Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Summer Beats Concert Series

SUMMER BEATS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Keep your eyes and ears peeled in the park for our pop-up concert series featuring live, socially distanced performances with local and international flavor! Check out our full line-up here…
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Virtual Summer Camps

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS
Free for Rhode Island public school students

FirstWorks is excited to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Education to bring virtual summer camps to Rhode Island public school students during Summer 2020! Browse our offerings for Grades 3-8 and pre-register now to secure your child’s spot.
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Virtual Dance Camp

VIRTUAL DANCE CAMP
For Grades 3-8

Conducted on Zoom, our Summer Moves Virtual Dance Camp includes percussive dance (tap), contemporary ballet, hip-hop, and more! Led by a diverse group of talented dancers who have performed on stages around the world – and for FirstWorks.

Virtual Theater Arts Camp

VIRTUAL THEATER ARTS CAMP
For Grades 5-7

Join FirstWorks for our week-long Virtual Theater Arts Camp and get ready to stretch your imagination (remember plays are called PLAY for a reason)!

Celebrate CUNNINGHAM

CELEBRATE CUNNINGHAM
with FirstWorks and Brown Arts Initiative

Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience seven years in the making about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Watch the film online #athome and then join us for a special Q&A with director Alla Kovgan and co-producer Elizabeth Delude-Dix.

Requiem for the Living

REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING,
IN COLOR

Responding to the realities of living as people of color during these unprecedented times, filmmaker Carlos Toro and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain collaborate on a live stream cinematic journey in film and in sound.
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BOX OFFICE: Machine Dazzle Mask Making Workshop

COVER YOUR FACE IN STYLE
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle

Create your very own over-the-top face mask in this hands-on Zoom workshop for all ages. No experience or shopping required! The theme of the event is MUSIC. Participants will be guided to create a piece inspired by a favorite song, lyric or genre using RECYCLED materials FOUND around the house, in the garden or on a walk in a park. Just bring your creativity!
FREE – Registration Required
A group of women wearing white and holding up signs reading what they Rise Up for: Love, Justice, Equality

Rise Up with Syncopated Ladies

RISE UP!
WITH SYNCOPATED LADIES

Fierce Footwork. Female Force! Join the founders of Syncopated Ladies, Emmy nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold & Maud Arnold to watch their video “Rise Up,” inspired by Andra Day’s song of the same name. The Ladies were inspired to create a dance that focused on women’s rights and getting all people out to vote.
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Virtual Learning with Eric Nathan

COMPOSER ERIC NATHAN

Learn how the Civil War-era correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson influenced composer Eric Nathan’s music in this video lesson with accompanying activities.