Learn about how dance and figure skating are entwined when two stars, ballet dancer Edward Villella and Olympic gold medal skater Dorothy Hamill, converse onstage, with film clips, for “Artistry Meets Athleticism,” presented by Words on Dance at the Chris Hellman Center for Dance in San Francisco. […] on hand will be former world championship ice dancer Judy Blumberg and Douglas Webster, artistic director of Ice Dance International. Some of the others in the film clips are 1976 gold medalist John Curry, who many believe elevated figure skating to an art form, and commentator Dick Button, who was a five-time world champion and two-time gold medalist (1948 and 1952).
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Kristi Yamaguchi’s name is practically synonymous with figure skating, but there’s a lot more to know about the Olympic athlete.
Yamaguchi, who took home a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, is also a New York Times bestselling children’s book author, recently releasing her third book, “Cara’s Kindness.”…
Yamaguchi was kind enough to jump in the hot seat for the latest edition of ABC News’ Lightning Round, answering our questions such as, “What’s your favorite sport to watch aside from ice skating?”…
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