Ice Theatre of New York - Riverbank State Park - March 13, 2014
Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) has changed 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.
Ice Theatre of New York performs at various venues in New York, including Riverbank shown here and in Queens. This is nearly the 20th anniversary of the Riverbank program in which skaters from Ice Theatre of New York present a show for NYC school kids and then teach ice skating to the youngsters. In addition to these city skate programs, for the past two years, the Company has presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera festival and in 2013, the Company gave a talk on ice dancing at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. Ice Theatre of New York has also performed abroad.
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