Island Moving Company and The Newport Academy of Ballet begin a safe, gradual re-opening process, in accordance of the RI Department of Health & CDC guidelines. The company is recalling its dancers and artistic staff in July to begin a return to classes and rehearsals and to develop several original creative projects. The first public facing project premieres this Thursday, July 16th and is presented in partnership with Discover Newport.
Newport Academy of Ballet is also offering a series of summer dance classes that may be enjoyed virtually through Zoom or through limited in-studio instruction, for both children and adults alike. For more information go to www.newportacademyofballet.com
IMC’s Climb the Walls & Dance! Series was launched in March and was created to give dance lovers a social, physical and intellectual outlet during quarantine. The program has evolved to offer a variety of supplemental programming, including: Free 30-minute online micro-classes, Great Dance in Great Places, IMC Inside the Work, and IMC’s Live Watch Parties.
One of the more exciting and innovative projects IMC is embarking on over the summer, is a collaboration around the making of a new dance film currently in development. Co-Choreographed by IMC’s Artistic Director, Miki Ohlsen and Associate Artistic Director, Danielle Genest, the work, which is entitled eMERGE, will be danced by Island Moving Company Dancers and directed by renown film maker, Marta Renzi with cinematography by Jon Gourlay.
A Statement from Island Moving Company
Island Moving Company has a long history of enriching the cultural fabric of our community. In solidarity with #Black Lives Matter and in response to our nation in crisis, we wanted to re-affirm our foundational values and commitment to you and our community.
IMC is built on the belief that creativity is an interactive and collaborative process open to everyone, and is put in practice through inclusion and respect, discipline and emotional connection. It can produce great art, but more importantly, provides us all with a sense of connection and belonging. — AND that , as an art form and a life practice, dance is kinesthetic – it deeply engages the heart, mind and soul of individuals and bridges divides among us.
The Staff & Board of IMC are committed to upholding the principles and values that underpin our educational and performance programs — now more than ever – and pledge to continue to provide everyone in our community with on-going access, dignity and respect. We commit to preserving the well-being and safety of all our dancers, staff, students, patrons, and followers, and to raise up the sanctity of our classes, rehearsals and performances as a place to experience the joy, harmony, mindfulness and state of peace that dance provides, for our youngest students, and the most vulnerable among us.
IMC will continue to put our values into action to help create a community that feels more alive, fulfilled, and connected to the arts and to each other. It is our way forward.
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Come dance with us in the comfort of your own home! Virtual classes allow you to meet new friends, try something different, and exercise!
No experience needed!
Adult Hip Hop Tues 6:30-7:30 pm
Adult Beginner Ballet Wed 7:00-8:00 pm
Adult Beginner Tap Thurs 6:45-7:45 pm
Adult Beginner Salsa Sat 7:00-8:00 pm
$10/class or 10 class card for $ 90
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GREAT DANCE IN GREAT PLACES
A curated selection of IMC Repertory Performances
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 7PM!
A new selection will be made available each weekend, Thurs.-Sun.
Bringing people together for a shared experience is core to our work, and the healing and transformative power of a great live dance and world-class dance education experiences are why we — & you — love what we do.
Island Moving Company’s (IMC) mission is to build the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community through dance creation, performance and education.
First prize wins a vacation package for two valued at $3000.
Your choice of destinations: domestic or Europe.
Includes airfare and accommodations for two for five nights.
Second prize wins two tickets to IMC’s Nuit Blanche Gala on Friday, July 10 valued at $500
Learn a few new moves while you’re physically distancing!
To break out of your isolation blues, Island Moving Company and the Newport Academy of Ballet are offering a valuable thread of continuity and social connection with our new Climb the Walls series. These FREE, 30-minute micro-classes are a great way to engage with new and wonderful things to watch and do!
Climb the Walls provides both live-streamed and recorded content available through IMC’s website and social media platforms, as well as through our community partner What’s Up NEWP that you can do at home.