Audrey Weisiger talks about her brainchild, Young Artists Showcase (YAS):
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:"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.
"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/?...0042206&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/artic...&vkey=ice_news