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Jan
30
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jan 30 @ 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!

COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents “Four Legs to Stand On” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents "Four Legs to Stand On" @ AS220's Blackbox

Four Legs to Stand On
By, Ana Bess Moyer Bell, Maya Hormadaly and Jessica Schroeder

Four Legs to Stand On is a modern American story. All is not well on the home front. Sam, freshly home from his first year at college, finds himself and his family in new, strange territory. Two illnesses are eating away at his family’s foundation. Only cancer is allowed a voice at the dinner table. Substance abuse and addiction are the other maladies. This story exposes the secrecy that shrouds the topic of addiction. Opening up to this problem and highlighting the importance of support and family are the goals and the hope. Through humor and realism contrasted against hypocrisy, this story invites the audience to take a seat at the table. We all need to acknowledge our American struggle with addiction. It is as close as friends and family.

 

Learn more about COAAST here: www.coaast.com
Check out our blog here: www.coaast.com/blog
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coaastri

Songwriters in the Round 12th Anniversary Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Jan
31
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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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Feb
1
Mon
Intro to Offset Printing @ AS220 Printshop
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dates: Mondays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Mar 4; 6-10pm
Instructor: Jacque Bidon

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

Five weeks will be spent on press with Jacque Bidon, where you will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing processes will be covered including folding using our pneumatic machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Register here – shop.as220.org/products/introduction-to-offset-printing

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance w/ Meghan Carmichael @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

*no class MLK Day, Presidents’ Day

Starting from a base warm-up influenced by Cunningham and Limon modern dance techniques, this class will grow from a foundation of proper alignment, placement, and clarity in technique. Throughout the class, we will focus on a mixture of these modern dance fundamentals and contemporary influences, including: strength, release, breath, abandon, rebound, suspension, directional and rhythmic complexity, musicality, and gumption. We will explore how these approaches and qualities can be used to maximize the body’s versatility as an instrument. In an inquisitive and supportive environment, we will explore our technical and artistic practice, and develop each dancers’ own sense of groundedness to then to dive into the unknown.

Meghan Carmichael, originally from Cape Cod MA, is currently based in Providence RI, where she works as a dance artist, performer, choreographer, and teacher. She received her BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At UNCSA she studied and performed works by José Limon, Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais. She also had the opportunity to train with and perform works by choreographers Helen Simoneau, Eric Oberdorff, and Doug Elkins. She has performed throughout New England as well as in New York City, where she performed at Dance New Amsterdam, the Lincoln Center Institute, and the Cunningham Trust. Her work has been shown at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC, Brown University, Festival Ballet Providence, and the Youth American Grand Prix 2015, Boston. She currently dances for local Providence choreographers Ali Kenner Brodsky & co and Betsy Miller, and is a company member of Prometheus Dance in Boston. She is on faculty at Festival Ballet Providence, Providence Ballet, Moses Brown School, and guest faculty Brown University. In 2015, she started a blog [dancepvd.wordpress.com] to build community and a dialogue with contemporary dance artists in the Greater Providence area. meghancarmichaeldance.com

Feb
2
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 2 @ 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
Feb 2 @ 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 w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// 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.

 

 

Steve Volkman, Josh Grabert, Malyssa BellaRosa, and Sharlene DeNardo @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 3 @ 1:00 am
Sharlene DeNardo is best known as founding member, songwriter and bass player for the band Sex Coffee. She’s also the bass player for The Dust Ruffles. Sharlene will be debuting some of her new songs and accompanying herself on acoustic Guitar.
Malyssa BellaRosa is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Providence, RI who writes heartfelt, original songs. Blending many different styles – it is hard to pinpoint which “genre” suits her best, but one thing is consistent – the passion in which she writes and performs music. Her powerful, soulful and dynamic vocals have led to several nominations in local magazines as best female vocalist. She has sung opera, rock n roll, blues, funk, folk, jazz – anything with a sweet melody that is worth crooning.
A front man without his band leaves much to chance. Josh Grabert is the exception, with a solo set that rivals the soulfull sound of his band, Torn Shorts. With bluesy guitar, honest lyrics,and foot stomping rhythm, Grabert’s performance is a reminder of why we go see live music.
Providence, RI singer/songwriter Steve Volkmann writes and performs original songs inspired by everyday people and their stories. Steve played in original rock n’ roll bands in the Providence and Boston areas throughout the 80’s and 90’s. After living in New York City for ten years, Steve has relocated to Providence’s thriving original music scene.
Feb
3
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 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.

Lulz! Comedy Night @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Hosted as always by Randy Bush.

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9pm-ish
$6 at the door!

LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush.
Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

READ WHAT PROVIDENCE MONTHLY HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT:

http://providenceonline.com/stories/Lulz-comedy-show-AS220-funny-laugh-entertainment-Providence-Monthly,9783?search_filter=comedy&town_id=1&sub_type=stories,packages,photos,blogs,dining

Feb
4
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
– Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
– Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Max Meditation @ 3rd Fl. Dance Studio, 95 Empire St.
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Max Meditation hosted by Michael Borge

Thursdays 8-9pm (doors open at 7:30), 95 Empire St. 3rd fl Dance Studio

$10 per visit

774-322-6518 for more information

Feb
5
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 5 @ 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 1/1

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.

Elemental Theatre Presents “Ghost Story” by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Elemental Theatre Presents "Ghost Story" by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre

Ghost Story by Dave Rabinow is a play that explores the fragility of existence from the point of view of Polly, a woman stuck between being dead and alive. This 70-minute, one-woman play looks at our world from the microscopic level as Polly tries to puzzle out what happened, and discover who – or what – she is. Ghost Story  asks us all to ponder what it means to be alive, to question why we do what we do, and to wonder if the most human thing we can do is to simply keep going.

Elemental Theatre Collective has been producing plays and theatrical events in and around Providence for over ten years. With a focus primarily on new and developing plays, ETC has presented free touring classical adaptations (King Stag), live-action radio plays (Attack Of The 50-Foot Woman & Zombie President, Recession! The Musical) short play festivals (The GoGo Plays) a reading series for plays in development (Bare Stages), and full length original productions (Vacancy, A Brief History of the Earth and Everything In It…). ETC’s work allows theater artists and audiences to connect in direct, surprising, challenging, and exciting ways.

AS220 Blackbox

$15

February 6 and 7th, 7:30 PM

February 8th, 2PM

Live Bait: Nice @ 95 Empire Black Box
Feb 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

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February’s theme is “Nice.” Nothing pithy. Just… “Nice.”

If anyone has a true story that in any way, shape or form fits February’s theme, they should come to Live Bait, put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, tell it. Remember: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

 

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

 

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, February 5th, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

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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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