Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Morning-After Conversation with Paul Taylor Dancers

MORNING-AFTER CONVERSATION
WITH PAUL TAYLOR DANCERS

Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the dancer’s role in co-creating a new work over coffee with Paul Taylor Dance Company principal dancers. Free with ticket stub from Feb. 3 Paul Taylor Dance Company performance at The Vets. Otherwise $10 at door / $5 student.

Rennie Harris PUREMOVEMENT

RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT
American Street Dance Theater

The sensational, world-renowned choreographer Rennie Harris—believed by many to be the best living hip-hop dancer/artist on earth—takes the FirstWorks stage with his namesake company in a 25th anniversary program featuring the most exciting, compelling and acclaimed pieces from their repertoire.

Aurea Crossings

AUREA ENSEMBLE
World Premiere! Crossings

Featuring pipa player Yang Wei of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart.

Community Master Class

COMMUNITY MASTER CLASS WITH PATRICK CORBIN

In this technique class, participants will learn movement from Paul Taylor’s “Piazzolla Caldera” from Corbin, a member of the original cast. FREE and open to the public.

The Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble

THE PAUL MURPHY TOURING ENSEMBLE

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School take the stage at PVDFest in the form of the Paul Murphy Touring Ensemble, an elite group of high school musicians from all over the state. These inspiring young talents play a mix of contemporary jazz and original compositions with a depth of musical sophistication well beyond their years.

ERB

EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION BAND

An open band of brass, reeds and drums, there are over 30 musicians and dancers in the ERB family. Their musical influences range from New Orleans jazz to Middle Eastern klezmer, Spanish revolutionary songs to funk, rhythm & blues.

Salsa y Gaitas

SALSA Y GAITAS

Salsa Y Gaitas is a reflection of Providence present, with 12 members drawn from Venezuela and the Dominican Republic playing a multicultural blend of music from around the Caribbean and Latin America.

Daniel Bernard Roumain

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN

A Harlem composer on a unique musical journey combines signature violin sounds with electronica and urban influences to create something entirely his own