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Dec
7
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 7 @ 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 Daily Note 401 Presents: #ANIGHTATDUSK @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Dec
8
Thu
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 8 @ 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.

SITR – SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND @ AS220
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

1AM, Half-Hearted Hero, Teddy Farkas, and Wonderful Pathos @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 am
Dec
9
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 9 @ 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.

Bobby Beansack, Eric Rodriguez, K.I. Jordan, Johnny Sooper, Vega Montanez, Jamont Lee, Patrick Justin Roderick-Rivera, Uélle TrackStar, and Jay Nova @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 12:00 am

Performances by: Bobby Beansack Eric Rodriguez K.I. Jordan Johnny Sooper Vega Montanez Jamont Lee Patrick Justin Roderick-Rivera Uélle TrackStar Jay Nova

Door opens at 8pm show starts at 9pm, show ends at Midnight

$7 dollar entree

115 EMPIRE ST.

Dec
10
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Dec 10 @ 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!

Elite Mentoring presents “What Makes a Real Man” seminar & Panel. @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Romp of Otters Presents “Wink” by Jen Silverman
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents "Wink" by Jen Silverman
I can only push it down for so long.
Now, it’s too much to bear.
Now, it’s serious.
Now…I’m taking everything out on the cat.

Wink, a sinister comedy by Jen Silverman
Directed by Tyler Herman

Featuring Katie Croyle, Travis Johnson, Alexander Matks, and Antonio Woodard
Produced by Romp Of Otters, Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community

https://btrompofotters.wordpress.comSuggested Donation: $10
Free with Brown/RISD ID

 

 

 

 

HIP HOP 4 HAITI CHARITY CONCERT @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 1:00 am
Dec
11
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 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
Dec 11 @ 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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Muslim Ally Workshop @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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It has become increasingly clear that life for a Muslim in America is not safe. Our friends and neighbors face hatred every day. This is a workshop to help us all understand the struggle that they face and hopefully become better allies.

-Learn the very basics of Islam, so we can talk about it intelligently. Ask questions, we have answers.

-Hear personal stories from Muslims. Try to understand what they are going through.

-Talk about how we can stand together. Make safe spaces and protect one another in public.

This will be an open conversation. All those without hate in their heart are welcome.

+ FREE COOKIES!

Romp of Otters Presents “Wink” by Jen Silverman
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents "Wink" by Jen Silverman
I can only push it down for so long.
Now, it’s too much to bear.
Now, it’s serious.
Now…I’m taking everything out on the cat.

Wink, a sinister comedy by Jen Silverman
Directed by Tyler Herman

Featuring Katie Croyle, Travis Johnson, Alexander Matks, and Antonio Woodard
Produced by Romp Of Otters, Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community

https://btrompofotters.wordpress.comSuggested Donation: $10
Free with Brown/RISD ID

 

 

 

 

Downtown Boys // 1AM (formerlyYa Beautifuls) // Iris Creamer// Vatic @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 11 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 1:00 am

A Winter Show! We have to keep making as much artist space as we can! Especially now!

Downtown Boys
Providence, RI
We will be premiering a bunch of new songs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGqNDgOkmPg

Vatic Kuumba !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Providence, RI
poety/ playwright/ rapper/ the sun

1AM (formerly Ya Beautifuls)
Providence, RI
Back in Action!
http://yabeautiful.bandcamp.com/

Iris Creamer
Providence, RI
Making the road of inspiration and beauty each beat at a time
https://soundcloud.com/iriscreamer

Romp of Otters Presents “Wink” by Jen Silverman
Dec 11 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents "Wink" by Jen Silverman
I can only push it down for so long.
Now, it’s too much to bear.
Now, it’s serious.
Now…I’m taking everything out on the cat.Wink, a sinister comedy by Jen Silverman
Directed by Tyler Herman

Featuring Katie Croyle, Travis Johnson, Alexander Matks, and Antonio Woodard
Produced by Romp Of Otters, Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community

https://btrompofotters.wordpress.comSuggested Donation: $10
Free with Brown/RISD ID 

 

 

 

Dec
12
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 12 @ 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.