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Getting Ready to Crack the Nut

The cast and crew of the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff are loading into the mansion this weekend with costumes, Christmas trees, lights, cables and props.  Last weekend, the professional dancers and the children’s cast put together the ballet’s big scenes in the studio during an Open Rehearsal at 3 Charles Street.  A Video Diary of […]

The dancers are back!

The Island Moving Company began Nutcracker rehearsals today and ended their time in the studio with our traditional staff & dancer lunch up in the IMC office.  We welcomed new dancers Darwin Black, Dwayne Cook and Timur Kan to the Company.  The expanded company has allowed Miki Ohlsen to rethink many Nutcracker scenes, adding characters […]

Dancing with Jose

Open for Dancing opens tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th, just as Hurricane Jose roars past our coastline.  Thanks to many friends in our community, we have moved our rehearsals to big rooms at St. John’s Church, the Edward King House and the Tasting Room at Greenvale Vineyards.  Open for Dancing participants should have received an email […]

Hula, Cha Cha, Yoga, Dance!

Open for Dancing opens next week, including a number of free, open air opportunities to move.  The Festival starts with a yoga class with Lisa Hansel on the beautiful field overlooking Second Beach at St. George’s School (9am 9/20).  Come to the Island Moving Company studio at 3 Charles Street each morning of the Festival […]

Open for Dancing – each day starts with class

Open for Dancing opens on Wednesday, September 20th with an outdoor yoga class taught by Lisa Hansel on the stunning hillside overlooking Second Beach at St. George’s School.  The class is free and starts at 9am.  On Thursday and Friday mornings at 9 Revka Hovermale will be teaching a barre at the Island Moving Company […]

Open for Dancing Coming Up Soon!

Island Moving Company’s most joyous festival is coming up September20-24.  Come explore the possibility of participating in the creation and performance of a unique site specific work with a renowned choreographer and collaborating artist.  We’ll be lifting a glass and answering questions at Salvation Cafe on Wednesday, September 6th starting at 5pm.  Open for Dancing […]

Great Etudes at the Great Friends Dance Festival

A sold out run of the Great Friends Dance Festival opened each night with an Etude, created that day by one of the visiting choreographers or dancers at the Festival.  Dancers sign up to participate and the work is created in just two hours during the day and performed at the show that night.  The […]

Great Friends in the (Meeting) House

The Great Friends Dance Festival continues this evening with performances by Island Moving Company, Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Kat Nasti Dance, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Breathing Art Company and Attila Joey Csiki.  Advance coverage of the Festival in the Providence Journal last Sunday and in our own Newport Daily News. Tickets are available for the […]

Musicians, actors join Island Moving Company for art-filled Nuit Blanche

Choreographers Danielle Genest, Shane Farrell, Christine Sandorfi and Miki Ohlsen have been creating dances for the lovely and unique features of Ron Fleming’s Bellevue House garden, in preparation for Friday’s Nuit Blanche.  The dancers will be joined in the garden by musician Michael Walsh, the Seaside Shakespeare Company and singers Thomas and Joseph Burdick.  Patrons […]

Nuit Blanche Bal de Danse just weeks away!

Island Moving Company’s unique summer gala, the Nuit Blanche, highlights the most important thing of all — dancing!  The Nuit Blanche: Bal de Danse will include performances by the Island Moving Company dancers as well as guest artists among the follies, pools and new features of Ronald Lee Fleming’s famous Bellevue House gardens.  Sketch artist […]