Impulse Dance Company of Boston Adrienne Hawkins with dancers
Monday July 22 at 630pm
Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams Road
Newport RI

Boston's Impulse Dance Company will perform in Island Moving Co.'s summer dance series, Flight of Steps on June 22nd. The performance, outdoors on the parade ground of Newport's Fort Adams, begins at 630pm and features the fifteen dancers of the Impulse Company in a program of jazz dance choreographed by Artistic Director Adrienne Hawkins and Warren Spears among others.

Impulse Dance Company is celebrating thirty years as Boston's premiere jazz dance company. Artistic Director Adrienne Hawkins has nurtured the art of concert jazz through dance education, choreography and performance. Marcia Siegel of the Boston Phoenix says of Hawkins, "She moves large, gives out with generosity." For the company's first performance in Newport, Impulse is bringing Hawkins' Intersocial Volition, choreographed to a diverse score including drumming and hard rock. The work is performed by ten dancers, rehearsed by Tiffany Prout. Other works will include Warren Spears' Three Dances which features six dancers in a piece to music by Vangelis.

Dancers performing at Flight of Steps are Shiela Askin Mooney, Susannah Burley, Daniel Chandler, Rommel Childress, Jose Eric Cruz, Anita Havel, William McLaughlin, Adrienne Mincz, Robbie Multry, Sharon Mussalli, Andrea Neil, Lisa Pari, S.Christien Polos, Tiffany Prout, Sativa Saposnek and Trisha Ventura.

The Impulse Dance Company performance at Flight of Steps is part of the New England States Touring Program, which, as part of the NEA regional touring program, receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the state arts agencies of New England.

Tickets to Flight of Steps are $15, $10 for children and seniors. Flight of Steps discount packages are also available. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Island Moving Co. at 401 847-4470 or by email at

Flight of Steps is presented with generous sponsorship from the Fort Adams Trust, WJAR Channel 10, WCRI Classical 95.9FM, FIRSTFED and Pride Mortgage.

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