A BRAND NEW PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!
Follow the White Rabbit as he takes Alice and the audience down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where the audience from ages 6 to 99 will meet the Red Queen, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and all the magical residents of Wonderland.
With a classical music score by Dimitri Shastokovich, libretto by Nancy McAuliffe, and new and exciting choreography by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, we look forward to unveiling this exciting new production at the newly restored Newport Congregational Church.
October 17 &18 at 4:30pm
October 19 at 3:00pm
October 20 at 1:00pm & 3:00pm
Newport Congregational Church
73 Pelham Street
Newport, RI 02840
Please join Island Moving Company for a friendraiser with dinner parties hosted by IMC’s closest friends followed by a Woodstock inspired dance party.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH
DINNERS AND DANCE PARTY
PRIVATELY HOSTED DINNERS 6 – 8pm
DANCE PARTY WITH OPEN BAR @ The Deck 1 Waites Wharf 8:30 – 11:30pm
Individual dinner parties will be hosted by friends of IMC throughout Newport, and then everyone will congregate @ The Deck for a dance party and desserts celebrating Newport’s Daffodil Days, the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, and Island Moving Company’s year round programs and performances.
Dinner + Dance Party: $150
Dance Party Only: $85
Live music & Woodstock dress encouraged.
Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11
7:30pm each night
at The Gamm Theatre
Island Moving Company, Newport’s professional, contemporary ballet company, presents Convergence at the Gamm Theatre, a mixed repertory show featuring Jose Limon’s “Mazurkas” and a world premiere by choreographer Tina Bohnstedt, along with Miki Ohlsen’s 2018 breathtaking piece “Kindred: two hearts” and three other well known IMC favorites.
Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company presents…
Carnival of the Animals
Sunday, February 19th
2:30 + 3:30pm
A charming work for children, choreographed by Christine Sandorfi.
America’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, has written funny and clever verses to accompany the composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s “The Carnival of the Animals,” and Island Moving Co.’s Junior Company, under the direction of Christine Sandorfi, has crafted a singular ballet encompasing both the words and music, inviting the dancers and audience to “tromp like an elephant, hop like a kangaroo, glide like a swan, and be creatively inspired by this joyful work.” – Judith Bachleitner, head of the music department at the prestigious Rudolf Steiner School in New York City.
Suitable for all ages!
Tickets: $5 for 1 Adult plus 1 child
$2 for each additional child
$1 off with Winter
Island Moving Company opens its 36th season with an Opening Weekend at Rosecliff, Newport’s most romantic mansion, on March 2, 3 & 4, 2018. The Company restages its popular ballet for the very young, Mother Goose, at four matinees; and presents two evenings of new ballets in A Collection of Attitudes 2018.
Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen will present the premiere of new works by 3 choreographers: faculty member of Boston Ballet School Kevin Jenkins; Rodney Rivera, Artistic Director of Ballet Brio, based in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and IMC’s recently appointed Associate Artistic Director Danielle Genest. Choreographer Thom Dancy’s piece created for 2017’s Open for Dancing will be reworked for the stage. We will also perform duets from Miki Ohlsen’s Of Beauty and Light, Breathing Space by Spencer Gavin Hering and Shane Farrell’s Pavo Cristatus.
For the younger set, Island Moving Co. presents Mother Goose at Rosecliff, a lively retelling of the familiar nursery rhymes using movement and live music. Audience members will be led by the effervescent Mother Goose herself through the spectacular rooms of Rosecliff for an interactive and entertaining performance event for children as young as three. IMC dancers will perform Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet and more. The Company is joined by the ever entertaining Lisa Reimer and her minstrel accompanist Alicia Ruggiero, directing the action and reciting the familiar rhymes as Mother Goose.
Island Moving Company’s dancers wrapped up another sold out and successful Nutcracker on December 1st. The dancers and the cast of 80 children were all sad to see the magical production end, but you can’t stay at Rosecliff forever. The memories will remain — and equally so for our audience. Tina and David Bowling of Gloucester, MA wrote to us with this praise for our unique Nutcracker:
We had the pleasure of attending the Nutcracker at Rosecliff last night, having a most enjoyable evening. The dancers are all wonderful and superbly talented, each one poised and professional in their presentation of this timeless classic. The use of this grand venue for a backdrop to this glorious ballet is genius. Kudos to the creative and talented minds that brought it all together. A fantastic way to begin our Christmas season.”
Many of our dancers are performing in other Nutcracker performances around the country and we will be back at Rosecliff at the end of 2018, from November 23 to November 30. Keep an eye out for tickets going on sale — pre-sale starts August 1st and the remainder of tickets are available October 1st. See you at Rosecliff in March for the opening of our 36th season!
Island Moving Company brings its Nutcracker mini to Sandywoods Center for the Arts for the seventh season on December 3rd. The show, which includes a reading of the Nutcracker story interspersed with performances by the children’s cast and professional dancers of the IMC, begins at 11am. For more information, go to the Sandywoods website.
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 offers classes, opportunities to interact with the artists, exciting evening events and of course the thrill of being part of a company of dancers creating new work in iconic Newport landscapes. Check out the details here. Performances on September 23 and 24 are all free. Join us for a fun-filled festival!