New York, NY (May 3, 2017): Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) will conclude its 2016/2017 season with the Spring “Unplugged” Performance and Skating Party on June 8, 2016 at Chelsea Piers, Sky Rink
ITNY will use this occasion to honor US National Champion and Skating Club of New York member, Adam Rippon. Adam was recently profiled on the Today Show and is one of the most outstanding artistic skaters today. He will be presented with the Will Sears Award, which is given to a skater who demonstrates exceptional daring and persistence in pursuit of his passion.
Come see the Ice Theatre of New York’s professional ensemble perform ice-breaking choreography, danced in natural light. Join us for this fresh and vigorous show, focusing purely on the art of dancing on the ice.
In addition to Adam’s skating, the performance will include a preview of two new works by ITNY choreographers:
- “11h11” by Line Haddad, an ensemble piece for eight ice dancers exploring our relationship with time. With the past and future trying to get our attention we tend to forget the present. Composer: Raphaël Beau
- “School Figures,” by Moira North in collaboration with the poet Elee Kraljii Gardiner from her book, Serpentine Loop (5 dancers).
The company will also present “Crescendo”, performed by the ensemble and choreographed by Ensemble Director, Elisa Angeli. This piece is based on the Company’s Master Edge Class where the simplest of ice dance edges crescendo in both beauty and difficulty.
Company members Jessica Huot and Conor Wagar will perform “Power of Love,” created by renowned ballet choreographers Gaiane and Akop Akopian.
“Alberta Biography” an innovative piece of our repertory, choreographed to a
soundscape of birdcalls, will be performed by Eliot Halverson.
The performance will be followed by a Skating Party with the Company – open to all. (Skate Rental will be available from Sky Rink.)
SPRING UNPLUGGED PERFORMANCE & PARTY
Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Sky Rink and Sunset Terrace Pier 61, Chelsea Piers.
Tickets: $35 General Admission – performance and skating party
Link to buy tickets: http://www.icetheatre.org/tickets
For information on the Spring Fundraiser following the performance and ticket prices for the VIP reception, please contact the office at 212-929-5811.
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 celebrate and advance 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.
Adam is a two-time World Junior Champion and in 2016 he captured the gold medal at theU.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, MN. Adam then competed at the World Championships in Boston where he placed sixth and received a standing ovation for his performance to a Beatles medley. After taking bronze at the 2016 CS U.S. Classic, Rippon won bronze at both of his Grand Prix competitions – the 2016 Skate America and 2016 Trophée de France. Currently residing in California, Adam is touring as a principal member of Stars On Ice and preparing himself for the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
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.