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Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

FILM SCREENING
Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and respected choreographers. This film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance, and between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time.

Bike to Beer

BIKE TO BEER WITH CHRIS LASHUA OF CIRQUE MECHANICS

Grab a beer and a delicious homemade pretzel while chatting with Chris Lashua, Artistic Director of Cirque Mechanics. Find out about his biking background, which led to a stint with Cirque du Soleil. Hear about his troupe Cirque Mechanics, who will be kicking off our FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The Vets on October 29 with their performance Pedal Punk.

Setting Art in Motion

SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR

Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Cirque Mechanics

CIRQUE MECHANICS

You’ve never seen a circus like this! Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.

Community Master Class

COMMUNITY MASTER CLASS WITH RUTH ANDRIEN

This is a unique opportunity for Rhode Island-area dancers to take a master class with Ruth Andrien, who originated roles as former principal Taylor dancer, and has restaged Mr. Taylor’s work around the world. $5 advance/$10 door

Paul Taylor’s America

LUNCH TALK
Paul Taylor’s America: Songs of Innocence & Experience

In this illustrated lecture, Taylor’s biographer Suzanne Carbonneau will look at how Taylor’s dances have chronicled both shining ideals and uncomfortable truths about America. Lunch will be served.
FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Presented in partnership with American Dance Legacy Initiative

Morning-After Conversation with Paul Taylor Dancers

MORNING-AFTER CONVERSATION
WITH PAUL TAYLOR DANCERS

Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the dancer’s role in co-creating a new work over coffee with Paul Taylor Dance Company principal dancers. Free with ticket stub from Feb. 3 Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at The Vets. Otherwise $10 at door / $5 student.

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

FILM SCREENING
Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and respected choreographers. This film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance, and between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time.

Jazz at Lincoln Center JAZZ & DEMOCRACY

2016 ARTS LEARNING: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

Professional Development and All-school Assembly. Great opportunity for Social Studies, History and Music teachers! CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FLYER

Aurea Ciurlionis

AUREA ENSEMBLE

Chromatic Fantasy: The World of Ciurlionis. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart explores the intense cross-pollination of art, poetry and music at the turn of the 20th century.