World class ice dancing comes to Plymouth

September 28th, 2013 by Heather

     PLYMOUTH STATE University will host the Ice Theater of New York for a skating performance on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.  COURTESY

     

     

    PLYMOUTH STATE University will host the Ice Theater of New York for a skating performance on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m.COURTESY

     

     

    PLYMOUTH — The world’s premier ice dance company, Ice Theater of New York, will perform at Plymouth State University in conjunction with their Boston appearance.

    On Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m., the ensemble will perform works that integrate the sensibilities of contemporary dance, music and art. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the top ten theater picks in New York City, Ice Theater acts challenge the conventional definitions of figure skating and are exciting and beautiful to watch.

    Works include a viewing of ballet great, Edward Villella’s, new piece, “Reveries.” Noted dance chorographers, JoAnna Mendl Shaw and Alberto Del Saz are also represented. The ensemble’s Artistic Director, Douglas Webster, will showcase his highly acclaimed, “Unforgettable” performed by Ryan Bradley, the United States Men’s Champion. In addition, Bradley will skate his new piece entitled “Roots.”

    The Company is an ensemble of international skating champions, including: U.S. Men’s Champion, Ryan Bradley, U.S. Bronze Medalists, World Team Members, Kim Navarro, Eve Chalom, and Brent Bommentre, stars of “Stars on Ice,” and currently featured in “Aerial Ice” on “America’s Got Talent.”

    From abroad John Kerr, the seven-time British Dance Champion, Elisa Angeli, the Italian Champion, and Grand Prix Members, Carly Donowick and Jonathon Hunt will also perform. Other artists in the Ensemble are national competitors and elite dancers Erin Reed, Joel Dear, Patrick Connelly, Tyrrell Green, Jessica Renee Hunt and Natalia Zaitseva.

    Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theater of New York’s mission is to elevate dance on ice as a performance art. ITNY presents ice dance that opens one’s eyes to seeing skating in unexpected ways.

    As a part of the Ice Theater’s mission, the company reaches out to the next generation of skaters and audiences with education and training programs in Plymouth. The Ninth State Movement Complex is presenting the Ice Dance program and is promoting it to youths and families in the area.

    The Dance Department at Plymouth State University will be observing the performance and also meeting with the ice dancers. Ice club members from around New Hampshire will also be attending the performance. A Master Class will also be conducted at the arena preceding the performance.

    For ticket information contact may be made at: theninthstate.com or by calling 536-8902.

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