The Ilya Averbukh Production Company is an internationally-known Russian company that creates unique, grand ice shows featuring world-class skating stars. These shows combine figure skating, theatre, live vocals and music and state-of-the-art stage designs.
On the 13th December 2019 the European Foundation for Support of Culture and the Ilya Averbukh Production Company, with the support of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and media support of the Arts Council Malta and the Public Broadcasting Services Limited will present, the Jesters’ Wedding Ice Show, an adaptation of the Crystal Palace ballet to the music by the contemporary America -Maltese composer Alexey Shor.
The story is set in 18th century Russia during the reign of Empress Anna Ioannovna. Empress Anna was fond of sumptuous celebrations and unusual entertainments and once decided to marry two of her court jesters in a palace of ice built on the Neva river.
The project will feature world-acclaimed figure skaters, such as Olympic champions Tatiana Totmyanina, Alexey Yagudin and Maxim Marinin, as well as Anna Aglatova, leading opera soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia among others. The project is directed by Olympic silver medalist Ilya Averbukh.
The event will be held at the Independence Arena Parade Ground, Floriana at 7.00 pm.