Le Patin Libre


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 high-level figure skaters, the company wields ice, skates and glide as pure mediums of artistic storytelling. 

FirstWorks presents three free shows of international artistry. Get inspired for a free Ice-Skating Dance Party to follow the final show, open to all!  – Learn more

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company “What Problem?”


Co-presented by FirstWorks and Brown Arts Institute at Brown University

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 feelings of isolation that many feel in these divisive political times. Two-time Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones pursues the elusive “we” in this highly personal work, performing alongside his 10-member company, four vocalists and a cast of over 20 local community members. Learn more