Island Moving Co., Newport’s contemporary ballet company, opens its 34thseason with an Opening Weekend at Newport’s most romantic mansion, Rosecliff,February 26, 27 & 28, 2016. The Company restages its popular ballet for the very young,Mother Goose, at four matinees; and presents two evenings of new ballets inA Collection of Attitudes 2016to celebrate the Company’s 34thSeason. Rosecliff is at 548 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI. Tickets can be found

The Company presentsA Collection of Attitudesat7:00pmon Friday, February 26thand on Saturday, February 27th. Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen will present the premiere ofSee, Here, Speak, a new work by Florida choreographer Jerry Opdenaker. Company member Shane Farrell and choreographer Danielle Genest will present new and restaged works and the dancers will perform two of Miki Ohlsen’s works,Ruth…lessand the full companyA Tesselation of Beauty and Light, which premiered at Rosecliff in 2014. Tickets to theSaturdaynight “A Collection of Attitudes,” include a champagne toast and a catered intermission, start at $50, with sponsorship levels available. They are on sale

For the younger set, Island Moving Co. presentsMother Goose at Rosecliff, a lively retelling of the familiar nursery rhymes using movement and live music. Audience members will be led by the effervescent Mother Goose herself through the spectacular rooms of Rosecliff for an interactive and entertaining performance event for children as young as three. IMC dancers will performHumpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffettand more. The Company is joined by minstrel accompanist Alicia Ruggiero with Newport actress and educator Lisa Reimer directing the action and reciting the familiar rhymes as Mother Goose.Would you like the chance to dance withThe Old Woman from France? That and more could happen to you atMother Goose at Rosecliff. Performances are4pmonFriday, February 26th;3pmon Saturday February 27th;1pm & 3pmonFebruary 28th.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and are available on the Island Moving Co. site as well as

For more information call401 847-4470.

Photo Caption: Island Moving Co dancer Glen Lewis will perform at Rosecliff on the Company’s Opening Weekend, February 26 & 27, 2016. Photo By: Thomas Palmer

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