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
This is a unique opportunity for Rhode Island-area dancers to take a master class with Ruth Andrien, who originated roles as former principal Taylor dancer, and has restaged Mr. Taylor’s work around the world. $5 advance/$10 door
You’ve never seen a circus like this! Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.
CREATIVE CONVERSATION WITH CHICK COREA AND STEVE GADD
Watch video now (available until 11/28)
Watch the WGBH webcast of this up-close conversation between two jazz legends and our engaged audience of Rhode Island students and jazz fans! (Webcast filmed Oct. 15, 2017 at Moses Brown School Woodman Center)
For the third year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding creative partner FirstWorks hosted PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival, June 1-4, 2017. Watch highlights from this and prior year festivals.
SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR
November 13 at RISD Museum
Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Discover “the voice of Venezuela,” multimedia stories of “girl power” from Central Asia, and cutting-edge theatrical magic in FirstWorks’ celebrated series exploring worldwide artists on the forefront of their genres.