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Time to Dance, Sugar Plum!: ‘Tis the season for holiday dance to hit the stage

Whether it’s a vicarious urge to keep ourselves warm, or because something about graceful movement conjures associations with the holiday season, or just because “Happy Holidays” makes you feel like dancing — or at least like watching others dance — this is the dance season. Here’s some of what’s coming up: Island Moving Company has […]

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Dancing Thru the Snow: Leap into the holidays with these seasonal dance performances

  While Island Moving Company is packing away its Nutcracker at Rosecliff in Newport, the rest of New England is just beginning to celebrate the magic of Christmas. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Providence Ballet Theatre’s one-night-only holiday performance, returns. The production is inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, and professional dancers, along with […]

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Inside Island Moving Company’s  Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff

There is nothing grander then walking into the Rosecliff Mansion, especially at Christmas. Island Moving Company adds to the grandeur with several beautifully decorated Christmas trees in every corner, each with its own style and color theme. It is breathtaking and magical. Mikki Ohlsen and her wonderfully talented company, faculty, staff, along with approximately 80 […]

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2018 Theater Award Winners

This year saw a number of records broken at the Motif Theater Awards. The number of voters was the most yet, with 4,565 readers weighing in on their favorite performers and performances. The event filled McVinney, the 728-seat auditorium in downtown PVD, with a spirit of cheering camaraderie that carried through the entire night. You […]

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in the town of Becket, Mass, is Jacob’s Pillow, a sprawling 220-acre site that hosts the oldest and one of the most prestigious dance festivals in the US. Every summer, thousands of people gather to watch prominent dancers, choreographers and rising talent display their talents on several stages. Summer 2018 is […]

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Little Mermaid Swims into Providence

  Festival Ballet Providence brings a New England Premiere for its final performance of the 2017-2018 season, Little Mermaid. The ballet was originally created for Charlotte Ballet in 2008. In 2016 choreographer Mark Diamond reimagined the production, bringing to it more color, more scenery and more whimsical costumes. “This is an all-new version with elaborate […]

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Dance Season 2017-2018 Preview

Holiday-themed dance performances from nearly every Rhode Island company will open the season, ranging from traditional to contemporary work. The Rhode Island College Dance Company (ric.edu/pas) will host the Bang Group, Friday (Dec 1) and Saturday (Dec 2) at Sapinsley Hall, in a collaboration called Nut/Cracked, “an ode to American eclecticism” they describe as “The Nutcracker, […]

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Fusionworks Marks 30th Anniversary

  Modern dance company Fusionworks is celebrating their 30th anniversary  with a special concert on November 5. Artistic director Deb Meunier, who founded the company and serves as its primary choreographer, promises a lot of variety in the performances. “It will be a wonderful rollercoaster ride,” Meunier said. “I wanted to create a new piece […]

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Motif’s 2017 RI Theater Awards

You can now vote on the 2017 Motif Theater Awards. Thank you for participating and supporting our theater community. For now, please vote and pass this link on to your friends! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/38CWVBS Here’s a list of all the nominees – but you can’t vote below — go to the survey!! For a key to the […]

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