Calendar

Aug
27
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Aug 27 @ 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!

The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Hive Mind Collective Presents
The Coward
The Coward is the Providence premiere of devised theater work from multi-city physical theater company HiveMind Theater Collective. Set in the near future, this is the story of the complex emotions and  moral contradictions of a drone operator, and the intense relationship (real or imagined) that he develops with his target. After unrelenting days of surveillance the lines begin to blur between what is true and what is not. Through movement, song, and alternative text, this show brings to the stage deep senses of morality and duty, and asks us to consider what we’re really afraid of.
Friday August 26th- Sunday August 28th at 7:30 PM
Price of the ticket: $15
Free to Brown and RISD STUDENTS with ID
Death Vacation (NY), Goolagoon, Hussy @ Psychic Readings
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:00 am
DOGSTAR: AS220 Staff and Residents Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 28 @ 1:00 am

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“Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.”

An Evening of Music and Performances by AS220 Staff and Residents and the closing reception of the gallery exhibit of the same name.

9 p.m.

$5

Performances by

yon Tande
Brian 4-Ever
Rose Jermusky
Ben Lundberg
Linda Ford

Music by

Corinne Wahlberg
Vudu Sister
Jerry Wilson
Laurie Amat

Short Videos

Susan Clausen
Shey Rivera

Aug
28
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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 Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Hive Mind Collective Presents
The Coward
The Coward is the Providence premiere of devised theater work from multi-city physical theater company HiveMind Theater Collective. Set in the near future, this is the story of the complex emotions and  moral contradictions of a drone operator, and the intense relationship (real or imagined) that he develops with his target. After unrelenting days of surveillance the lines begin to blur between what is true and what is not. Through movement, song, and alternative text, this show brings to the stage deep senses of morality and duty, and asks us to consider what we’re really afraid of.
Friday August 26th- Sunday August 28th at 7:30 PM
Price of the ticket: $15
Free to Brown and RISD STUDENTS with ID
Aug
29
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with rotating faculty// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class  7/4

This summer features a rotating and diverse faculty. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

w/ Betsy Miller 6/6, 6/20
w/ Matthew Cumbie 6/13
w/ Katie McNamara 6/27
w/ Shannon Norquist 7/11
w/ Caitlin Trainor 7/18- 8/8
w/ Nikki Carrara 8/15
w/ Shannon Norquist 8/22, 8/29

The Laugh of the Medusa // SOUND @ Black Box Theatre
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Laugh of the Medusa // SOUND @ Black Box Theatre

The Laugh of the Medusa is a live art performance series featuring female identified and gender neutral artists investigating how the self interacts with the erotic. Each performance will frame eroticism in the context of a different sense: sight, taste, sound.=

// SOUND engages sound in its visceral (and aphrodisiac) expressive capacity. (August 29th. 7pm) Featuring artists such as Shey Rivera, Purest Spiritual Pigs, Rose Jermusyk. More artists coming soon!

 

Past Performances:

//SIGHT / GAZE considers the erotic possibilities of sight and the ways that gaze–whether exerted or received–structures carnal awareness. (June 26th, 7pm) Featuring artists such as Laurie Amat, Shey Rivera, Sussy Santana, Yve Blake, Ela Alpi, Bridget Brewster, and Hadley-Sorsby Jones.

//TASTE plays with taste as a sense that informs our engagement with and recognition of the erotic. Featuring artists such as Shey Rivera, Corinne Wahlberg, Rose Jermusyk, Rachel Lewallen, Kirsten Volness, and Hadley-Sorsby Jones.

 

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Poster/Flyer design by Alana Corwin

Aug
30
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 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.

 

 

Eclectic Electric, Little Tomb, and Moon Room @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 30 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 31 @ 1:00 am

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Eclectic Electric

Experimental/Contemporary rock from Rhode Island, rooted in Classic, matured through Alternative, and played, very, very loud. We enjoy many kinds of music and do our best incorporate all of that in what we do. Sometimes we’re a duo, sometimes we’re a trio, but whatever our form, we pull no punches. Enjoy.

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Moon Room

Aug
31
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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.

Toad and the Stooligans, Rina, and O.B. Howard @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:00 am

Toad and the Stooligans are a 4 piece, progressive hip-hop band hailing from Coventry, RI, that brings together a blend of electric styles as well as lively performances to guarantee you’ll shake your money maker.

Rina is a girl, her keys and her looper, creating eclectic tunes that fuse vocal looping, her jazz roots, and an honest groove. She anticipates the release of her first solo EP this coming fall.

O.B. Howard is a dream-folk duo from Providence, RI. The duo focuses on tight harmonies while incorporating guitar and banjo. O.B. Howard released their first self-titled album this year which can be found at,

Sep
1
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
2
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 2 @ 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

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.

Live Bait: Petty Crimes @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

 

 “Petty Crimes”

Live Bait is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Season Opener on Friday, September 2nd, at a special time of 8:00 PM. The theme, for the first time in eight years, is based on an audience competition, exhaustively conducted, courtesy of Facebook. The winner, Choyon Manjrekar, has certainly earned his two free tickets and fresh-frozen leftover eighth anniversary cake, with his entry, “Petty Crimes.”
If ANYONE has a true story that in any way, shape or form fits September’s theme, “Petty Crimes,” they must 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

8:00pm Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information