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May
26
Tue
Is This Jazz? Presents: Mmere Dané and Bass Off @ AS220 Main Stage
May 26 @ 8:30 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am

Mmere Dané and Bass Off

More weekday jazz is coming on May 20th via “Is This Jazz?”
 at AS220.
Opening the night we have a rare opportunity to see multi generational excellence at play. Dave Zinno is a Rhode Island landmark of a player if there ever was one and has cemented himself as one of the best bassists gigging on the East coast today, playing with a carefully honed purity of sound and language that has helped him cement his champion status on stages the world over. Carrying on the virtuosic Zinno legacy is his son Amato Zinno who has been making waves around New England in his own way, playing with several great bands in high profile situations and crafting an approach that musicians increasingly seek to fuse with their own performance. Together they form the dynamic duo known simply as “Bass Off”, playing duets in a harmony only achievable through a shared bloodline and love for the music. Headlining the night is Mmere Dané, a group that will probably end up melting the stage with their explosive and compelling sound. The name comes from a Ghanaian adinkra symbol that literally means “time changes.” It symbolizes life’s dynamics and inevitable change. The symbol reminds us to flow with life’s movements. Time is one of the most powerful forces in the world as well as an important factor in all music, and these gentlemen love to play with the time. The music can be described as soulful jazz touched by textures of world music. The feeling taken from funk is always there, and the time flows like the hourglass that symbolizes “Mmere Dane”.
The music kicks off around 9pm, admission is a mere $10 to see some music performed at it’s highest level. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this one! 
May
27
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 27 @ 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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // 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 alas traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

Katie 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.

Spitehouse, Land of Fires, Ksaya @ AS220 Main Stage
May 27 @ 9:00 pm – May 28 @ 1:00 am
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Instrumental Rock, Post Rock band from Warwick, RI
Check us out on FacebookBandcamp, or YouTube.
Here’s a recent review of our new EP from Custom Made Music.
Thanks for listening!
May
28
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson’s “Connect/Disconnect”
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson's "Connect/Disconnect"

Connect /// Disconnect

AS220 Artist in Residency for May Hannah G. Thompson will be working in collaboration with electronic sound artist Arvid Tomayko to create and perform wearable fabric sculptures, which unfold and connect to their surrounding installation of fabric sculptures. The performers will interact with the multimedia environment and try to make sense of the “other world” in which they are engulfed by unfolding and revealing found objects. As the human creatures plug into this sculptural space and each other with multiple sensing appendages, their movement and physical connections will create sound.

May 28th-May 30th, 7 PM

$5-10 dollar sliding scale

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617718655112706/

 

RAP Slam aka Rhythmic African Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
May
29
Fri
AS220 YOUTH FUTUREWORLDS FASHION SHOW AND FUNDRAISER
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AS220 YOUTH FUTUREWORLDS FASHION SHOW AND FUNDRAISER

An explosion of futuristic fashion, art, music and dance created by young folks from AS220 Youth, all throughout the space.

AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson’s “Connect/Disconnect”
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson's "Connect/Disconnect"

Connect /// Disconnect

AS220 Artist in Residency for May Hannah G. Thompson will be working in collaboration with electronic sound artist Arvid Tomayko to create and perform wearable fabric sculptures, which unfold and connect to their surrounding installation of fabric sculptures. The performers will interact with the multimedia environment and try to make sense of the “other world” in which they are engulfed by unfolding and revealing found objects. As the human creatures plug into this sculptural space and each other with multiple sensing appendages, their movement and physical connections will create sound.

May 28th-May 30th, 7 PM

$5-10 dollar sliding scale

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617718655112706/

 

The Hip Hop Connection @ AS220 Main Stage
May 29 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
THE HIP HOP CONNECTION (THHC)
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Hosted by Pro Talk Radio
Sponsored by Brawlers Inc. Clothing
Beanz Tha God
Loyalty Rell
E-Bonics
Sincere
Dance performance by Project 401
Chinga America shooting scenes for upcoming movie
$5

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

AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson’s “Connect/Disconnect”
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
AS220 Artist in Residency Hannah Thompson's "Connect/Disconnect"

Connect /// Disconnect

AS220 Artist in Residency for May Hannah G. Thompson will be working in collaboration with electronic sound artist Arvid Tomayko to create and perform wearable fabric sculptures, which unfold and connect to their surrounding installation of fabric sculptures. The performers will interact with the multimedia environment and try to make sense of the “other world” in which they are engulfed by unfolding and revealing found objects. As the human creatures plug into this sculptural space and each other with multiple sensing appendages, their movement and physical connections will create sound.

May 28th-May 30th, 7 PM

$5-10 dollar sliding scale

https://www.facebook.com/events/1617718655112706/

 

Top 5 Fiend Presents: PsychoTropics, Bad Dreams, Analog Sunset, and Llama Sanchez @ AS220 Main Stage
May 30 @ 9:00 pm – May 31 @ 1:00 am
May
31
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!
*no class Sunday, May 24

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
May 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $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 Wrong (Chi), Wokling, V-Sect, Teen Death and Smile Bag @ Psychic Readings
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 1:00 am

the wrong
some of that good fast shit on tour from chicago. truly revolutionary
https://idontwanna.bandcamp.com/

v-sect
rhode island townies. new best band in town?
https://v-sect.bandcamp.com/album/demo

smile bag
new providence band with all your crushes. potential supergroup status. dissonant intergalactic punk scraped off the bottom of a trashcan. don’t miss this!!

wokling
“male-backed” hardcore. last show? or one of them
https://wokling.bandcamp.com/releases

@ psychic readings, 95 empire st, 2nd fl
9pm
5/31/15
distort pvd

no jerks

Jun
1
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.
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YOU’LL LIVE (FL)//PINK EYE//TINY FRACTURES//FEEDBACK PSYCHOSIS @ Psychic Readings
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 1:00 am

You’ll Live

(http://youlllive.bandcamp.com/)

Florida jangly screamy emo

Pink Eye

(http://www.reverbnation.com/q/58gqf0/)

PVD instrumental prog metal duo

Tiny Fractures

(http://tinyfractures.bandcamp.com/)

Skramz bbs on Broken World Media

Feedback Psychosis

(http://feedbackpsychosis.bandcamp.com/)

Punk from the heart of the Funky Jungle

respect the space//respect each other

Jun
2
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 12-1pm // $5 drop-in

If you’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness levels welcome!  Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

 

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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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