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Saodat Ismailova

Qyrq Qyz Panel Talk

PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL

Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.

PVDFest 2020

PVDFEST 2020

After careful consideration for our creative community both near and far, we’ve made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone PVDFest. While we won’t be partying in the streets this June, we’re working on ways to share PVDFest magic in 2020. Look for updates at http://pvdfest.com.

PVDFest 2019

2019 PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city for a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Artists from across the globe joined the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspireed the soul, fireed the spirit, and had thousands dancing in the streets. Produced by the City of Providence with founding partner FirstWorks.
Man plays guitar atop a stage powered by a cyclist

PVDFest 2018 Home

PVDFEST 2018
Watch FirstWorks 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 that attracted over 100,000 participants. Check out FirstWorks highlights from the Creative Capital’s signature summer arts festival!

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.
People dancing at a workshop

Pilobolus Community Workshop

COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP WITH PILOBOLUS

Join FirstWorks and Pilobolus for this exciting creative movement program for teens and
adults (ages 14 – 100). Pilobolus dancers and teaching artists will lead participants in a movement class based on physical improvisation.

Pilobolus

PILOBOLUS
FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series

“Where acrobatics are liquified into poetry” -NY Times
Celebrate FirstWorks 15th season with a “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers who leap, fly, intertwine and break all the rules.”
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.

Paul Taylor Legacy Project

PAUL TAYLOR LEGACY PROJECT: ART IN MOTION

Arguably the greatest living choreographer across the 20th and 21st centuries, Paul Taylor continues to create works that are vibrant, powerful, and thoroughly new. This season FirstWorks celebrates Mr. Taylor with an expansive project connecting audiences with art, dance, music and American history.
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.
Close up of woman's face in profile with her hand raised and projected lines of light on her face

Miwa Matreyek Artist Up Close

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
March 28 event postponed

LA-based animator, director, designer and performer Miwa Matreyek will discuss the methods and inspiration behind her “Glorious Visions in Animation,” to be shown on March 25th, 7:30pm at Providence College Smith Center for the Arts.
Silhouette of a woman holding a tiny person in her hand against a backdrop of animated ocean with fish and a large full moon

Miwa Matreyek

MIWA MATREYEK
Glorious Visions in Animation
March 25 event postponed

Merging animated vistas and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek creates a moving art gallery of magical, spellbinding narratives and debuts her newest work exploring connections between humans and climate change.

Master Class with Jillian Davis

DANCE MASTER CLASS
with Jillian Davis

FirstWorks and ASaP (Artists and Scientists as Partners) co-host a Master Class with Jillian Davis from Complexions Contemporary Ballet, in conjunction with the ASaP 2019 Symposium at Brown University.