Motion State Dance Festival

Presented by Motion State Arts
WaterFire Arts Center 475 Valley St , Providence
$20/students; $30/general; $50/2-night pass; $70/3-night pass

The new Motion State Dance Festival introduces audiences to the latest in contemporary dance. Local and national artists converge to share their boundary-pushing creative explorations with the growing dance-loving community in Rhode Island.

The inaugural festival will focus on solo performances that showcase the diversity of who makes dance and the types of dance being made today. Each night includes work by artists from Rhode Island, New York City, New England and beyond, including solos choreographed by the late Merce Cunningham, recently performed as part of “Night of 100 Solos” in celebration of the choreographer’s 100th birthday.

Interspersed between the performances will be short films of dances made specifically for film. Each evening features a unique program of four different choreographers and two films, for a total of 18 singular pieces.

For details on the schedule and artists, visit our website,

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