Johnny Weir to open NY Ice Theatre’s season

Release courtesy of the Ice Theatre of New York

At its 2010 Home Season from April 29 to May 1 at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, Ice Theatre of New York will present new repertory and celebrate the visions of some of the remarkable choreographers who have shone their brilliance on the Company for many years. The performance will feature Elisa Angeli and Tyrrell Gene in Jacqulyn Buglisi’s  “The Dreame”, and the Ensemble in Elisa Monte’s “Draughtsman’s Contract” and Alberto Del Saz’s “La Revolte des Enfants”. Elisa Angeli, this time teamed with Jiri Prochazka, will also appear in a restaging of Lar Lubovitch’s “Tilt-a-Whirl” originally performed by Peggy Fleming and John Curry. In addition the Ensemble will perform this season’s new works, “Dare Greatly” and “Primavera”, both choreographed by ice choreographer Douglas Webster.

Opening night will feature special guest star, three-time US National Men’s Figure Skating Champion Johnny Weir, fresh from his Olympic experience. The evening will be followed by a Cocktail Reception with the performers on the Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers.

Two-time US Ice Dance Bronze Medalists, Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre will be joining Ice Theatre’s Ensemble for the Home Season. They will have just returned from participating in the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin, Italy.

Skating and dance fans alike will love this year’s show.

WHEN:             April 29, 30 and May 1st at 7 p.m.

WHERE:           Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 (23rd Street & the Hudson River)

TICKETS: Opening Night Performance & Reception: $150
6 p.m. Children’s Meet & Greet (under 16): $75
General admission: $25
Students, seniors and groups of 10 or more: $15

TO BUY:           Call (212) 929 5811

About Ice Theatre of New York

Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) seeks to change the face of figure skating by creating works that integrate the sensibilities of contemporary dance, music and art.  Through its performances in both traditional and alternative venues, ITNY presents on-ice dances that challenge the perceptions and conventional definitions of figure skating.

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 its exemplary education, community outreach and training programs.

Contact: Jirina Ribbens, Executive Director
Ice Theatre of New York
Chelsea Piers 59, Suite 5911
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 929 5811
Cell: (646) 942 7818
www.icetheatre.org