Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 17 @ 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.

Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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:

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 18 @ 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.



The Arkham Film Society presents: A Long Night of Short Horrors
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Arkham Film Society presents: A Long Night of Short Horrors

We at the Arkham Film Society have been discussing the idea of a short film night for a while and have decided to go for it with A LONG NIGHT OF SHORT HORRORS! We have put together a grand selection of 12 short films ranging in style and sub-genre which we belive you will all love. The films included, and in no particular order are:

Mr. Denton – Dir. Ivan Villamel Sanchez
Creature Feature – Dir. Joe La Scola
Field Of Screams – Dir. Joe La Scola
Divination – Dir. Jeff Tod
Trouser Snake – Dir. Alex DiVincenzo
In His Name – Dir. Jared Ouellette
Three Wise Monkeys – Dir. Miguel Angel Font Bisier
Inferno – Dir. Dionne Copland
Out Of My Skin – Dir. Nadine L’Esperance
The Answer – Dir. Jared Skolnick
Pesanta – Dir. Angel Valera
Untitled – Dir. Jarret Blinkhorn

Plus don’t forget the mystery 16mm feature to follow!


October 18th

8:00 pm Start


Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI


ANSWERING THE CALL – a film by Brian Jenkins @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fifty one years ago, the nation watched in horror as bloody images of police attacks on civil rights protestors in Selma, Alabama aired on television. John Witeck was a sophomore at the University of Virginia when he saw the graphic coverage of Bloody Sunday, and when Dr. King called for supporters to travel to Selma to march for justice he packed his bags and journeyed south. Fifty one years later, John and his nephew Brian Jenkins (Director) traveled back to Alabama to document John’s story of Selma, the fight for voting rights, and the evolution of the Voting Rights Act; the law that prevented voting discrimination and protected every American’s right to vote. In 2013, this monumental protection for all Americans earned by the blood of heroized civil rights advocates was struck down by the Supreme Court. Alabama and many other states have since passed new types of restrictive voting laws that those who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King fought so hard to overcome.



Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 19 @ 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.


Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 19 @ 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.

The Kick Ups, Jeremy Porter and the Tucos, and the Sensitive Ferns @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:00 am

The Kick Ups


The Kick Ups are a Providence, RI based rock and roll band. Their lively and straightforward sound has been described by listeners as grunge, garage, and blues rock arrangements set to reflective and narrative lyrics. They draw influences from many different artists and genres, but largely gravitate towards unvarnished and simplistic approaches. Their goal is to create exciting, interesting and enjoyable music that is easily accessible to listeners.


Jeremy Porter and the Tucos

Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are a rock and roll band from Detroit, Michigan. They sound like guitars and whiskey, hooks and heartache, energy and passion. You’ll find everything from Cheap Trick to Gram Parsons, Hüsker Dü to Uncle Tupelo, Merle Haggard to Ted Nugent on their turntables. The racket they make is a little bit of each. It’s Detroit rock and roll, even if Detroit isn’t quite ready for it.

The Sensitive Ferns


October Meetup of RIVR (Rhode Island Virtual Reality) @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
October Meetup of RIVR (Rhode Island Virtual Reality) @ AS220 Main Stage | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Our meetup events are a great place in Rhode Island to connect, share, support and collaborate amongst Digital Reality (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) practitioners, interested supporters, institutions and companies. We bring together experiences, software, hardware and supporting technologies in health, science, education and a myriad or other industries happening locally and outside of our locale to support a rich fast-growing digital reality ecosystem.


– Registration
– Introductions
– Mini-talks
– News from the community (relevant happenings and opportunities)
– Time for connecting and collaborating
– Tour of AS220 Labs

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 20 @ 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.

The Cradle Will Rock @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cradle Will Rock @ AS220 Black Box

Head Trick Theatre, which has previously put on music-heavy productions of straight plays, makes the jump to musical theatre with The Cradle Will Rock. Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 musical tells the story of Steeltown, USA, and the ordinary people who fight to stay alive as big business claims America’s interests as its own. Many decades later, not only is the political message that got Cradle’s premiere shut down still timely, but so is its stripped-down musical style, which combines speak-singing and pop parody with more traditional musical theatre numbers. Head Trick’s production will take inspiration from the musical’s legendary first performance, where actors played their roles from the audience.

Tickets: 15$

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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


Latishia’s Skull Drawing, V Sect, and Hardware @ Psychic Readings
Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 21 @ 1:00 am
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 21 @ 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.

The Cradle Will Rock @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Cradle Will Rock @ AS220 Black Box

Head Trick Theatre, which has previously put on music-heavy productions of straight plays, makes the jump to musical theatre with The Cradle Will Rock. Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 musical tells the story of Steeltown, USA, and the ordinary people who fight to stay alive as big business claims America’s interests as its own. Many decades later, not only is the political message that got Cradle’s premiere shut down still timely, but so is its stripped-down musical style, which combines speak-singing and pop parody with more traditional musical theatre numbers. Head Trick’s production will take inspiration from the musical’s legendary first performance, where actors played their roles from the audience.

Tickets: 15$

Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, Gaelynn Lea, Jess Klein, and Haunt the House @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am



Gaelynn Lea is the 2016 winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. She was the unanimous choice of the judges (including NPR’s Bob Boilen and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), chosen out of over 6,100 entries. Subsequently, her video entry went viral via YouTube (up to over 626,000 views).

Gaelynn has been playing violin for more than 20 years. She builds on a repertoire of traditional Celtic and American fiddle music, writing original songs that incorporate folk-rock influences, looping tracks and an inventive improvisatory style. Gaelynn performs throughout northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and has collaborated with fellow Midwestern musicians Alan Sparhawk and Charlie Parr. She’s also a dedicated fiddle teacher and an advocate for artists and other people with disabilities.


Native New Yorker Jess Klein was in college when she taught herself to play the guitar, using her father’s old acoustic. She had already done a little singing and knew how to play the clarinet. In no time at all she was writing songs on her own and performing locally. With some time overseas, and then a move to Boston, MA, Klein turned her full attention toward her musical career. After performing enough to polish her natural skills, Klein recorded her first album, Wishes Well Disguised, in 1998. The debut was independently released and showcases tunes like “The Cloud Song,” “Pressure,” and “Favorite Shade of Blue.” For 2000, Klein put together pop/rock and folk-mixed tracks like “Goodbye, Goodbye,” “Little White Dove,” “I Tried,” and “Love Is Where You Find It,” to complete a sophomore release titled Draw Them Near, breaking out under the Slow River Records label. Some of the artists who helped out on the recording were producer George Howard, mixer Paul Q. Kolderie, guitarist Will Kimbrough, drummer Ken Coomer, and bassist Brad Jones. Rykodisc, the influential independent label who distributed Klein‘s Slow River release, signed her to their main label for her next release, the more polished and accessible Strawberry Lover, which was released in 2005; another notable singer-songwriter from Boston, Marc Copely, served as producer and bandleader. In between recording, Klein spends endless time touring, having performed with popular acts like 10,000 Maniacs, Richard Shindell, and Jill Sobule.


“…This is the kind of music that the genre tag of Americana was custom-made for.”–Robert Ham, Paste Magazine

“Spooky, powerful, and affecting.” –Brian Carroll, Redline Roots


Mary Burke, Empty Grows Every Bed, and Mar @ Psychic Readings
Oct 21 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 22 @ 1:00 am

Toughpuppy Presents:

Empty Grows Every Bed (W. MA)
two piece emo!

Mar (pvd)
two piece doom!

Mary Burke (pvd)
spooky bedroom pop!

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Oct 22 @ 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!

Ian Faria, The Owens, We Can All Be Sorry, and Really Big Pine Cone @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

when yu were drifting off
in chemistry class,
yu were daydreaming about this gig
& now its reel

Ian Faria [[ providence ]]

The Owens [[ boston ]]

Really Big Pinecone [[ nyc ]]

We Can All Be Sorry [[ boston ]]