Gather at the beating heart of Kennedy Plaza—Providence City Hall – to kick off the first (ever) Providence International Arts Festival. Share in this unforgettable moment as a specially commissioned first work is unveiled and voices raised in song converge from all points of the compass.
The festival partners with FirstWorks, Rites and Reason Theatre, Urban Bush Women, Troupe Yeredon, Dr. Thomas DeFrantz and artists from Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and NYC to engage with students and the larger community in ceremony, performances, discussions, and workshops. TICKETS REQUIRED
Take a look back at some of the award-winning movies from the vaults of New England’s largest film festival. This Academy Award-qualifier presents a retrospective of some of the most successful shorts from its 19 years.
RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT American Street Dance Theater
February 24, 2017 at The Vets
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.
FREE lunchtime talk for Curator’s Circle Members RSVP required
George Gershwin’s enduring influence on African-American music is explored by Wall Street Journal Jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld and polymath composer/producer/musician Melvin Gibbs in this FirstWorks Creative Conversation.