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Apr
21
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Providence Poetry Slam is at AS220 on the first and third Thursday of every month!

 

Apr
22
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 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 *no class 3/11

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.

Top 5 Fiend Presents: Trudeau Center Benefit w/ The Viennagram, Triangle Forest, Lovesick and the Twenty Four Hours @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

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The Viennagram

Crazed psychedelic synthy space rock that’s completely out of this world. Get ghouly and weird when AV, Chip and Scott take the stage.

https://viennagram.bandcamp.com/

Triangle Forest

New wave that’ll make you dance, Triangle Forest has been killing it for nearly a decade so come and see how and why.

http://www.triangleforest.net/

Eric & the Nothing

Garage rock guitar pop power trio that plays catchy and beautiful music. Eric & The Nothing have been making waves as of late and causing a buzz.

http://ericandthenothing.bandcamp.com/

LOVESICK

Another band that’s been causing a buzz is Lovesick. Young up and comers that play emotional sludge punk to please the senses.

https://lovesickpvd.bandcamp.com/

9pm
All ages
$5

Sponsored by:
Top 5 Fiend
Revival Brewing Company
Pizza J

All proceeds go to support the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, an organization in Warwick RI that has been providing care and services for people with autism since the 1960s.

Lulz! Comedy Open Mic Night @ Psychic Readings
Apr 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

We’re back sonnnnnn. Come join us for the return of Lulz Open Mic Night to Psychic Readings. Since we’re moving back to As220 we are now UNJURIED AND UNCENSORED. Plus there’ll be beers, so it’ll feel just like home.

Doors open at 10pm and show starts soon after!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024153007655341/

http://www.as220.org/as220-live-arts/community-curators/lulz-comedy-night/

Apr
23
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Apr 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!

An Evening With Melissa Ferrick @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:00 am

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With guests The Western Den : “People under the spell of the Western Den often watch them with their heads tilted upwards, their mouths slightly open, pulsing subconsciously in time to the music. It’s like observing someone having a very strange dream.” (Zoe Atlas, Sound of Boston: Local Spotlight)

“Ferrick released one of the year’s most singular albums…Ferrick’s self-titled latest is worth finding if you missed it. “Melissa Ferrick” is an unfussy record built around her prowess on guitar, with her voice expressive and closely miked.”

-James Reed: Boston Globe

 

“Melissa has simply delivered an eloquent and honest acoustic album with an undeniable level of maturity.”
-Charlotte Robinson: Huffington Post

 

“Ferrick punches out a perfect pop hook with her sublime cadence and ace acoustic guitar strumming. She unwinds the tale of an August night when the stars exalted the spirits of a whole seaside town — and helped Ferrick “get good with getting old.” this song is the #3 song of 2015″

-Jeb Gottleib: The Boston Herald

 

“Ferrick land the #2o spot in the Top 50 Women in indie Music” -nonhollywood.com

 

“The Boston area is blessed with many fine songwriters and Melissa is one of them. See her if you get the chance.”

-No Depression

 

NOTE: this is a special event, volunteer passes will not be accepted

 

Mother Tongue, Evil Sword, Lord Scum, and Goon Planet @ Psychic Readings
Apr 23 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 24 @ 1:00 am
Apr
24
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!    *no class 3/27, 4/10

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
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Beginner Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 10:30-11:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class 3/27

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
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class 3/27

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

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

* class cancelled 4/4 due to weather

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
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Apr
26
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 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
Apr 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
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

April: taught by Ann Ditmars Huyck
Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, épaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement. The longer format allows time to enjoy the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   While Ann loves the precision of classical lines, she especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet.

Ann Ditmars Huyck has taught ballet and choreographed at East Side Ballet and JUMP! Dance Company in Providence, at Princeton Ballet School, and at L’Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris. She has worked for New York City Ballet’s Education Department and has taught ballet history for children through adults. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Ann received her early ballet training at Princeton Ballet School and at the Lehigh Valley Ballet in PA, later continuing her training in New York and Paris.

May: taught by Betsy Miller
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.

 

 

*** SHOW TO BE RE-SCHEDULED*** My Empty Phantom (Austin, TX), Hi-Watts, and Favourite @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 26 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 27 @ 1:00 am
MY EMPTY PHANTOM:
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“My Empty Phantom features the talents of Jesse Beaman. This is the perfect name to match the daunting music Jesse makes in his one-man band. He loops guitars, drums, piano and other instruments to create enlightening post-rock melodies.”
(Austin Chronicle – Chrontourage)

HI-WATTS:

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a small ensemble of humanoids making lo-fi psychedelic rock

https://hiwatts.bandcamp.com/

 

FAVOURITE:

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Electronic dream-pop at it’s best. Favourite serves up a healthy dose of haunting synths and heavenly vocals that will satisfy.

http://favouritemusic.squarespace.com/

Apr
27
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 27 @ 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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Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 27 @ 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.

PechaKucha Night Providence #85: Seven Deadly Sins @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 27 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

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Announcing the 85th consecutive PechaKucha Night in Providence! We’re back at AS220 for the first time in a long time.

This month we’re doing a special set of presentations around a theme: the Seven Deadly Sins. There will be one presenter for each of the sins – gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust. We are still recruiting presenters. If you’re feeling sinful and want to present, email us at providencepkn@gmail.com. Be sure let us know which sin you’d to claim. (NOTE: Sloth is already taken.)

As always, PechaKucha Night is FREE and all are welcome. We will be accepting voluntary $2 donations to help fund the global PechaKucha movement and your local chapter.

If you haven’t heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, PechaKucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas in which presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Simply put: it’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds of show and tell for grown-ups. It began in Tokyo in 2003, has since spread to over 780 cities worldwide, and first landed in Providence in March of 2009. To the best of our knowledge, Providence is the only chapter in the entire world that hosts a PKN every month of the year.

Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and schmoozing goes down throughout.

Apr
28
Thu
Print your own… Music Packaging!! @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MUSIC PACKAGING INTENSIVE DATES:

  • Thursday, April 28th, 7:00-9:00pm (AS220 Media Arts Lab)
  • Saturday, April 30th, 10:00am-2:00pm (AS220 Printshop)
  • Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am-2:00pm (AS220 Printshop)
  • Saturday, May 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm (DWRI Letterpress)

Register online: shop.as220.org/produts/print-your-own-music-packaging

Make your merch table stand out!

In this class, you will create a one or two color, silkscreen printed, CD or tape sleeve. This class is a great opportunity to practice printing a larger edition in the silkscreen studio.

We will have a four-panel CD sleeve template and a J-card template for cassette tapes available prior to the class. You will work with the instructors to match your design to those templates and create positives to print from. The final class will use a Vandercook Proof Press to diecut your finished edition.

  • Class 1: Prepress work to prepare imagery and text
  • Class 2: Silkscreen printing of your edition
  • Class 3: Silkscreen printing of your edition
  • Class 4: Diecutting & assembly

The price of the workshop includes 80# Cover stock in a variety of colors for your edition.

*Please note, this is a silkscreen intensive class. Prior silkscreen experience is recommended.

*This course will take place in the AS220 Media Arts Lab, the AS220 Community Printshop, and DWRI Letterpress in Providence, RI. The portion in the Media Arts Lab is optional but strongly recommended as you’ll be able to prepare your files for printing. If you do not wish to attend, you are expected to come to the first class with screen ready positives.

 

RAH, In This River and The Antonio Forte Process @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am
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Join three awesome bands in support of local Rhode Island non-profit organization Revive the Roots.  All event proceeds will go to Revive the Roots.
The Antonio Forte Process
 
The Antonio Forte Process is the title given to the consort of musicians and sound artists brought together by artist/musician Antonio Forte. Consistently genre-defying, this nebulous avant-garde collective specializes in original and improvisatory music which is process-driven and always changing.
In This River
 
Harmony and flow can be found in everything we touch – from music to nature to the beating of our hearts.  In This River captures this feeling through their collective voice, weaving rich vocal harmonies over dancing guitars.  A folky duo now hailing from Boston MA, Zach Cohen and Nick Ingrasani have been friends since growing up together in NY.
 
Their first full length LP, Throw it in the Well was released early in 2016.   The album stands as a message of love, gratitude, playfulness and adventure, calling for us all to “just do good and throw it in the well.”
RAH
Singer/songwriter SaRAH Daigle has combined forces with a trio of talented musicians – guitarist Chris Knott, bassist Kevin Northup and drummer Brendon O’Connor – to create a new brand of groove-oriented acoustic music that transcends description. Sure there’s some folk in there. Some jazz and psychedelic rock as well. But the resulting sound is just…RAH.
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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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