ICE THEATRE OF NY: ENSEMBLE AND COLLABORATION ON ICE
MOIRA NORTH, DEBBIE GORDON, AYLON BEN-AMI, 2013
USA | 90 MINUTES
Panel Discussion following screening with ice skating legend Dick Button; ITNY founder and director Moira North; artistic director Douglas Webster; Olympians JoJo Starbuck and Dorothy Hamill; and dance great Edward Villella.
Last year DOC introduced the innovative work of Ice Theatre through a historical perspective, focusing on the development of ice dancing. This year, Olympian and U.S. National Pairs Champion JoJo Starbuck looks at the modern day movement of artistic ice ensembles, in particular the John Curry Ice Dancers, with excerpts from his ground-breaking spectaculars and TV specials such as “The Snow Queen” and including his amazing Fred Astaire routine. ITNY’s founder and director Moira North and artistic director Douglas Webster explore the company’s more recent collaborations, culminating in rehearsal footage and a recorded performance of “Reveries,” choreographed by ballet maestro Edward Villella. Ice skating legends & Olympians Dick Button, Dorothy Hamill & Jojo Starbuck, ITNY’s founder & director Moira North, ITNY Artistic Director Douglas Webster, Choreographer Edward Villella will participate in a panel discussion.