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Sep
19
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Sep
20
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $5 drop-in

This Hatha style yoga class aims to engage a community through open-level group practice.  Student practitioners should expect to receive clear and specific physical cues, while being encouraged to reach beyond a purely physical experience.  The theme of compassionate self-awareness will be woven into each class, building community through understanding and acceptance of the self.

Photo on 9-1-15 at 12.25 PMAngie Hartley is a yoga practioner, dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet // Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

Gavin Riley Smoke Machine, No Not Nothing (Members of Lovesick), The Funk Underground, and Brian 4 Ever @ Psychic Readings
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:00 am
Orion Rigel Dommisse, Anthony Savino, and Van Nostrand Sisters @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 20 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:00 am

Orion Rigel Dommisse:

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Singer-songwriter, cellist, pianist, synthesist, and animator from Virginia. Currently lives in Providence, RI.

 

Anthony Savino:

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is a singer-songwriter whose influences range from J.S. Bach to Anais Mitchell. His use of fingerstyle guitar-playing emphasizes that instrument as a melodic element of his songs, and word play is a regular component of his lyrics. His upcoming album “via” explores the metaphor of the road and the relationship between the personal and the political.

 

Van Nostrand Sisters:

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Willa & Glenna VanNostrand making music together in Providence, RI. Vocal harmonies, clapping & knee slapping.

Sep
21
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 21 @ 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.

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Nerd Nite! @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Black Holes
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Cancer Drug Delivery
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesdays, September 21, 28; 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Jeremy Ferris 

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-silkscreen

A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 21 @ 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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Intro to the Darkroom

Wednesdays, September 21, 28  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

The Arkham Film Society presents: Thunder Warrior@ AS220 Black Box
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Arkham Film Society presents: Thunder Warrior@ AS220 Black Box

Wednesday
September 21st

9:00 pm Start

$5.00

Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

Come check out Thunder AKA Thunder Warrior. This Italian produced Native American themed First Blood knock off from 1983 is a must see for all trash film aficionados! Plus it stars Mark Gregory of 1990: Bronx Warriors fame.

Young Lincoln///Lady Queen Paradise//Pat Yeo & The Yoyo’s(CT)//Ian Faria @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 21 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 22 @ 1:00 am

Completely wonderful, beautiful vibes all night! Come by and feel uplifted! :-)

Young Lincoln
Emo tunes about staying young and being with friends ♥
https://younglincoln.bandcamp.com/

Pat Yeo & The Yoyo’s (CT)
Introspective folk on a mission to make you feel great about life
http://www.facebook.com/patricktyeo

Lady Queen Paradise
hauntingly beautiful folk tunes
http://ladyqueenparadise.bandcamp.com/

Ian Faria
baritone-uke-bedroom folk ♥
https://www.facebook.com/ianfariamusic

$6 Cover charge to AS220 for creating a great space for the community to catch local and touring acts! :-)

Sep
22
Thu
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Prime Action // Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Prime Action is a contemporary form based in African Diasporic and modern dance traditions that work towards enlivening a presence of be-ing in the body. The class incorporates floor work to develop an agile and responsive central column through the activation and articulation of the pelvis, torso (spine/rib cage), neck and head. Standing center focuses on the coordination and strengthening of the extremities with exercises for the hands and arms, legs and feet. Traveling work integrates various elements of floor and center work with progressive movements, phrases, and improvisational explorations. Finally, Phrase work brings together all technical components into choreographic phrase work that encourages mind/body/spirit expressivity.

Providence Improv Festival at AS220’s Blackbox! @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Providence Improv Festival at AS220's Blackbox! @ AS220's Blackbox

Thursday 9/22/2016

7:00pm

DOOR WAFFLE (PVD)

SPEED OF THOUGHT PLAYERS (ATTLEBORO, MA)

PRINCIPALS OFFICE (PVD)

REAL MATURE (PVD)

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE (PVD)

9:00 pm

STRAIGHT TO VIDEO (PVD)

PIPES (PVD)

UP IN THE ATTIC (PVD)

WILBURWILBURNEALBUR (WAKEFIELD, RI)

NEWSPAPER PODCAST (PVD)

$10 per show- $35 festival pass

 

 

The 13th Annual Providence Improv Festival will take place September 22-24th in beautiful Downtown Providence, Rhode Island a AS220 Blackbox & MainStage!

This years fest will feature 44 improv acts from across the country including Susan Messing and Rachael Mason from Chicago, IL as“The Boys”, “NorthCoast” from NYC, “History Under The Influence”from Austin, TX, “Airwolf” from UCB NY, & much more!

The fest has hosted premier talent from all over the world, including TJ & Dave, Jill Bernard, David Razowsky, Asaf Ronen, Parrallelogramophonograph, Magnet Theater Tourco, North Coast Improv, Improv Boston, Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane, & more!

Providence, was recently designated “The Coolest City In The U.S.”by GQ magazine. And from September 22-24… it gets even cooler, as we host three days of performances, workshops, and after-parties at our downtown theatre spaces.

Be a part of a festival, rub elbows with some incredible performers, and check out some of the world-class food, art, and fun that Providence can offer within an intimate and picturesque cityscape. Just a stone’s throw from Boston or New York! It’s a small-city festival with a big-city vibe.

Find more info by visiting our Facebook page at facebook.com/providenceimprovfest.

 

RAP Slam (Rhythmic African Poetry Slam) @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:30 am

A rap slam is a hip hop poetry competition with three rounds.

$5

 

Sep
23
Fri
Providence Improv Festival at AS220’s Blackbox! @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 23 all-day
Providence Improv Festival at AS220's Blackbox! @ AS220's Blackbox

Friday  9/23/2016

7:00pm

THE RAVING JAYNES (NYC)

DINER REPORT (PVD)

AGENT SUPERBALL (BOSTON)

8:30 pm

FREEZER BASTERDZ (PVD)

THE BOYS featuring Susan Messing & Rachael Mason (CHICAGO)

10pm

EASEL WEASELS (PVD)

RIOT (NC)

LARGE MOUTH BASS (PVD)

11:30pm

IMPROV ROULETTE JAM- Only $5

Performers will match up with improvisers from throughout the country & play in game show style jam

All Tickets $10; $35 Passes for Sale

The 13th Annual Providence Improv Festival will take place September 22-24th in beautiful Downtown Providence, Rhode Island a AS220 Blackbox & MainStage!

This years fest will feature 44 improv acts from across the country including Susan Messing and Rachael Mason from Chicago, IL as“The Boys”, “NorthCoast” from NYC, “History Under The Influence”from Austin, TX, “Airwolf” from UCB NY, & much more!

The fest has hosted premier talent from all over the world, including TJ & Dave, Jill Bernard, David Razowsky, Asaf Ronen, Parrallelogramophonograph, Magnet Theater Tourco, North Coast Improv, Improv Boston, Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane, & more!

Providence, was recently designated “The Coolest City In The U.S.”by GQ magazine. And from September 22-24… it gets even cooler, as we host three days of performances, workshops, and after-parties at our downtown theatre spaces.

Be a part of a festival, rub elbows with some incredible performers, and check out some of the world-class food, art, and fun that Providence can offer within an intimate and picturesque cityscape. Just a stone’s throw from Boston or New York! It’s a small-city festival with a big-city vibe.

Find more info by visiting our Facebook page at facebook.com/providenceimprovfest.

 

Providence Improv Festival at AS220’s Mainstage! @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 23 all-day
Providence Improv Festival at AS220's Mainstage! @ AS220's Blackbox

Friday  9/23/2016

Performances:

7:00pm

IT’S A MATCH (PVD)

GHOST LOGIC (BOSTON)

AIRWOLF (NYC)

8:30 pm

WINNIPEG (CT)

THE BIT PLAYERS (NEWPORT)

BUSCOW (BOSTON)

10pm

THE UNMENTIONABLES (VT)

BODEGA (BOSTON)

LADY BUSINESS (HARTFORD)

All tickets $10; $35 Festival Pass Available

 

The 13th Annual Providence Improv Festival will take place September 22-24th in beautiful Downtown Providence, Rhode Island a AS220 Blackbox & MainStage!

This years fest will feature 44 improv acts from across the country including Susan Messing and Rachael Mason from Chicago, IL as“The Boys”, “NorthCoast” from NYC, “History Under The Influence”from Austin, TX, “Airwolf” from UCB NY, & much more!

The fest has hosted premier talent from all over the world, including TJ & Dave, Jill Bernard, David Razowsky, Asaf Ronen, Parrallelogramophonograph, Magnet Theater Tourco, North Coast Improv, Improv Boston, Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane, & more!

Providence, was recently designated “The Coolest City In The U.S.”by GQ magazine. And from September 22-24… it gets even cooler, as we host three days of performances, workshops, and after-parties at our downtown theatre spaces.

Be a part of a festival, rub elbows with some incredible performers, and check out some of the world-class food, art, and fun that Providence can offer within an intimate and picturesque cityscape. Just a stone’s throw from Boston or New York! It’s a small-city festival with a big-city vibe.

Find more info by visiting our Facebook page at facebook.com/providenceimprovfest.

 

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir// Fridays @ 6:30-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6-class package

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 fundaments of the spirit of the technique.

NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since completing a five-year training program accredited by Middlesex University (UK) in 2001, he has been performing and teaching African contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and community dance and theatre in Ethiopia and abroad. Among others, his projects have included the 2005 Kin-Addis Project in the DRC, Ethiopia, and France, and the 2006 Can Do Can Dance Project in Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, he performed a lead role in As the Mother of a Brown Boy, which opened at Chickenshed Theatre Company in London and later traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. He is also one of the dancers who were selected to study Germaine Acogny’s dance and certified to teach her technique. Now a resident of Massachusetts, he divides his time between work with Adugna in Ethiopia and projects in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Sep
24
Sat
RIPExpo (Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo) @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
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The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a fall weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. Artists and writers from all over North America will join local creators to exhibit work and generate discussion. RIPExpo is committed to giving voice to those underrepresented in mainstream media.

Comics! Zines! Other forms of independent publishing! Free & open to the public!
September 24th – 25th, 2016

Special guests: Studio Peow, Hellen Jo, Ben Passmore, Czap Books, Kate Schapira, and Xander Marro.