Under the current circumstances, Island Moving Company has decided we need to postpone all Jr Company rehearsals until further notice as well as our March 28th performance. We are NOT cancelling the performance all together. We are just postponing. We want to reassess the situation in a couple weeks, but know at the first sign that we can reschedule this performance, we will be doing so.
I know this is so disappointing, but I want each of you to know how proud I am of what we’ve accomplished in the last couple months. You all came to every rehearsal ready to learn and grow and for that I am so grateful. Watching last weekend’s rehearsal showed me that we were exactly where I had hoped we would be as far as readiness to perform on the 28th, and while that only seems to make it more defeating, it’s a testament to each of you and your commitment to this art form that we all love so much. You are the most incredible group of girls and I couldn’t be more proud of each of you.
I will be keeping you updated as I have more information and I’m already looking forward to when we can get back to rehearsals again!
Thank you all!
Junior Company Director
IMC’s Junior Company is a select group of talented young dancers ranging from twelve to eighteen years of age. Each year the Junior Company commissions, rehearses and presents a program of classical & contemporary repertoire to audiences in the Newport area.
The Junior Company is an excellent opportunity for serious ballet students to work with talented choreographers and gain valuable performance experience.
Participation is by invitation only from IMC Artistic Director, Miki Ohlsen, in concert with the Junior Company Director, Brooke DiFrancesco. The Junior Company season typically runs from early January to mid-March and encompasses an intensive rehearsal schedule (including during school vacation) and several short theatrical performances in the community, and culminates in a full repertoire show which will be presented this year at Rogers High School in Newport on Saturday, March 28..
Junior Company members may also have the opportunity to participate in IMC’s A Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff (audition required) or other professional performances throughout the year (by invitation).