Relaxed and Connected: Live Dance and Music Performance at the Jamestown Arts Center

Live dance and music will light up the Jamestown Arts Center on December 4 as dancer Katie Moorhead and bassist Ian Banno perform a series of improvised dances that respond to the current exhibitions and gallery visitors that afternoon. .

These free, walk-in performances will take place during the Jamestown Holiday Stroll on December 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at two artists collaborating in the moment to create improvisational and responsive dance vignettes.

Katie Moorhead is an award-winning dancer and choreographer. She is the owner of GYROTONIC® Newport and has been a dancer with Island Moving Company since 2013. Ian Banno is a professional bassist. He has performed at venues such as the Newport Jazz Festival, the Vail Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall as the first bassist for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Berklee Performance Center and the DC Jazz Festival.

Katie Moorhead. IMAGE CREDIT: Eric Hovermale

The Jamestown Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre, dance and music performances, film screenings and educational programs including artist talks and hands-on art lessons for all ages. JAC opened in 2010 in a former boat repair shop redesigned by award-winning architects Estes/Twombly. Since 2014, it has won 5 of Rhode Island Monthly’s “Best of Rhode Island” awards, including 2021 Editor’s Choice for Outdoor Art.

Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, FirstWorks, RISCA, FabNewport, RISD, Manhattan Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Spectrum Theatre, Providence Art and Design Film Festival, Island Moving Company, the Jamestown Schools, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations. The Jamestown Arts Center has quickly become a premier arts and cultural center for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas, and innovation flourish. For more information visit: