I went to watch Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove yesterday - 24 March 2014, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium with my brother and his girlfriend.
Saw a lot of little girls dressed up as Disney Princesses, they were super adorbs! haha!
I remember dressing up as Snow White at some event thingy at Centrepoint when I was a lot younger! I was so cute! *note to self Jill, self-praise is no praise, oops.
The show started at 7:30 and we bought some popcorns and churros and were seated by 7. As usual, the food was wayyyy overpriced.
C'mon, $6 for popcorn and $4.50 for ONE churro?! But I guess that's how they make money...
I contemplating whether or not to bring my DSLR to take pictures of the show but decided not to because it was stated on the ticket that no photography was allowed during the performance. How stupid I was - when the show was about to start, they made an announcement and said that photography/videography was allowed as long as it was for personal use and not to be distributed. Ugh. So annoying.
In the end, I only managed to take pictures on my Samsung Galaxy S4. It has a good camera for a phone but it couldn't really capture the performance well especially because of the strong stage lights :(
So, lesson learnt. Next time, screw the rules and bring my camera.
Let's get to the actual performance.
Foreword, I am a figure skating junkie, I watch way too much competitive figure skating so I'm really critical when it comes to the technical aspect of the routines.
The performance opened with Toy story, followed by Peter Pan, Alice in wonderland, Lion King, Little Mermaid, Tangled, Princess and the Frog and closed with all the Disney Princesses and Prices skating to Someday My Prince will come.
What I noticed throughout the performance was that it wasn't technically very strong. One of the toy soldiers fell on the double axel, a lot of the other skaters popped their jumps and the jumps weren't very clean. I know this isn't a competition, but it is a skating performance, so no matter what the technical aspect still counts! I don't recall seeing any triples or combinations of any sorts, mainly double toe loops and salchows. The spins weren't great either. Many basic spins like the scratch spin and sit spins. More advanced spins like camel spins were barely even attempted. I don't even have to mention layback spins and biellman spins.
On the other hand, the ice dancing routine in the Lion King performance was really impressive! I absolutely LOVED the performance of Can You Feel The Love Tonight - i crie everi tiem. The lifts were very clean and I could actually feel the emotions in the performance. Ugh, The Lion King is literally the best Disney movie ever made. Here's a video from Youtube
In some parts of the routines, they also called kids from the audience to take part in the performance. For example, during the Alice in Wonderland routine, they got a few kids to sit in a giant tea cup and whirled around the ice for a little bit. Also, during the Tangled routine, they got a kid to release one of the lanterns.
I wish I was a kid again! It seems so fun!
So overall, I think this show is great for kids, it's really entertaining and fun to watch. But just don't expect the technical skating to be Olympic standard, yeah?
Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove gets a 7/10 from me!