Choreographer Yanira Castro directing her cast for The Opera House
Choreographer Deborah Lohse on site at Salve Regina's Meditation Labyrinth
Saturday, Sept. 21: (9AM)
Nothing but goodness happening here! All the works are complete and ready to be shared with Newport audiences starting today @ 2PM! Last night, we had one of our best Panel Discussion's with the wonderful O4D 2013 artist's at William Vareika Fine Arts. Thank you for being such a wonderful host Bill! This morning we started things off with slow flow vinyasa yoga at The Newport Art Museum with Jessica Elliot. Next up, Phantom Limb improvisational movement lead by Michael Bolger beginning at Queen Anne's Square. Be sure to join us for all our festivities and performances this weekend. For Schedule of Events, CLICK HERE!
READ what Sean Flynn has to say about Open for Dancing in his article: "Open for interpretation" in the Newport Daily News...
Wednesday, Sept. 18: (9PM)
That's a wrap! The choreographers met with their casts of dancers and non-dancers on location and it was pretty much smooth sailing. What a great first day of rehearsals. CLICK HERE to check out a clip of Rhapsody in Blue, a cinematic ballet being created at the historic Gray Craig Estate in Newport, RI. Choreographer John-Mark Owen is setting his story in the "Swinging Twenties," height of the Jazz Age. This is the opening movement of the ballet, performed by IMC company dancer, Jose Edwin Gonzales.
Wednesday, Sept. 18: (9AM)
We had a lovely Opening Reception last evening at Fifth Element! Thank you to ALL who came out to help us KICK-OFF O4D 2013 in Newport!
The first classes of O4D 2013 in Newport began this AM with Jesse Harding leading Tai Chi / Qi-Gong. Don't forget to join our morning and evening class offerings throughout the Festival as well as a brown bag lunch with the choreographers on their site Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at noon! For MORE detailed information, please CLICK HERE!
Monday, Sept. 16:
O4D 2013The Steel Yard in Providence was a HUGE success!
Audiences spanning from 60-80 people per performance, had the opportunity to move about the site, immerse themselves amongst the artists and become a part of the dance, or not.
"Inspiring dancers, way cool location, and enthusiastic large audience!!! I had a great time at Open for Dancing today. See you tomorrow for round 2!"
"Unbelievable performance today at the Steel Yard! Incredible!"
"Last night was extraordinarily beautiful! Derek and I both cried at the final moment of the piece when Jose dropped and the whole company folded too, amazing."
-O4D patron feedback, Providence, RI
Congratulations to ALL of the collaborating artists, thank you for making our first, Open for Dancing in Providence a tremendous success. THANK YOU to our audiences for your interest and support.
IMC and TRP dancers at The Steel Yard