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Festival Ballet's 'Up Close On Hope'
In the current “Up Close On Hope” series at Festival Ballet Providence, there are two stunning and emotion-drenched pieces that are an excellent example of what dance can do.
| November 06, 2013
An incredible journey
FirstWorks presents Cirque Éloize's dazzling 'Cirkopolis'
With renewed appreciation of circus performers in the ’70s (Big Apple Circus) and the elevation of circus skills to artistic performance (Cirque du Soleil), many incarnations of circuses and cirques have followed.
| October 30, 2013
Fall Arts Preview: Making a connection
Aerplaye's debut; plus, a wide range of evocative moves
Some say it’s the convergence of an Ivy League and a design school; some say it’s the cross-fertilization of students, faculty, and community members. Whatever the source, Rhode Island has long held the distinction of being the state with the highest number of artists per capita.
| September 16, 2013
Such good friends
Island Moving Co.'s annual dance festival
For a small non-profit dance company, collaboration with other dance organizations can take many forms, such as sharing dancers, choreographers, or venues. Newport’s Island Moving Co. has gone one step farther by inviting whole companies to their annual Great Friends Dance Festival.
| July 24, 2013
A tangled web
Paula Hunter's 'Away From Home'
In an ongoing series of monologues that began with Paula Hunter's Home Alone more than five years ago, this comic commentator on life as she (and we) know it is currently presenting Away From Home.
| April 30, 2013
Spring in their steps
Festival Ballet's 'Up Close On Hope'
Festival Ballet Providence's Up Close On Hope can be counted on to present new works and to spotlight new company members.
| April 02, 2013
Photos: New Year's Eve at Providence Tango
| January 07, 2013
World-class troupes and local treasures
Rhode Island has been graced with many fine home-grown dance companies over the years.
| December 26, 2012
Festival Ballet’s ‘Up Close, On Hope’
Festival Ballet Providence's intimate in-studio performances, Up Close on Hope, have always offered full and varied programs of short works by local and guest choreographers, many of them new to Rhode Island audiences (and/or their work is new).
| October 24, 2012
Dracula's new digs
Plus, Fusionworks turns 25, and a world of exotic moves
Take a quick glance at the fall calendar for performance events and you'll see there's a whole lotta dancin' goin' on!
| September 12, 2012
Fusionworks presents the Next Generation
Hopping on the theme of local resources, Fusionworks Dance Company has spotlighted homegrown dancers and Rhode Island-based choreographers in recent spring concerts.
| April 24, 2012
Bill T. Jones keeps it moving in Story/Time
70 minutes, 70 tales
Over the course of his almost 40-year career, choreographer Bill T. Jones has often told stories in his dance pieces.
| March 07, 2012
Getting up close at Festival Ballet
Festival Ballet Providence's second Up Close on Hope series this season began last weekend and continues February 24-25 and March 2-3.
| February 22, 2012
Fusionworks unveils its new moves
Viva la difference!
Once again abiding by their motto — "Different is good " — Fusionworks Dance Company has engaged two guest choreographers, in addition to artistic director/choreographer Deb Meunier, for their Fall Concert Series at Rhode Island College on November 18 and 19.
| November 15, 2011
Momix’s Moses Pendleton on Botanica
Movement and illusion
You may have seen Momix dancers on a Hanes or Target commercial during the Golden Globes last spring.
| October 25, 2011
Local favorites and international attractions
All the right moves
Despite the hard times that most arts organizations are facing in today's economic circumstances, the dance performance calendar for this fall seems full indeed.
| September 14, 2011
Island Moving Co.’s Open for Dancing
An immersive experience
Since its founding 28 years ago, Island Moving Co. has often included site-specific dances in its presentations: some were adapted to be inside Newport's elegant mansions.
| September 14, 2011
Island Moving Co. and friends
A great group effort
Island Moving Co. in Newport is nothing if not supportive of other dance companies and choreographers, having worked with many from far (Colin Connor) and near (Colleen Cavanaugh) over their 28-year history.
| July 26, 2011
Festival Ballet's latest 'up CLOSE on HOPE'
Watching a ballet or modern dance from eighth row center is a pretty privileged experience, but an "up CLOSE on HOPE" performance makes that seem like peanut gallery seating. Festival Ballet Providence is presenting nine company premieres through March 27 in their intimate Black Box Theater.
| March 24, 2011
Festival Ballet's emotional, sensual Carmen
Although the gypsy girl Carmen is most familiar from the 1875 opera of that name by Georges Bizet, local audiences have also become acquainted with the Carmen performed by Festival Ballet, which was commissioned by them and first appreciated in the 2003-04 season.
| January 25, 2011
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