Local aerial artist Julie Istvan will be performing at the Derby Day Skate-A-Thon at Town Toyota Center tomorrow, Saturday July 13th. Hosted by Apple City Roller Derby, the Skate-A-Thon kicks off at…
photo by Corbin Crimmins
Local aerial artist Julie Istvan will be performing at the Derby Day Skate-A-Thon at Town Toyota Center tomorrow, Saturday July 13th. Hosted by Apple City Roller Derby, the Skate-A-Thon kicks off at 12:00 noon and includes the skate-a-thon, open session rollerskating, and roller derby. The match starts at 5 pm and Julie’s performance is during half-time, at approximately 6:15-6:45 pm.
The event is a fundraiser to raise funds to build a permanent event and skating facility. The goal of Apple City Roller Derby is to build an event facility to hold practices, bouts, and events for the general public. In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the skate-a-thon will be donated to the United Way of Chelan & Douglas Counties.
Julie Istvan, Leavenworth local has performed professionally in the Seattle area and also provided the intermission entertainment at the Leavenworth Film Festival in April. Her act combines the skill and grace of a dancer with the strength of a gymnast, and a few death-defying drops thrown in.
Aerial silk dancing involves climbing and hanging from a long piece of silk tied from the ceiling and is incorporated into circus shows and Cirque du Soleil performances around the world.
photo by Kathrin Huber
We caught up with Julie at the Town Toyota Center as she prepared her rigging. The 50 foot tall ceilings (requiring a 100 foot long piece of silk) promise to provide the perfect venue for an exciting act.
For more information on the day’s events and a link to purchase tickets go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/378884662230202/