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Holiday Ice Dance Performance December 15th
October 27th, 2012 by Beth Woronoff

December 15th, 7PM, 2012

Cantine Field, Saugerties, NY

$10 Adults, $8 Students and Seniors

 The Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble will open our 10th Anniversary Season with a performance at our home rink, in Saugerties.  This performance will be dedicated to Ana Dooley, a former Boundless Edge Skater who is battling a rare form of cancer.  Twenty five percent of the cost of each ticket will be donated to her medical care.  We have created a new work to music chosen by Ana Dooley, it will be performed by her friends and is titled “Set Fire to the Ice!”  It is a quartet of young women gliding and smoothly building up the energy of Adele’s Set fire to the Rain, climaxing with lifts, cartwheels and fast spins.

The ensemble will also premiere a new work for six skaters by Gustavo Caldas, Brazilian trained dancer and choreographer.  It is the tradition of our ensemble to work with non-skaters to create skating choreography.  In this case Gustavo taught the skaters a dance on the floor and then moved those same steps to the ice.  The skaters take on the role of translator, offering different ways to do the dance movements on the ice and allowing the choreographer to choose the one that offers the most meaning for his work.

The program will also included several revivals, “Red”, first created and performed at Rockefeller Center by Beth Woronoff, Boundless Edge Director, in 1996 and “Lightness created in 1997 during the first Chelsea Piers/Sky Rink Artist in Residence Ice Grant.  “Red” is a Graham inspired solo to be performed by eighteen year old Saugerties native, Sara Forsythe.   Sara will be wearing the ankle length red dress and will skate the original choreography.   “Lightness” is the first part of “Six Arcs of a Circle” set to the Bach Cello Suites it is one long unraveling thread of spins, turns that accelerate and set the skater racing to the finish.  It will be performed by thirteen year old Ana Alexander. 

 

About the Boundless Edge Ensemble: The Saugerties, NY based Boundless Edge is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. We are a movement ensemble whose focus is the performance and creation of contemporary, theatrical dances for the ice. Our mission is to develop and establish ice skating as a performance art in the Hudson Valley and beyond. The ensemble offers artistic skaters of all ages a performance venue for their talents while creating and maintaining a repertoire of dances choreographed by both local ice skaters and dancers. 

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