After falling through the ice, Crystal is swept into a swirling vortex of wind and snow as her imagination wanders in free-fall. – Acrobatics and skating collide in this high-energy number where banquine, handt-to-hand and tumbling are interwoven with jumps, flips, spins and figure skating.
A day in the life
Crystal is caught in a warped, exaggerated version of her life where she feels out of sync – at home, at school, on the playground, on the street, and in the city. – This large-scale choreographic storytelling number blends acrobatic language with various skating forms.
After chasing away her flashbacks, Crystal decides to take control of her environment when she catches sight of her Reflection again. Ultimately, her alter ego spreads darkness all around – blackness that spills from the ink of Crystal’s pen. She is about to discover her voice through the power of her words. – Crystal sees her Reflection skating upside down. She then joins her Reflection on the ice for a poetic skating duo.
In a joyful, celebratory scene driven by lively klezmer-infused music, Crystal explores her newfound talent as she gives shape to the impulses of her soul, willing characters into existence with the mere stroke of her pen. – In this duo juggling act, two jugglers display an incredible set of skills while on skates. They are joined by groups of acrobats and skaters performing intricate choreography.
Crystal takes pleasure in transforming the different environments in her life through the power of her imagination. While her family sits catatonic in front of the TV, she swings back and forth on her backyard swing set and soars above the landscapes of her everyday life. – As Crystal reinvents her home
environment, she flies up on a trapeze executing flips, spins and reverse skills while wearing ice skates – a first in a Cirque du Soleil show. She is joined by her Reflection who performs a dynamic skating solo.
School playground / Hockey
Crystal revisits her neighborhood playground, which she transforms at will as she learns to flex her new powers. – Children frolic on a frozen playground while a hockey game on the pond turns into a high octane romp on ramps where extreme skaters do crazy flips, twists and jumps at full speed, turning the ice into a giant pinball machine.
Trapped in the underwater world of her imagination, Crystal travels from her village to the big city. – Caught in a life-size maze of transparent panels on the ice, Crystal sees her Reflection again. She skates through the constantly shifting maze in an attempt to catch up with her elusive alter ego while a group of skaters crisscross the ice performing synchro skating choreography.
Crystal is jostled around in a world of her own creation inspired by the frenzy of the city. – This swinging poles act, a first at Cirque du Soleil, combines synchro pole work, pole-to-pole jumps, and impressive Russian-swing-style dismounts.
Four of the Businessperson characters try to one-up each other in a friendly competition. – Wearing mics on their skates, four artists exhibit their technical prowess by showcasing their unique talents leading up to a crowd pleasing tap dance number.
At the office
Desks in cubicles inside a labyrinth. Using the typewriter as her instrument of choice, Crystal continues to explore the power of her imagination by turning a sterile environment into something beautiful. – Inside an oppressive office environment where typewriters rule, the cast performs group choreography that leads to a jaw-dropping chair balancing act.
Crystal pictures herself in a romantic setting in a park where couples swirl and waltz together on skates. – Three couples perform an enchanting ice dancing number as Crystal searches for her own partner amongst the group.
Crystal transforms the park into an elegant ballroom as her suitor appears from above and whisks her off on straps. – The couple performs a spellbinding aerial straps/skating pas de deux that blurs the boundaries between ice and sky.
Return of the Reflection
Crystal’s Reflection brings her back to reality and makes her realize that real life is above the surface and not in this make-believe world. – As Crystal’s reflection multiplies, four female skaters perform a dramatic group skating number amidst stunning interactive video effects.
Crystal struggles to ascend back up to the light and life above the pond while the Shadow characters help and hinder her progress, providing a final challenge before she’s ready to return. – In a breathtaking group number that melds hand-to-hand techniques on ice with duo trapeze, a group of
porters propel Crystal onto the trapeze where another porter flings her back down to be caught again in a flurry of banquine and hand-to-hand moves.
After Crystal gets the nod from her Reflection and finally breaks the ice and resurfaces, she is greeted by the community and her family. – The finale is an exhilarating mix of synchro skating that features the entire cast as they create a huge pinwheel in a nod to classic ice shows.