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Axel is an ice skating arena-touring Cirque du Soleil production. Axel is the second ice-skating themed show after the 2017 show Crystal.[1] Axel premiere on October 4th, 2019 in Cornwall, ON.

Premise Edit

Axel follows a young man and his dynamic group friends with a passion for live music and graphic arts come to life. During his adventure, Axel falls for a character love interest named Lei.[1]

Characters Edit

  • Axel: Axel is a young artist, musician, and singer who falls for a mysterious new girl named Lei.
  • Lei: A mysterious new girl who is the love interest of Axel.
  • Vi: The antagonist of Axel. He represents the darker side of human nature. He is a mystical force that feeds on fear.[2]

Known Acts[3] Edit

  • Aerial chain
  • Aerial Silk
  • Bungee
  • Cross Cerceaux Duo
  • Cube
  • Cyr wheel
  • Diabolos
  • Fire act
  • Freestyle Skating
  • Hand Balancing
  • Ice Dance
  • Ice Theater
  • Juggling
  • Puppeteering
  • Roman Ladder
  • Russian Swing
  • Single Skating
  • Synchronized Skating
  • Trapeze Duo
  • Wushu

Known Music[4] Edit

Licensed Music

  • "Mad World" by Tears For Fears.
  • "Creep" by Radiohead.
  • "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees.
  • "Jump" by House of Pain.
  • "Diamonds" by Rihanna

Original Score

  • Hero of The Day
  • Underworld
  • Gala
  • Top of the World

Vocalist Edit

Axel

  • Jayden Sierra - October 4, 2019 - Present[4]

Touring Schedule Edit

Arena Tour

2019 Schedule

  NA  Cornwall, ON - From October 4 to October 5, 2019 (Show Premiere)
  NA  Syracuse, NY - From October 11 to October 13, 2019
  NA  Huntsville, AL - From October 18 to October 20, 2019
  NA  Pensacola, FL - From October 24 to October 27, 2019
  NA  Tampa, FL - From October 31 to November 3, 2019
  NA  Jacksonville, FL - From November 7 to November 10, 2019
  NA  Roanoke, VA - From November 14 to November 27, 2019
  NA  Worcester, MA - From December 5 to December 8, 2019
  NA  Quebec, QC - From December 12 to December 15, 2019
  NA  Montreal, QC - From December 19 to December 29, 2019

2020 Schedule

  NA  Detroit, MI - From January 2 to January 5, 2020
  NA  Milwaukee, WI - From January 9 to January 12, 2020
  NA  Tulsa, OK - From January 16 to January 19, 2020
  NA Cincinnati, OH - From January 23 to January 26, 2020
  NA  Kansas City, MO - From January 30 to February 2, 2020
  NA  Nashville, TN - From February 6 to February 9, 2020
  NA  Greenville, SC - From February 13 to February 16, 2020
  NA  Columbus, GA - From February 20 to February 23, 2020
  NA  Bakersfield, CA - From March 12 to March 15, 2020
  NA  Prescott Valley, AZ - From March 19 to March 21, 2020
  NA  San Jose, CA - From March 24 to March 28, 2020
  NA  Las Vegas, NV - From April 3 to April 5, 2020
  NA  Everett, WA - From April 9 to April 12, 2020
  NA  Tucson, AZ - From April 17 to April 19, 2020
  NA  Rio Rancho, NM - From April 23 to April 26, 2020
  NA  Eugene, OR - From May 14 to May 17, 2020
  NA  Spokane, WA - From May 21 to May 24, 2020
  NA  Victoria, BC - From May 28 to May 31, 2020
  NA  Abbotsford, BC - From June 4 to JUne 7, 2020
  NA  Kelowna, BC - From June 11 to June 14, 2020
  NA  Kamloops, BC - From June 18 to June 21, 2020
  NA  Prince George, BC - From June 25 to June 28, 2020
  NA  Edmonton, AB - From July 2 to July 5, 2020
  NA  Saskatoon, SK - From July 9 to July 12, 2020
  NA  Lethbridge, AB - From July 16 to July 19, 2020
  NA  Regina, SK - From July 23 to July 26, 2020
  NA  Medicine Hat, AB - From July 30, 2020 - August 2, 2020
  NA  Raleigh, NC - From August 20 to August 23, 2020

Gallery Edit

Promotional

Characters

Performance

Videos Edit

Teasers

Trailers

Behind The Scenes

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel
  2. Cirque du Soleil on Instagram: "Axel, Lei, Vi... here's a first hint at characters from #AXELCirque! ❤️". Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/B1tglBYndIO/
  3. Soleil, C. du. (2019, September 8). Skaters, aerialists, musicians and more...meet all the artists from #AXELCirque! Tap video to view in full screen. pic.twitter.com/L6BlBSRt2Z. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/Cirque/status/1170729762156929025
  4. 4.0 4.1 Obendrauf, P. (2019, September 4). Cirque du Soleil reinvents the big arena rock show with Axel. Retrieved from https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/cirque-du-soleil-reinvents-the-big-arena-rock-show-with-axel?fbclid=IwAR2bB5ym1hUnv1lJd109TTn8GT8vyFyaOwfiB6Hhkvd7ngYoyd6U4NCQ9zM

External Links Edit

Official Website

Axel on Instagram
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