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Island Moving Company Announces 2022 Summer Season

Island Moving Company (IMC), Newport’s classically trained contemporary ballet company, announces dates and details for its annual summer events and productions. Tickets for IMC’s Annual Summer Gala and Newport Dance Festival are on sale now at

The company will tour San Diego where IMC dancers will perform alongside Malaschock Dance, May 26-29 at Ingram Plaza in the Liberty Station Arts District. The shared program is titled Horizons and features works by choreographers John Malaschock, Tristian Griffin and IMC Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen. More information can be found at

The 2022 Newport Dance Festival (NDF)- July 19-24. From around the world in Newport NDF returns to the IMC festival stage on the lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street, Newport. Every year the Newport Dance Festival (NDF) brings the dance world’s finest choreographers, performers and educators to Newport for a two-week residency culminating in six unique, back-to-back evenings of cutting-edge dance performances for the enjoyment of the community.

Credit: Clarissa Lapolla

The 2022 resident company is Khambata dance of Seattle, WA. Khambatta dance (KDC) was founded by Cyrus Khambata in New York in 1993. He moved the company to Seattle in 2001 where he also started the Seattle International Dance Festival. Other guest companies and artists include Boston Dance TheaterMA, Italy Breathing Art Company, East Coast Contemporary Ballet, CT, Janusphere Dance of New York, and Tristian Griffon DanceMO.

“NDF offers an unconventional experience for audiences to experience professional dance live in the open air,” said Peter Bramante, Executive Director of IMC. Bramante continued; “we encourage the public to bring friends and family – to enjoy a picnic on the lawn – while watching world class dancing – it’s a fantastic Newport summer experience!”

Gates to the festival open at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Lawn seating tickets start at $38, reserved chair seating is $48, and flexible multi-ticket lawn or reserved seating passes offer great value for interested customers. to attend several shows.

Tickets and information at

BMI will present ARTSCAPES, a Garden Evening of Art, Cooking & Dance on Friday July 29, 2022 at Bellevue House, the estate of Ronald Lee Fleming.

ARTSCAPES will be an exquisite summer evening of delicious art, culinary temptations, lively libations and startling performances staged in stunningly beautiful gardens. The event serves to recognize and celebrate the impact of Island Moving Company as a key cultural asset to the city of Newport and Rhode Island while raising crucial funds to support the company’s programs.

Tickets and sponsorship information are available at