Calendar

Nov
12
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Intro to: Lasercutting @ AS220 Industries
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Get certified to lasercut wood, plastics, papers or textiles on the Epilog Mini lasercutter!

  • Tuesday November 5 + 12, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the basics of using the lasercutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters.  Our laser cutter is an Epilog Mini 24.  The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall.  After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project and will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter.

Instructor: Ryan Pease

 

Software Basics: InDesign @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing with Adobe InDesign.

Wednesdays November 6th and 13th, 6-9pm

The workshop will consist of inserting and formatting text and images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and creating simpler documents such as magazines, brochures and other types of long and short publishing formats. Students will learn how to package and preflight InDesign documents to prepare them for print.

Instructor: Jose Menendez

 

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET 7:00-8:30PM 
w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Card
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, epaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement.  Her barre exercises allow time to warm up slowly while developing the alignment, strength, and precision  that create freedom in the center.  Dancers slow down for the the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   Ann especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet, and she offers options throughout the class so dancers can tailor exercises to the level of challenge they each need.

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.AnnDitmarsHuyck

Lee Gilboa, Ashley Frith, Marc Von David and Friends, Marcel Zaes @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lee Gilboa, Ashley Frith, Marc Von David and Friends, Marcel Zaes

Lee Gilboa “Woman” // electronic //

Ashley Frith // solo viola and voice //

Marc Von David and Friends // hazy rhythms using the GM 1 Sound Set //

Marcel Zaes “Pulsations” // experimental ambient/electronic //

Lee Gilboa

Woman

Electronic

Woman is a narrative based composition that is creating a sonic portrait of a desired woman without referring to any visual and immediate indicators to her identity. In this iteration of the piece I am exploring how a desired figure can completely consume spaces (both mental and physical) through use of real time spatialization and vocal processing.

www.leegilboa.org

@gilbi0394

Ashley Frith

Solo viola and voice

Artist and educator, Ashley Frith, is a Resident Musician and Network Fellow with Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI. Her work consists of performing viola, teaching, and developing anti-racism practices. Focusing on self-love practices, her anti-racism work particularly addresses the internalization of racism. Last spring, Ashley was the music director, arranger, and composer for the Trinity Repertory Company’s production of Jose Rivera’s Marisol, directed by Brian Mertes. She explores the use of sound as a healing modality, in combination with mindful practices, and the effect these tools can have on mental health.

Marcel Zaes

Pulsations

Experimental ambient/electronic

Sustained digital sine tones are sent through “trash speakers” (speakers that are only membrane, devoid of external body) that struggle to cope with the vibrations they receive. In their uncontrollable frenzy, these speakers transform the original digital tones into more complex distortions. Contact microphones pick up this chaotic noise and send it to a computer, where Zaes applies an algorithm, based on Brian House’s BRAID.live, that fragments the sound with imperfections. As the algorithm’s interventions become more and more unpredictable with each loop, Pulsations’ recurring rhythm structure devolves from pulse to anarchy (Text by Poorna Swami).

www.marcelzaes.com/pulsations

marcelzaes.bandcamp.com

@marcelzaes

Nov
13
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore // Wednesdays @ 12-1pm // only $5 per class! A one-hour beginner Vinyasa yoga that focuses on the foundations of classical Vinyasa flow, emphasizing movement and breath as synchronized experience. Attention to fundamental asana (postures) will prepare students for their flow sequence and is designed to help beginners develop their own practice.

Julie Shore is an experienced and dedicated yoga practitioner with a passion for teaching. A California native, she has called Providence home since 2009, moving here after completing her BA at Bard College. She received her training from Eyes of the World Yoga Center and continues to deepen her studies as she builds her teaching practice. Yoga has continued to be a source of strength and insight in Julie’s life. Her classes translate a technical knowledge of vinyasa asana, with underpinnings of yogic philosophy which point to developing mindfulness and compassionate awareness.

JulieShore

Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use AS220’s Taz and Ultimaker 3D printers, learn the basics of heat control, speed, and layer height for 3D models.

3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications. Learn how to operate our in-house 3D Printers and get started on your first 3D Printing projects. 3D Models for printing can be found all over the internet, and you can even design your own. No prior experience required!

Wednesdays, November 6th and 13th, 6 to 9pm

Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Location and Parking
AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floors. The shop’s entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email Industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.Cancellation of Classes
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Nov 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Songwriters in the Round @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

Cory Broad / Alex Walsh / James Paternostro @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 14 @ 1:00 am

Come check out our music on Nov. 13 @ AS220!
$7 cover (Brown students get in for free).

Cory: https://onedot.bandcamp.com/releases

Alex: https://youtu.be/Uvh9zZEaWlI

James: https://open.spotify.com/album/6MOZKoZ9pj4qBHnxgD0u9d

Nov
14
Thu
CONTEMPORARY FUSION @ Dance Studio
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Class begins with a number of movement sequences that stress cardiovascular strength, dynamic flexibility, and technique both in the center and across the floor. In continuance, dance phrases are introduced of varied lengths and textures that integrate jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and contemporary dance techniques. In interpretation and practice of phrases, each dancer is challenged to explore their individuality – focusing on authenticity and quality in performance.  NOTE: Improvisational prompts may also be given at any point during each lesson. Class is a judgement-free zone – welcoming of all abilities and backgrounds as it aims to not only train dancers in varied styles, but also build community and support for individual movers.

Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Silver Screams, Kuya, Electric Joey, WIRE LINES @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 14 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 15 @ 1:00 am
Nov
15
Fri
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET  9:15am-10:45am
(prior ballet experience required)
w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.

AnnDitmarsHuyck

Amnesty International 2019 Write For Rights Party @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MODERN AFRICAN DANCE MIXED LEVELS 6:30-7:30pm @ Dance Studio
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

MODERN AFRICAN DANCE MIXED LEVELS 6:30-7:30pm
w/ Mekbul J. Tahir
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundamentals of the spirit of the technique.

Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

An Evening With Vudu Sister ft. Tall Teenagers, Cherry Pit @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 15 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 1:00 am

 

Vudu Sister
featuring “unplugged” performances by:

Cherry Pit
https://wearecherrypit.bandcamp.com/
Tall Teenagers
http://www.tallteenagers.com/

$7 cover

Nov
16
Sat
Beginner Ballet Plus @ Dance Studio
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Beginner Ballet plus workshop is a monthly class series that offers students who have beginner level training of 1 to 2 years a chance to learn and grow with their knowledge of ballet. It is also an opportunity for students who have a few more years of ballet to work slowly on specifics. These workshops will feature a rotation of AS220’s instructors offering students the opportunity to experience different approaches to the same level curriculum. Classes are held Saturdays 9-10:15am, in our dance studio at 95 Empire St., 3rd Floor.

This is not a drop-in course. These workshops are offered as 4-week packages only. Students must pre-register by purchasing the Beginner Plus Ballet Workshop class package online in advance (here)  ($40 total for 4 classes). Please bring your receipt to your first class: Brown students bring your ID.

Building Radical Resistance: Organizing Against COINTELPRO @ AS220 Main Stage
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Building Radical Resistance: Organizing Against COINTELPRO
The R.I. State Police and F.B.I. have been knocking on our doors and trying to intimidate us into providing information about movements for social justice, human rights and planetary survival. A.G. Neronha used a grand jury investigation supposedly looking into the attack on non-violent protesters by guards at the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls to ask questions about radical activists and organizers.
Let’s come together and learn from the history of resistance to government repression and find lessons for our work moving forward.
Join us at AS220 on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm for a screening of “COINTELPRO 101,” a 56-minute film from Freedom Archives explaining the history of coordinated repression of progressive movements by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as movement responses and resistance.
Movement elders who survived COINTELPRO tactics will then lead a discussion focused on lessons for today’s activists.
José A. Soler has spent decades in the struggle for social justice. José  was a leader of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in Mayagüez, and has worked with the Chicano Movement (Black Berets) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and with Clergy and Laity Concerned a national religious social justice organization, and various unions in the Puerto Rico, New York, New Jersey (migrant and farm workers, healthcare, etc.), He testified on behalf of the Puerto Rican independence movement at a hearing of the of the U.N. Commission on Apartheid and was a national co- chair of the U.S. Peace Council. Recently he has worked closely with Central American undocumented workers on wage theft, sexual harassment and rights on the job and the right to have drivers licenses in New Bedford, Mass.
Kazi Toure was one of the key organizers of the Amandla Festival of Unity in 1979 to support anti-apartheid fighters in Southern Africa (including the ANC, FRELIMO, MPLA, SWAPO, etc.) and the on-going efforts of Black and Latino people in Boston to win access to quality education(white folks called this the “busing crisis,” but it was actually an education crisis). The concert featured Bob Marley and the Wailers, Patti LaBelle, Eddie Palmieri, and others. He spent over a decade imprisoned for his role in the United Freedom Front, including a conviction for the crime of “seditious conspiracy.”  In the 1970s and 1980s the United Freedom Front took responsibility for over 20 direct actions against apartheid in South Africa and United States imperialism in Central America including against South African Airways, Mobil, IBM, Union Carbide, & various courthouses and U.S. military targets. Since being paroled in the early 1990s, Kazi has worked to remove the death sentence against Mumia Abu-Jamal and to free U.S. held political prisoners such as Sekou Odinga, Marilyn Buck, Herman Bell, Janine Africa, Janet Africa, and Oscar López Rivera. He is the former co-chair of the National Jericho Movement.
Our aim for this program is to learn from our movement history and build solidarity to survive repression.
This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island and Southcoast Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.
The National Lawyers Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. Our mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests. The NLG is dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends; who seek actively to eliminate racism; who work to maintain and protect our civil rights and liberties in the face of persistent attacks upon them; and who look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.
WHAT: Building Radical Resistance: Organizing Against COINTELPRO
WHERE: AS220, 115 Empire St, Providence, RI
WHEN: 2pm to 4pm, Saturday, November 16th