Magic 828am and Showtime Management is giving you the chance to go and see a sensational show.
“Slava’s Snow Show” storms into to the Magic City at the Artscape theatre, from the 17th to the 28th of August.
It’s a show beyond your imagination, created by the world class illustrious clown Slava Polunin.
During the past 20 years it has been performed to millions, in over 120 cities around the globe … and now it’s coming to the Magic city, and you could be at the opening show!
Listen to the LunchBOX show with me Brian Oxley between 1 and 3pm on Tuesday the 16th for this amazing give-away.
Immerse yourself in a magical world of dreams and imagination, interactively reviving your childhood ankle-deep in snow!
VENUE: Artscape Opera House
SHOW DATES: Wednesday, 17 August to Sunday, 28 August 2016
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 8pm
- Saturdays: 3pm & 8pm
- Sundays: 2pm & 6pm
WHO IS SLAVA?
Slava Polunin is the Russian-born legendary Master Clown known as one of the most illustrious clowns in the world, an icon of Russian culture AND he is also the creator of Slava’s Snowshow a stage sensation that has brought joy across the globe to millions for over 20 years.
- Slava is famous for his yellow clown character “Assissai”
- Since 2013 until recently, Slava was the artistic director of the oldest and biggest circus in Russia, The Bolshoi St-Petersburg Circus. He is still involved with this circus but in a more passive role.
- He lives with his family in a France, in a 12th century mill house close to Euro-Disney.
- His home is called Le Moulin Jaune – an explosion of intense creativity that defies reality.
- The Economist (2014) called Le Moulin Jaune “an eye-popping affair, something sprung from the combined imagination of Lewis Carroll and Salvador Dalí.”
- Before he created SnowShow, Slava was a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegria
WHAT IS SLAVA’s SNOWSHOW?
“A mesmerising journey into your childhood – sparkling with your dreams, covered by a snowy blanket yet filled with anticipation and more dreams. To a world of bright colours, true feelings and interactive fun where you’ll see your own story as you experience the award-winning international stage sensation …” Slava Polunin
WHY NOT USE LANGUAGE IN THE SNOWSHOW?
“I love absurd and fantastic reality and I do not trust “spoken word” – that is what made me choose clowning. For me, expression without words is much more organic and natural than using words on stage, visual language is much richer, more personalized and elusive, that’s why I haven’t even thought to use words.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT!
For the first time in SA, this highly acclaimed international visual spectacle for families and joy seekers will take you out of your day-to-day world and transport you to a beautiful, dazzling, enchanting place that will bring out your inner child
WHO SHOULD SEE IT?
Everyone over the age of 8 years. Slava’s team of Snowshow clowns are coming to SA to entertain, to amaze and to bring a sense of wonder … of magic … of joy as they transform the venue into a virtual playground. Are you ready to be blown away?
WHAT DO FANS SAY?
“An uplifting ethereal experience” “Third time I have seen the show and I love it more each time”
“… appropriately festive in spirit even if the childish wonder of the kind more appreciated by adults. Slava once again proves that there’s no show like Snowshow.” Independent UK
HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THE SHOW?
Millions of people across the globe in more than 120 cities including New York, London, Sydney, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro.
WHY DO AUDIENCE MEMBERS KEEP RETURNING TO THE SHOW?
To see if they understand something the next time round
HOW LONG WILL SNOWSHOW KEEP TOURING?
As long as people are foolish enough to keep it going. We believe that it will last another quarter of eternity.
HOW MUCH SNOW IS USED?
Enough to make everybody’s heart warm up and they want to stand up and scream with joy.
HOW COME SLAVA DOESN’T PERFORM IN THE SHOW?
A vital question of survival of the clown species.
WHAT IS SLAVA’s ACADEMY OF FOOLS?
The Academy of Fools unites people who know how to have fun in life, how to be happy. It is an excellent opportunity for Slave to gather his friends together and have fun. This very important institution opposes vanity and exceeding the seriousness of the world.
CAN ANYBODY BECOME A CLOWN?
No, only clowns
HOW OFTEN DO SLAVA’S CLOWNS TRAIN?
They train to be silly no less than 8 hours and 14 minutes per day no coffee break.
HOW ARE SLAVA’S CLOWNS SELECTED?
All cast members are hand picked on the basis of being 100% authentic fools to act as themselves.
WHAT IS THE YELLOW CLOWN FORMULA?
It takes hundreds of green clowns to make 1 yellow clown, when we get lucky. After 40 years of making clown shows, we have no more than 4 active yellow clowns. We consider them to be the rarest species in the world.
THE RED NOSE?
Every fool makes his own tailor made nose.
For the first time ever, the multi-award winning critically acclaimed international sensation, Slava’s Snowshow storms into SA next month.
This show brilliantly creates a universal world in a timeless theatrical spectacle while enchanting and empowering the imagination of audiences across the globe, resulting in millions of enthusiastic spectators across all nationalities, gender, beliefs, types and ages.
The gradual transformation of the spectator during the show is one of the greatest feats Slava’s Snowshow has to offer.
Get ready to be catapulted back to your childhood as Slava’s Snowshow takes you on a uniquely spontaneous interactive and wildly entertaining journey under a snowy blanket.