The Island Moving Co. dancers were joined by the Newport Strings Project in a performance at Holly Bannister’s house, Seaweed. The performance was the highlight of an event introducing people to the Opera House campaign and the exciting artistry that will be on the program at the theatre when it opens.
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Our residency company, Samruk, from Kazakhstan, will be working at the studio and at the Meeting House, even though they are not permitted to perform in public while they are here. We are opening some of their rehearsals to you so that you can see this energetic and talented company at work. Gulnara Adamova is working with IMC dancers as well, so come on down and sit in on some of the creative process.
Saturday, July 18 at the studio, 3 Charles Street, Newport
Tuesday, July 21 at the studio
Tuesday, July 21 at the Meeting House, 30 Marlborough Street, Newport
Wednesday, July 22 at the Meeting House
It’s opening night of the sixth Great Friends Dance Festival and we’re thrilled to bring you old friends and new. Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet has come in from Connecticut. We’ve seen the dress rehearsal and know you will be excited to get to know them. Our friends iMEE bring two new pieces by the talented Andrea Dawn Shelley and we’re premiering a new work by Joe Celej, who comes in this weekend to perform. Get your tickets now; we have great prices on a flex-pass; bring your friends or use the pass to come back multiple nights!
The dancers have arrived in New Smyrna Beach to perform with Surfscape Contemporary Dance on May 7, 8 & 9. First stop, the beach!
See Island Moving Co.’s 2015 repertoire at our annual spring show in the beautiful Casino Theatre, Saturday May 16th, 2015. Join us for an incredible evening of dance for dance lovers. Come for a drink with Board members and other aficionados before the show and walk to the theatre with us at 7:30. After the performance, which features premieres by John-Mark Owen and Company member Shane Farrell, join the dancers for a convivial dinner at the Canfield House.
Our repertory also includes Spencer Gavin Hering’s electric “ism” duets, Glen Lewis’ breezy Image de Vida and Miki Ohlsen’s soaring La Tierra Giro, which premiered at Rosecliff in March.
Performance only is $25; drinks at 6pm and the performance is $55 and the full evening with dinner included is $80. Get more details and buy your tickets here.
The IMC dancers will be part of the huge celebration of the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race on May 13th at Fort Adams. We’ll be performing on the inner Fort stage at 7:15pm, just before a NewportFilm showing. We’re thrilled to be part of this significant event for Newport and thank Sail Newport for including us.
The dancers visited the Little Compton Community Center Sunday, March 15th and presented Mother Goose in the Center’s lovely little second floor theatre. About 60 audience members, ranging in age from -1 to +65 enjoyed tales of Bo Peep and the Woman from France. At the end of the performance, Lisa Reimer’s Mother Goose invited all on stage for some group dance time. The performance was sponsored by our patron Randal Poirier, whose Independence Financial Partners is based just across the Common from the Center.
Dress rehearsal at Rosecliff on Friday. We’re all sold out! See you at the Casino in May.
One week to go for our Opening Weekend at Rosecliff. Miki and the dancers comb through the details of Colin Connor’s “Everything is Closer Than It Appears” in preparation for our Saturday night rep show, A Collection of Attitudes. Don’t miss it! We’ve lowered ticket prices this year — all is revealed here. And, for the young at heart, 3 performances of Mother Goose that weekend too!
California choreographer Colin Connor has been in the studio for these cold days, working on his new full company piece, Everything is Closer Than It Appears. The piece premieres at Rosecliff in A Collection of Attitudes, IMC’s season opener on March 7th. Join us for a beautiful evening of dance, drinks and friends; tickets here.