REVIEW: A collection of styles in Island Moving Company’s ‘A Collection of Attitudes’

A collection of styles in Island Moving Company’s ‘A Collection of Attitudes’

Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island.
March 9, 2019.

When it comes to programming a multi-work dance performance, what does “diversity” mean? How might artistic directors create it — skillful selection of various contributing choreographers, multiple other collaborators, effective use of theme, et cetera? Whatever the cause or causes, Island Moving Company (IMC)’s 2019 season opener A Collection of Attitudes offered an assemblage of works with a compelling, pleasing stylistic variety. Dancers fully committed themselves to thoughtful choreograph work, which contributing elements (such as costumes, lighting, and music) helped further bring to life.

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