The Tyrolean winter resort of Sölden has announced that the performance of ‘Hannibal’ – a massive event which takes place on the glaciers of the ski resort each year – has been cancelled for 2021.
The performance was staged on the Rettenbach glacier for the first time at the end of the 2001 winter season in Sölden. The producers Red Bull, Sölden and Lawine Torrèn originally planned a one-off performance.
Organisers have already decided to stage the glacier play again in April 2022. The tickets for this year’s 20th anniversary performance, already purchased in large numbers, will be refunded in full by Bergbahnen Sölden.
Around 8000 people watch the spectacle live on the glacier these days. The performance aims to recreate Hannibal’s historic crossing of the Alps at 3000 metres above sea level. It involves 500 participants – a precise choreography of dancers and avalanches, piste bullies, base jumpers, aeroplanes, helicopters and skidoos, paragliders and skiers spread out over the glacier.
Director Hubert Lepka explains : “We work with the imagination of the audience. We create a film in the mind of the audience.”
More information: www.soelden.com