Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: DANCE FOR EVERY BODY

A 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.

ARTS LEARNING

ARTS LEARNING

From the concert hall to the classroom, FirstWorks is also at the frontier of arts education, where performers engage directly with local students through creative programs and performances at area schools. Find out more about current opportunities…

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. For FirstWorks’ five-month residency project, funded in part by an Engaging Dance Audiences grant from Dance USA, Urban Bush Women engaged Providence audiences with a series of workshops, talks, community dinners and performance.

BOX OFFICE: Aurea Ciurlionis

AUREA ENSEMBLE – Chromatic Fantasy: The World of Čiurlionis

WORLD PREMIERE! Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart explores the intense cross-pollination of art, poetry and music at the turn of the 20th century.
Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door