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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.
A man in a black beanie and Black Lives Matter mask playing the violin

OUR COUNTRY

OUR COUNTRY: ART AND ACTIVISM IN CONVERSATION

Free screening of FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and flexing dance pioneer Drew Dollaz’ collaborative works Our Country and About Face. Screening followed by a Creative Conversation with the artists about their work, which fosters awareness of and conversations about racial injustice.
Free – registration required

Oumou Sangare and Sidy Maiga

GROOVE TO THE RHYTHMS OF OUMOU SANGARÉ AND SIDY MAIGA

Produced by FirstWorks Brown Arts Initiative. Experience the soul-lifting sounds of Mali with Grammy winner Oumou Sangaré, hailed as the greatest living female voice in African music, and master drummer Sidy Maiga. Premieres on Facebook and YouTube live – find out more…
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.
A psychedelic image of a woman's silhouette surrounded by Earth imagery and a baby in front of her

Miwa Matreyek Infinitely Yours

MIWA MATREYEK
Infinitely Yours and Climate Conversation

Acclaimed multimedia artist Miwa Matreyek pushes boundaries in her latest work, Infinitely Yours, a visually stunning examination of human impact on Earth’s natural systems.
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.
Man in costume with outrageous red and green mask/headdress (photo credit: Iounex)

Machine Dazzle Mask Making Workshop

COVER YOUR FACE IN STYLE
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle

Create your very own over-the-top face mask in this hands-on Zoom workshop for all ages. No experience or shopping required! The theme of the event is MUSIC. Participants will be guided to create a piece inspired by a favorite song, lyric or genre using RECYCLED materials FOUND around the house, in the garden or on a walk in a park. Just bring your creativity!
Registration Required
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.
Laurie Anderson

LAURIE ANDERSON – DELUSION

LAURIE ANDERSON – DELUSION

One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson returns to FirstWorks with a multimedia performance combining violin,electronic puppetry, music and visuals.

Jazz Brunch with Urban Bush Women

JAZZ BRUNCH WITH URBAN BUSH WOMEN

Join us and members of Urban Bush Women as we wrap up their FirstWorks residency with a specialty brunch menu created by the culinary team at the Dorrance. Enjoy a mouth-watering buffet, relaxed conversation & soul-nourishing live jazz performed by Rhode Island’s own Travis Colby Band. ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED.
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 .