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Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents “City Skate Pop Up Concerts” as part of the Winter Village at Bryant Park’s Kids Week on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:45am at The Rink at Bryant Park. ITNY performers include Ella Bauer, Gage and Oona Brown, Val Levine, and Sally Jean Watkins, with choreography by Joel Dear, Tanya Douglass, Jody Sperling, and Douglas Webster. The event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:45am
Performing apprenticeElla Bauer skates to “Putting on the Ritz,” choreographed by coach Tanya Douglass. With big dreams for a nine-year-old, Ella is aiming for the Olympics in 2030. Professional soloist Val Levine will perform Arctic Memory, a visually beautiful piece and environmentally conscious creation about Global Warming by dance choreographer Jody Sperling. This version of Arctic Memory is adapted from material Sperling developed during a 43-day polar science mission to the Arctic. The costume is a long cape, hand-painted with designs suggestive of Arctic pack ice melting and the sound scape is taken from the actual sounds of the Arctic ice pack moving as it melts. The work also draws inspiration from modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928).
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:45am
Gage and Oona Brown will perform their competitive free dance choreographed by Joel Dear, which just last month won them the Silver medal at the US National Junior Ice Dance Championships. Coached by Inesa Bucevica and Joel Dear, they skate to “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, Marlisa Punzalan and Los Últimos Románticos. Professional ensemble member Sally Jeanne Watkins will perform O Mio Babbino Caro, a beautiful, lyric ITNY piece choreographed by Douglas Webster. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is popularly known as NYC’s only free-admission skating rink. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is open daily through March 28, 2021, and in addition to The Rink, the annual winter event features fun, outdoor activities including The Shops, delicious food offerings at the heated Lodge Deck, the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos.
For more information, visit https://bryantpark.org/programs/kids-week.