EI Performance Events

Firefly 2.0

Firefly 2.0

Events produced by the Engine Institute operate at the intersection of art, science and technology. To date we have produced and toured a number of works with the Providence Ballet Theatre. We have also commissioned original music and produced events by musicians including the award winning composer Lance Massey the creator of the T-Mobile ring tone.



“Dance of the Fireflies” was performed for the first time at the Pawtucket Arts Festival.


“The Dance of the Fireflies” performed at the John Brown House Museum by the Providence Ballet Theatre with the public art installation “The Firefly Grove” that featured LEDs blinking like fireflies.


The “Dance of the Fireflies” (2013) presented by The Engine Institute, was performed at Providence’s City Hall by the Providence Ballet Theatre and Youth Ballet Company. The “Firefly 2.0” and “Firefly Capes” were designed by China Blue.