Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 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 ( 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 4 @ 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.


Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 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.


Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Le Dernier Repas(A Love Story) by David Eliet @ AS220's Blackbox
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Le Dernier Repas(A Love Story) by David Eliet @ AS220's Blackbox

Counter-Productions Theatre Company is proud to present a staged reading of “Le Dernier Repas(A Love Story) by Providence playwright, David Eliet.
AS220’s Black Box
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI
October 4th at 7:00pm
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The Empire Revue Presents: The Surprise Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Empire Revue Presents: The Surprise Show! 

The Sparkling Beatniks always strive to amaze you, and this month it’s our main goal to just straight up surprise and delight you in every way we can think of!

We don’t want to give too much away or we’ll ruin the surprise!!

Led as always by the electrifying Keith Munslow and the stunning Superchief Trio, join us for an evening full of unpredictable and wondrous diversions.

Tickets available at

Check our Facebook page to let everyone know you’re coming, and to see what guests we’re having!

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 5 @ 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.

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30 // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement and other somatic practices 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. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a 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.

photo Relja Kojik

photo Relja Kojik

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Oct 6 @ 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:

Intermediate Ballet w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// 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.



Oct 6 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 1:00 am
Sonny Vincent, Zin Vetro, M.O.T.O, and The Worried @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 6 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 1:00 am


’77 NYC Punk Legend Sonny Vincent of the notorious CBGB’s /Max’s band ‘Testors’ will be bringing his special brand of drama and destruction to the AS220 !
Read what a hardened, tough, DC journalist has to say-
“I generally keep my distance from “living legends,” especially of the punk variety; all too often, what saunters feebly onto the stage is some skag-addled CB’s casualty looking to cash in on past notoriety. An exception should be made, though, for Sonny Vincent. He’s a true original….. complete with jet-black hair, anvil burns, and a black leather jacket. During his long and tempestuous career, Vincent—leader of the late-’70s New York punk band ‘Testors’— has played with such punk luminaries as the Stooges’ Scott “Rock Action” Asheton, the Damned’s Captain Sensible, Hüsker Dü’s Greg Norton, and late Replacement Bob Stinson, among others.
 All this, of course, wouldn’t mean shit if the songs sucked. But the tunes are great, Vincent sings as if his (and your) life depended on it, and each and every damn guitar solo reminds you why you loved rock ‘n’ roll in the first place.”- Michael Little- Washington City Paper
Recently  (last June) Sonny played the sold out Max’s Kansas City 50th Anniversary show in NYC… His career spans from the primordial early 70s shows with Testors to nine years playing with Maureen “Moe” Tucker and Sterling Morrison of The Velvet Underground to his 30+ album solo Career!
He is currently touring supporting 3 recent  album releases. All three reviewed to  critical acclaim ‘ Best of the year’. Spiteful was recorded with Rat Scabies “The Damned”, Glen Matlock “Sex Pistols” and Steve Mackay ” Iggy And The Stooges”… Also just released is Vintage Piss recorded with Rocket From The Crypt!!! Join us for a night of mayhem, and real Rock n Roll !!!
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 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.


Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RI BIKE) Speaker Series @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RI BIKE) invites you to join guests from the New England region as well as local bike advocates in a series including a wide range of bike-related topics. Learn about bike vacations, local advocacy efforts, bike touring 101, and much more!


Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 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.

Phyllis In (On Body Image) Written by and Starring Elizabeth Keiser @ AS220's Blackbox
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phyllis In (On Body Image) Written by and Starring Elizabeth Keiser @ AS220's Blackbox



Phyllis In (On Body Image)

Written by and Starring Elizabeth Keiser

Do you wake up in the morning and worry about what to wear because you want to look great but lack the misguided confidence you deserve to have? Are you under the false impression that it is more important to feel good than to look good? Has some professional medical advisor told you that one needs exercise and a healthy diet to look good? Then you are like us all and need someone to Phyllis In on body image. This non-Disney-like evening of music and digitally interactive self help might inspire the best of us so that we don’t hold hands and rub each others’ backs in a circle ever again. October 7, 7:30, at the GORGEOUS AS220 Blackbox.

Oct 7th, 7:30 PM

$10, free for Brown and RISD Students with ID

Jon Rossi, Psychotropics, and LOVESICK @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 1:00 am
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 8 @ 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. All are welcome!

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.


Oct 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.

Shannon Lay (Feels), Jess Matsen, Andy Davis (Pixels) and Chris Faulkner (Gymshorts) @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 1:00 am



Shannon Lay (Feels — Burger Records, Lollipop Records)

Jess Matsen

Andy Davis (Pixels)

Chris Faulkner (Gymshorts)





Thomas Kozumplik, Ben Shaw, and Four Agreements @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 12:00 am

Coming up on October 8th we have an incredible weekday edition of ITJ@AS220 for you all! Thomas Kozumplik is a man with a lot to offer and much that is worthy of high praise. Besides being a composer/performer and co-founder of Loop 2.4.3, he also works as a freelance percussionist, arranger, clinician, writer/curator for “Music Starts From Silence”, and also performs arranges for the ensemble Clogs. Thomas was an original member of the Yale Percussion Group (directed by Robert van Sice), and a long-time member of the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble (classical, jazz, and world music), the Ron Parmentier Trio (modern and free jazz), and Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement (theatrical/multi-media rock and roll). His performances have been called “dazzling throughout” (Mojo, UK), “sublime” (Pitchfork, USA), “smart and engaging” (New York Times, USA), and “the hit for me” (composer Terry Riley via the New York Times). Gramophone (UK) called American Dreamland – Kozumplik’s new song cycle with co-writer Lorne Watson – “an astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura” and praised it’s “artistic punch.” He has performed/recorded with artists ranging from Grammy-winner Dave Samuels, to MacArthur Fellows John Jesurun and Dafnis Prieto, and indie-rock artists such as The National and Sufjan Stevens. He has been featured on over 20 internationally released albums, in a variety of genres, on several notable record labels. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Thomas has toured around the world and has performed for radio, film, theater, and television. Thomas has received awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, the UK Arts Council, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, and many more. This is a grand occasion to have someone of Thomas’ talent and notoriety grace our stage and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him to Providence. Before we get to Thomas, we have Ben Shaw who has been applying a multifaceted approach to creating music that has brought him down a number of different paths to find a singular voice. Recently this has found him attempting to discover the essence of what makes art “American” as evidenced in various forms and styles unique to the history of this country. For this latest project, he pursues this aesthetic with help from fellow musicians he has assembled who have analogous voices that offer a fresh and evolving take on what defines our folk music. Joining him onstage and opening the night we have series alums Four Agreements. Formed initially as a weekly jam by a group of friends, this unique and exciting band features Clay Nordhill on guitar, Tom White on keyboards, Sam Kurzontkowski on bass, and Paul DiMartino on drums. The group uses original compositions as a vehicle to explore possibilities in sound and communication. As is the standard, the music begins at 9pm with tickets being a meager $10 for an incredible night of sound to break up your work week.

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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.


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.


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.