by Vatic Kuumba and Orlando Hernández
a FirstWorks commissioned project
Gold, Silver, and Coin make a world of time.
Prayer is in the ear of the river.
Phantom Notes, a new work by Vatic Kuumba and Orlando Hernández originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, twilight-sunrise, has been postponed. Stay tuned to first-works.org for a new date, to be announced. A PVDFest summer happening.
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.
In April 2020, FirstWorks hosted a live Professional Development Workshop via Zoom with composer, violinist, educator, and activist Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain for 40 local K-12 educators and artists titled “Teaching Tolerance with Music.” DBR was joined by esteemed artist-educators Liz Lerman and Michael Rohd.
Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and respected choreographers. This film is an unprecedented exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single dance, and between the guarded and unguarded moments, the viewer is witness to a mysterious work ethic that has created some of the most iconic modern dances of our time.
LUNCH TALK Paul Taylor’s America: Songs of Innocence & Experience
February 2, 2017 at Brown University
In this illustrated lecture, Taylor’s biographer Suzanne Carbonneau will look at how Taylor’s dances have chronicled both shining ideals and uncomfortable truths about America. Lunch will be served.
FREE – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED Presented in partnership with American Dance Legacy Initiative
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.