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NEW WORKS: An evening with Ice Dance International

two ice dancers (members of the Ice Dance International Company) on the ice in pink costumes.
Friday, September 17, 7:00pm

Audience members are encouraged to bring their skates for a post-performance free skate with the IDI company! Please bring your own skates, skates will not be provided. 

A VIP reception in the Community Room will follow the performance, and include an artist meet and greet with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres to be served provided by Alchemist Brewing, The Butchery, Commodities, and Ellison Estates Vineyard. 

The performance will premiere two works created with the support of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, both at the Stowe Arena. The first, called ‘Experience’, with music by Ludovico Einaudi, was choreographed March 9-14, 2020, the week the world shut down due to the pandemic. The company’s performance and intended premier of ‘Experience’, scheduled on Saturday March 14th, 2020, was canceled along with the rest of the IDI tour planned for that spring.

The second piece to premiere next month will be created by 4-time World Champion, Kurt Browning, during September 13-18 in Stowe.  Says Kurt Browning about the new piece, with the working title ‘Physical Farce’, “Whenever given the chance, I’m a very happy person when I can combine two of my favorite things: skating and laughter.” The score of the piece is being created by Jonathan Galland of Bending Reed Music. Mr. Galland also created the score of IDI’s Solstice.

The evening will also include Douglas Webster, IDI’s Executive and Artistic Director’s piece ‘Revival’, created during the pandemic and performed in pop-ups engagements in New Hampshire and Vermont during the winter of 2021. The piece, with music by Mumford and Sons, is about community and hope. IDI company members will also perform solos and duets to round out the evening. These pieces will feature IDI repertory ‘Reflections’, created by Benoit Richaud; ‘Till the End’, created by Rohene Ward; and ‘Primavera’, created by Douglas Webster.

The IDI Company:

  • Kurt Browning: 4 time World Champion and 4 time Canadian Champion
  • Alissa Czisny: 2 time United States Champion
  • Collin Brubaker
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Adam Kaplan
  • Karina Manta
  • Kseniya Ponomaryova
  • Lara Shelton
  • Neill Shelton
  • Angela Wang

Cast and Choreographer subject to change due to potential Covid concerns, including travel restrictions.

This will conclude a week of ice dancing during which the community has many opportunities to engage in the joy, flight, and flow of skating. “We’re thrilled to welcome IDI back to Stowe and to introduce to our audiences this incredible dance form which elevates skating from sport to art,” says Hope Sullivan, Spruce Peak Arts Executive Director. 

Additional Information
About Ice Dance International
Schedule of Events, Classes and Workshops 


Event Sponsors:      

Friends of Stowe
Jackson Arena

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Additional support by:  
Maple Capital Management