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Walking with ‘Trane – Urban Bush Women in RI

WALKING WITH ‘TRANE – URBAN BUSH WOMEN

A towering jazz masterpiece comes alive onstage with unbridled energy, innovative choreography and live music. TICKETS REQUIRED

Urban Bush Women in RI: Art Activating Community

URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RI: ART ACTIVATING COMMUNITY

For three decades Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. As part of their five-month project with FirstWorks this season, Urban Bush Women return to Providence in February 2016 for two jam-packed weeks of workshops, performances and talks.
Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

SOLEDAD BARRIO AND NOCHE FLAMENCA

SOLEDAD BARRIO & NOCHE FLAMENCA

Sizzling flamenco electrifies the stage as this Madrid-based company of dancers, singers and musicians provides an authentic look at a fiery and expressive art form.

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

SALON: JAZZ IN RI HISTORY AND CULTURE

On 2/27, FirstWorks will present Urban Bush Women performing Walking With ‘Trane, a work emblematic of UBW’s practice of weaving contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Join us for a discussion of the history and role of jazz in RI. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Rhythm of Change Festival

RHYTHM OF CHANGE FESTIVAL

The festival partners with FirstWorks, Rites and Reason Theatre, Urban Bush Women, Troupe Yeredon, Dr. Thomas DeFrantz and artists from Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and NYC to engage with students and the larger community in ceremony, performances, discussions, and workshops. TICKETS REQUIRED

Rennie Harris PUREMOVEMENT

RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT
American Street Dance Theater

The sensational, world-renowned choreographer Rennie Harris—believed by many to be the best living hip-hop dancer/artist on earth—takes the FirstWorks stage with his namesake company in a 25th anniversary program featuring the most exciting, compelling and acclaimed pieces from their repertoire.

PVDFEST 2017

PVDFEST 2017
FIRSTWORKS ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Produced by the City of Providence with Founding Partner, FirstWorks

PVDFest

PVDFEST
JUNE 2-5, 2016

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT K-12 TEACHERS: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

Dedicated time with the artists provided for K-12 teachers at this jam dance workshop with Urban Bush Women celebrating “every body” and the diversity that attributes to a unique and powerful community. No prior experience required! At Brown University Ashamu Dance Studio. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Philip Glass

PHILIP GLASS – AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC

PHILIP GLASS & TIM FAIN

Experience an intimate evening of chamber music with one of the world’s most important living composers, Philip Glass, featuring violin virtuoso Tim Fain.