Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ice dancing is art to behold

    Something incredible is happening on the rink in Sun Valley, thanks to the Ice Theatre of New York. Ice dance is incorporating ballet into its movements—in other words, making the sport of skating an art form.    I just heard about it this past Saturday at The Community Library where Edward Villella, the principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater and the New York City Ballet throughout his professional life, explained his weeklong training of and choreographing for Sun Valley skaters in classics to be performed this coming Saturday night.
    The unique performance will be staged on Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. World-class performers Ryan Bradley, Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre, including repertory by Emmy Award-winner Charles “Chucky” Klapow and Artistic Director Douglas Webster, will make for a star-filled, new-approach-to-ice-dance evening.  
Ruth Lieder

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