SPECTACLES: Have Ice, Will Travel

New Delhi National Stadium bulged last week with Indian families in traditional saris and dhotis, but that was as far as tradition went. As the stage lights snapped on to illuminate a blindingly white rectangle of ice—50 ft. wide and 100 ft. long—bedazzled spectators found themselves plunk in the middle of a late model U.S. ice show. A line of leggy chorus girls jazzed across the frozen stage, acrobats jumped, buffoons rocked, swayed and tumbled.

Producer of the show: Holiday on Ice Inc., a Minneapolis outfit which has four companies touring all over the world (one in the U.S.). Indians,...

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