WaterFire and First Works Festival on the Plaza

Project Bandaloop photo by docpop via Flickr

Providence will be alive with art this weekend. Not only do we have a full WaterFire celebrating the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary and sponsored by Webster Bank but there is also the First Works Festival on the Plaza taking place from 4 – 11 PM.

First Works has an amazing schedule planned and surely one of the highlights of the Festival on the Plaza will be the performances by Project Bandaloop. From their website:

Bandaloop honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. A pioneer in vertical performance, Bandaloop seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and climbing technology to turn the dance floor on its side. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. Since 1991, Bandaloop has trained dancers and youth at home and on tour, and performed for close to a million people.

Here’s a little about what you can expect to see.

Bound(less) from Bandaloop on Vimeo.

First Works on the Plaza was funded by an National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant and organized in cooperation with the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism.

Event schedules for WaterFire Providence and First Works.

Photo credit: Watching Project Bandaloop perform on the side of a building in the Mint Plaza by docpop on Flickr

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Peter joined the WaterFire Providence team in March 2011 to co-lead the organization with Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director. Previously, Peter served as executive director, ceo and board member of the American Sail Training Association (Tall Ships America). In 2006, he founded Sea-Fever Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy, communications and leadership development and launched the Weekly Leader blog and podcast. Prior to that he had a 20 year career in financial services working in New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. Life long mariner, photographer and art fan, he lives in Mattapoisett, MA with his wife Jenny and children Luke (10) and Joy (8).

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