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 email@example.com and bring a bottle of wine to share!
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.
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.
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.
We’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.
The Island Moving Co. dancers are brushing up on their Russian in preparation for our tour to Kazakhstan from April 24 – May 9th. Take a look to see how they’re doing with that, and, while you’re there, make a donation to our IndieGoGo campaign. We’re raising money for our trip and to pay the dancers for an extra day of rehearsal. The performances include Plague, by John Mark Owen, which we will perform with our friends from Samruk Dance. Click here to get to the video.
This just in from our friends at the Consulate in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Do you read Russian? We’re helping to celebrate 25 years of US/Kazakhstan relations with performances throughout Kazakhstan sponsored by the Embassy. We’ll be sharing programs with our friends Samruk Dance who were with us last summer at the Great Friends Dance Festival.
Check out our Indiegogo Generosity page. Help us get to Kazakhstan!
We’re leaving the day after our performance at Vets Memorial Auditorium on April 23rd. We’re offering a ride on the adventure for interested patrons. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Island Moving Co opened its season last weekend with sold out audiences for four performances of Mother Goose and two stunning repertory evenings of A Collection of Attitudes. Audiences will get a second chance to catch the charming Mother Goose at two additional shows on March 6th. At 11am the Company and members of our children’s cast will perform at Sandywoods, in the lovely performing arts building on Muse Way. Reservations at sandywoodsmusic.org. Then, at 2pm, we perform in the beautiful mansion of Blithewold in Bristol. Tickets are available here. Our appearance at Sandywoods is generously underwritten by John and Marisa LaRocca.
The dancers, Miki and all the staff wish you a Happy New Year. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Opening Weekend shows at the end of February. We’ve added shows of both Mother Goose and our repertory program. Bring your little ones to Rosecliff for a fun afternoon with Mother Goose and then return with your best beloved for a gorgeous evening of dance in the stunning Rosecliff ballroom. We’re excited to be premiering a new work by Jerry Opdenaker, who will be coming up from Florida to work with the dancers. Look out for invitations to come see him in action at the studio. Here’s to a glorious 34th!
This is a ballet designed to include our littlest audience members, ages 3 through 12, although it will be a treat for all ages. Join Mother Goose as she recounts the wonderful, playful rhymes and see them danced by IMC’s own dancers.
A minstrel leads the audience from room to room, and the inimitable Lisa Reimer plays the lady herself, with hilarious brio. See magical performances of Humpty Dumpty, Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill. You might even get a chance to dance with the famous “Old Woman from France”.
There will be photo opportunities with the characters at the end of the performance.
Tickets are currently available at newportmansions.org