Dance festival to pay tribute to ice-skating star John Curry

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There will also be a 300-strong flash mob inspired by Curry’s famous Don Quixote in Billingham town centre during the festival, and a piece has been created titled 1001 Dreams drawing upon key works and influences of Curry.
The show has received the blessing of Curry’s family and close friends, and also has the support of British Olympic champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. They said: “John Curry inspires a generation of skaters and his legacy continues today.”
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Press release that mentions MARK HANRETTY, VANESSA BAUER and Russia’s NINA ULANOV: https://billinghamfestival.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CELEBRITY-ICE-DANCERS-BRING-SHOWBIZ-SPARK-TO-NORTH-EAST-FESTIVAL.pdf
Excerpts:
The showcase event is “The Creative Spirit of John Curry” – a special tribute to the
sensational Olympic, World and European figure skating champion. Who took the world by
storm in the 1970s but whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 44 from an
AIDS related illness. The celebration is choreographed by Mark Hanretty, Balbir Singh
Company and Yebin Mok (American figure skater) – who also appears in the showcase.
The showcase event has enjoyed endorsement from a host of famous names including Jayne
Torvill & Christopher Dean, and Robin Cousins.
“The Creative Spirit of John Curry” will enjoy its world premiere performances at
Billingham Forum
Ice Arena on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August before heading over to Sheffield on 20th
August to be staged at iceSheffield.
"The Creative Spirit of John Curry" shows are on August 16 & 17 (event and ticket info): https://billinghamfestival.co.uk/events/the-creative-spirit-of-john-curry/
USA skaters Mauro Bruni, Adam Kaplan and Rohene Ward also are listed.

"The Creative Spirit of John Curry" at iceSheffield on Tuesday 20 August 2019 19:30 (ticket info): https://buy.sivtickets.com/allsites/Online/
 

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Mauro Bruni's Instagram post/photo a few days ago: https://www.instagram.com/p/B02-q5iny-V/
Working on something fabulous and new with @yebinmok to be performed during ‘The Creative Spirit of John Curry’ at the Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance @biffdance 🙌🏻🙌🏻 can you guess what it is by just the picture?
If anyone goes to this, I'd love to hear a report/read some impressions!
 
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Clip from Yebin Mok's IG captioned "#afternoonofafaun #rehearsal #johncurryproject #channelingspirit #artistic #beautiful #skating #inspired by #johncurry hoping to create beautiful numbers that he’ll approve.": https://www.instagram.com/p/B06dgV3H5HC/
Clip from Mauro Bruni's IG captioned "making ice babies with @yebinmok for the Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance ... #afternoonofafaun": https://www.instagram.com/p/B1HRbqpHTHN/

2 photos from Mark Hanretty's IG captioned "Working hard with @yebinmok to prepare for this beautiful homage to John Curry in Billingham on 16th/17th August and in Sheffield on 20th August.": https://www.instagram.com/p/B0c4QRunBka/
Another clip from Yebin's IG shows her skating with Mark Hanretty to "Meditation" from Thais: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0-iNXDH4_I/

A few more short clips:
#WilliamTell by #rossini rehearsal clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CcsUQnzts/
Tango group number clips: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1E-p8gHEDm/ & https://www.instagram.com/p/B1E9yzKHjzt/

On ice group photo from the first day of rehearsals showing, L to R: Oscar Peter (SUI), Yebin Mok, John Kerr, Nina Ulanova (and daughter?), Vanessa Bauer, Mauro Bruni & Mark Hanretty: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CbcX1HpG3/
 

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This is very cool. :love: The melding of the sport and art forms that meant so much to John Curry, that were his passions which he did so much to advance, uplift and evolve during his lifetime. :respec:
 

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Mauro Bruni has shared 4 (fan cam) video clips from his "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" duet with Yebin Mok (as premiered last night) on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Qq__Gnkfq/

Photos by Danielle Cutler (costumes by Sue Naylor):
 

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