Island Moving Company, Newport, RI’s contemporary ballet company, will be part of a new series of performance showcases at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, MA.

The first in a series of “*G*enre *S*pecific *S*hared Concerts,” the ballet showcase will be presented April 21 at 8pm; April 22 at 8pm and April 23 at 6pm at Green Street Studios, 185 Green Street, Cambridge.  Tickets are $25; $20 for students and Boston Dance Alliance members and can be purchased at gss-presents-ballet-showcase- tickets-31805103922.

Island Moving Company was invited to initiate this series along with other Boston-area ballet companies, including Boston Ballet II, Tony Williams Ballet Company, D SundanceX and choreographers Kevin Jenkins and Tai Jimenez.  Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen will present Memoria Y Vidrio, a full company work by Puerto Rican choreographer Rodney Rivera.

Green Street Studios is gathering artists who represent the diversity and talent in the Boston-area arts scene through “*G*enre *S*pecific *S*hared Concerts.”  The goal is to share and engage audiences for diverse forms, opening doors to new patrons and facilitating dialogues.  Pre-concert events will demonstrate the history and contemporary progress of each form. Open rehearsals will allow access to process in hopes of inviting new patrons to new forms and developing an audience of confident and articulate arts advocates across a variety of dance forms. Audiences are invited to a post-performance artist talk back, hosted by a guest artist from another dance form.  For more information visit http://www.greenstreetstudios. org/ballet-showcase.
Island Moving Company will perform a program of bijou works, duets and trios, on the stage of the Casino Theatre in Newport on Saturday, May 13th.  For more information about that performance, tickets and upcoming events, visit

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