Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Island Moving Company

Island Moving Company (IMC) is a classically trained, uniquely accessible, contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI that:

 

The Company's primary mission remains to provide a platform for the development and performance of new choreography.  The Company has commissioned over 70 new dances, from modern and contemporary ballet choreographers. Over a dozen musical scores have been commissioned and the Company has collaborated with visual artists, actors and poets on original productions presented as part of our main-stage and Family Series productions. The Company works extensively with area schools through both in-school and after-school programing, interacting with over 5,000 children each year throughout RI and MA.

IMC’s 12 professional dancers are remarkable for their intelligence and adventurous spirit. In recent years, the dancers have worked with 20 choreographers and premiered work in Newport, Boston, Providence, New York and Los Angeles as well as international tours to Kazakhstan and Italy. Lewis Segal of the LA Times observed, “Island Moving Co. secured its reputation for fusing conceptual risk with technical prowess.”  In New York, Attitude Magazine called IMC “a refreshing combination of grassroots camaraderie and big city technique…a group of working dancers going for broke.”

The company has received numerous grants and commissions from individuals and foundations including the National Endowment for The Arts, NEFA, Meet the Composer, the US Consulate for Kazakhstan & Italy and the RI State Council on the Arts.

In addition to its main-stage productions, IMC is known for its site-specific and adaptive staging of performances in iconic and non-traditional settings such as Belcourt Castle, Rosecliff Mansion and the Tall Ship- H/V Oliver Hazzard Perry.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Peter
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Fax: 
401-846-2902
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 746
Newport, RI 02840-0007
Physical Address: 
3 Charles Street, 3rd Floor
Newport, RI 02840
Last Name: 
Bramante
Phone: 
401-847-4470

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ballet
Year Founded: 
1982
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Events Per Year: 
44
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster