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

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.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).