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Infinite Movement Ever Evolving (iMEE) contemporary dance company presents a feast of  sight and sound through a diverse collection of choreographic voices and film on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at Megley Black Box Theatre in Newport.

iMEE’s October performances will mark the company’s first FULL programming of multi-disciplinary contemporary dance offered to Rhode Island audiences.  “the sum of 4 / + one” is hosted by Salve Regina University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

iMEE’s Program takes place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 10 and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 11 at Megley Black  Box Theatre, Antone Academic Center for Culture  & The Arts, Salve Regina University, Lawrence  Avenue & Leroy Avenue, Newport.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door  and are  on sale now through iMEE at www.imeedanceco.com or by calling (401) 851-7909.

“the sum of 4 / + one” showcases video landscape and film shorts by Oliver Halkowich, an iMEE project artist and soloist with the Houston Ballet.  The program features concept and choreography by iMEE Co-Directors, Andrea Dawn Shelley and Spencer Gavin Hering.  Halkowich will contribute video landscape and two short films set to a variety of  music such as Robert Plant & Alisan Krauss, Cesar Franck and Doris Day.  Shelley and Hering’s body of work, which demonstrates the company’s flair for dramatic story telling, examines acceptance and surrender experienced during life encounters.  “When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore; it’s a decision.”

iMEE’s program includes excerpts and the continued development of “the sum of four / duets + quartets” which the company performed this summer at the black box INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THEATRE & DANCE in Plovdiv, Bulgaria and at the Great Friends Dance Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

iMEE’s presentation of “the sum of 4 / + one” at the Megley Black Box Theatre on October 10 & 11 will serve as the third and final installment of iMEE’s #blackboxseries which began in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 2015.

New  England audiences will enjoy the talents of  world class artists; Alan Alberto (appearing courtesy of Festival Ballet Providence), Spencer Gavin Hering (appearing courtesy of  Island Moving Co.), Cristian Laverde Koenig (appearing courtesy of Armitage Gone! Dance), Andrea Dawn Shelley and Brit Wallis.

iMEE’s presentation of ”the sum of 4 / + one” at Megley Black Box Theatre is made possible through the generosity of Salve Regina University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance; Lindsay Guarino, Associate Professor of Dance and Reginald Phoenix, Associate Professor.   A discounted ticket rate of  $10 is available to all Salve Regina University Staff and Students.  Reservations are required: infinitemoves@gmail.com

Funding is provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA,) through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.  iMEE Co-Founding Director, Andrea Dawn Shelley was selected as a Grantee of a Project Grant for Individuals from RISCA.  The award supports the continued development and presentation of her work “the secret of life is to fall down seven times & get up eight” which will be presented in “the sum of 4 / + one.”

iMEE’s Program takes place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 10 and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 11 at Megley Black  Box Theatre, Antone Academic Center for Culture  & The Arts, Salve Regina University, Lawrence  Avenue & Leroy Avenue, Newport.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door  and are  on sale now through iMEE at www.imeedanceco.com or by calling (401) 851-7909.


Photo Credit: iMEE Artists; Spencer Gavin Hering, Brit Wallis, Andrea Dawn Shelley, Alan Alberto. Photo by David Lee Black.

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