ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK IS PROUD TO PRESENT
2017 HOME SEASON
OCTOBER 27, 28, AND 30, 2017
SPECIAL GUESTS OLYMPIC CHAMPION
New York, NY: Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) is proud to announce the launch of its 2017/2018 Season by bringing together world-class professional skaters, and Olympic Champions at its 2017 Home Season at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers in New York City.
Performances will take place on 10/27, 10/28, and 10/30 with special guest performer, Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko performing on Saturday and Monday night.
Monday, October 30 will be ITNY’s Benefit Gala and Performance which will honor US and World Pair Champions Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner, Ice Angels Missy Van Buren and Marilyn Kasputys (posthumously), and International Event Producer and Agent Ari Zakarian with its Alumni Award.
Evgeni Plushenko’s appearance in ITNY’s Home Season marks his first performance in the United States in 11 years. Plushenko is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, four-time Olympic Medalist, three-time World Champion, seven-time European Champion and ten-time Russian National Champion.
The night will include a performance by Ice Theatre of New York’s professional ensemble under the direction of Elisa Angeli. The Company will be presenting new works by choreographers Elisa Angeli, Gary Beacom, Line Haddad and Jody Sperling, Founder/Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance.
The evening will also include a re-staging of “Tango Images” by the late ballroom dance choreographer Peter DiFalco. Joel Dear and Christian Erwin will present their acclaimed duet “In Passing.” ITNY’s Junior Ensemble will make its debut under the direction of Christian Erwin.
Home Season performances –
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 P.M. – $25 side seating and $50 center seating
Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 P.M. – $35 side seating, $50 center seating
Monday, October 30 at 7:00 P.M. – $35 side seating, Gala seating starts at $400
Link to buy tickets: www.icetheatre.org/tickets
On the night of the Gala the performance at Sky Rink will be followed by cocktails, dinner, silent auction and awards at the Lighthouse, both on Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers.
On-ice seating tickets are available on Saturday and Monday nights – $1,000.
About Ice Theatre of New York
Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) has changed the face of figure skating by creating works that integrate the sensibilities of movement, music and art. Its mission is to elevate dance on ice as a performance art. Through its performances in both traditional and site-specific venues, ITNY presents ice dance that opens one’s eyes to seeing skating in unexpected ways. ITNY was the first ice dance company to receive dance program funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to building and performing works of artistic merit, ITNY also reaches out to the next generation of skaters and audiences through education, community outreach and training programs.
Russian figure skater Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko (born 3 November 1982) is a four-time Olympic (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), a three-time World champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian national champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013). Plushenko’s four Olympic medals tied Sweden’s Gillis Grafström’s record for most Olympic medals in figure skating. Plushenko graduated from Lesgaft University in 2005 and from the Faculty of tourism and hospitality of the Saint Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics in 2004.
Plushenko currently performs in skating shows all around the world. He coaches skating – including Olympic Champion Adelina Sotnikova – and he opened his own skating school. He is married and is father to four children. Plushenko resides in St. Petersburg.
The 2017 Home Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Ice Theatre of New York receives funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, the Pioneer Fund, the Richard T. Button Foundation, the Victor C. & Clara C. Battin Foundation, the Will Sears Fund and its generous private patrons.
For more information on Ice Theatre of New York or to purchase tickets for upcoming shows call 212.929.5811, or visit www.icetheatre.org.