The Creative Spirit of John Curry
Date(s)/Time: 16/08/2019 - 17/08/2019 - 7:30 PM
Location: 4. Billingham Forum Ice Arena, The Causeway, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 2LJ
The Creative Spirit of John Curry Ice Show
A special show to celebrate the life and legacy of John Curry in what would have been his 70th year of life a life full of struggle, genius and creativity.
Not permitted to study ballet as a young man, John found his calling instead on the ice.
With a visionary pioneering approach, he broke new ground creating a style of skating full of artistry, finding a way to dance on the ice.
Ahead of his time as a skater and choreographer with such works as Don Quixote, The Firebird and Scheherazade he drew from the worlds of music, contemporary dance and ballet in a way no one else had on the ice.
His profound impact on the sport has made a huge impression on countless skaters throughout the world, since becoming a household name winning the gold medal in 1976 in the Winter Olympics.
This inspiring family show draws upon the man, the work and the process behind what went into making John Curry such an iconic figure.
Bringing together a cast of some of the best ice skaters from across the globe, headed by Mark Hanretty (ITVs Dancing on Ice) and Yebin Mok, with Eliot Smith Dance, Tango Dancers Jenny & Ricardo Oria and Balbir Singh Dance Company.
Mark Hanretty, UK(Dancing on ice)
Yebin Mok, UK/USA
Vanessa Bauer (Former Dancing on ice champion)
Mauro Bruni, USA
Adam Kaplan, USA
Nina Ulanov, Russia (Former Dancing on ice champion)
Rohene Ward, USA
A collaboration between Balbir Singh, Mark Hanretty and Yebin Mok
Produced by Olga Maloney, Billingham International Festival of World Dance
Bookings are closed for this event.