View Full Version : Young Artists Showcase helps aspiring choreographers; "Quest for Creativity" videos

04-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130401&content_id=43626264&vkey=ice_news
Audrey Weisiger talks about her brainchild, Young Artists Showcase (YAS):

"The goal is to develop the choreographers' craft, so that when a show director says, 'I want a group number with chairs, and I want it by Thursday,' these kids can deliver."

On Project Runway, the payoff for winning designers is showing their collections at New York Fashion Week. Some all-star "YAS'ers" had their big moment last week, when Ice Theatre of New York's 2013 City Skate Concert Series showed works from eight young choreographers, ranging in age from 9 to 30.
"The ultimate goal is to mentor young choreographers outside of the realm of elite skating, because elite skating is getting narrower and narrower," Weisiger said. "The international judging system has a lot of limits and a lot of requirements.

The Ice Theater of New York's Facebook page has photos of this event held on Wednesday, March 27 at NYC's Rockefeller Center rink - here's one set:

"Englishman In New York" choreographed by [Young Artists Showcase] YAS 3 Champion Mark Hanretty, Skated by Eliot Halverson - 5 photos posted on the Ice Theatre of New York's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151504962477207.1073741866.273230042206&type=1

More photos were uploaded this past Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/IceTheatreOfNewYork

Icenetwork may have videos up in the near future.

Kim Navarro wrote an article last month previewing the event: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130322&content_id=43128514&vkey=ice_news

04-02-2013, 04:29 PM
You now can watch and vote for your favorite "Quest for Creativity" videos (Champions and Grassroots divisions) here: http://youngartistsshowcase.net/ (Yebin Mok submitted a video)
Winners will be announced on May 1, 2013.

04-02-2013, 04:36 PM
Here's a link to my podcast with Audrey Weisiger where she discusses YAS (http://www.manleywoman.com/episode-63-audrey-weisiger-part-2/).

Thanks Sylvia!

04-02-2013, 07:42 PM
You're welcome & thanks for re-posting your podcast link here, manleywoman!

Photos from the March 27th YAS/ITNY event at Rockefeller Plaza in NYC: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=43698584

04-23-2013, 10:58 PM
IN has video up from the March 27th show at the Rockefeller Center rink: http://web.icenetwork.com/media/player/mp_tpl_2.jsp?f_id=8309909&flv=http%253A//media.icenetwork.com/icenetwork/2013/04/19/icenetwork_26399855_1m.mp4&speed=1000&type=v_free&pid=gen_video&cid=2013041544841944&isFreeWheelSite=false&isAuditudeSite=true&skin=/flash/video/y2010/mlb_vpp2010.swf&_mp=1

It's great to see Eliot Halverson back and performing on the ice to choreographer Mark Hanretty's "An Englishman in New York" (around the 25-minute mark).

Note that, due to technical difficulties, there's no audio except for when the recorded music is played for each of the skating performances.