ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK
New York, NY (June 2, 2016): Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) will conclude its 30th anniversary year and 2015/2016 season with the performance of ITNY:UNPLUGGED on June 16, 2016 at Chelsea Piers, Sky Rink. The performance will be followed by a Skate with the Company open to all.
ITNY:UNPLUGGED is titled as such because the show will be done in natural light and without sets – the focus being purely on the dancing on ice and choreography.
The performance will bring together 15 world-class competitors and performers in several new works and repertory pieces, as well as some young talented apprentices.
Elisa Angeli, ITNY”s Ensemble Director, has created a new class piece based on the Company’s Master Edge Class exercises – titled “Crescendo”, where the simplest of steps “Crescendo” in both beauty and difficulty.
The Company will reprise “Hommage”, a heartfelt piece created by Florentine Houdinière of Paris to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks there on November 13th, as well as the many others who have fallen due to acts of violence throughout the world. This piece premiered in NYC during ITNY’s City Skate Concert Series earlier this spring.
The performance will also feature the amazing Quebec ice artist and international competitor Elladj Baldé performing his Michael Jackson Tribute, and Company Members Mauro Bruni performing the NY debut of “Afternoon of a Faun” and Sally Jean Watkins performing “O Mio Babbino Caro”.
ITNY: UNPLUGGED will be presented on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 P.M. at Sky Rink and Sunset Terrace Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
Tickets: $35 General Admission
Link to buy tickets: http://www.icetheatre.org/tickets
Skate Rental will be available from Sky Rink.
For information on the Spring Fundraiser following the performance and ticket prices for the VIP reception, please contact the office at 212-929-5811.
To schedule interviews with ITNY Founder/ Director Moira North, or any of the performers or to obtain high- res photos of previous performances please contact Jirina Ribbens at 212.929.5811 or email [email protected].
Ice Theatre of New York 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 the Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dance/NYC, the Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, the Pioneer Fund, Richard T Button Foundation, the Will Sears Fund and its generous private patrons.
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.
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.