Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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.

Vox Sambou

VOX SAMBOU

The Haitian hip-hop ambassador brings a mash-up of socially conscious hip-hop that integrates Haitian roots music, Afrobeat, Latin grooves, and reggae beats to PVDFest!

Grupo Niche

GRUPO NICHE

Get ready to dance the night away to some hot salsa music! Founded 40 years ago in the “world salsa capital” of Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is a legendary Pan-American salsa band with a fanbase that spans the globe.

Syncopated Ladies

SYNCOPATED LADIES

Fierce Footwork. Female Force! The all-female tap squad sensation Syncopated Ladies’ have amassed over 50 million views worldwide since their video tap salute to megastar Beyonce went viral in 2014.

eVenti Verticali

EVENTI VERTICALI
Quadro

From Italy’s Vertical Theater – Look up! Born from a dream of dancing on a flying wall, “Quadro” is a stage suspended high in the air from a construction crane.
PVDFest logo over a photo of a diverse crowd of festivalgoers enjoying a performance

PVDFest 2019

ABOUT PVDFEST 2019

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city for 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.

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.

Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams Shattuck

FILM SCREENING
Heather Henson presents Handmade Puppet Dreams

A screening of short films hand-picked by the daughter of puppetry legend, Jim Henson of Muppets fame. Panel discussion with local stop-motion animators and puppeteers to follow.