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Suagerties Public Library Performance
Mar 10th, 2013 by Beth Woronoff

A free skating event!
  •   Come in costume as an animal, hero or movie character!
    Schedule
    4:15 – 4:30 Come and take a seat in the bleachers to see our demonstrations.
    4:30 Welcome
    4:35 Hockey
    4:45 Speed Skating4:55 Boundless Edge and Frozen Feet Theater
    Flight
    Dorris Goes to Birdland
    Set Fire to the Ice
    A Soldiers Day Dream5:05 – 5:45 Show off your costume while participating in free lessons
    5:45 – 6:00 Awards for best costumes awarded
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    2013 Home Show Frozen Feet Theater comes to Saugerties
    Feb 16th, 2013 by Beth Woronoff

    Saturday, March 2nd 7:00PM

    Saugerties Kiwanis Ice Arena

    Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors and Children, $90 for 10 ticket blocks

    For More Info: Boundless Edge 845.626.4596     www.boundlessedge.org
    This years HOME show will feature contributions from Frozen Feet Theater (FFT), such as Berlin and In Tonight’s Performance both from the Series entitled “Ice Pops”, based on the popular classical music programming developed by the Boston Pop Concerts  Other FFT contributions will include Volcano, a trio that depicts modern women warriors performing rituals, entering unknown territories and fending off dangers while keeping the circle between them safe.  Red, first created and performed in 1996 at Rockefeller Center by Beth Woronoff, Boundless Edge Director and Frozen Feet Theater Co-Director.  Red is a Martha Graham inspired solo performed in an ankle length red dress.  Dorris goes to Birdland is a snapshot of the famous jazz club, Birdland during the tumultuous 1950’s.  Dorris is a happy go lucky gal who loves jazz, especially Miles Davis’ All Blues. She witnesses the conflicts caused by segregation and the fight for equal rights and responds by literally holding onto her equilibrium  despite the difficult ride.  Flight, a modern day Snow White puts her mirror down and frees her self from the confines of a beautiful 12 foot long blue skirt. 

    FFT ensemble members include Alizah Allen, 9th ranked ladies US skater, Patrick Connelly, National Ice Dance competitor and Ice Theater of New York Ensemble Member, Sara Forsythe, Boundless Edge Ensemble member and Saugerties Native and Beth Woronoff, Founder and Director of Boundless Edge and former Ensemble Member and Choreographer for the Ice Theater of New York.

    The Boundless Edge Performance Group will skate Set Fire to the Ice, a trio set to Adle’s Set Fire to the Sky, skated by James Basseler, Gracie Fossett and Olivia Wogan.  Carl Carrozza will perform the Sodiers Day Dream.  Boundless Edge students will also skate in several duets and trios.

     

    FROZEN FEET THEATER directed by Mike Carson and Beth Woronoff has created a new genre in ice dancing that goes beyond the current Ice Capades-Follies-Cirque-Stars on Ice format, by telling dramatic stories; the myths and legends of the worlds’ cultures. Integrating the fluid strength and agility of skater/actors and the magical realism of puppetry within a narrative structure, this offers ice dancers the opportunity to present stories reflecting who we are, were and can be. 

    Their unique format has altered the approach of ice dancers, to include acting a role and has added a new dimension and way to reach an audience by combining the skaters’ unique artistry within the context of a multifaceted story such as “Viva La Vida; The Life of Frida Kahlo” or “Persephone and the Birth of Winter”. The company has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

     

    Boundless Edge is a Saugerties, NY based School and Performance Group, founded in 2002.  Its’ mission is to teach, develop and establish ice skating as a performance art in the Hudson Valley and beyond. The school had a unique curriculum that encourages creativity and self expression.  The Ensemble offers these local artistic skaters a performance venue for their talents.

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    Holiday Ice Dance Performance December 15th
    Oct 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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    New Series Begins November 6th!
    Sep 4th, 2012 by Beth Woronoff

    Boundless Edge

    Ice Dance

    Skate School 2012

    Saugerties, NY

    November 6th – December 15

    Dance, Skate, BE Creative…

    Please call or email with any questions: (845) 626-4596 or (917) 589-5911

    Beth@BoundlessEdge.org

    Beginners & Tots

    Tues and/or Thur. 4:00-4:30

    Intermediate

    Tues. and/or Thur

    3:30-4:10 off ice warm-up

    4:15-5:00 ice class

    Advanced/Ensemble

    Tues. and Thur

    3:30-4:10 off ice warm-up

    4:15-4:45 Edges, Jumps and Spins

    5:00-5:30 Choreography

    Adult only

    Tuesday 3:45-4:15 Advanced Beginner

    Free Skate- Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-5:30

    Make-ups for classes missed can be done on any other day that a class at your level is offered.

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    March 25th Performance
    Feb 2nd, 2012 by Beth Woronoff

    Ice Dance Performance featuring “Viva La Vida” inspired by the Life of Frida Kahlo; told through the mediums of Ice Skating, Puppetry and Story Telling! 

    Sunday, March 25th 1:00PM

    The Saugerties Kiwanis Ice Arena

    Admission: $15 Adults, $10 Children and Seniors, $90 for a group of 10 tickets

    Public Session to follow, all attending the performance are welcome to bring or rent skates.  Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Students

    For More Info: Boundless Edge 845.626.4596    

    To hear the story of Frida’s life as told in Viva La Vida click here 

     

    Performers include Line Hadad, French and Israeli Ice Dance Olympic competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble Member, Alizah  Allen, Senior  Ladies US National competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble  Member, Patrick Connelly, US Ice Dance National competitor, and Beth Woronoff, Director of the Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble and former Ice Theatre of New York Former  Ensemble  Member.  The cast of twelve is filled out by eight members of the Saugerties, NY based Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble.

     

    Fifteen foot tall skeleton puppets join the Day of the Dad Parade, complete with Mariachi music and costumes from Mexico city, all there to honor Mexico’s great artist, Frida Kahlo.  Voice-overs in Spanish and English quote Frida’s original journal entries “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” and “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”  The trolley and bus accident is depicted by five skaters in a bus puppet and two in a trolley puppet crash into one another and spin apart.  Diego and Frida appear in front of Frida’s painting of them only to be interrupted by Frida’s sister, Christina and revolutionary Leon Trotsky.  The seductive scene plays out as Diego casually leaves Frida to dance with her sister.  Despite the physical and emotional pain that Frida endured, the message of her life and this dance is “Live Life! Enjoy Life!  Be yourself!  Let nothing stop you!

     

    Produced and co-directed by: Mike Carson and Beth Woronoff

    Choreography by: Beth Woronoff 
    Puppets by: Sara Peattie of the Puppet Cooperative and Theresa Linnihan

    This opportunity is supported  in part with funds from Strategic Opportunities Stipend through New York  Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts,  administered in Mid-Hudson by Garrison Art  Center.

    Boundless Edge will also present works from our regular repetroie including, Volcano, Celtic Techno and Till the End of Love.  

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    “Viva La Vida” Feb 8th, NYC Showing
    Feb 2nd, 2012 by Beth Woronoff

    Open video and performance
    at Peter Cooper Village

    Inspired by the Life of Frida Kahlo

    Told through the mediums of Ice Skating, Puppetry and Story Telling! 

    Dates: Wednesday, February 8th

    Venue: The rink at Peter Cooper Village, E 20th and 1st Ave, New York  City

    Admission: Free viewing of performance and video taping.

    For More Info: Boundless Edge 845.626.4596, Mike Carson Productions 212. 765.2300       www.boundlessedge.org
    Note: Videoing 11:00-1:45, 2:00 Performance

    New York City, NY—Performers include Line Hadad, French and Israeli Ice Dance Olympic competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble Member, Alizah  Allen, Senior  Ladies US National competitor and Ice Theatre of New York Ensemble  Member, Patrick Connelly, US Ice Dance National competitor, and Beth Woronoff, Director of the Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble and former Ice Theatre of New York Former  Ensemble  Member.  The cast of twelve is filled out by eight members of the Saugerties, NY based Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble.

    Fifteen foot tall skeleton puppets join the Day of the Dad Parade, complete with Mariachi music and costumes from Mexico city, all there to honor Mexico’s great artist, Frida Kahlo.  Voice-overs in Spanish and English quote Frida’s original journal entries “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” and “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”  The trolley and bus accident is depicted by five skaters in a bus puppet and two in a trolley puppet crash into one another and spin apart.  Diego and Frida appear in front of Frida’s painting of them only to be interrupted by Frida’s sister, Christina and revolutionary Leon Trotsky.  The seductive scene plays out as Diego casually leaves Frida to dance with her sister.  Despite the physical and emotional pain that Frida endured, the message of her life and this dance is “Live Life! Enjoy Life!  Be yourself!  Let nothing stop you!

    Produced and co-directed by: Mike Carson and Beth Woronoff

    Choreography by: Beth Woronoff 
    Puppets by: Sara Peattie of the Puppet Cooperative and Theresa Linnihan

    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.   

    This opportunity is supported  in part with funds from Strategic Opportunities Stipend through New York  Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts,  administered in Mid-Hudson by Garrison Art  Center.
     

     

    The Sty Town rink is on E 20th and 1st Ave, below is a link to a map of the area:
     
     
     
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    Upcoming Performances & Workshops
    Dec 30th, 2011 by Beth Woronoff

     Milford Winter Lights Festival has been cancelled due to the warm weather.
    Viva La Vida Honoring the life of Frida Kahlo and regular repetroie
    Saturday January 28th
    Milford, Pennsylvania
    Free Admission
      
    Styversant Town Peter Cooper Village Rink
    New York City
    February 8th, 2:30PM
    Informal Showing of  “Viva La Vida”
    Free Admission 
     
    Saugerties Library Party
    Performance
    Saturday March 10th
    Saugerties Rink
     
    Ice Theatre of New York
    Viva La Vida Honoring the life of Frida Kahlo
    Performance Date to be decided some time in March
    New York, New York
    Free Admission
     
    Home Show and Recital will be our Benefit this year
    Viva La Vida Honoring the life of Frida Kahlo and regular repetroie
    Sunday, March 25th
    Saugerties Rink
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    HOLIDAY SHOW 2011
    Sep 29th, 2011 by Beth Woronoff

    SAUGERTIES KIWANIS ICE ARENA

    DECEMBER 17TH, 7PM

    $12 ADULTS

    $9 KIDS & SENIORS

    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE RINK OFFICE

    THE BOUNDLESS EDGE ICE DANCE ENSEMBLE AND SCHOOL

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL BETH 845.626.4596

    OR EMAIL BETH@BOUNDLESSEDGE.ORG

    Boundless Edge Holiday Show

    Contemporary Dance on Ice Dramatic and Theatrical

    Saturday December 17th, 7:00PM, 2011Kiwanis Ice Arena in Saugerties 

    The Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble will open our 9th season with a performance at our home rink, in Saugerties.  This season we are reviving some of our most popular ensemble and solo works created by Boundless Edge Founder, Beth Woronoff during the past fifteen years. 

    In chronological order “Red”, first created and performed by Ms. Woronoff in 1996.  This Graham inspired work was shown at many Ice Theatre of New York performances including several memorable ones at Rockefeller Center.  This time, seventeen year old Saugerties native, Sara Forsythe will be wearing the ankle length red dress and skating the original choreography.   The next oldest piece is skated to the Bach Cello Suites, we will show “Lightness” which is the first part  of “Six Arcs of a Circle”  This work was created in 1997 during the first Chelsea Piers/Sky Rink Artist in Residence Ice Grant and will now be performed by twelve year old Ana Alexander. 

    Now we jump to 2006 and a piece entitled “My Kind of Blue” and yes it is set to Miles Davis’ “All Blues”.  Originally performed by Ms. Woronoff she will once again entertain the audience with her fast spins and fanciful footwork that responds to and drives the wobble of the saxophone.  Created the following year in 2007 the ensemble will perform “Don’t Break Down”.  The 6 skaters in this fun and girlish piece will lift your spirits as will “Celtic Techno” which entered our repertoire the following year, disciplined Irish steps are contrasted with contemporary gestures in a mix which will delight.  “Volcano” is a new born, just created last season.  This dynamic trio depicts female warriors defending their territory each of which has her own unique skating prowess.  In addition we will have two new works as yet unnamed also a Special Guest from NYC will perform, to be announced soon.

    $12 Adults

    $9 Students and Seniors

    Discounts for groups of 10 or more. 

    Please call 845.626.4596, go to www.boundlessedge.org or email beth@boundlessedge.org for tickets and information.

    About Boundless Edge ….

    Boundless Edge is one of the nation’s only artistic, choreography-based ice dance ensembles and schools. Our mission is to offer both a training program and performance outlet for students who wish to pursue ice skating as a creative art and to present this innovative choreography to audiences in the Hudson Valley and beyond.  Our program offers young students, professional skaters and audiences interested in ice skating an alternative to the competitive ice skating format.   

    The Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble and School began in 2002 with 6 students and a single performance held at the Saugerties Kiwanis Ice Arena.  Currently, the school has over 30 students enrolled, many of whom take class 2 or 3 times each week.  Over the years our performance seasons have included appearances at Mohonk on Ice on Ice with Oksana Baiul and Nancy Kerrigan, the New Works and Young Artists series presented by the Ice Theatre of New York, Milford Pennsylvania’s Winter Lights Festival, the New Paltz Winter Carnival along with two annual performances at our home rink.  Our incredible guest performers have included Elin Schran’s, Boston Ice Theatre, Katherine Healy and David Lu of The Ice Theatre of New York, Gregory Wittrock, Performance Artist and Ksenia Makarova, Russian National champion.  We have skated to the live music of “A Perfect Gift, All that is Jazz” and set the dance choreography of local artist, clyde forth onto the ice.  this spring NYC dance choreographer, Linda Diamond will set a piece from her company’s repertoire onto our ice skaters.

    Boundless Edge is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Boundless Edge may be made payable to Fractured Atlas.

    Beth@BoundlessEdge.org                            www.Boundlessedge.org

    More photos for publication are available upon request.

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    2011 Performance Dates
    Dec 1st, 2010 by Beth Woronoff

    New Paltz Winter Festival has been postponed due to weather conditions.

    The new date is:

    Saturday,  Feb 12th

    11:00 Performance

    Performance followed by a skating lesson given by the performers 11:30-12:30.  Please bring your own skates!  12:30-3:00 Public Skating and free food!  Moriello Park is located behind Stewarts off of North Chestnut on Mulberry Street. 

    Admission is free.

    About the Performance…

    This mini performance will feature “Tulle and Satin” the entertaining antics of 4 comic circus ballerina’s.  Those Frank Sinatra lovers get ready for “Fly me to the Moon” skated by a lovely young girl, Ana Alexander and an equally lovely young woman, Diana Johnson.  Company Director Beth Woronoff will perform “Flight”, a mesmerizing look at the fluidity of aging.  This performance art utilizes a 10 foot long skirt designed to move with the dancer.  Skated to the music of Avro Part this is a unique and moving piece not to be missed.

    Mohonk Mountain House

    March 12th 5:30

    Admission

    Performance and All Skate

    $30

    Performance All Skate and Dinner

    Adults $135, Children under 12 $85

    Saugerties

    March 26th 7:00PM

    Adults $15, Children and Seniors $10

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    Boundless Edge Benefit at Mohonk Mountain House
    Feb 10th, 2010 by Beth Woronoff

    A Benefit for the Boundless Edge Ice Dance Ensemble and School

    at Mohonk Mountain House
    March 13th, 2010

    For those of you who missed the performance you can see some of it here.


     

    The skating rink is under a beautiful pavillion and the ice is mechanically kept frozen.  The performance will happen rain or shine.  Hope to see you there.

    Tickets available at the door.

    We have a wonderful event planned at Mohonk Mountain House on Saturday March 13th, 2010, 5:00PM.

    Boundless Edge is holding our biggest fundraiser to date on March 13th at Mohonk Mountain House.  The support of our students, their families and our local community is really important to us.  There are many ways that you can help.  Your help allows the school to offer scholarships and discounted tuition to students who cannot pay the full cost of skating lessons.  The school has never turned away a student who needed help paying for classes.  We have actually looked for and brought to our program underprivileged youths.  The artistic vision of Boundless Edge is to train skaters to be dancers on the ice, we are the only skating school that is dedicated to doing this.  To this end we participate in many performances.  The cost of producing these events will also be supplemented by our fundraising.  Your child is part of Boundless Edge.  Please get involved and help make our projects even more successful. 

    There are three ways that you can help:

    1)     Attend the Benefit Dinner and performance and bring your friends.

    2)     Donate a Silent Auction Item.  

    beth@boundlessedge.org

    3)     Place an ad in our program.

    Restaurants, Gyms, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Gift Shops, Wine Stores etc, Gift Certificates or Merchandise all work.

     We will list all individuals and businesses that attend the Benefit Dinner and/or donate   on our website, we will even give them a link to their websites!

    The benefit will be lots of fun!  Mohonk is a beautiful, elegant setting.  We will have a guest skater named Joelle Forte, she is a triple jumper who looks like she just came from the Olympics.  Our other guest skater is Amelia Xu, a 13 year old who also does triples.

    The event will also feature a performance by the Boundless Edge Ensemble. Company Repertoire will include “The Path to Peace”, “Celtic Techno”, “Flight” and audience favorite “Till the End of Love”.

    After the performance the audience is invited to try out the ice for themselves. For those who don’t want to skate you can sip hot chocolate, enjoy the giant fireplace and bid on Silent Auction items. Following, Benefit Guests are invited to dinner at the Mountain House.

    Best of all Boundless Edge is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, that means that contributions are tax dedutible. Contributions in behalf of Boundless Edge may be made payable to Fractured Atlas.

    The value of the event is $50. Any contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Thank you for your support we greatly apprectiate it!

    Sincerely,
    Beth Woronoff
    Founder/Director

    click here to download a flyer

    5:00 pm

    • Arrival Time

    5:30-6:00 pm

    Performance by:  

    • Boundless Edge Ensemble 
    • Joelle Forte
    • Amelia Xu Read more about Amelia below.
    • Special Guests

    6:00-7:00 pm

    • All Skate  

     7:15  pm

    • Dinner and Silent Auction
    • Cash Bar

    Tickets:

    $25      Performance and all skate 

    $125    Adult Performance, all skate and dinner  
    $75 of the $125 is tax deductible. Please download the pdf invitation below and make your check payable to “Fractured Atlas” to be able to make your donation tax deductible.

    $55   Child (under 12) Performance, all skate and dinner  

    click here to download the PDF invitation

    Amelia Xu:

    Amelia Xu, the 13 year old 9th grader at Jericho High School has been skating since the age of four. Amelia is a well rounded teenager who excels academically, athletically and artistically.

    At school, Amelia is an A+ student for all subjects. Amelia is representing her school for State Debate tournament in April.

    Amelia found her passion on ice and she continues to improve her skating skills with her new coach, the 1982 World Champion Elaine Zayak. Amelia was a Junior National competitor who represented the North Atlantic Region at the Intermediate Level. Amelia is now a Junior Lady and she puts forward tireless effort each day on ice to fulfill her Olympic dream.

    Amelia also plays both piano and violin and has been actively engaging in fund raising performances. Amelia’s Piano performance in Carnegie Hall last June raised significant funding for Baobei Foundation in Shanghai and saved an orphan from a brain tumor.

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