The Rehearsal For 'The Creative Spirit Of John Curry' Ice Show
Figure skaters John Kerr (L), Nina Ulanova, Vanessa Bauer, Yebin Mok (with phone) and Oscar Peter react as they watch a video during a break at final rehearsals for the world premiere ice skating performance of "The Creative Spirit of John Curry" at the Billingham Forum Ice Arena on August 15, 2019 in Billingham, England. The show honours British skating legend John Curry and forms the centre piece of the 55th Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance. In the 1970s and 1980s until his death in 1994 John Curry was one of the most influential ice skaters of the time noted for combining ballet with modern dance in his routines. In 1976 he won gold medals at the Olympics, The World Championships and The European Championships. Following the premiere the performance will move to Sheffield.