“Fire and Ice” and several other shorter works nicknamed “Ice Pops”
FIRE & ICE: The Rise & Fall of the Norse Gods brings to life Odin, the God of War, Wisdom and Poetry, Loki a trickster, sometimes aiding, sometimes abetting the Gods and the Norns who control the destinies of both Gods and men. Giant puppets of a Dragon, a wolf that eats the sun and the moon, and a “monstrous” head and claw for Loki help to tell the story of the creation and of subsequent Ragnorarok, the destruction of the world. Rising from the ashes is a Phoenix puppet that heralds the rebirth of the universe. An original soundtrack narrates the story which the skaters dance into life. The performers skate in a unique style that has more in common with contemporary dance than ice skating, but be assured that you will see some double axles, Russian splits and back flips.
Volcano: A modern day tribe of warrior women.
Doris: Doris goes to Birdland, Miles Davis plays the blues
Flight: One woman’s journey from vanity to freedom.
SMASH: Irreverent, action filled word play fun. – World Premiere
MIKE CARSON AND BETH WORONOFF are the Co-Founders of Frozen Feet Theater. Beth is a a United Figure Skating Freestyle Gold Medalist, she has been featured on Diamond Dance Views, a Woodstock based hour long weekly TV program. Beth received the 1996 Artist in Residence Choreography Grant from Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers and is the recipient of the 1997 Lawrence Epstein Choreography Award. She is a former Ensemble Member of and Choreographic Contributor to the Ice Theatre of New York where Beth skated works by Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Donlin Foreman and Lar Lubovitch. Mike has produced Fortune 500 corporate meetings and events, developed and produced three Off-Off Broadway plays and a musical with a cast of 25 at the NY International Fringe Festival. Mike founded the Winter Lights Festival / Celebrating the Arts in Milford, PA. where he created and developed the concept of telling socially relevant stories on ice through the fluid strength and agility of ice dancers and the magical realism of giant puppets. Four years ago he met Beth Woronoff and together they have created PERSEPHONE & THE BIRTH OF WINTER and then, VIVA LA VIDA, based on the life of Frida Khalo. They are looking forward to further developing this unique form of story telling by creating a repertoire of stories based on myths and legends “to hold as ‘twere the mirror up to nature…” our 21st Century.
“Fire and Ice” is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.