Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company The Vets, March 10, 2012 at 8 p.m.
"Story/Time" World Premiere Tour Tickets start at $18
Experience a titanic force in the world of dance! Bill T. Jones, one of America's most visionary artists and the creative force behindBroadway hits "Spring Awakening" and "Fela!", returns to FirstWorks with the world premiere tour of a thrilling multimedia work.
In "Story/Time", Jones' inventive choreography frames a cascade of poignant, autobiographical short stories, narrated center stage by Jones himself and visualized by his 12‐member, international company. With a structural nod to John Cage, "Story/Time" plays on chance to bring music, movement and meaning together - creating each performance anew for a unique ‘first' in Providence.
Bobby McFerrin The Vets, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $22
10‐time Grammy Award winner and one‐man orchestra Bobby McFerrin uses his four‐octave range and a vast arrayof vocal techniques to conjure the unmistakable sound of a trumpet in a jazz standard, the cello in a classical composition and the bubbly melody of a pop song.
Best known for his Grammy Award‐winning, a capella chartbuster "Don't Worry, Be Happy", McFerrin's artistry extends far beyond this unforgettable hit. Creatingspontaneous, beautiful and timeless music that transcends all borders and embraces all cultures,McFerrin is no mere singer - he is music's last true Renaissance man.
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Made possible in part with support from: Brown University Creative Arts Council, Carter Family Charitable Trust, City of Providence, Providence Tourism Council, Rhode Island Foundation, TACO / The White Family Foundation and Textron.
The presentation of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company "Story/Time" wasmade possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation andadditional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.
Beginning with an unprecedented collaboration with Providence's Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, FirstWorks was launched in 2004 as a vehicle to build community, reach underserved audiences, and present extraordinary arts programs that elevate Providence's national profile. In the seven years since, FirstWorks has produced 21 groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted more than 95,000 participants, presented over 300 international artists and innovators, engaged more than100 nonprofit community organizations and schools, and grown into a multidimensional arts organization recognized with eleven National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants.