Sasha Ivanov, the former associate music director for Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza show, will debut his new show Celestia at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower January 30. Featuring acrobatics, dance, aerial tricks, live music, illusion and state-of-the-art technology, the show will be performed eight times a week in a unique 200,000 square foot tent located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Ivanov, the founder of the live entertainment company Intrigue Shows, wrote and directed Celestia. The show features 32 performers and includes a Wheel of Death act, real-time motion capture and projection mapping. The 90-minute show will be suitable for all ages. Celestia will offer eight performances each week, one on Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as two every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be no shows on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Celestia is the long-standing dream of Vladimir Evseev, the founder of the Allrise Financial Group, who approached Ivanov with the concept two years ago. The show’s team includes Juan Carlos Valencia as its technical director of acrobatic elements. Valencia has over 25 years of experience, working with The Royal London Circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The show’s choreography team includes the Emmy Award-winning Bonnie Story, as well as Kevin Wilson and Jimmy Arguello.