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Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 3 @ 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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TOP 5 FIEND PRESENTS: Warbler Roost, Accidental Seabirds, Community Center, John Faraone @ Psychic Readings
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 1:00 am
Aug
4
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement to athletic training.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility. Only $5 for an hour of small group training every Tuesday this summer. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a dancer, teacher and runner.  She is a graduate of Keene State College’s Theater and Dance Program where she studied under William Seigh, Marcia Murdock and Candice Salyers.  Angie twice attended the American Dance Festival where she performed for Ming-Lung Yang, Roger Belman and Mark Dendy.  While working as an English teacher in South Korea, Angie led community groups in movement at the Gwangju International Center.  Currently, Ms. Hartley works with teens at an international education center in Providence.  She has been working with the South Coast Dance Membership and with Jessica Howard at the Heron Studio.

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Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $6
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 w/ Danielle Davidson @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 4 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.

 

 

OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ Psychic Readings
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Doesn’t mean you have to sew or know how to sew!  Knitters, crafters, jewelry-makers, solderers, weavers, puppetmakers, cookie munchers and everyone welcome! Ideas go flying! Collaborations are born. This is legit where the magic happens.

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Sewing Circle is a making-night that welcomes anyone who wants to make something with their hands while in the company of others. All types of art and craft welcome! Bring your sewing, knitting, weaving, drawing, watercoloring, block-printing, jewelry-making, coloring book, wittling, gluesticks, whatever to the space and enjoy socializing with like-minded makers of Providence. Come grab a bite to eat at Foo(d), a cozy beverage and settle into our little community of making. All are welcome! Laid back vibes…

Here’s how it works:

I’ll set up a table, some chairs and maybe some shared materials. You bring a project and your fun conversation. We listen to music, make stuff and hang. Laid back vibes.

We have
power outlets
big tables to share
smaller tables to isolate your work
music
a full bar
lots of space

YOU CAN BRING:
lighting
sewing machines
table looms
iron/board
cutting mats
anything fun

come by!

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wichita, small talk, he heard footsteps @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 5 @ 1:00 am
Aug
5
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 5 @ 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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Digital Editing with Adobe Photoshop CC @ AS220 Media Arts
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 Learn digital editing and how to print edited photographic images using the newest Adobe Photoshop. Eight hours of personal lab time are included. We encourage you to bring your own files to work on during the workshop.  You may use our media lab computers (brand new!) or bring your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop (Free 30-day trials are available online). This is a four-session workshop. Attendees will get 8 hours to use in the media lab outside of class. No experience is necessary but should be familiar with computers. Instructor: Kia Davis
Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 5 @ 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 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.

R.I. International Film Festival Presents: “Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents” & “Live Fast, Draw Yung” @ AS220 Black Box
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents | Directed by Don Hardy| 1 hour and 32 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014.
Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members.

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Live Fast, Draw Yung | Directed by Anthony Mathile, Stacey Lee | 16 min. | USA, 2014.
The story of rap’s most prolific (seven-year-old) artist.

Stolen Jars, DC9, The Boxberrys, Favourite @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 1:00 am
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Stolen Jars is the indie music project of Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund. Inspired by acts as diverse as Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, and Dirty Projectors, the music is a vibrant mixture of looping intricate guitar lines and floating melodies all brought to life by a live band featuring Elena Juliano, Connor McGuigan, Matt Marsico and Tristan Rodman.
Fitzgerald and Grund are building off the success of Stolen Jars’ self-titled album released in 2011. The single off that album, “Driving,” was featured in an international Apple iPad commercial and was awarded Song of the Week by Alt Mag. Their sophomore album Kept is decidedly more ambitious. Fitzgerald composed and layered tracks in his bedroom, tinkering to ensure precision. He and Grund then worked together to build vocal melodies around the tracks. When premiering, “Folded Out,” the first single from Kept,  Wondering Sound wrote, “Cody Fitzgerald and Molly Grund’s voices spiral and intertwine . . . flutes dart like fireflies, strings swoop down — what started modest and pretty becomes mighty and bold and imposing.” After the other single releases more music bloggers, including Stereogum, The Wild Magazine, and Gold Flake Paint, enthusiastically agreed, describing the music, as “addictively vibrant,” “sweetly supple,” “grand, an anthem.” The album was mixed by Eli Crews (tUnE-yArDs, Deerhoof, WHY?) and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem).
Over the course of the last year, Stolen Jars has been performing regularly in the Northeast, including shows with Sofar Sounds, at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and at Brandeis College’s Springfest where they opened for St. Lucia,ILOVEMAKONNEN and Jessie J. In addition, Fitzgerald has been working as a film composer on features such as The Rewrite (2015) and Hard Sell (2015).
This summer and fall they’ll be out on the road, supporting the release of Kept.
Aug
6
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 6 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
 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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Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 6 @ 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.

Octobrists, A Mirrors Embrace, Dead Girls Don’t Say No, and I Guard The Throne @ Psychic Readings
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 1:00 am
Aug
7
Fri
Is This Jazz? Alon Nechushtan and Dave Murphy Quartet @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 7 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 8 @ 12:00 am
Alon Nechushtan and Dave Murphy Quartet at ITJ @ AS220 on August 7th!
On August 7th we will be presenting another night of great jazz, this time featuring pianist Alon Nechushtan (http://musicalon.com). Alon is an Israeli-born musician who has traveled the world bringing his unique musical heritage to grateful audiences everywhere. He has since relocated to New York City and is ready to make his Rhode Island debut. He and his group have performed in such historic venues as Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, and The Blue Note. Alon and his trio recently released a new album on the jazz label Enja, showcasing what DownBeat magazine calls “compelling chemistry in abundance and bold two-fist sense of architecture…making venture bound worth the most discerning listener.” Susan Frances of Jazz Times writes that Alon “keeps his notes on their toes as he creates tightly-rung arabesques and vivacious pirouettes with his keys…an instinct for organizing purely improvised energy that requires the audiences’ undivided attention.”
Opening up the night we have returning friend of the series Dave Murphy with his spectacular quartet. While finding common ground in the jazz idiom, the members of the Dave Murphy Quartet bring a unique blend of other styles to the band’s sound, including rock, 20th century classical, heavy metal, funk, and experimental. The chemistry between bassist Steve Johnson and drummer Matt Walshe makes for a strong, driving rhythm section. Guitarist Clay Nordhill provides a comping and soloing style that is both skillful and tasteful. Murphy plays saxophone with a delightfully provocative tone and an approach to improvisation that honors the jazz tradition while forging a personal style. The result is a music beyond category that both challenges and rewards listeners.
This will be a night of variety, intensity, and exploration that you will be sorry if you miss. Music kicks off at 9pm, admission is only $10. Come on by and hang!
Live Bait: Race @ 95 Empire Black Box
Aug 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Race

 

The themes at Live Bait have always been open to personal interpretation. It has always been about “any way, shape or form.” The only constriction (besides the six minute time limit) is that the stories are TRUE STORIES: not rants, not routines, not fairy tales. This has been true for the last seven years and will be true for as long as Live Bait exists. With that in mind, September’s theme is “Race.” Do you have a story to tell?

 

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits September’s theme, come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your 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

10:00pm Friday, September 4th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Aug
9
Sun
AS220 Main Stage and Foo(d) and Drink are Closed for Post-Foo Fest Renovations
Aug 9 @ 12:00 am – Aug 17 @ 11:45 pm
Thank you for your support

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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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