Calendar

Jul
22
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 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.

Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Druse, Throat Culture, Mountain Man + TBA @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 1:00 am
Jul
23
Sat
Intermediate Silkscreen: Repeat Printing Demo @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 23

Instructor: Beth Brandon 

 

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!

Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!

No cover charge!

A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!

Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Lume//Broken//Little Tomb//Ornaments @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 24 @ 1:00 am

LUME
(http://lume.bandcamp.com/)
Chicago atmospheric shoegaze

LITTLE TOMB
(http://youtu.be/mccVPOmJLMc)
PVD Psych/Doom, locals only

BROKEN
(http://brokenpvd.bandcamp.com/)
New PVD dark and heavy sad jams, first show?

ORNAMENTS
(https://ornamentsny.bandcamp.com/releases)
Long Island Post-Hardcore

respect the space//respect each other

Jul
24
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

If you’ve always wanted to try ballet, this class is for you. In this fundamentals-based class, students develop basic ballet vocabulary, strength and coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have little or no ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop coordination. Stephanie’s deep knowledge of her craft combines with a warm, good-humored manner to create a comfortable yet challenging learning environment. This is the perfect class for people who have some prior ballet experience.

Stephanie Albanese is a graduate of The School of American Ballet where she studied with teachers Alexandra Danilova, Helen Dudin, Suki Shorer and Stanley Williams. She danced in a repertory company created by former New York City Ballet member Wilhelmina Frankurt. Stephanie has also danced with choreographers Matthew Brokoff, Marcus Galante, Mary Miller and Felice Lesser and also worked in Cabaret, performing at The Lido in Paris and Jubliee in Las Vegas.

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Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Festival 51 Women’s Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 9:30 pm
Festival 51 Women's Playwriting Festival @ AS220's Blackbox

FESTIVAL51: RHODE ISLAND’S WOMEN’S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
Premieres New Work By Female Playwrights at AS220 July 15th – 24th

Providence, RI — Festival51, Rhode Island’s Women’s Playwriting Festival will present four plays featuring the work of winning playwright’s from July 15-24 at AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street. Nights will feature two winning scripts will be performed each night in repertory.

While women make up 51% of the world’s population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women’s Playwriting Festival. After receiving over 400 short play submissions from female writers all over the globe, 15 times the number of scripts received last year, the producers selected four winning scripts: Fabulous Monsters by Diana Burbano; Birds of a Feather by June Guralnick; The Difficult People by Jean Hartley Sidden; and Allergen by Jess Honovich.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Friday July 15th 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 16th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 17th 2:00pm

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 17th 7:00pm

 

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER|

Friday July 22nd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Saturday July 23rd 7:00pm

 

FABULOUS MONSTERS & DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Sunday July 24th 2:00pm

ALLERGEN & BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Sunday July 24th 7:00pm

 

AS220 BLACK BOX | 95 Empire St | Providence, RI 02903

Tickets $10.00 / free entry for Brown and RISD students with ID

For more information visit: http://as220.org/?s=festival+51

http://www.festival51.org/ | Facebook: /rifestival51 | Twitter: @rifestival51

Jul
25
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with rotating faculty// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class  7/4

This summer features a rotating and diverse faculty. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

w/ Betsy Miller 6/6, 6/20
w/ Matthew Cumbie 6/13
w/ Katie McNamara 6/27
w/ Shannon Norquist 7/11
w/ Caitlin Trainor 7/18- 8/8
w/ Nikki Carrara 8/15
w/ Shannon Norquist 8/22, 8/29

Vats (Seattle) // Twenty-Four Hours // Sterile @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 1:00 am

VATS (Seattle post punk/something-wave)
http://vatsseattle.bandcamp.com/releases

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS (Providence post-punk)
https://24hrs.bandcamp.com/album/pretend-ep

STERILE (First show. Members of MEATBAG, CONSCRIPT)


9pm
$6
AS220
115 Empire St.
Distort Providence

Jul
26
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

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
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $6
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
Jul 26 @ 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.

 

 

Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?

“And Now, No Flip Flops”
Meet Eliza: divorced with an ex-wife she couldn’t legally marry and cross-country co-custody of their 72 pound dog. Her search for a way to breathe again takes her from indoor skydiving to drill team tryouts, to making fish flashcards and yes, to losing her favorite flip flops. BRING YOUR EX-WIFE! SHE GETS IN FREE!

Directed by David Ford
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0-z_GXajM
Website: elizagibsonperforms.com

Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?

This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?
A solo show written and performed by Ronna J Levy, directed by Tyler Spicer, and based on the true stories in a remedial English community college classroom

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is a solo show that has been 20 years in the making.  20 years ago I detoured from acting into academia.

I became so frustrated trying to explain what I teach (Remedial English is for dummies, right?) and more particularly whom I teach (What do you mean your students don’t do the work or buythe book or sleep in class?), and bumping against our cultural narrative, characterized by a Hollywood portrayal of the clichéd ghetto high school student.  I figured the best way to explain myself would be through the powerful medium of storytelling, more specifically the solo show.

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is based on the true stories from my 20 years teaching Remedial English in community college classrooms both in Los Angeles and New York City. Meet my students as I present classroom situations and characterizations of the academically underprepared and socio-economically disadvantaged students who are often misunderstood, represented by statistics, and portrayed as clichéd ghetto caricatures.

My students have always inspired me to tell their stories, their follies, their successes. But on a deeper level, the issues surrounding education and class and economics have compelled me to give a voice to this adult student population that is virtually voiceless, to make visible an academic environment that is virtually invisible.  I have to tell this story, not the Hollywood story of the clichéd ghetto students, not the story behind sensational headlines: NCLB, standard tests, and teacher evaluations, but the story of real students, real lives.

Now is the time to tell this story.  The story of higher education you don’t know; the story you need to know.