Southampton hosts the world premiere of Robin Cousins' spectacular skating show

Michael Solonoski in rehearsal for Robin Cousins' Ice

Michael Solonoski in rehearsal for Robin Cousins' Ice

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SOUTHAMPTON hosts the world premiere of a brand new ice show next week.

Robin Cousins’ Ice – The Skating Stage Experience opens its national tour at The Mayflower on Thursday.

Olympic champion and head judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin Cousins has hand-picked the greatest ice skaters from around the globe to bring his new production to life.

He told Your Entertainment: “It’s been 30 years since I created Electric Ice which changed the look of ice shows and I’m very excited to bring the daring and dazzling world of figure skating back into an intimate theatrical setting.

“The show is not an adaptation of a ballet, or borrowed from the world of musical theatre. There are no judges, just the audience. It is a show where the choreography is driven by the music, where the movement has room to breathe, and the skaters can let their blades do the talking.

“To be able to move like a skater is every dancer’s dream. To be motionless, yet travelling at great speed. Skaters are able to soar across the frozen stage in ways a dancer can only dream of doing.

“I have been working ‘on ice’ for over 40 years, from my start in regional club competitions to World and Olympic Championships, choreography and performance for film, television, theatre and award-winning arena Ice productions. Every new project brings its own challenges and I relish the chance to try something new with tried and tested ideas.

I’m always pushing myself in new directions.”

Expect world class skaters to glide, soar, flip and fly to a powerful soundtrack of original music and reworked modern classics.

Robin Cousins’ Ice runs until Sunday.

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11:57am Fri 10 Jan 14

localnews says...

Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink localnews
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1:10pm Fri 10 Jan 14

southy says...

localnews wrote:
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
Because they do want an ice rink so they are rubbing our noses into the ice knowing we can't have an ice rink because no one will build one
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink[/p][/quote]Because they do want an ice rink so they are rubbing our noses into the ice knowing we can't have an ice rink because no one will build one southy
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4:23pm Fri 10 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

localnews wrote:
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't.
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink[/p][/quote]You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't. 03alpe01
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5:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

localnews says...

03alpe01 wrote:
localnews wrote:
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't.
That's who I meant,should've made it a bit clearer I suppose
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink[/p][/quote]You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't.[/p][/quote]That's who I meant,should've made it a bit clearer I suppose localnews
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11:52am Sat 11 Jan 14

southy says...

localnews wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
localnews wrote:
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't.
That's who I meant,should've made it a bit clearer I suppose
Just a little local
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink[/p][/quote]You need to get your facts right. People in Southampton DO want an ice rink. It is the Councillors and Town Planners who don't.[/p][/quote]That's who I meant,should've made it a bit clearer I suppose[/p][/quote]Just a little local southy
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1:02pm Sat 11 Jan 14

stay local says...

southy wrote:
localnews wrote:
Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink
Because they do want an ice rink so they are rubbing our noses into the ice knowing we can't have an ice rink because no one will build one
But the last time he was here his company lost a bucket load of money after building a temporary ice rink, obviously all the keen skaters who have failed to generate any impetus to get new rink beyond that of a second hand brick also fail to show their support. " Olympic ice-skating legend Robin Cousins’ company lost tens of thousands of pounds on last winter’s rink, which attracted just half the number of skaters expected.

The temporary rink, supplied and operated by Cousins Entertainment Ltd, attracted 25,000 skaters over its seven-week run. " Southampton echo 16/4/2009.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: Why put an ice show on in a City that doesn't want an ice rink[/p][/quote]Because they do want an ice rink so they are rubbing our noses into the ice knowing we can't have an ice rink because no one will build one[/p][/quote]But the last time he was here his company lost a bucket load of money after building a temporary ice rink, obviously all the keen skaters who have failed to generate any impetus to get new rink beyond that of a second hand brick also fail to show their support. " Olympic ice-skating legend Robin Cousins’ company lost tens of thousands of pounds on last winter’s rink, which attracted just half the number of skaters expected. The temporary rink, supplied and operated by Cousins Entertainment Ltd, attracted 25,000 skaters over its seven-week run. " Southampton echo 16/4/2009. stay local
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