Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

2018-19 Season in Review

2018-19 SEASON IN REVIEW

FirstWorks brought an eclectic mix of dance, music, and theater to Rhode Island this past season, providing new experiences for arts connoisseurs and young students alike.

BOX OFFICE: PVDFest Opening Night Party

PVDFEST OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Add your name to an impressive list of Providence Champions for the Arts by joining our host committee for the PVDFEST Opening Night VIP Party! Get tickets here:
Two male female dancer couples in pas de deux

Complexions Artist Up Close Conversation

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with Complexions Co-Founders

Join FirstWorks for a free Artist Up-Close Conversation with Master Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, former Alvin Ailey principal dancer, and the legendary Desmond Richardson, first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater. Moderated by Julie Strandberg, co-founder of The American Dance Legacy Initiative, Artist-In-Residence and Founding Director of Dance at Brown University.

Vox Sambou

VOX SAMBOU

The Haitian hip-hop ambassador brings a mash-up of socially conscious hip-hop that integrates Haitian roots music, Afrobeat, Latin grooves, and reggae beats to PVDFest!

Grupo Niche

GRUPO NICHE

Get ready to dance the night away to some hot salsa music! Founded 40 years ago in the “world salsa capital” of Cali, Colombia, Grupo Niche is a legendary Pan-American salsa band with a fanbase that spans the globe.

Syncopated Ladies

SYNCOPATED LADIES

Fierce Footwork. Female Force! The all-female tap squad sensation Syncopated Ladies’ have amassed over 50 million views worldwide since their video tap salute to megastar Beyonce went viral in 2014.

eVenti Verticali

EVENTI VERTICALI
Quadro

From Italy’s Vertical Theater – Look up! Born from a dream of dancing on a flying wall, “Quadro” is a stage suspended high in the air from a construction crane.