before Christmas, on Friday 21 and Saturday the 22th of December, Kevins
fans have been spoiled with yet again another magnificient edition of
the show Ice Fantillusion. “Christmas Wishes” it was this
This show starts out all in the dark, lights
appearing on the ice carried by skaters, slowly all the Christmas lights
get turned on, twinkling everywhere, even the ice gets a little fired
up and all that turns into a beautiful program picturing a Magical Christmas.
From that on it moved on to fun and glitter; The Golden Sixties. Lollipop
girls and locomotion interchange with Grease. A balletgroup appear on
the ice doing a version of Danny and Sandy, followed by a skated version
from Grease as well.
Toys have the habit of coming alive in the Christmas period, which leads
over to Toy Story with Toy Soldiers, a cute Barbie girl with her Ken,
a Quidam and a Puppet on a String that looked as there were no strings
it snow, let it snow, let it snow, yeah it moved on to Winter Wonderland
picturing an unstable Bambi on ice and snowmen looking on. A too cute
for words program from a dance group on Jingle Bells, followed by programs
on 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas', 'Music was his first love
and will be his last' (John Miles) and 'Frozen'.
A fun group program closes this theme and
leads to a guest performance, Idols and Dancing on Ice winner Dean skating
with 'ms' Staf Coppens.
up comes the 'surprise' Koffie en Gebak, which means coffee and pie, picturing
an innocent scene with girls skating on the music Candyman. Soon it turns
into showing male skaters shirtless on a wild piethrowing contest making
quite a mess with the pies.
up the audience gets thrown into the cold December mood, by an aesthetic
pair showing a dance perfomance followed by the dancegroup "Ballerino"
on the beautiful 'Once Upon a December' for another nice program, this
time combined with the elegance of girl skating around the carpet.
The only way to get less cold is to start moving, so on to Swinging Christmas,
a 'Pretty Woman' appears on the ice and after showing that she certainly
has what it takes, she takes a seat to enjoy the male pretty that's about
to come on the ice.
One cool skateperformance, completed with a mock imitation of Evgeny Plushenko's
with an almost soppy romantic skater showing on 'Only You' he wants only
her. That touches the pretty girls heart and after pushing the cool skater
off the ice, chosing the romantic one, they together skate on 'Time of
their lives' from 'Dirty dancing'. Funky jazz explodes after closing this
Here it change from swinging to Romantic Christmas, all the competitive
skaters join up to kick this theme off with 'Owner of the lonely heart'
really bringing in the romantic mood, which suits perfectly for the 'red'
theme that followed. A gorgeous program on 'Lady in Red', then a Dutch
song called 'Rood' (Marco Borsato) and then the group dressed in red forms
a flag parade, ending with a couple skating to 'Time to say Goodbye'.
Of course it is not, how can a show like this end without Partytime!?
Showing fire and fun tricks, the skaters really get the audience going
Then there is "Let me Bongo you" by Safri Duo, Short Program
used by Kevin in competitions for some time, combined with a Robbie Williams
song. The steps got adjusted for the entire group to skate, and altho
it was not as easy for all to execute as for Kevin himself, this was a
really enjoyable sight.
After this the entire cast joins again, to say goodbye, wishing everyone
a Merry Christmas. The whole show is wrapped up by the skaters having
so much fun on the terribly catchy tune by Shakin' Stevens.
The choreography was original and fun
and the music was funky and feel-good. The skaters themselves had a visibly
good time and the same can be said about the audience. Everybody went
home basked in the positive Christmas vibrations.