IMC celebrates their biennial site-specific festival, Open For Dancing. Spread the love of dance in Newport & Providence, RI!
Island Moving Co. (IMC) presents...
Open for Dancing 2013
September 2013 commemorates Island Moving Co.'s (IMC) sixth season of Open for Dancing (O4D), IMC's site-specific dance festival celebrating Newport's historic landscapes through dance. For the first time, our biennial festival will expand our reach and mount a pre-Festival performance, featuring Island Moving Co. and Third Rail Projects' professional dancers alongside local community members of Providence, RI, set in the industrial grounds of The Steel Yard.
Become a backer for our NEW venture for O4D 2013! Play an integral role in Open for Dancing 2013's success and help get IMC across the bridge to share our vision and get involved with the community of Providence! Help us match monies given to IMC by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). We still have quite a way to go before meeting our budget and we could use your help. Share the NEA's belief in IMC's Open for Dancing and assist us in raising $7,500 in 30 days! Get involved with what Myrna Packer, a past O4D choreographer has called "a joyous project."
The five day festival (which is free & open to the public) is based around the work of 3 choreographers. The choreographers are paired with collaborating artists, who work with "companies" of dancers, made up of IMC's professional dancers and community members, to create site-specific dances. Participants of all ages experience the work of these artists by being part of the works themselves and audiences get to see familiar landscapes through a different lens crafted by the unparalleled imagination of these choreographers. This year's Site Choreographers include: Yanira Castro, Deborah Lohse and John-Mark Owen. Their dances will be set in the stunning landscapes of the Newport Opera House, Salve Regina and an estate in Middletown, RI. Festival activities also include master classes, panel discussions, open lunches with the artists and evening events such as a Sunset Waltz, which closes the festival with free ballroom dancing on a wharf.
For years, IMC and The Steel Yard have discussed collaboration and we are thrilled to bring O4D 2013 to this inclusive and interactive space! The Steel Yard, founded in 2001 by Nick Bauta & Clay Rockefeller, is a post-brownfield industrial campus in Providence, RI's north end. The founders imagined a place that would serve as a catalyst for innovative approaches to urban revitalization, arts promotion, workforce development and community growth. Incorporating the talents of IMC and Third Rail Projects artists, New York based choreographer Tom Pearson will collaborate on a work at The Steel Yard with Rhode Island native & visual artist, Bob Rizzo. The work will weave audiences, participants and artists together.
With this exciting new addition to O4D 2013's line-up, IMC extends our reach and is able to share our vision with the community members of Providence for the first time! Tackling this large space in a new city comes with additional costs... from artists fees to technical support, production costs to PR, all the way to renting port-a-potties and trolleys for transportation from site to site. Assist IMC in fully realizing our NEW venture for O4D 2013! Help IMC, Newport's resident professional dance company, bring our signature/non-traditional ways of connecting intellectually demanding dance with its environment to Providence, RI. With your belief and support, you can assist IMC with our community-wide event that blends public service and the performing arts, providing free arts education to the cities of Newport & Providence! Play your role in Open For Dancing 2013's success and help get IMC across the bridge to share our vision with the community members of Providence! Let's bridge this gap... O4D 2013, Three Newport sites and The Steel Yard, Providence, RI.
Island Moving Co. (IMC) is a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization
O4D 2013 pre-Festival Providence Site:
September 11-15 / Performances on Sept. 14 & 15
O4D 2013 Festival Newport Site:
September 18-22 / Performances on Sept. 21 & 22
Performance times, locations & all festival activities will be available on-line at: www.islandmovingco.org
Learn more about O4D and IMC! Hear from Artistic Director, Miki Ohlsen and WATCH "A Sense of Place" - A Documentary Film about IMC's Open For Dancing 2011 / Newport, RI
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Even if 100% funding is not achieved, IMC's O4D 2013 guarantees that the festival will take place in both cities and remain a free event! It will just be a steeper hill to climb without your assistance.
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DINNER with the participating O4D 2013 Newport Choreographers along with their Collaborators AND receive VIP access to O4D 2013 Opening Reception on Sept. 17th in Newport! ***Plus 11X14 framed O4D 2013 image, O4D t-shirt, IMC notecards, O4D DVD and recognition in the O4D Program.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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