After years of anticipation, South Florida will finally receive the encore it has been demanding. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County proudly announces the return of the smash hit, Slava’s Snowshow. The show originally created by the Russia-born Slava Polunin, which opens July 31, returns for a limited engagement at the Ziff Ballet Opera House through August 20.
Slava has dedicated his life since to re-claiming and reestablishing the art and craft of the true clown. After founding his own theater company “Litsedei” in 1979, Slava has taken clowning out of the circus and into the streets, and from there to the major theaters around the world. He acts as President of the Academy of Fools, which he founded, and which has created more than 30 productions including the first RussianMime- Parade (pantomime) theatre festival (1982); the first international Mime and Clowns Festival in Russia (1985) and Licei, the first Russian street festival. Produced by David J. Foster and Ross Mollision, Slava’s Snowshow now returns to Miami following sold-out engagements in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Barcelona, Madrid, London, New York and a record-breaking run at the Arsht Center five years ago.
“This year, the international phenomenon Slava’s Snowshow promises to bring back memories for the 30,000 who loved it in 2008 and make new memories for all who will enjoy this spectacle for the first time this summer,” said Arsht Center President and CEO John Richard.
Often described as a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue ManGroup, Slava’s Snowshow is an awe-inducing theatrical experience and a profoundly moving spectacle full of wondrous images, delightful comedy, haunting music and snow—lots and lots of snow. Created by Slava, the original Cirque clown genius, Slava’s Snowshow has “stage effects that are dazzling” (Daily Mail) and a “finale that blows you away!” (Mail on Sunday).
For more information, call the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org. Tickets to Slava’s Snowshow are on sale now for $25, $55 and $75.