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.
PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL
March 11 at RISD Tap Room
Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.
From a special student matinee performance of this modern bardic tale of a teenage warrior who defended ancient clans from Eastern invaders with the help of her qyrq qyz, or 40 girls, Amazons of Turkic legend. Topics: Central Asian culture and history, film, epic poetry, female warriors in history
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. FIND OUT MORE