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Sep
29
Thu
Cat Has Claws, Tiny Hazard, Relatives, and Ian Faria @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 am

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CAT HAS CLAWS: 

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CAT HAS CLAWS is an indie synth rock trio from Providence, RI.

The band is co-fronted by all three members: Julie Bozek on Guitar/Vocals, Buck St. Thomas on Drums/Vocals, and Matt Hebert on Keyboards/Vocals.  With all members sharing the lead, CAT HAS CLAWS have built a unique style that is diverse yet unified.  Stylistic influences range from indie/alt rock, to hip-hop, to electronic/synthpop.  Their live shows focus on a minimal setup with a big sound, combined with an energetic and entertaining performance.

TINY HAZARD (NY):

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Sep
30
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 30 @ 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 Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival – PVDLoop @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:00 am
Y2K16 Providence International Live Looping Festival – PVDLoop
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 1:00 am
Y2K16 Providence International Live Looping Festival - PVDLoop

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

All Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

 

Friday, September 30th, 9pm-1am, AS220 Mainstage

Saturday October 1st, 1pm-5pm, AS220 Blackbox

9pm-1am, AS220 Mainstage

Sunday October 2nd, 3pm-8pm, AS220 Blackbox

https://www.facebook.com/PVDLoop/

Oct
1
Sat
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Switch Series offers instruction in workshop-based setting from a rotating roster of guest artists.

Time: 10-12pm

Cost: $15 per class

October 1st:

Nikki Carrara, Modern Technique (Dance Artist and Educator)

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Contemporary dance for every body.

Nikki invites dancers of all experiences to join this lighthearted and rigorous exploration of the moving body through space and time. She offers a thoughtful progression of exercises and explorations designed to bridge spaces between awareness and motion while connecting us to our personal and communal roles in the community dance class. All the while, we will accumulate information along the way that is expressed in an extended movement phrase and take some time to cool down and contemplate new sensations before leaving each other and re-entering our lives outside the dance studio. It’s going to be great. You should go.

Photo: Mia Campopiano

Upcoming Workshop(s):

15th: Amenawon Okundaye, Hip Hop

November:

5th: Caitlin Trainor, Contemporary Technique (Director, Trainor Dance)

19th: TBA

December:

3rd: Bill Evans, Evans Laban/Bartenieff Based Dance Technique (Director, The Bill Evans Dance Company)

17th: Shawn Hove, Modern Technique (Director, shove gently dance/theater)

The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival – PVDLoop @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OCTOBER GALLERY SHOW!
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

IN THE GALLERIES | OCTOBER 3-24, 2016
opening reception | September 10th, 5-7p.m.

AS220 Project Space
Behind The Mask
new work by Carol Scavotto
Reading Room
Horizon Line
Janice Lee Kelly and Maggie Siegel
AS220 Main Gallery
Me-nag-er-ie
a creature feature by the artists of RHD
AS220 Resident Gallery
Embodied
AS220 Residents group show

The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival – PVDLoop @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:00 am
Y2K16 Providence International Live Looping Festival – PVDLoop
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:00 am
Y2K16 Providence International Live Looping Festival - PVDLoop

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

All Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

 

Friday, September 30th, 9pm-1am, AS220 Mainstage

Saturday October 1st, 1pm-5pm, AS220 Blackbox

9pm-1am, AS220 Mainstage

Sunday October 2nd, 3pm-8pm, AS220 Blackbox

https://www.facebook.com/PVDLoop/

Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Oct
2
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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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The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival – PVDLoop @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Empire Revue Presents: The Inside Outside Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Inside Outside Show
Description:
Join the Empire Revue, Providence’s Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, for a fun night of exploits that will leave you feeling great inside and out! The Sparkling Beatniks and your ebullient host, Keith Munslow are busting outside of the box and going deep inside the oddities of this world. Accompanied as always by the paradoxically fantastic Superchief Trio!
As always, we are generously sponsored by Empire Loan/Empire Guitars!
Pre-sale tickets are available at inside-outside.brownpapertickets.com.
Check our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1092892914100551/ to see which special guests will be joining us this month!
Oct
3
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 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.

Oct
4
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 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 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 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.

 

 

Ian Fitzgerald, Swansdown (Emily Shaw), and John Faraone @ Psychic Readings
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

john-faraoneJohn Faraone is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Providence, RI.Providence Monthly writes that John has “a reputation for his musicianship and powerful, personal lyrics,” and that his music is “transformative.” He is currently recording his first full-length LP, due out in late fall 2016.

 

emilyshawEmily Shaw is a singer/songwriter who lives in Providence, RI.  Also a member of The Sugar Honey Iced Tea and The Huntress, she is airing out some songs she’s written over the past few years under the name Swansdown.

 

ian-fitzgerald-promoIan Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter.  Based in New England, Ian has toured throughout the United States.  Ian has independently released four albums of original material and has become known for his storytelling and skillful use of language.  In their review of his latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”  Ian’s new album, You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone, will be released in fall 2016.