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. 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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.