PY1’s laser and acrobatics filled show promised to be a trip “through space and time” but was a box office disappointment during its premiere in Montreal this summer.
A colossal pyramid devised by the Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté that was due to debut in Miami Beach later this month has been cancelled. The project, an immersive multimedia space called PY1 that doubled as a nightclub after dark, was intended to open at Island Gardens on 29 November, just in time for Art Basel in Miami Beach.
A 50-minute show, Through the Echoes—a spectacle encompassing acrobatics, lasers, electronic music and kinetic stage elements—is likened to travelling “through space and time like in a waking dream” in the project’s website. But despite such promises, the event was a box office disappointment during its premiere in Montreal this summer, leading the organisers to retool the production for its Miami iteration, and delay plans to continue a tour to New York.
“Due to unforeseen logistical circumstances and some logistical constraints that are beyond our reasonable control, we will be unable to present the PY1 in Miami in time for the scheduled programming of the coming season,” a representative for PY1 says. “We are thankful for the enthusiasm of Miami’s residents, and, although we do not yet know when we will be back, we are looking forward to our prompt return to Miami.” Some pre-sale tickets were bought but everyone will be receiving a full refund, the representative adds.
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