Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Opening Night Party–PVDFest 2016

OPENING NIGHT PARTY–PVDFEST 2016

Be a champion for the arts in Providence! Help to kick off Providence’s cultural event of the year, enjoy downtown bites and celebrate the arts.
Sandra Stone - Speaking in Tongues

Community Master Class

COMMUNITY MASTER CLASS WITH SANDRA STONE

In this dance technique class, participants will learn movement from Paul Taylor’s Speaking In Tongues from Stone, a performer in the original cast and the Emmy award winning film.

Brown University Festival of Dance

BROWN UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF DANCE

This annual dance concert highlights dance classics, creative innovation, and collaborations with artists from around the world. This year, the festival celebrates dance as cultural legacy and embodied storytelling, and features pieces from alumni of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Lakou Mizik

LAKOU MIZIK

A rich musical stew of Vodou chants and drumming, Rara horns fashioned from sheet metal, Carnevale rhythms, gospel ballads, and folk songs that is hard to describe, but easy to love.

Close-Act Theatre

CLOSE-ACT THEATRE

The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth stomp their way through Downtown Providence as Close-Act Theatre, a multi-disciplinary street theater company from the Netherlands, makes its East Coast debut with Saurus.

Afro-Cuban All Stars

AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS

The 17-piece Afro-Cuban All Stars are a dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians. Musical director Juan de Marcos González, who arranged the famed Buena Vista Social Club, leads a multi-generational line-up drawn from some of the island’s most beloved bands.

PVDFest

ABOUT PVDFEST
JUNE 2-5, 2016

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.