Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Urban Bush Women in RI: Art Activating Community

URBAN BUSH WOMEN IN RI: ART ACTIVATING COMMUNITY

For three decades Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. As part of their five-month project with FirstWorks this season, Urban Bush Women return to Providence in February 2016 for two jam-packed weeks of workshops, performances and talks.

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.

Billy Siegenfeld Dance Residency

FROM OUR PARTNERS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Emmy Award-winning founder, artistic director, principal choreographer, vocal arranger, and ensemble performing member of JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Watch highlights from 2015 Providence International Arts Festival

2015 Providence International Arts Festival Highlights

WATCH 2015 FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

June 2-5, 2016 – Downtown Providence

SALON: ARTIST ENGAGEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

SALON: ARTIST ENGAGEMENT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Join us for a conversation with RI artists whose work addresses a variety of environmental issues and instigations, and learn how they use their work to calibrate, celebrate, test, and protest the evolving consequences of human interaction on the physical environment. Co-presented with FirstWorks and ecoRI News: RI Artists on Environmental Practice at The Providence Athenaeum.

SALON: FRACKING, EARTHQUAKES AND DISPOSAL

SALON: FRACKING, EARTHQUAKES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISPOSAL

A conversation with Brown University Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences Terry E. Tullis, Chair of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council. Co-presented with FirstWorks and ecoRI News: RI Artists on Environmental Practice at The Providence Athenaeum.

CLOUD EYE CONTROL ARTIST TALK

CLOUD EYE CONTROL ARTIST TALK AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

Join this dynamic L.A. performance group for an artist talk at the Grant Recital Hall with Professors Todd Winkler and Kim Moore. FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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.

PERFORMANCES

PERFORMANCES

Dazzling cultural performances. Provocative discussions with legendary artists. World-class music and dance. The driving force behind this summer’s Providence International Arts Festival, FirstWorks offers eye-popping spectacle and performance all year long.