Starring Mark Hanretty from ITV's Dancing on Ice in the air and on the ice
An original production taking the audience on an artistic journey across two venues:
Traditional Theatre (Billingham Forum Theatre - Act 1) and
Theatre on Ice (Forum Ice Arena - Act 2).
An intricate fusion of arts and sport, presented by a cast of 300 international performers, world class ice skaters, dancers, actors, musicians and Taiko drummers.
A show for all the family.
Billingham festival is proud to present Ikebana, the Journey in Quest of Harmony. An innovative show, inspired by the famous Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana artistically combines nature and humanity.
We invite our audience to join us on this exciting journey not only between two venues but also between various art forms. Ikebana moves between the traditional and contemporary, between art and sport and between world cultures to present over 300 International performers and a large community cast of skaters, dancers and local choirs.
Directed by: Andrew Loretto
Artistic Ice Skating
Choreography: Gary Beacom (Canada)
Contemporary Dance Choreography: Eliot Smith
Music by: Hiro Hayashida (Japan) and Moony Wainwright
Dramaturge: Richard Hurford
Digital Artist: Shanaz Gulzar
Community Choir Director: Sally Egan
Production Manager: Bev Adams
Featuring top world ice skaters, actors, Eliot Smith Dance and International dance and music companies from Argentina, Chile, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, France, Ukraine and the UK