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FirstWorks Season Kicks Off with Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize

cirkopolis-4Experience dazzling acrobatics, illusions and imagery during performances of Cirkopolis, a spectacular show by Quebec-based Cirque Éloize! This spectacle kicks off the FirstWorks season at PPAC on Friday, November 1st at 7:30 pm, and Saturday, November 2nd at 4 pm, with a breathtaking blend of circus arts, theater, and dance. The performances are underscored by a continuous stream of original music, and brought to vivid life by 3-D projections within an inventive stage design.

Tickets are $38-68 with a special offer on selected options purchased as Friends and Family four-packs. The offer provides a savings of 35% on $48 and $58 four-pack tickets. Tickets are available online at and at the PPAC Box Office: 401-421-ARTS, Friends and Family four-pack code is FF4P. Ticket prices include a $3 restoration fee.

FirstWorks is a non-profit arts organization that builds the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community through world-class performing arts and education programs. Since 2004, FirstWorks has offered Rhode Islanders access to some of the most exciting artists of our time including Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Wynton Marsalis, and Joffrey Ballet. Beginning with an unprecedented collaboration with Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, FirstWorks has produced 22 groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted more than 155,000 participants, and presented over 361 international artists and innovators.

Last fall, FirstWorks partnered with the City of Providence to present the inaugural FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza, leading a consortium of 18 organizations to create an event that drew 40,000 people into downtown Providence. This July, the City of Providence and FirstWorks were named recipients of another NEA Our Town grant to support a community design effort to create a cultural corridor in downtown Providence along Washington Street, and to establish the FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza as a biennial signature event. Visit to learn more.