Motion State Dance Festival

march, 2020

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05mar5:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedMotion State Dance Festival5:00 pm - 10:00 pm WaterFire Arts Center

Event Details

WaterFire Art Center’s Main Hall, Providence, RI

The Motion State Dance Festival is a movement-based performance festival designed to introduce Rhode Island audiences to the latest in contemporary dance. This celebration of contemporary performance brings local and national artists together to share their boundary-pushing creative explorations with a growing Rhode Island dance audience.

The inaugural festival will focus on solo performances of ~10–20 minutes each. This will provide audiences access to the diversity of who makes dance and the types of dance being made today. Each night will include work by artists from Rhode Island, New York City, and New England, including a solo choreographed by 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 different choreographers and films.

Performances and screenings will take place at WaterFire Arts Center’s glorious Main Hall in Providence. Workshops and artist conversations will take place at WaterFire and in schools such as Providence College, Brown University and Roger Williams University.

The Motion State Dance Festival is organized by Ali Kenner Brodsky, David Henry, Lila Hurwitz and Andy Russ. It was briefly known as Kicking & Screening: Live & Alone.

2020 Festival Artists

Kicking & Screening Live is presented in collaboration with WaterFire Providence.



(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


WaterFire Arts Center

475 Valley Street


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