Artists on Walls

Artists on Walls: Protection? – Restriction? – Real or Imagined?

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

“Though this is the era of communications and technology, and the distance between persons is shortening, the free movement of people is far from becoming a reality because the walls tend to grow every day.”

Tania Perez-Salas, Choreographer

Walls can be literal, figurative, or virtual. Boundaries formed by nature — OR barriers erected by humans to keep “others” out OR in!

Join our creative conversation with artists and creatives who share their experiences with various “walls” they have encountered. Walls that have roused anger, provided sanctuary, frustrated, separated, and inspired new ways of seeing over, around, and through, limitations that divide us.

The conversation, which will be moderated by Humanities scholar Christina Bevilacqua, is inspired by Choreographer Tania Perez-Salas’ newest work, RUN ECHO.

IMC, Newport’s Contemporary Ballet, has commissioned Ms. Perez-Salas to choreograph the work and is hosting her for a two-week residency to create the work on IMC dancers. RUN ECHO will premiere at IMC’s Season Opening Performance-Points of Departure.

Local artists and community leaders joining the conversation include:

· Danielle Genest, Artistic Director at Island Moving Company

· Marta Martinez: Executive Director, RI Latino Arts; Resident Artist, at Trinity Rep

· Tania Perez-Salas: Choreographer/Director-Tania Perez-Salas Company, Mexico City, MX

· Sokeo Ros, educator, choreographer; Director for the Center at Moore Hall, Providence College; Director of Case Closed!

· Baha Sadr Human rights advocate; Quality Assurance Director, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Points of Departure

Embark on a Journey of Discovery and Connection!

4 World Premiere Ballets from Choreographers:

· Danielle Genest, (Artistic Director, IMC)

· Colleen Cavanaugh (RI)

· Francesca Genovese (NYC)

· Tania Salas-Perez (Mexico City)

October 6-9 & 13-15, 2022 –All Performances 7:30pm

Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham Street, Newport, RI

Info & Tickets: islandmovingco.org