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2018 Theater Award Winners

This year saw a number of records broken at the Motif Theater Awards. The number of voters was the most yet, with 4,565 readers weighing in on their favorite performers and performances. The event filled McVinney, the 728-seat auditorium in downtown PVD, with a spirit of cheering camaraderie that carried through the entire night. You […]

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Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2018

Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in the town of Becket, Mass, is Jacob’s Pillow, a sprawling 220-acre site that hosts the oldest and one of the most prestigious dance festivals in the US. Every summer, thousands of people gather to watch prominent dancers, choreographers and rising talent display their talents on several stages. Summer 2018 is […]

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Little Mermaid Swims into Providence

  Festival Ballet Providence brings a New England Premiere for its final performance of the 2017-2018 season, Little Mermaid. The ballet was originally created for Charlotte Ballet in 2008. In 2016 choreographer Mark Diamond reimagined the production, bringing to it more color, more scenery and more whimsical costumes. “This is an all-new version with elaborate […]

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Dance Season 2017-2018 Preview

Holiday-themed dance performances from nearly every Rhode Island company will open the season, ranging from traditional to contemporary work. The Rhode Island College Dance Company (ric.edu/pas) will host the Bang Group, Friday (Dec 1) and Saturday (Dec 2) at Sapinsley Hall, in a collaboration called Nut/Cracked, “an ode to American eclecticism” they describe as “The Nutcracker, […]

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Fusionworks Marks 30th Anniversary

  Modern dance company Fusionworks is celebrating their 30th anniversary  with a special concert on November 5. Artistic director Deb Meunier, who founded the company and serves as its primary choreographer, promises a lot of variety in the performances. “It will be a wonderful rollercoaster ride,” Meunier said. “I wanted to create a new piece […]

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Motif’s 2017 RI Theater Awards

You can now vote on the 2017 Motif Theater Awards. Thank you for participating and supporting our theater community. For now, please vote and pass this link on to your friends! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/38CWVBS Here’s a list of all the nominees – but you can’t vote below — go to the survey!! For a key to the […]

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The Healing Power of Light

The Low Mountaintop Collective’s Ronald K. Lewis This month, AS220 LIVE ARTS presents its second annual MODERN MOVEMENTS Dance Festival, featuring 7 dance artists/companies which celebrate creativity and experimentation through the art of Dance. The festival began Saturday April 1st and continues through the month with performances, classes/workshops and discussions. I sat down with choreographer, […]

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