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Bill T. Jones keeps it moving in Story/Time

Over the course of his almost 40-year career, choreographer Bill T. Jones has often told stories in his dance pieces.
70 minutes, 70 tales
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 09, 2012
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FirstWorks’ eighth annual “Pixilerations”

Rebecca Mushtare's StoryQuilt invites you to sit at a faux sewing machine and tell it a story, which the Mount Kisco, New York, artist's software converts into a virtual quilt that is projected on the wall above.
Balancing act: tech and art
By GREG COOK  |  September 30, 2011
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The uplifting Sweet Honey in the Rock

FirstWorks has a rousing finale to wrap up the 2010 Festival: a performance by the internationally-renowned a cappella group Sweet Honey In the Rock..
Sweet inspirations
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2010
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Fall Dance Preview: Kick up your heels!

This fall’s dance events include reprises at local companies.
Things are moving around town
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010
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Culture and choreography

Not only is the FirstWorks organization devoted to presenting “first-time-in-Rhode Island” performances throughout their seven-week fall festival (through November 15), but the staff is also always seeking diversity of cultures, media, and experiences.
Horse and Yellow Bird Dancers at FirstWorks
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2009
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The digerarti

Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
 ‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009


Making a musical connection

In 1998, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma envisioned connecting artists and audiences around the world by focusing on the cultures along the historic 4000-mile Silk Road trade route.
Commingling cultures
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009