Green Street Studios Ballet Showcase

Memoria TPPIsland Moving Company is performing in a first-ever ballet showcase at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA.  Green Street is known as a lively venue for modern dance.  They are expanding and educating their audiences this season with a series of showcases of other dance forms.  This ballet showcase is their first foray and has already become a Boston Globe Pick for the weekend and attracted a great roster of talent.  We will be performing Rodney Rivera’s beautiful Memoria Y Vidrio on a program with Tai Jimenez, Kevin Jenkins, Tony Williams Ballet Company, D SundanceX and Boston Ballet II.
Hope you’ll join us in Cambridge April 21, 22 & 23.  More information and tickets here.

 

Invited to perform at Green Street Studios

Memoria 0767As part of Green Street Studios’ first ever ballet showcase, the Cambridge, MA presenter has invited Island Moving Company to perform there April 21 at 8pm, April 22 at 8pm and April 23 at 6pm.  The Company will be in good company, performing Rodney Rivera’s new “Memoria Y Vidria” on a program shared with Kevin Jenkins, David Sun, Tai Jimenez, Tony Williams and Boston Ballet II.  The Showcase is part of a new venture by Green Street, which aims to introduce existing audiences to new and exciting dance forms, share and engage audiences with a variety of artists, and open doors to new patrons and new forms by facilitating a dialogue between performers and audiences.  A special ticket offer is available at the Green Street Box Office, which can be found at this address.  We’ll hope you’ll join us on this exciting adventure in dance.

 

Opening Weekend at Rosecliff offers “a wonderful celebration”

Psalms - 3-2017 TPP webThe Company’s recent Opening Weekend at Rosecliff received a glowing review today, posted on the dancer website Dance Informa.  Opening Weekend included sold out performances of Mother Goose and two evening shows featuring new works by Rodney Rivera, Danielle Genest and Miki Ohlsen.  We were thrilled to have all of the choreographers on the program attend the performances.  Audiences were thrilled to be able to meet and talk with Bill Evans, Rodney Rivera, Danielle Genest and Mark Harootian.  Miki Ohlsen restaged the moving “Psalms,” choreographed in 1983 by the late Michael Thomas, who was a founding member of IMC.  Read Kathryn Boland’s review here.  Excerpts from Rodney’s beautiful “Memoria Y Vidrio”  will be performed on the Casino Theatre stage at our show there on May 13th.

 

Wheaton College performance Saturday, February 25

Our residency at Wheaton College culminates this weekend with a performance in the College’s beautiful Weber Theatre on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30pm.  The show includes Miki’s joyful “There’s a Party in My Mind,” a new solo by Danielle Genest and Miki’s restaging of Michael Thomas’ moving “Psalms,” created in the first years of the Company.  The residency began last fall with Shane Farrell creating a work for the Wheaton College Dance Company and has continued with master classes taught by IMC dancers this week.  Tickets to the show are free, but must be reserved by calling 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.

IMC’s Jr. Co. presents “Carnival of the Animals” during Winter Festival Feb. 18

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
Festival bracelet

Click here for tickets!

Rodney Rivera in the House

Puerto Rican choreographer Rodney Rivera has begun a new ballet for the full company which premieres at our Opening Weekend March 3 & 4th. After just one day, we are all looking forward to hearing him talk about the work in progress at our Open Rehearsal Friday, Feb 10 at 7pm at the studio at 3 Charles Street.  Please RSVP at info@islandmovingco.org and bring a bottle of wine to share!

2017 Season Opens Soon

Miki Ohlsen has set the schedule for Island Moving Company’s 35th season, including performances at the Casino Theatre and Rosecliff and a tour to our friends Owen/Cox in Kansas City.  It’s also an Open for Dancing year.  Look for more information about all our shows in an upcoming season announcement.  Our dates are at the right.

Second Star Premieres

Miki Ohlsen’s spectacular Peter Pan story, told on the docks of Fort Adams and the decks of the Oliver Hazard Perry, opens on September 8th.  Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan, features a raucous cast of skateboarders, paddleboarders, Lost Boys, Pirate Kings and Queens and of course the dancers of the Island Moving Co.  The crew of the Oliver Hazard Perry even takes the stage as a band of scruffy pirates.  Replacing IMC dancer Ian Matysiak, who was injured in a bike accident, we welcome Spencer Keith, who has joined us from his work at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Boston.

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Great Friends Dance Festival 2nd Week

Join us at the Great Friends Meeting House for our second week of performances featuring part of the oath from Providence, Nomad Contemporary Ballet from New York and Owen/Cox, our brilliant resident company from Kansas City.  We were thrilled to host Ballet des Ameriques and BodyStories, both from New York, for our opening week.  Come enjoy the A/C and a glass of wine at intermission!  Purchase tickets here.

From Kazakhstan With Love

Sairam - dnaWe’re home all in one piece from our two week tour of three cities in Kazakhstan.  Join us for visuals, voices and vodka at the Jamestown Arts Center on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm.  We’re show you our schopkas and entertain you with tales of folk dances, wonderful people and fermented camel’s milk.  Free!  RSVP required.