Synchro National Team Members to Perform in Times Square
Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, will add one more "first" to its illustrious history as it is transformed into a world-class venue for the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team. Stock photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography
LONG BEACH, Calif. – On Thursday, Sept. 24, Times Square, the Crossroads of the World, will add one more “first” to its illustrious history as it is transformed into a world-class venue for the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team. Sponsored by Epson,“Swimming In Ink”will feature a series of never-before-seen, high-energy synchronized swim routines by the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team in a massive, see-through tank of cyan, magenta, and yellow “ink.”
The tank – one of the largest ever constructed in Times Square – serves as a dramatic showcase of the new line of Epson EcoTank™ printers that come loaded and ready with up to two years of ink. In conjunction with the “Swimming In Ink” event, Staples will also provide “Print All you Want” days on Epson EcoTank printers in 16 stores across the New York Metropolitan Area on Sept. 23-25.
“With so much anticipation building for the availability of Epson’s new EcoTank printers, ‘Swimming In Ink’ is meant to herald their arrival at Staples and other national retail and online stores with the biggest splash possible,” said Keith Kratzberg, executive vice president, Epson America. “We think the multi-colored, 17,000-gallon swim tank, combined with the precision and performance of USA Synchro, is a perfect representation of our new printing technology.”
TheEpson EcoTank “Swimming In Ink” Times Square event will feature hourly performances on Thursday, Sept. 24, beginning at approximately 9 a.m. and concluding at approximately 6 p.m. Each performance will feature members of the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team. In addition, the newly named 2016 Olympic Synchronized Swimming Duet will be in attendance.
“Swimming In Ink” will be held in Duffy Square located in the North end of Times Square, between 46th and 47th Streets, and Broadway and Seventh Avenue, adjacent to the TKTS reduced-price theater tickets booth. And while the team won’t actually be swimming in ink, throughout the day, attendees will be able to watch live performances directly, or on billboards in Times Square. U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team athletes will also be available for autographs and photos with attendees. In addition, performances will stream live all day at epson.com/SwimmingInInk.
“USA Synchro is delighted to work with Epson on this fun and truly unique event,” said Kevin Warner, executive director, USA Synchro. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our team to showcase this sport as we begin our preparations for the 2016 season.”
The U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team will perform original routines choreographed by Stephan Miermont, who is internationally renowned and owner ofAquartist, a water show production company. Miermont is currently the choreographer of the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team. He held the same position for the 2008 USA Olympic Synchronized Swim Team, and has choreographed, performed in and directed many large-scale water performances including O, Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas, and the Dragone Production’s Aphrodite tour. The team is coached by Myriam Glez, Lolli Montico and Tammy McGregor. Original music for “Swimming In Ink” has been scored and produced by Miermont and Sam Jacobson.
During their performances, the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team will wear original swimsuits designed for “Swimming In Ink” by Triflare, the official competition apparel sponsor of USA Synchro. The Triflare original designs were printed using Epson® SureColor® F-Series dye-sublimation printing technology.
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