Ice Theatre of New York announces 2023 Benefit Gala
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) announces the 2023 Benefit Gala and Performance on May 8, 2023 at 6:30pm at Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers followed by cocktails, dinner, and an awards ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Part of ITNY's 2023 Home Season, the event will feature performances by the 2... [ + ]023 Honoree, US Champion, Olympian and Ice Artist Jason Brown as well as the ITNY Ensemble and guest artists. ITNY will also present the Choreography Award to Rohene Ward and the Alumni Award to Marni Halasa. Gala performance tickets are $50, and tickets for the Benefit Gala start at $550. There are also a limited number of $2,000 tickets for seats at the Honoree Table with Jason Brown. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://givebutter.com/X029oI.
"ITNY is proud to honor Jason Brown; for his accomplishments and for being a role model in our "icy" world. Besides being a renowned World and Olympic competitor, Jason is a very creative and innovative performer," said Moira North, Founder/Artistic Director.
"Artistic skating and dancing on ice are what I aspire to and ITNY embodies this. I am delighted to receive this honor," responded Jason.
About the Honorees
2023 Honoree: Jason Brown
This award is given to someone who is accomplished within our ice dance world and has stayed connected to the field beyond their own performances; someone who has given back to our "icy" world and has been a role model for others to follow.
Jason Brown just presented two breathtaking performances at the 2023 US National Championships. Next, he will compete in the World Championships in Saitama, Japan in Mach of 2023. Jason is also the 2015 U.S. national champion, a nine-time medalist on the Grand Prix circuit and a two-time Four Continents medalist. Jason won a bronze medal in the team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists. Known as one of the world's most artistic skaters, some of Jason's programs have become iconic, including his Irish step dance free program and his 2021 short program to the music of Nina Simone with choreography by Rohene Ward. His two programs from 2023 will certainly be added to this list. Jason is hugely popular around the world and particularly in Japan, which has prompt him to learn the language to the delight of his Japanese fans. Jason was the host of ITNY's streaming broadcast "Pivoting Through The Pandemic" in May of 20221. His coaches are Tracy Wilson and Brian Orser (ITNY's 2017 Past Masters Award Recipient).
Choreography Award: Rohene Ward.
The Choreography Award is given to a choreographer who has contributed to the creation of dancing on ice as a performing art.
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