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Sep
28
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 28 @ 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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PSU’s Back to School Bash 2016 @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Providence Student Union aspires to be a genuinely youth-led union for students based in Providence, Rhode Island. Through PSU, young people will freely unite to develop leadership skills, organize for ground-up improvements to their schools, and ultimately win a fair say in their education system.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 28 @ 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.

Knox, Triangle Forest and Bermuda Records @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:00 am
Sep
29
Thu
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 29 @ 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.

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 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.

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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
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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
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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!