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Rhode Island
Dance Festival
September 20 to 24, 2006                                                                                                                                                              September 19, 2006

Open for Dancing Festival Schedule
Open for Dancing - Island Moving Co. rehearses choreography by Andrea Haenggiat created at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Newport, RI
Photo: Thomas Palmer


Newport's Island Moving Co. presents Open for Dancing, its third biennial festival of site specific art and dance, from September 20-24, 2006. The festival offers participants from the community a chance to be a part of original dance works created by nationally recognized artists at stunning landscapes throughout Newport, RI.

Wednesday, September 20

9am-10am yoga class at Island Moving Co Studios
Yoga At Your Place, a service of Innerlight Center for Yoga, will lead yoga classes in Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport Wed through Fri morning at 9 am. No prior yoga experience needed. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

10am-1130am master class with OFD choreographer, Michael Bolger at Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

12noon Everyone is welcome to bring their lunch to the porch of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport to join the Open for Dancing artists and choreographers for a brown bag lunch.

3pm-6pm rehearsals at the sites - Naval Base Newport, Malbone Estate, International Tennis Hall of Fame and the docks behind the Newport Harbor Hotel.

7pm til ??? 7pm Reception for sponsors and participants only at the Salvation Cafe on Broadway in Newport



Thursday, September 21

9am-10am yoga class at Island Moving Co Studios
Yoga At Your Place, a service of Innerlight Center for Yoga, will lead yoga classes in Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport Wed through Fri morning at 9 am. No prior yoga experience needed. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

10am-1130am master class with OFD choreographer, Andrea Haenggi at Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

12noon Everyone is welcome to bring their lunch to the porch of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport to join the Open for Dancing artists and choreographers for a brown bag lunch.

3pm-6pm rehearsals at the sites - Naval Base Newport, Malbone Estate, International Tennis Hall of Fame and the docks behind the Newport Harbor Hotel.

7pm-8pm Screening of Ballets Russes at Jane Pickens Theater with with a post-film reception sponsored by Perfect Vodka. Everyone welcome - $15.00



Friday, September 22

9am-10am yoga class at Island Moving Co Studios
Yoga At Your Place, a service of Innerlight Center for Yoga, will lead yoga classes in Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport Wed through Fri morning at 9 am. No prior yoga experience needed. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

10am-1130am master class with OFD choreographer, Joanna Haigood at Island Moving Co Studios 3 Charles Street, Newport. Walkin's welcome - $10.00

12noon Everyone is welcome to bring their lunch to the porch of the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Newport to join the Open for Dancing artists and choreographers for a brown bag lunch.

3pm-6pm rehearsals at the sites - Naval Base Newport, Malbone Estate, International Tennis Hall of Fame and the docks behind the Newport Harbor Hotel.

7pm-8pm Panel discussion with all of Open for Dancing's artists and choreographers, led by Daniel McCusker, at the Newport Colony House in Washington Square. Everyone welcome - Free



Saturday, September 23

9am-10am Free tai chi class taught by Jesse Harding of Villari Studios, in Queen Anne Square, Newport

930am-1030am Free yoga class taught by Aggie Perkins at Eastons Beach, Newport

10am-11am Free yoga class taught by Cathy Cesario of All That Matters, in Queen Anne Square, Newport

10:30am Dance-for-All led by Doug Victor at Eastons Beach

11am Phantom Limb, improvisational movement by RI College Dance Company, takes off from Queen Anne Square

1-3pm Brian Jones tap piece with participants on the docks behind the Newport Harbor Hotel

2, 3 & 4pm Performances at the Malbone Estate (Michael Bolger working with Jim Nave, performance poet and Michael DeQuattro, drums); and at Naval Base Newport (Joanna Haigood with Navy Band Northeast)

3, 4 & 5pm Performances at International Tennis Hall of Fame (Andrea Haenggi working with vocalist Alexandra Marculewicz)

4:30pm Swing master class with Sara Coelho at the Island Moving Co. studios, 3 Charles Street, Newport - $10.00

6pm Sunset Swing open air swing dance led by Sara Coelho




Sunday, September 24

2, 3, 4pm Malbone Estate

3, 4, 5pm International Tennis Hall of Fame and Navy Base

4:30-6:30 Brian Jones' tap piece at intervals and closing out the day


TICKETS!!

Tickets for performances are $10 apiece at the door at the Malbone Estate and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Tap performances and Newport Naval Base performances are free. Trolley plus all performances $25. Park at the Newport Daily News Parking lot; the International Tennis Hall of Fame and at Gate 11 on the Base and pick up the trolley to see any number of the site performances. Trolley service to tap performances is only for 1pm Saturday and 6:30pm Sunday.

Call Island Moving Co. at 401 847-4470 for tickets and moreinformation.


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