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HISTORY

In the past years a new ice skating movement started to grow worldwide. Here you find a brief overview on the development of contemporary ice skating festivals.

• 2012 first European contemporary skating festival “-5 Sur Scène” in Monéteau / FRANCE, created by Alexandre Riccitelli, Thierry Voegeli and Le Patin Libre. A 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th edition followed in 2014, 2015 and 2016, hosted by Alexandre and Thierry.

• 2016 first draft of the “Contemporary Skating Festival Berlin” in Berlin / GERMANY, a creative workshop weekend organized by Birgit Aust, Bram van Meggelen and Elisa Siegmund.

• 2017 first edition of the “American Contemporary Skating Festival” in Boston, MA / USA, directed and organized by Kate McSwain, and sponsored by American Ice Theater Founder, Jody Porter as well as // together with AIT-Boston Co-Director, John Mucko. Third edition followed in June 2019.

• 2017, first edition of “Experiment On Ice” an international and multidisciplinary experiment with skaters and artists in Leeuwarden /HOLLAND. Initiated and organized by Madelène van Beuzekom in collaboration with the Media Art Festival.

• 2018 first edition of the “ UNFREEZE Contemporary Ice Skating Festival Berlin” in Berlin / GERMANY organized by Birgit Aust, Bram van Meggelen, Katja Grohmann and Elisa Siegmund.

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