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Festival Of South African Dance At RIC

(10.20) Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies. South Africa is home to a rich mix of cultural traditions that reflect the diversity, complex history, and inventive creativity of its nearly 56 million citizens. Two of its national dance forms come together Friday night at Rhode Island College. Direct from South Africa, this ensemble of …

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‘Holiday In Swingtime’ At Wilbury

The Wilbury Group and Chifferobe invite you to a fully immersive theatrical experience with a new holiday season spectacular — Holiday in Swingtime! Chifferobe’s ‘Holiday in Swingtime’ is a unique event that takes audiences away to to the good ol’ days. Through a collection of fragmented memories, Chifferobe brings the height of supper clubs, swing …

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Brown Family Weekend Dance Concert

During Brown University’s upcoming Family Weekend, the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies will present an eclectic mix of new and established choreography in the annual Family Weekend Dance Concert. This year’s concert features choreography by Stephanie Turner; Brown dancers in a new work by Gwi Young Bae; and Dance Extension, Brown’s resident student …

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‘Soul Clap’ Dance Party At Machines With Magnets

(10.12) Head over to Machines With Magnets Saturday for a wild dance party/contest called ‘SOUL CLAP.’ DJ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance-Off comes to Providence’s Machines With Magnets October 12. With Toubin will be guest selector Ty Jesso (Soul Power), who will also kick things off with a 9:30 P.M. performance. Judges for the …

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Festival Of Dance At Brown

Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin presents the 2013 “Festival of Dance.” This year’s festival features performances by resident TAPS dance companies: Dance Extension and New Works/World Traditions, as well as the choreography of several visiting scholars from the US and China. Performances by Dance Extension, created by …

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Riot At The Rite: Scandal, Myth, Hype?

FirstWorks presents a screening this Thursday of the 2005 BBC docu-drama “Riot at the Rite” followed by a panel discussion. The premiere night of The Rite Of Spring was a seminal event in arts circles at the time of its debut in Paris in May 1913. The audience comprised a literal ‘Who’s Who’ of the …

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Cultural Convulsion 1913 — Salon At Athenaeum

(3.1) This Friday’s salon at the Athenaeum is co-presented with FirstWorks whose season includes a reconstruction of Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring on March 19th at PPAC. The salon, “Cultural Convulsion/Incipient Explosion: Art as Augury in 1913,” will examine a year in which dance, art, and literature propelled themselves into a new age. Nijinsky’s 1913 …

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Everett Five Day Residency At Granoff Starts

Everett in Residence starts, Tuesday, October 16, at 7pm with a panel discussion: Science and Art at the Same Table. The panel will bring together artists and scientists who are interested in what art and science have to offer each other. . . Participants will include: Lucy Spelman a biologist, veterinarian, educator, public speaker, media …

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Festival Of Dance At Brown This Weekend

Brown University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) and Sock & Buskin proudly present the 2012 Festival of Dance featuring; Daniel Squire’s nod to the late Merce Cunningham, and a new collaborative work featuring choreographers Brian Reeder of the American Ballet Theatre, Brown professor Michelle Bach-Coulibally, Malian choreographer Salimatou Soumare, and founding member …

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Free Show Saturday — Chinese Music And Dance

Members of the Zhejiang University Wenqin Arts Troupe will perform a special Chinese New Year show this Saturday. The troupe consists of six talented teams, including a symphony orchestra, a vocal group, a dance team, a drama team, a keyboard orchestra, and a Chinese traditional music team. The performance consists of eleven acts including both …

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All Halloween Murder Mystery at the Lippitt House Museum

Oct. 28th, 8 pm – 11 pm, Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope Street, Providence A night of fright, fun and intrigue featuring live jazz by Miss Wensday & Mike Miller and a costume contest. Elegant costumes, music, cocktails, dancing and of course a mysterious murder make for a fabulous evening at the Lippitt House Museum! …

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Ailey II Master Class At Brown Wednesday — Free, Open To Public

This Wednesday, February 9 at 5pm, members of Ailey II will be teaching a free master class, open to all experienced dancers and movers in the Providence dance community. First Works, Brown’s Creative Arts Council, and the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies are excited to present Ailey II, the junior company of the …

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Baad Kinetics Tuesday

Yay, one of these. Hot Mess is a collection of contemporary dances choreographed by Layla Mrozowski. Often satirical and always charming/tender/visually provocative, Layla’s works emphasize image and utilize pedestrian movement while challenging gender norms and exploiting perceptual relativity. . .  Part model, part flight attendant, part Rockette and part sci-fi character/engineered woman, she embodies the …

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Fledgling Festival V

Peter Deffet and Perishable Theatre present the Fledgling Festival V — short performances for live audiences. Get out of the summer heat and check out The Fledgling Festival as it enters its fifth season, its fourth at Perishable Theatre. Festival founder and curator Peter Deffet presents new works of dance, theater, puppetry, music and mania …

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