2013-07-18 / News

Newport dance festival includes 8 performances

Island Moving Co. will present its fourth annual Great Friends Dance Festival starting this weekend at the Great Friends Meeting House in Newport. Performances will be held over the next two weeks, from July 18 through July 21, and July 24 through 27. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the festival are available at Island Moving Company’s website. They are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and students.

The Great Friends Dance Festival’s touring project annually features a resident guest company that presents an exchange performance by Island Moving Co. at the company’s home theatre the following spring.

This year’s resident company, who will perform each evening of the festival, is Houston Metropolitan Dance Company. Houston Met will bring seven dancers and choreographer Joe Celej.

The Great Friends Dance Festival also includes performances by guest companies Amaranth Contemporary Dance of Virginia and Lydia Johnson Dance Company of New York. New York’s Roxane Lola Movement Machine returns to the festival this year with a new trio choreographed by Artistic Director Anne Zuerner. Locally, Aerplaye and Alie Kenner Brodsky from Providence will perform.

The first weekend will feature performances by Island Moving Co., Houston Metropolitan and Lydia Johnson. On the second weekend, the program will include Aerplaye, Roxane Lola Movement Machine, Ali Kenner Brodsky and Amaranth Contemporary Dance. Program details can be found at www.IslandMovingCo.org.

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