue Shows, will make its debut at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on January 30. This tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and illusion is suitable for audiences of all ages, and will perform eight shows a week in a unique, never-before-seen proprietary 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art tent.
Presenting an otherworldly story of love and sacrifice through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated illusion, Celestia brings together a talented troupe of 32 multicultural performers to create an immersive experience. The 90-minute show includes contortion, the Wheel of Death act, and real-time motion capture and projection mapping.
The team behind Celestia?
Celestia is the brainchild of Intrigue Shows Founder and Creative Director Sasha Ivanov, the former associate music director for Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed production, Kooza. Having produced over 60 nationally released albums and composed music for Hollywood productions, Ivanov has worked with top artists including Lady Gaga, P!nk, will.i.am and more.
“We’ve put together an incredible cast of performers to tell a timeless and philosophical love story that is at once unique and universal,” said Ivanov. “With technology that has never been used before in Las Vegas, Celestia truly has something for everyone.”
This large scale theatrical show has been a long-standing dream of Vladimir Evseev, founder of the Allrise Financial Group, who, two years ago, approached Ivanov with the concept.
The show’s creative team includes:
- Technical Director of Acrobatic Elements Juan Carlos Valencia, who has more than 25 years’ experience with companies including The Royal London Circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
- Celestia’s Emmy Award-winning choreographer is Bonnie Story, whose work has been prominently featured on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” and on all three “High School Musical” films.
- Kevin Wilson, lead choreographer, has shared the stage with some of the world’s top recording artists.
- Jimmy Arguello, assistant choreographer, has taught dance over the past 15 years worldwide and has contributed to a number of television shows, movies, tours and productions.
“Celestia is a visually stunning show filled with incredible acrobatics, and we are looking forward to introducing it here at the Stratosphere,” said Christopher Fiumara, vice president and general manager of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. “The spectacular, one-of-a-kind tent that houses this phenomenal production makes for an exciting addition to the Stratosphere, which is continuing to enhance the overall guest experience with world class entertainment, dining and amenities.”
Celestia will have eight performances per week, with 7 p.m. shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and is dark Mondays and Tuesdays.