Island Moving Company left Newport for a two week tour on April 24th, under the sponsorship of the US Embassy and Consulate, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of US/Kazakhstan relations.

The Company will perform in Astana, Almaty and Shymkent.  For more information about the Island Moving Co.’s 34th season, visit www.islandmovingco.org.

While at the Almaty Metro in Kazakhstan; Island Moving Company and Kazakhstan’s Samruk Dance Company pulled together a flash mob to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”.

In 9 hours the video has already been viewed more than 32,000 times on Facebook.

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