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Ice Theatre of New York City Skate Pop-Up Concert, January 14

Jan 14 | Fri |
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Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents a City Skate Pop-Up Concert at the Rink at Rockefeller on Friday, January 14, 2022, featuring ITNY skaters Liz Schmidt and Ella Bauer. Liz Schmidt will perform "When Atoms Embrace" at 3:20pm and Ella Bauer will perform "Home Alone" at 4:50pm. These performances are free and open to the public, and the rink will be open for skating. For more information, visit

When Atoms Embrace Choreographer and Costumes: Lorna Brown  Music: "Spiegel im Spiegel" by Arvo Pärt Performer: Liz Schmidt 

When Atoms Embrace is an acclaimed solo choreographed and costumed by original John Curry Theatre of Skating member, Lorna Brown. Ms. Brown is an artist with a deep interest and knowledge in science. The piece is set to Music by Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel" and was inspired by a poem Ms. Brown wrote herself: "She comes to us in blue and lavender light which shines on us all to give mankind energy and love and to help and heal our planet. Lay me in a field of wildflowers, let the scent perfume the hours. When the atoms embrace and time changes pace, I find my magical powers." Performed 10 times at the ITNY Home Season and Gala at Sky Rink Chelsea Piers as well as Rockefeller Center, by Liz Schmidt, Sarah France and once by apprentice performer, Sarah Baetge. 

HOME ALONE Choreography by Kaitlyn Weaver Coach: by Tanya Douglas. Performer: Ella Bauer 

About the Performers

Ella Bauer is an ITNY Junior Apprentice and competitive performer. Ella Grace Bauer was born and raised in NYC. She's a competitive figure skater at the Juvenile level and has been skating for about four years. She's a medalist at the 2022 US Figure Skating Championship Series presented by Toyota, and she dreams of making it to the Olympics in 2030.

Elizabeth (Liz) Schmidt is a Japanese/German American skater from Chicago, IL. She recently moved from San Francisco, CA to New York City. She is a U.S. Figure Skating Double Gold medalist in Freestyle and Moves in the Field, and a Silver medalist in Ice Dancing. Luscious edges, artistic dynamic movement, and traditional ice dancing informs her skating and professional career which began in 2013 at the age of 18, performing internationally in Germany and across the US. She received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018, and she has exhibited work across the Bay Area. Liz has been skating with ITNY since 2017.

About Ice Theatre of New York Founded by Moira North, ITNY's mission is to celebrate and advance dance on ice as a performance art. Through its performances in both traditional and site-specific venues, ITNY presents ice dance that helps to open one's eyes to seeing skating in new and unexpected ways. ITNY was the very first ice dance company to receive dance program funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For biographies on the ITNY Ensemble members, visit

City Skate Pop-Up Concerts are supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. ITNY is also supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and NYC Council Member Mark Levine and by Dance/NYC'S Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund. Additionally, ITNY receives funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, the Will Sears Foundation, and its generous private patrons.

Venue: The Rink at Rockefeller

600 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020 Map