dance http://ripr.org en Festival Ballet's Up Close Is One Of Its Best http://ripr.org/post/festival-ballets-close-one-its-best <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Widely varied, indeed.</p><p>This latest “Up Close” offers dances from the 19th century to world premieres. Topics range from a smartly funny, and goofy, piece called “Tea Time” to a heart-rending vision of the end of life. The music? Well, that goes from Igor Stravinsky and Gustav Mahler to Ray Charles and Jacques Brel.</p><p>The dancing by Festival’s best is, generally, at a high level. And, of course, in that rehearsal room the dancers are right there in front of you.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:20:00 +0000 Bill Gale 23955 at http://ripr.org Festival Ballet's Up Close Is One Of Its Best Island Moving Company's Dance Extravaganza Worth the Trip to Newport http://ripr.org/post/island-moving-companys-dance-extravaganza-worth-trip-newport <p></p><p>They call it The Great Friends Dance Festival and Island Moving, under the direction of veteran Rhode Island dancer/choreographer, Miki Ohlsen, has collected and collaborated with a half dozen or so companies and choreographers.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:37:28 +0000 Bill Gale 19024 at http://ripr.org Island Moving Company's Dance Extravaganza Worth the Trip to Newport