Open For Dancing is a biennial tradition for Newport’s Island Moving Company. Choreographers from Seattle, San Diego, and New York are creating free site-specific pieces at three locations on Aquidneck Island: Ballard Park, Greenvale Vineyards, and the Redoubt at Fort Adams. Each piece will be performed three times a day on Saturday and Sunday, while a guerrilla troupe simultaneously prowls around downtown Newport. Anyone that wants to can perform alongside Island Moving Company members, regardless of skill level or experience. Participants will be assigned a choreographer and rehearsals start Wednesday; tuition is $30 per day.
Sunday performances are at Fort Adams (80 Fort Adams Drive, Newport) and Greenvale Vineyards (582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth) at 2, 3 & 4pm and at Ballard Park (25 Hazard Road, Newport) at 3, 4 & 5pm. Each dance is roughly 20 minutes so you should have no problem seeing them all.