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Ice Dance International Residency 2022: Thank YOU!

IDI colorblock logo, 9 squares with the white letters IDI, alternating between light purple, dark purple, orange and green squares.

Thank you for another incredible Ice Dance International Residency!

That’s a wrap on the Ice Dance International Residency in Stowe! Spruce Peak Arts and the IDI company served over 900 students, skating enthusiasts, and audience members last week! From special presentations to area schools to hockey, beginner, and master classes, we experienced an amazing week of community, skating, learning, artistry, and the premiere performance of their new touring show, GRACE, on September 17, 2022, which featured work by Douglas Webster, Benoit Richaud and Cindy Stuart.
 
All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our event sponsors: Commodities Natural Market, Concept 2 Rowing, Chris Pazandak and Mary Jacques, Ellison Estates Vineyard, Front Porch Forum, Idletyme Brewing Company, New England Foundation for the Arts, Stowe Reporter, and the Town of Stowe; and lodging sponsors: Dianne Arnold and Dean Goodermote, Lisa McGovern and Jay Wallace, and Sun and Ski Inn and Suites.
 
We are so proud and grateful to have such a wonderful community of local businesses, committee members, and partners. An extra special thank you to Doug Webster and the Ice Dance International company for their time and talents, and we send well wishes on the rest of your fall tour!
 
Residency Sponsors:
 
Commodities Natural Market Logo Chris Pazandak and Mary Jacques
Town of Stowe      

Lodging Sponsors: 

Dianne Arnold and Dean Goodermote Lisa McGovern and Jay Wallace

 

Ice Dance International Residency Schedule 

Hockey Edge and Turn Class: Wednesday, Sept. 14th, 2022 5:30-6:30PM
Beginner/Intermediate Class: Thursday, September 15th, 2022 6:00-7:00PM
Homeschool Student Presentation: Friday, September 16th, 2022 1:00-2:00PM and Get Out and Skate 2:00-3:00PM
Adaptive Skating Class: Friday, September 16th, 2022 6:00-7:00PM
IDI Premiere Performance “Grace”: Saturday, September 17th, 2022 7:00-8:30PM
Master’s Skating Clinic with Ice Dancing, Sunday September 18th, 2022 1:00-4:00PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company Pictured: Row 1(L-R): Karina Manta, Erin Reed, Kseniya Ponomaryova, Lara Shelton

Row 2 (L-R): Carly Donowick, Collin Brubaker

Row 3 (L-R):Jean-Simon Legare, Neill Shelton, Adam Kaplan, Joe Johnson

The IDI residency wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the New England Foundation for the Arts. All residency activities—from community classes to performance—are fully supported by local sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Join us in bringing this exceptional company to Stowe! Your support can help fund free skate classes for local students and bring the magic of ice dancing to new audiences. Please contact Katya Luchanskaya, Director of Development, to find out how to get involved. 

About Ice Dance International 

Established in 2014 as a non-profit organization and based in Kittery, Maine, IDI has built its local, US and global image through live and virtual performances and its educational programs. IDI exists to showcase and promote ice dancing as an internationally recognized performing art form. With a professional company and board of directors of figure skaters and choreographers including World, Olympic and National champions, IDI brings ice dance performances of the highest caliber to communities across the United States. The company has performed  93 times in the United States, offered 60 skating clinics (many for free) and organized free community engagement programming for nearly 55,000 constituents. Further outreach activities include panel discussions, performances at venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Aspen Gay Ski Week, WGBH’s Open Studio, Rockefeller Center, and Fenway Park and the creation of two one-hour public television specials that aired prime time on PBS stations nationwide and were presented by American Public Television. IDI works to further the development of skating as a performing art with its skating school ‘Skate 360’, and Artistry of Skating clinics, endorsed by US Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association. IDI has been featured in The New York Times and Boston Globe critics picks, Dance Magazine, Dance Informa, Dance International and The Dance Enthusiast; and locally on NH Chronicle. IDI’s national tour was shut down in March of 2020 due to the pandemic, and IDI rebounded In January 2021, premiering two new works that were performed in pop ups in outdoor venues across New England, many were live streamed to audiences across the globe. Solstice was filmed outdoors and will be released during our Free Virtual Gala on October 28, 2021 at 8:30pm EST.

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