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Island Moving Co. and friends

Island Moving Co. in Newport is nothing if not supportive of other dance companies and choreographers, having worked with many from far (Colin Connor) and near (Colleen Cavanaugh) over their 28-year history.
A great group effort
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011

Festival Balelt's latest 'up CLOSE on HOPE'

Watching a ballet or modern dance from eighth row center is a pretty privileged experience, but an "up CLOSE on HOPE" performance makes that seem like peanut gallery seating. Festival Ballet Providence is presenting nine company premieres through March
Natural grace
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011

Plugging in

For the past six years, Festival Ballet Providence has presented an evening of short works, Up Close on Hope , in their Black Box Theater on Hope Street.
Festival Ballet move to Metallica and Radiohead
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 20, 2009

More new than old

During his decade-long tenure at Festival Ballet Providence, artistic director Mihailo "Misha" Djuric has not only created a polished ensemble of dancers but fostered an impressive clutch of choreographers.
Hope gets its close-up at Festival Ballet
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 10, 2009

Intimate moves

What began as a way to give audiences a closer look at its dancers and choreographers an opportunity to showcase new work has become an integral part of Festival Ballet Providence’s season: the “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” series.
Festival Ballet’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE”
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

Dance in fall

This fall’s offerings of dance performances have an international flavor, as well as featuring the talents of Rhody-grown dance groups.
Must-see moves
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008



Festival Ballet Providence’s “Up CLOSE, on HOPE” program is a stunning selection of short classical and contemporary ballet, performed with polish and passion.
Festival Ballet’s intimate showcase
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

Armenian moves

Mark Harootian wanted to create a piece that would celebrate that music and his own Armenian heritage.
Festival ballet's Up CLOSE on HOPE
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 07, 2007

Giant Steps

Island Moving Co.’s summer concert series, Flight of Steps , once again combines company members and guest performers, local and out-of-town choreographers.
Island Moving Co. makes its annual Flight
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  July 11, 2006