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FirstWorks Summer Beats Concerts: William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz

Celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rican music and its African roots. William Cepeda is a cultural icon of Puerto Rico. The four-time Grammy-nominated trombonist brings his revolutionary seven-piece Afro-Rican Jazz band to the FirstWorks stage. A protégé of the Dizzy Gillespie, Cepeda has created a new shade of jazz with a hip flavor, blending Puerto […]

Professional Development: Arts Integration Techniques for Neurodiverse Learners

FirstWorks presents a Professional Learning opportunity for teachers to explore how to integrate the arts as a form of accommodation for neurodiverse learners in classroom settings.  Neurodiversity “describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one “right way of thinking, learning, and behaving, […]

The Telling: Daniel Bernard Roumain

“The Telling” is a new collection of original live works by renowned Haitian-American composer, violinist,  and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain. Through instrumental solos, dance, and chamber music, the artists reflect upon and respond to the forces of crisis and communion in our lives, telling stories of our anger, anguish, and enduring hope. Surrounded by singers, dancers, and […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: What Problem?

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Brown Arts Institute at Brown University “For him, dance is theatre, not just movement.” — The Guardian For almost four decades, the groundbreaking Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company has revolutionized modern dance while exploring issues of identity. The company’s work “What Problem?” evokes the tension between belonging to a community and […]

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Town Hall Conversation and Brunch

Join director and choreographer Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, as they discuss the company's latest work, "What Problem?" and their collaboration with 26 local community participants for the Providence performance of the work.

Recurring Event Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche”

Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche”

Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. followed by an Ice-Skating Dance Party for all  “A liberating, exhilarating, breathtaking experience” -The Stage (UK) Le Patin Libre (French for “Free Skate”) are pioneers of contemporary skating who defy stereotypes, transforming athleticism into a means of free expression. Founded in Montréal by former […]

Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche” and Ice-Skating Dance Party

Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. followed by an Ice-Skating Dance Party for all  “A liberating, exhilarating, breathtaking experience” -The Stage (UK) Le Patin Libre (French for “Free Skate”) are pioneers of contemporary skating who defy stereotypes, transforming athleticism into a means of free expression. Founded in Montréal by former […]

Outdoor Video Projection: Urban Carnevale – a musical celebration

As part of downtown Providence’s “Three Nights of Lights,” FirstWorks will illuminate the facade of the Trinity Rep building on the corner of Empire and Fountain Streets with a free, continuous screening of “Urban Carnevale” on Friday, December 2nd from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The performance film was created in December 2020 in partnership with Steer PVD […]

FirstWorks’ Urban Carnevale – a musical celebration

Remastered release available to stream on-demand through the holidays! Originally created in December 2020 in partnership with Steer PVD, this uplifting performance film is a celebration of Providence’s talent, tenacity and creativity. Performances include music from Chachi Carvalho, Sidy Maiga and Oumou Sangaré, Nitin Mitta and Srinivas Reddy, Fidel Nadal, Natále, Nova One (Roz Raskin), […]

Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche”

Due to technical issues with refrigeration at the Providence Rink this week, the ice will not be ready in time for FirstWorks’ originally scheduled performances featuring Montréal’s Le Patin Libre during the Three Nights of Lights festival this Thursday, December 1. FirstWorks has rescheduled the international ice-dancing company to appear on Thursday, December 8 with three, free performances of […]

Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche”

Due to technical issues with refrigeration at the Providence Rink this week, the ice will not be ready in time for FirstWorks’ originally scheduled performances featuring Montréal’s Le Patin Libre during the Three Nights of Lights festival this Thursday, December 1. FirstWorks has rescheduled the international ice-dancing company to appear on Thursday, December 8 with three, free performances of […]

Le Patin Libre “Carte Blanche” and Ice-Skating Dance Party

Due to technical issues with refrigeration at the Providence Rink this week, the ice will not be ready in time for FirstWorks’ originally scheduled performances featuring Montréal’s Le Patin Libre during the Three Nights of Lights festival this Thursday, December 1. FirstWorks has rescheduled the international ice-dancing company to appear on Thursday, December 8 with three, free performances of […]