WHOA. What a weekend!
I can honestly say that this time together was one of the most enriching moments of my skating life. There is something sacred about 60 people coming together, letting down barriers and vulnerabilities, and sharing space in harmonious movement on our favorite medium — the ice.
The 2nd annual American Contemporary Skating Festival took place June 8-10 in Somerville, MA. The weekend was a time of collaboration and sharing of artistic philosophy, exploration of movement and improvisation, connection, teaching and learning from each other. It gave skaters a platform to explore in new ways of moving on the ice that structured skating environments don’t usually allow. It opened us up to new possibilities and even stronger connections with one another.
Represented companies at the festival included Ice Dance International debuting a brand new company piece. Over a dozen presenters shared their philosophies over the course of the weekend both on and off the ice. Shout out to AIT Founder Jodi Porter, who also attended the weekend!
Please make sure to check out our Facebook page for more information on the ACSFest 2019 next June. Search #ACSFest2018 on Facebook and Instagram for more photos and videos!