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Robin Cousins unveils new ice show planned for Brighton Centre
6:00pm Wednesday 31st July 2013 in News
After 35 years of Holiday on Ice, a new winter show is to grace the Brighton Centre.
Brighton-based Olympic champion and Dancing On Ice judge Robin Cousins has unveiled the skating extravaganza which will replace Holiday On Ice next year.
Robin Cousins’ Ice was officially launched at the Brighton Centre, in King’s Road, on Tuesday morning, with its creator describing it as a “labour of love”.
He said: “This allows me to go back to my roots and let skating speak for itself. This is me taking the history of what I have done since winning [Olympic gold] and putting it out there in this wonderful space.”
The show will feature 14 hand-picked international ice dancers, performing brand new choreographed routines to contemporary music by Lady Gaga, Olafur Arnalds and Elton John, among others.
Producer Jamie Wilson revealed he had enticed Cousins into the project by showing him 30-year-old photographs from the skater’s sold-out Electric Ice show at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.
Cousins will not be performing in the show himself.
He joked: “I’m past my prime, been there, done that. This show gives me the chance to explore wonderful things that this body won't do any more.”
Designer David Shields’ touring show set will be radically reworked for the Brighton dates.
Performers will skate closer to the audience in a similar style to the popular Holiday On Ice shows, which appeared at Brighton Centre every year from 1978 to 2012.
Robin Cousin’s Ice will be at the Brighton Centre from January 22 to February 2.
Tickets start at £22.50/£17.50 concessions. Call 08448 471515.
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