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Community Renewal Event with Urban Bush Women

COMMUNITY RENEWAL EVENT WITH URBAN BUSH WOMEN – featuring dark swan

A social evening of food, conversation and local performance capped by a studio performance by Urban Bush Woman in Nora Chipaumire’s dark swan.

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.

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. For FirstWorks’ five-month residency project, funded in part by an Engaging Dance Audiences grant from Dance USA, Urban Bush Women engaged Providence audiences with a series of workshops, talks, community dinners and performance.

Big Band Holidays

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Ring in the season with a night of swinging holiday favorites, New Orleans inflections and jazzy good cheer featuring the vocal stylings of special guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

CLOUD EYE CONTROL

CLOUD EYE CONTROL

East Coast Premiere! Combining interactive media and live performance, L.A.’s Cloud Eye Control creates visceral, immediate works that are highly visual, inventive and emotional.
Lostwax Multimedia Dance - Zoologic

LOSTWAX MULTIMEDIA DANCE – Zoologic World Premiere

LOSTWAX MULTIMEDIA DANCE – WORLD PREMIERE!

Zoologic: From ‘panda cams’, to electronic tagging, to selfies, snapchat, and drones, Lostwax Multimedia Dance applies their techno arts wizardry to author Thalia Field’s contemporary love story.
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.
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.
Mummenschanz

MUMMENSCHANZ – SWITZERLAND’S MAGICAL THEATER OF ILLUSION

MUMMENSCHANZ – SWITZERLAND’S MAGICAL THEATER OF ILLUSION

The beloved Swiss theater troupe Mummenschanz has brought myth, mystery and plenty of laughter to generations of audiences across four continents for over four decades.
Wynton Marsalis

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Wynton Marsalis is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, musical icon and a master big-band leader in the tradition of Duke Ellington .