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OPEN FOR DANCING 2002




Open for Dancing is a week-long celebration of historic Newport landscapes and includes classes, lectures, receptions and children's activities. Choreographers Daniel McCusker, Bridgeman/Packer and Amy Ragsdale along with musicians, film makers and visual artists have created new works for the Sunken Garden at the Elms mansion, Rough Point and Ballard Park. Dancers and non-dancers alike are invited to participate in the rehearsal process and performances! Island Moving Co will perform each weekend evening at Fort Adams. Trolleys will be available to transport audience and dancers from one site to another. Tickets and T-shirts may be ordered at OFD ORDER FORM or at 401-847-4470. See riDance's Dance Company News For more information about the choreographers.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
10am - 12noon Master class with Daniel McCusker ($10.00 at the door)
12noon - 1pm Brown bag lunch with the Festival's visual artists - Genevieve Platt and Providence's own Olivia McCullough ($15.00 includes lunch)
1pm-3pm Open rehearsal at the IMC studios (free)
3pm - 6pm Rehearsals at the sites (open to the public with admission to sites)
730pm- 930pm Opening reception at the IMC studios (open to the public)


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
10am - 12noon Master class with Art Bridgeman and Myrna Packer ($10.00 at the door)
12noon - 1pm Brown bag lunch with the Festival's film makers ($15.00 includes lunch)
3pm - 6pm Rehearsals at the sites (open to the public with admission to sites)
730pm- 930pm Dance Films at the Viking Hotel's Kay Chapel ($10.00 at the door)
Oh How We Danced... A documentary of Rhode Island social dance in the
40's and 50's by Bob & Dorothy Jungels, John Belcher and Brian Jones
Quarry and Ellis Island by Meredith Monk
Violet Dream by Joya Granbery Hoyt (Festival Videographer)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
10am - 12noon Master class with Amy Ragsdale ($10.00 at the door)
12noon - 1pm Brown bag lunch with the Festival's choreographers ($15.00 includes lunch)
1pm-3pm Open rehearsal at the IMC studios (free)
3pm - 6pm Rehearsals at the sites (open to the public with admission to sites)
730pm- 930pm Carol Prugh, former manager for New York City's Dancing in the Streets, speaks about presenting site specific work and leads a discussion among the festival's artists and choreographers about their inspirations and motivation in creating this kind of work. The Newport Art Museum will host this event. ($10.00 at the door)


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
10am - 1230pm Children's site specific workshop led by Michael Bolger at Ballard Park with a noontime performance for friends and family. Ages 3years thru adult ($25.00)
3pm - 6pm Performances of site specific works at Ballard Park, Rough Point and The Elms. All locations will host performances on the hour and audience will be taken by trolley to each location as well as to the Island Moving Co finale at Fort Adams. ($35.00 button for all site performances and IMC at Fort Adams)
6pm- 8pm Performance of With Shades of Elegant Decorum, winner of IMC's Choreography Competition, by The Island Moving Co. at Fort Adams. ($35.00 button for all site performances and IMC at Fort Adams or $10.00 at the door)


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
3pm - 6pm Performances of site specific works at Ballard Park, Rough Point and The Elms. All locations will host performances on the hour and audience will be taken by trolley to each location as well as to the Island Moving Co finale at Fort Adams. ($35.00 button for all site performances and IMC at Fort Adams)
6pm- 8pm Performance of With Shades of Elegant Decorum, winner of IMC's Choreography Competition, by The Island Moving Co. at Fort Adams. ($35.00 button for all site performances and IMC at Fort Adams or $10.00 at the door)


LOCATIONS:
Island Moving Co Studios
Newport Academy of Ballet
3 Charles St
Newport RI
Phone 401-849-8473
Website http://www.newportarts.org/pages/dance.cfm

The Elms
Sunken Garden
Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI
Website: http://www.newportmansions.org/restoration.html
Website: http://www.newportmansions.org/gildedage/theelms.html

Newport Art Museum
76 Bellvue Avenue
Newport RI
Phone 401-848-8200
Website http://www.newportartmuseum.com

Rough Point
680 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI
Phone: 401-849-7300
Website: http://newportrestoration.com
(Pretty website, but not very useful)
Website: http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/dorisduke/roughpoint.html
(Brief history)

Kay Chapel
Viking Hotel
One Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI
Phone 401-847-3300
Website http://www.hotelviking.com

RELATED WEBSITES
Bridgeman/Packer...http://www.bridgmanpacker.org
Meredith Monk...http://www.meredithmonk.org
Newport Learning Adventures ...http://www.newportlearningadventures.com/program4.html
(Artistic & Educational Newport Vacations)



Deborah Nash at dn@riDance.com
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