Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Cirque Mechanics

CIRQUE MECHANICS

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.

Community Master Class

COMMUNITY MASTER CLASS WITH RUTH ANDRIEN

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

Paul Taylor Dancemaker

FILM SCREENING
Paul Taylor Dancemaker

Film screening of the Academy Award nominated 1998 documentary – a vivid group portrait of the iconic choreographer Paul Taylor and his uniquely American dance company.

Paul Taylor’s America

LUNCH TALK
Paul Taylor’s America: Songs of Innocence & Experience

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

PAUL TAYLOR 4-PACK

20% OFF TICKET 4-PACK
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

SAVE 20% on a ticket 4-Pack. Good on $38, $58 and $78 ticket levels. For phone sales call 401-421-ARTS and reference code PTDANCE4. Addl. service charges may apply to online and phone orders.

Paul Taylor Legacy Project

PAUL TAYLOR LEGACY PROJECT: ART IN MOTION

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.
Cranston Street Armory silkscreen by Walker Mettling

Armory Animated by Art

ARMORY ANIMATED BY ART

Cranston St. Armory: Animated by Art uses the arts as a focal point to engage community stakeholders around envisioning a bright future and multiple creative uses for this historic site, built in 1907 in the heart of Providence’s West End neighborhood.

PVDFest 2017 Party Box Office

PVDFEST OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Did you miss the Opening Night VIP Party for PVDFest last year? Are you interested in becoming a Champion for the Arts?
Be a part of the cultural event of the year by joining the host committee for the PVDFest Opening Night Party in downtown Providence.
TICKETS: $500 Creative Capital Visionaries / $100 Creative Capital Artists

ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES

FIRSTWORKS ARTISTIC ICONS AT THE VETS

Dazzle to the acrobatic steampunk spectacle of CIRQUE MECHANICS in Pedal Punk; experience the energy, humor and sheer beauty of PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY; and celebrate 25 years of the world’s premier hip-hop dance company, RENNIE TAYLOR PUREMOVEMENT — you’ll revel in every extraordinary FirstWorks moment.