FirstWorks 2013-14 Season Brings World-Class Artists To Rhode Island
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize
FirstWorks’ season kicks off with Cirkopolis, a spectacular show by Quebec-based Cirque Éloize that transports performers – and spectators of all ages – between dream and reality in an uninterrupted stream of dazzling acrobatics, illusions and imagery. Cirkopolis dives into a vibrant world, alive with an original musical score and video projections. Performing within an inventive stage design inspired by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists rebel against the limits of an imposing factory-city, lifting the veil of anonymity and replacing it with vivid colors and expressive drama. Friday, November 1, 7:30 P.M. Saturday (matinée), November 2, 4:00 P.M. at Providence Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $38-68.
A legendary force at the forefront of the performing arts, Kronos Quartet returns to FirstWorks to debut a new work by the internationally renowned Kareem Roustom, for Kronos and the Community MusicWorks Players. This intimate and exhilarating concert offers spectacular virtuosity and some of the best music of our time, created especially for Kronos by composers including one of America’s most creative pioneers, Laurie Anderson, Serbian wunderkind Alexandra Vrebalov, and Canadian electronic trickster, John Oswald. To listen to the Kronos Quartet is to be drawn into fascinating, new musical worlds. Friday, November 8, 8:00 P.M. RISD Auditorium. Tickets: $28-65.
Savion Glover’s STePz is his newest exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. Since Savion Glover first exploded onto the stage with his Broadway smash hit Bring In da Noise, Bring In da Funk, he has become one of the precious few artists to radically embody, redefine and expand their art form. In this production, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers take tap dance to new heights by fusing traditional music selections of the past with Glover’s self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. Friday, January 31, 2014, 7:30 P.M. at The Vets. Tickets $28-58.
Mark Morris Dance Group
Mark Morris is a master choreographer of great ambition and endless invention whose commitment to dance as a live music experience is unmatched. This program of joyous creativity includes a selection from the Mozart Dances, proclaimed one of his greatest achievements, performed against a backdrop of rich visuals and the primitive and mysterious Grand Duo, inspired by Lou Harrison’s thrilling score. Expect a peak cultural experience as Morris makes his Rhode Island conducting debut for Bach’s Jesu, Meine Freude, featuring the Brown University Chorus. Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. at The Vets. Tickets: $38-68.
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