The program also features the premiere performance of Cuisine Flambé, an interpretation of a dance created by New York choreographer Linda Diamond. Originally created “on dry land,” the storyline has a group of chefs working in synchronicity until they stop their work and start to party. When the head chef comes in and brings the merriment to a halt, the characters must get back to work. Woronoff explains that this is the second time that they’ve created an ice dance from a stage-choreographed dance. “It’s like interpreting a language correctly. The skater has to invent or create movements that have the same physical meaning, the same thrust. We spent a lot of time looking at the video [of Diamond’s original dance] to convert head and arm movements.”
Diamond’s company, the Linda Diamond Dance Ensemble, performs in New York City and upstate New York. Co-producer of the Woodstock Diamond Dance Festival, she has collaborated with others in many innovative projects, such as A Dancer’s View of Calder’s Universe for WPBT public television in Miami. Woronoff hints that Diamond will be in attendance for the Boundless Edge premiere of her work – no pressure at all on the skaters!
Tickets to the 7 p.m. show are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. The Kiwanis Ice Arena is located on Washington Avenue in Saugerties. For tickets and information call (845) 626-4596 or visit www.boundlessedge.org.