Winter Performances

WINTER 2022 CITY SKATE POP-UP CONCERTS

Join us this winter for our City Skate Pop Up Concerts at Neighborhood RinksVenues include: The Rink at Rockefeller Center, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, Riverbank State Park, Lefrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park.
Lunch-time Pop-Up concerts at The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
Between 40th and 42nd Streets on Sixth Avenue
Short performances at 12:40 PM (after the ice cut)Thursday, January 13
Tuesday, January 18
Thursday, January 20
Tuesday, January 25
Thursday, January 27
Tuesday, February 1
Thursday, February 3
Tuesday, February 8
Thursday, February 10
Tuesday, February 15
Thursday, February 17

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Friday, January 14 - 3:20PM and 4:50PM

Potential repertory works to be performed - program for specific dates TBD:
Arctic Memory
 Photo Josef Pinlac
Performer Valerie Levine
Arctic Memory, by award-winning dancer/choreographer Jody Sperling, is an environmentally conscious creation. Arctic Memory had its genesis in a 43-day polar science mission north of the Arctic Circle in which Ms. Sperling was the first, and to date only choreographer-in-residence aboard a US Coast Guard icebreaker. ITNY Artistic Director, Moira North, commissioned Jody to take this choreography onto the ice with ice dancer Valerie Levine. Valerie wears a cape hand-painted with the image of fissures in Arctic sea ice, the dancer’s movements suggesting a time-lapse series of floes moving and melting. Music composed by Brooks Williams & Beo Morales. Having brought the legacy of pioneering dancer, Loie Fuller into the 21st century, she currently focuses on using visual-kinetic narratives to connect choreography and climate science.

Duet
Photo Colleen Smith
LIZ SMITH and DANIL BERDNIKOV in a duet they created for the opening of the Rink at Rockefeller Center in November for Chanel’s 100th anniversary celebration of its signature No. 5 fragrance. 

I Feel The Earth

Choreography and Performance by Kaitlyn Weaver
Music by Carole King

Imagine
Photo Josef Pinlac
Choreography and Performance by Kate Mangiardi
Kate Mangiardi in a demonstration of fancy figures into graceful edge movements to the music of “Imagine” composed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and recorded by Eva Cassidy.

I Will Fall For You
Photo Hideki Aono
Choreography and Performance by Sarah France
Music by Woodkid

Journey Through The Snow
Photo Amy Krut
Choreography by Gia and Akop Akopian
Performed by Jessica Huot and Conor Wagar

Take Five
Photo Josef Pinlac
Performed by Armen Agaian or Danil Berdnikov
Choreography by Eliot Halverson
Music by Dave Brubeck

When Atoms Embrace

Performer Liz Schmidt
When Atoms Embrace, an acclaimed solo choreographed and costumed by original John Curry Theatre of Skating member, Lorna Brown. Lorna is an artist with a deep interest and knowledge in science.
The piece is set to Music by Arvo Pärt’s "Spiegel im Spiegel" and was inspired by a poem Lorna wrote herself:
She comes to us in blue and lavender light which shines on us all to give mankind energy and love and to help and heal our planet. Lay me in a field of wild flowers, let the scent perfume the hours. When The Atoms embrace and time changes pace, I find my magical powers.

Right Place, Wrong Time
 
Photo Josef Pinlac
Performer Theron James
TJ will perform his own choreography to the music of Dr. John.

Junior Free Dance
 PhotoJosef Pinlac
Oona and Gage Brown will present their new Junior Free Dance with choreography by Joel Dear. Oona and Gage just won the silver medal at the Junior Grand Prix in Linz, Austria. They are the current US Silver Medalists in Junior Ice Dance. They are coached by Joel Dear and Inese Bucevica.

Home Alone
Photo Hideki Aono
Junior Apprentice Ella Bauer will perform "Home Alone," choreography by Kaitlyn Weaver. Ella is coached by Tanya Douglas.

This program is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. ITNY is also supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and NYC Council Member Mark Levine and by Dance/NYC'S Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund.

PAST PERFORMANCES
Bryant Park, January 11 - 12:40PM

 


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