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 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.


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.

To Kazakhstan With Love

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.

IMC & Samruk

Dancing for the 25th Anniversary of US/Kazakhstan Relations

Almaty posterThis 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 for more information.  It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Sold Out at Rosecliff; You can catch Mother Goose at Blithewold this weekend!

Brooke Tesselation TPP 2-2016Island 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  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.

Happy New Year Happy 34th Season!

Image de Vida - DLBThe 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!