About Us

ABOUT US

Over the past 16 years, FirstWorks festivals, performances and programs have attracted more than 500,000 participants. Find out more about how we build the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community in Providence, Rhode Island.
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Leyla McCalla

LEYLA MCCALLA

Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla is at once earthy and elegant, her sound vibrating with three centuries of history yet strikingly fresh and distinctive.
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Parade Style Workshop

PARADE STYLE WORKSHOP
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle!

Famed costume designer Machine Dazzle will lead a workshop for budding designers in developing a glam look for the PVDFest Parade – Family Friendly! All materials provided.
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Two male female dancer couples in pas de deux

Complexions Artist Up Close Conversation

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with Complexions Co-Founders

Join FirstWorks for a free Artist Up-Close Conversation with Master Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, former Alvin Ailey principal dancer, and the legendary Desmond Richardson, first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater. Moderated by Julie Strandberg, co-founder of The American Dance Legacy Initiative, Artist-In-Residence and Founding Director of Dance at Brown University.
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