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.
PLYMOUTH — The public is invited to celebrate the partnership of Northeast Delta Dental and Plymouth State University at the Northeast Delta Dental Community Skating Party on Friday, Aug. 30 at Plymouth State’s Ice Arena.
The party will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hanaway Rink at PSU Ice Arena, on Holderness Road, one-quarter mile west of Exit 25 off I-93.
Free skate rental, door prizes and giveaways will be offered throughout the afternoon. Appearances by the organizations’ mascots — Molly the Molar and Pemi the Panther — are planned with a special guest appearance by Fungo, mascot of the NH Fisher Cats, at 3 p.m. Complimentary refreshments begin at 4 p.m.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no advance registrations or tickets required.
Northeast Delta Dental provides comprehensive dental insurance for individuals and families and organizations of all sizes in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and generously supports the arena’s programs and operations. Many of these programs are open to the public and promote a healthy, active lifestyle for New Hampshire’s citizens and families.
“We are extremely proud and fortunate to partner with a generous corporate citizen like Northeast Delta Dental to offer quality wellness programs to the campus and the community,” said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. “I have always been impressed with their deep commitment to do what they can to enrich the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities in northern New England.”
Northeast Delta Dental President & CEO Tom Raffio explained, “We are a values-driven business and one of our values is to invest ourselves in the communities we serve in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Supporting Plymouth State’s initiatives around health and wellness is a great fit for Northeast Delta Dental and our mission to promote oral health, an important element to overall physical health.”
The Plymouth State University Ice Arena is the first of four planned phases to build a state-of-the-art Center for Active Living, Learning, and Wellness (ALLWell). Along with new space for athletic, recreation, and adventure programs, ALLWell includes new facilities for PSU’s third largest major, Health and Human Performance. Northeast Delta Dental’s support for the ALLWell project is acknowledged with a permanent sign at the public entrance to the arena.
“We are inviting the public to a free Community Skating Party as a way to express our deep appreciation for Northeast Delta Dental and their many contributions to the well-being of this and hundreds of other New England communities,” added Steen.
For more information about the Northeast Delta Dental Skating Party, call John Scheinman at 535- 2805.