Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Bike to Beer

BIKE TO BEER WITH CHRIS LASHUA OF CIRQUE MECHANICS

Grab a beer and a delicious homemade pretzel while chatting with Chris Lashua, Artistic Director of Cirque Mechanics. Find out about his biking background, which led to a stint with Cirque du Soleil. Hear about his troupe Cirque Mechanics, who will be kicking off our FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The Vets on October 29 with their performance Pedal Punk.

FirstWorks Frontier Series

FIRSTWORKS FRONTIER SERIES
QYRQ QYZ • BETSAYDA MACHADO • MANUAL CINEMA

Discover “the voice of Venezuela,” multimedia stories of “girl power” from Central Asia, and cutting-edge theatrical magic in FirstWorks’ celebrated series exploring worldwide artists on the forefront of their genres.

Setting Art in Motion

SETTING ART IN MOTION: ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG & PAUL TAYLOR

Art historian Dr. Robert S. Mattison highlights Rauschenberg’s powerful and long-held interest in dance and performance in a conversation capped by a performance of Tracer, an early collaboration between choreographer Paul Taylor and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.

PVDFest 2017 Video

WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

For the third year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding creative partner FirstWorks hosted PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival, June 1-4, 2017. Watch highlights from this and prior year festivals.
Video about the Chick Corea / Steve Gadd band 2017 tour

Creative Conversation with Chick Corea and Steve Gadd

CREATIVE CONVERSATION WITH CHICK COREA AND STEVE GADD

Watch the WGBH webcast of this up-close conversation between two jazz legends and our engaged audience of Rhode Island students and jazz fans! (Webcast filmed Oct. 15, 2017 at Moses Brown School Woodman Center)

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.