The Ice Theatre of New York, the nation’s premier ice dancing ensemble, propels its new season with its inaugural performance and benefit gala. The festivities include a program including: Appalachian Waltz, a first ever collaboration by modern dance choreographer JoAnna Mendl Shaw and ice choreographer, Douglas Webster; Low Duet by innovative, contemporary choreographer Susan Marshall; and a restaging of an excerpt from Footloose on Ice originally starring Nancy Kerrigan and now featuring Ice Theatre ensemble (program subject to change). The performance will take place at Chelsea Pier’s Sky Rink. Followed by cocktails and dinner, the evening honors two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and emceeing the night’s festivities will be her fellow Olympian Paul Wylie. The benefit will also recognize Ice Theatre’s board member, Joan Erdheim, for her contributions as a tireless volunteer for both Ice Theatre and Manhattan’s arts world. Ticket sales support Ice Theatre’s New Works and Young Artists, an outreach program for public school children in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, as well as Ice Theatre’s 2008-2009 performance season.
WHEN: Monday, October 27th from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Performance begins at 7:00pm; Gala begins at 8:00pm.
WHERE: Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street & the Hudson River. Performance at Sky Rink; Gala at The Lighthouse (both at Pier 61). Train C/E to Eighth Avenue
HOW: Performance Tickets $25/Seniors & Students $15. Gala Tickets $350 - $1000. Open to kids of all ages. To purchase tickets, call Ice Theatre 212.929.5811.
To learn more, visit http://www.icetheatre.org.
Official Website: http://www.icetheatre.org
Added by gottaseeit on September 27, 2008