Cirque Éloize ©Art On Ice Raphael Huenerfauth Eli Rose ©LM Chabot Momento Sounds ©Momento Sounds
The International Skating Union (ISU), Skate Canada and Art on Ice are pleased to announce that Eli Rose, Cirque Éloize and Momento Sounds will be performing at the inaugural ISU Skating Awards. The ISU Skating Awards will take place at the conclusion of the ISU World Figure Skating Championships® 2020 in Montreal, Quebec, at Centre Bell on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 16:00.
The French-Canadian pop star translated her experiences into energetic and emotionally charged anthems, Eli Rose tells unforgettable and undeniable tales through catchy and candid urban-influenced Francophone pop on her 2019 self-titled full-length debut, Eli Rose [Maison Barclay Canada / Universal Music Canada]. The 10-song album includes collaborations with Ruffsound (Koriass, Loud, Zaho), DRMS (Ariane Moffatt, Fanny Bloom), Realmind (Loud, Allie X), Banx & Ranx (Sean Paul, Ella Eyre), June Nawakii (Nicki Minaj), Billboard (Britney Spears, Shakira) and Mike Clay (Robotaki, Clay and Friends). A near-decade career prepared her to share such a candid story. She first made waves as one half of Eli et Papillon releasing two albums in 2011 and 2015. She dove into creating her proper debut in 2018 and prefaced the album by dropping "Tôt ou tard” and the follow-up single “Carrousel” written in collaboration with Montreal duo Banx & Ranx.
A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Éloize has been creating award-winning entertainment content for more than 25 years and ranks among the world’s leading contemporary circuses. Cirque Éloize has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and has seduced both New York’s Broadway and London’s West End. Its productions are crafted for a wide range of audiences and have been embraced by over fifty cultures. Cirque Éloize’s productions have proudly boasted more than 6,000 performances in over 600 cities and have been seen by over 4 million spectators. Saloon and HOTEL are the two international touring shows under the Cirque Éloize banner with their newest creation Serge Fiori, Seul Ensemble presented in Quebec.
Momento was founded by award winning Canadian musicians, Jonathan Chan and Jan Bislin in 2013 while completing their studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in the UK. They have performed all over Europe, North America and China. Self described as genre fluid producers, they construct their sets with the sole intent of creating a multifaceted journey filled with emotional twists and turns. Going from competing against each other in numerous competitions to joining forces, Jonathan and Jan have formed to create a unique sound dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the violin while bringing music to the masses.
The ISU Skating Awards, which combine the excitement of the traditional exhibition gala with the glitz and glamour of an awards show presented by Anouk Meunier and Elvis Stojko, were created to honor the world’s best Skaters competing at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2020. In keeping with the exhibition gala tradition, the 2020 world medalists will perform an exhibition number coupled with live musical acts and exciting production numbers that combine contemporary skating and dance. Awards will be handed out to Skaters, Coaches and Choreographers in seven categories.
ISU Skating Awards categories
Most Valuable Skater: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple who best managed to increase the level of popularity of Figure Skating with their fan base, media attention and sponsor appreciation.
Best Costume: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose costume reflects creativity, contemporary implementation, fashion, style and originality.
Most Entertaining Program: Honors the Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple whose program had the best music selection, expression, creativity, contemporary implementation, originality and overall performance.
Best Newcomer: Honors a talented Single Skater or Pair or Ice Dance Couple competing very successfully in ISU Events on the Senior level for the first season.
Best Choreographer: Honors the choreographic work of a Choreographer who successfully inspired one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples.
Best Coach: Honors a Coach who delivered professional and efficient work and achieved outstanding results with one or several Single Skaters and/or Pairs and/or ice Dance Couples.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Honors a Figure Skating legend having achieved great success and popularity and is considered a role model in the Figure Skating World.
Day tickets for the ISU World Figure Skating Championships ® 2020 are on sale now and can be purchased online at montreal2020.com, by phone at 1-855-310-2525 or in person at the Centre Bell Box Office.
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