By Mabel Pais
“A delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil”
– The New York Daily News
“I remember being very young, growing up in Europe and watching my father perform in an amazing circus and it was magical!”
– Fernando Quevedo, Creator, Producer and Director
Tired of the same old holiday show? Bring the family to “Holiday Dreams,” a jaw-dropping holiday cirque! You’ll marvel at the death-defying acrobats, aerialists and daredevils.
Watch as a gigantic gingerbread house gets “built” in seconds or marvel at the incredible moving textures and computer-generated graphics that amaze and trick the eye.
You’ll be dazzled by holograms, projection mapping, computer animation and interactive lasers. You’ll ooh and ahh at this high-tech winter wonderland that takes the phrase “the magic of Christmas” to a whole new level, in every performance!
The Team: Award-Winning Cirque Performers
Underneath all these amazing elements is a strong foundation of talented actors, acrobats, cirque artists and specialty performers.
Fernando Quevedo: Creator, Producer and Director
Fernando Quevedo grew up in a circus. An acclaimed performer himself with over 40 years of experience performing in the most prestigious stages in the world curates the most prestigious and award-winning talent that forms the cast of “Holiday Dreams.”
He says, “I remember being very young, growing up in Europe and watching my father perform in an amazing circus and it was magical! The artists came from all over the world and performed incredible acts that mixed entertainment as well as daring routines.”
“’Holiday Dreams,’ A Spectacular Holiday Cirque! was created with a loving belief that people can come together and experience the magic of the Holidays in a fun, exciting and technologically advanced show for the whole family.”
After coming to America, inspired by the grandiosity and lavishness of the Vegas show, Fernando Quevedo thought why not create a show for the whole family? That’s when “Holiday Dreams” was born.
Fernando is the owner of Q Productions Las Vegas. At age 9 he was performing for President Jimmy Carter. After receiving critical acclaim for his act, Los Huincas Gauchos, Fernando with his family moved to Las Vegas. Here, Fernando cultivated his talents as a performer, music composer, writer, and choreographer.
Among several other national and international awards, his specialty Act, Los Huincas Gauchos, received the Specialty Act Of The Year Award in Las Vegas. Besides his many achievements, Fernando has composed music for the Las Vegas Civic Ballet as well as several productions.
Kelly Hamilton, award-winning, is Vice President and Creative Producer for Q Productions Las Vegas. She is involved in all aspects of a project from production coordination, talent, creative concepts, costuming, staging, lasers and logistics. Her work blending lasers with performance has led her to appear on several television shows and she recently won 2 First Place ILDA (International Laser Display Association) awards for her programming and choreography.
Michael Licata has been a force in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. As a manager, agent, drummer, writer, producer and musical director, he has been involved and responsible for multi-million-dollar projects for major recording artists. Michael has performed in internationally recognized music videos, on prestigious concert stages and has been awarded 16 Platinum/Gold records.
Dario Vazquez is a 6th Generation circus performer born in Mexico City.
Being a member of the prestigious Vazquez Circus family, his love for the circus arts is reflected in every project he is involved in. Dario’s encyclopedic knowledge of rigging along with 30 plus years of experience ensure that safety is second to none and that the audience gets a thrilling experience.
To learn more, visit holidaydreamsshow.com
(Mabel Pais writes on the Arts and Entertainment, Social Issues, Spirituality and Health & Wellness)