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Great Friends, "Etudes" by Island Moving Company, Newport RI


Great Friends Dance Festival 2016
July 14th- 23rd - A Unique Show each evening at 7:30pm
Great Friends Meeting House
30 Marlborough Street, Newport
in collaboration with The Newport Historical Society
Tickets are on sale now at

The Festival is held in the 1699 Great Friends Meeting House, converted into an intimate theatre space.  The Festival’s 9 shows feature mixed bills of (Island Moving Company) IMC and guest artists. Dancers take class together; directors teach master classes; a commissioned choreographer creates a piece for all Festival dancers.  Each night, a Festival choreographer opens the program with an Etude, a work that has been created that day on dancers who elect to participate.

In 2016, the Festival will host Owen/Cox of Kansas City. Other guests include part of the oath, from Providence, Ballet des Ameriques, Caitlin Trainor, Nomad Contemporary Ballet and BodyStories from New York and David Sun's SundanceX from Massachusetts.  We’re a pick for the summer from the Boston Globe!