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BECKET, MA: Maine-based Ice Dance International (IDI) to perform “In Flight” at Jacob's Pillow on July 17

BECKET, MA: Maine-based Ice Dance International (IDI) to perform “In Flight” at Jacob's Pillow on July 17

Company:

Ice Dance International (IDI)

Location:

358 George Carter Road

Dates:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 6:15pm

Tickets:

https://www.jacobspillow.org/events/inside-out-ice-dance-international/

Ice Dance International (IDI)

June 12, 2019 – In a first for the venerable Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Maine-based company Ice Dance International(IDI) will perform “In Flight” at the Pillow’s free, outdoor “Inside/Out” stage July 17 at 6:15 pm.  

Although Becket’s average July high temperature is 83 degrees, the show’s in no danger of melting away. “In Flight” will be performed on a synthetic ice surface of interlocking polymer panels that mimics the properties of ice and can be skated on with professional metal blades. 

Led by Artistic Director Douglas Webster– an acclaimed choreographer whose work has been seen in arenas, stadiums and on television around the world – six members of the IDI troupe will perform three works inspired by flight (i.e., birds and space) and set to music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Chet Baker and Max Richter.

Among IDI’s international performers for this unprecedented appearance are six-time Great Britain Ice Dance Champion and two-time Olympian Sinead Kerr, eight-time international medalist and two-time Olympian from Turkey Alper Uçar, Azerbaijan National Champion Nadine Ahmed Kerr, and American professional figure skater and IDI founding company member Carly Donowick.  

Ice Dance International performs “In Flight” on Wed., July 17 at 6:15 pm, at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out stage, located at 358 George Carter Road in Becket, Mass.  Details available here.  This performance is free and open to the public.

Ice Dance International (IDI) creates classical and contemporary ice ballet with its professional company.  It also educates and inspires interest in the artform through mentorship, creative opportunities, collaboration, teaching, outreach and performance. IDI founding members include two-time Olympic figure skating champion Dick Buttonand Edward Villella, who is one of America’s most-celebrated ballet dancers, a Kennedy Center honoree, and a National Medal of Arts award winner.

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