Love on the Rocks
Photos courtesy of Kushnir Production
If you get that unexplainable feeling of awe when you see ice skaters making music come alive on ice, you will enjoy the History of Love ice show at the Ice Palace on Khodinskoye Polye. I was looking forward to it all day, anticipating an emotional and esthetic gift — which is exactly what I got. The skaters were great, demonstrating their artistry, athleticism, and humor in scenes about love from Adam and Eve to Superman and Lois Lane. In addition to the virtuosity of the artists, you will be wowed by the special effects, which include pyramids sprouting from the ice for Caesar and Cleopatra and pagodas for the Madame Butterfly scene. In this show about love, even the tragic stories are beautiful. If only tragedy were that lovely in real life...