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
BIKE TO BEER WITH CHRIS LASHUA OF CIRQUE MECHANICS
October 28 at The Malted Barley
Grab a beer and a delicious homemade pretzel while chatting with Chris Lashua, Artistic Director of Cirque Mechanics. Find out about his biking background, which led to a stint with Cirque du Soleil. Hear about his troupe Cirque Mechanics, who will be kicking off our FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The Vets on October 29 with their performance Pedal Punk.
You’ve never seen a circus like this! Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.
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.
Cranston St. Armory: Animated by Art uses the arts as a focal point to engage community stakeholders around envisioning a bright future and multiple creative uses for this historic site, built in 1907 in the heart of Providence’s West End neighborhood.
RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT American Street Dance Theater
February 24, 2017 at The Vets
The sensational, world-renowned choreographer Rennie Harris—believed by many to be the best living hip-hop dancer/artist on earth—takes the FirstWorks stage with his namesake company in a 25th anniversary program featuring the most exciting, compelling and acclaimed pieces from their repertoire.
A day of workshops, community classes, discussion, design, lecture/demonstration, and art installations. In its fourth year, the ASaP Symposium explores holistic, artistic interventions for diverse populations. This year’s focus is on the power of design and the implementation of arts programming in the medical field. FREE REGISTRATION