Calendar

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

Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Lifepoems in Motion“Lifepoems in Motion” is an original theater/dance performance piece created by Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi with original percussion by Michael Goldberg. Using poems written by members of Kevin’s family, the play offers oral history through poetry, movement and percussion.

Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi, co-creators
Lilly Cataldi, choreographer
Michael Goldberg, original percussion
Poetry written by:  Lisa Silverberg Starr, former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Wayne C. Olson, Shira Olson, Harold Silverberg, Allen D. Olson, Iain M. Woessner, Circe Olson Woesnner, Kerry Olson, Amy Olson and Robert Silverberg.
Readers: Amy Olson, Lisa Silverberg Starr, Kevin Olson, Lilly Cataldi

ARTIST BIOS
KEVIN OLSON (Co-Director and Playwright) Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). Kevin holds a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta.

He has directed productions with Actors’ Theatre of St. Paul, Park Square Theater, University of Minnesota Theatre, Hope College Theatre, The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, The Lark Theatre and Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, R.I.

He received a Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle KUDOS Award for his production of Brian Friel’s “Translations” at University of Minnesota Theatre.

Kevin has served on the Theater Department faculty at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and at the University of Michigan, Flint. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI), Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) teaching courses in Theater, Film and Communication.

LILLY CATALDI (Co-Director and Choreographer) has spent the past 40 years as a professional performer, writer, director, choreographer, and educator. Although Lilly is known locally for her talents as a vocal instructor and acting coach at her local studio, she has also directed and choreographed many productions throughout the years. Musicals include: Carousel, Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, Lil Abner, and Oliver! Lilly has also created many original cabarets and musical reviews such as A Whole Lotta Cole and Goddess Sings the Blues.

When working with young people, Lilly has used theatre as a tool for developing the whole child, and has developed youth theatre programs in various schools and theatres in New England. She has staged many original works for children and adolescents such as Ali’s World, The Sherwood Diaries, Rudolph-A Winter’s Tail, and the critically acclaimed, Ready, Set…Grow!, for The Young Actors’ Guild in Portsmouth, NH.

A member of Actor’s Equity since 1972, Lilly has performed a wide variety of roles from the Peggy Clown in the National Company #1 of Godspell, to Lucky in a non-traditional production of Waiting for Godot with the New England Theatre Project of Portsmouth, NH.

Also an accomplished singer, Lilly has performed in numerous nightclubs and cabarets throughout the years, most notably with pianist Bobby Peaco. Lilly holds a degree in Human Development/Psychology from Lesley University and a certificate as a facilitator of Expressive Arts Education from Salve Regina’s Healing Arts Institute.

She currently works at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI as the Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs. Lilly’s eclectic experiences in education, and as a professional performer, writer, director, and choreographer have led her to explore unique perspectives in education, meaning-making, healing arts, and human development through the expressive and
performing arts.


MICHAEL GOLDBERG (Percussion) was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and began studying drums when 8 years old. In his youth he studied vibraphone with Ray Alexander (of the George Shearing Quintet) and performed in concert with pianist Marian McPartland and vocalist Maxine Sullivan. Today he performs in Klezmer bands, sings in a choir and holds a BA in Music from URI.

FIRST HAND THEATRICAL Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). First Hand Theatrical creates original theater productions using primary source material drawn mainly from diverse cultural and social histories.

Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang

The Immaculate Big Bang
Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of  answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life and death (not necessarily in that order).

Bill takes on some of the biggest questions since the Big Bang, including:
–  Are you better off praying to God or Siri?
– Do your internet searches affect your karma?
– Why is the Virgin Mary such an attention whore?
– Could an infinite number of monkeys, texting away on an infinite number of smart phones, for an infinite amount of time, have written this show?

Come share a little space-time with Bill and watch him try to figure it all out…

The Immaculate Big Bang – Bill Santiago Official Website.

Fringe PVD: Verge
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Verge
Verge
Part 1 – Greatness
Part 2 – DespairVerge – Part 1 – Greatness (2015) is a contemporary ballet piece in 3 sections. At its heart are 3 young girls setting out to forge professional dance careers. Emotionally, the piece begins with camaraderie, progresses to excitement and anticipation, and concludes with competition. (9 dancers; 7 minutes)

Verge – Part 2 – Despair (2016) A dance-theatre work exploring a woman’s struggle through darkness and despair.
(6 dancers; 23 minutes)

Company: Freedom Dances
Director / Choreographer: Nicole C. Laliberté
Featuring Whitney Cover, Allison Dufficy, Maddey Francoeur, Caroline Kory, Jill Laquidara, Brittany Lombardi, Rebekah Ross, Delaney Smail, Hanna Wegener

Nicole’s bio:
Nicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, performed with Sidelong Dance Co., Boston Dance Co., EBA Dance Theatre, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole has danced, taught, and choreographed in Rhode Island, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from UNCG and a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory.

Of note, she has taught at UNCG, James Madison University, Meredith College, Darton College, and Greensboro Ballet.  For two decades Nicole traveled extensively making dances, performing, learning and teaching dance.  Having returned to her native Rhode Island, she is currently on faculty at South County Movement Center and Extensions School of Dance, where she is thrilled to be working with promising young dancers.

“I am passionate about the art of teaching dance.  I have found through my own struggles of crafting my technique that it is of vital importance to work with each student’s instrument differently in order to guide her toward becoming the best dancer she can be.  Some students learn by doing, other by watching, hearing the music, counting, or perhaps by metaphor or imagery.  I enjoy the journey of finding what works for each individual dancer.   It’s a mutually rewarding moment when the student grasps a concept and has that ah-ha moment, it is a great joy.”

As an independent artist, student, teacher, and guest artist, Ms. Laliberté has staged choreography at The Boston Conservatory, The Boston Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, James Madison University, Darton College, Rhode Island College, American College Dance Festivals in Vermont and North Carolina, Boston Regional Youth America Grand Prix, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.

Vimeo Links:
Main Page: https://vimeo.com/nicoleclaliberte
(Part 1 – Greatness):  https://vimeo.com/154329547
(Part 2- Despair):  https://vimeo.com/162282597

Website:
www.nicoleclaliberte.com


Twin Foxes, Au Revoir (NJ), Tyler Daniel Bean (VT), The Hurt Ensemble @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am

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Tor Johnson Records and Orb Weaver Press.
-Twin Foxes
-Au Revoir
-Tyler Daniel Bean
-The Hurt Ensemble

Fringe PVD: Willie Filkowski Welcomes You To Florida, the Sunshine State!
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Willie Filkowski Welcomes You To Florida, the Sunshine State!

Willie Filkowski Welcomes You to Florida the Sunshine State 
written & performed by Willie Filkowski

It’s the invitation you never wanted to the place you’ve always lived. Willie Filkowski Welcomes You to Florida the Sunshine State is a sort of busted illustration of the place: a playground for human ignorance, wild optimism, bureaucratic failure, and weather–both defiant of popular imagination and deeply reflective of it. In this solo performance, which won Fringe Spirit Award at the Asheville Fringe Festival, Willie assembles a collage of popular myth and personal narrative on stage using storytelling, dance, and video.

In ‘Finding Florida, a True History of the Sunshine State,’ TD Allman writes, “Florida is the Play-Doh state. Take the goo; mold it to your dream. Then watch the dream ooze back into goo. People are constantly ruining Florida; Florida is constantly ruining them back.”

Willie hopes to ruin Florida in his own special way.

ARTIST BIO:

Willie Filkowski is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn. He has a BFA in Interarts Performance from the University of Michigan, and is currently completing training as a New York City Teaching Fellow. He typically works with smarter and more talented accomplices like Brita Thorne (Fargo/Faygo/Faygo/Fargo), Nola Smith (moves for nobodies) & Corey Smith (Who is Luther Burbank?), and Gabrielle DeCaro (The School of Professional Wrestling.) He hopes to one day become a Weimaraner. www.filkowski.com

Jul
31
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 31 @ 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).

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/silkscreen-intensive

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing as participants design, print, and exchange a multiple color print with a maximum dimension of 8″x10″. The morning will be dedicated to creating hand drawn stencils focusing on the design of a multiple color print. Participants spend the afternoon learning proper printing techniques, troubleshooting, and tips for registration. The workshop will end with a print exchange.

 

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 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 w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 31 @ 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 Laugh of the Medusa // TASTE @ Black Box Theatre
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Laugh of the Medusa // TASTE @ 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.=

//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. More artists coming soon!

Performances Upcoming:

// 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.

 

website: https://laughofthemedusalive.wordpress.com/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laughofthemedusa/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1089461004468203/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1469030221336167

Poster/Flyer design by Alana Corwin

Aug
1
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 1 @ 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

Aug
2
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 2 @ 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.

Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 10:00 pm



Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16; 6-10pm: $160

Instructor: Carey Good

Register here: shop.as220.org/products/etching

This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

We will cover basic mark-making skills as well as etching press operation. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a ferric chloride solution. We will also teach you ink mixing and application, plate preparation, wiping, paper tearing, and registration.

Students’ specific interests will guide the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on an individual project.

Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18-gauge copper plates (you can choose size, but do not exceed 10″ x 10″), we suggest the RISD 3D Store on North Main St.
-two sheets of Rives BFK paper (Utrecht, Jerry’s, or RISD Store)
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer curved) Utrecht or RISD Store

Instructor: Carey Goodrich

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Aug 2 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 2 @ 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.

 

 

DAN PATRICK TALBOT, BIG EATER, RAMBLIN’ SAL, and SIANNA PLAVIN @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 2 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 3 @ 1:00 am

DAN TALBOT:

BIG EATER (NY):

https://bigeaterbigeater.bandcamp.com/

“Big Eater brings a large audio buffet for our big appetites for everything we all have been longing to hear in these recent, semi-sunny days of spring”

– Impose

RAMBLIN’ SAL (Sally of Secret Lover)

https://secretlover.bandcamp.com/

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The Providence/Worcester Railroad lives on.

 

SIANNA PLAVIN:

https://siannaplavin.bandcamp.com/

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Sianna Plavin’s debut album, ‘Go On Now,’ draws from hours of tapes recorded during time carved out from her life as a farmer. The songs were written in the small trailer where she lived in the woods, borrowed rooms in her previous home of Baltimore City, and later, her home in Providence, Rhode Island. Plavin started drawing attention in 2008 as the front woman of folk duo Backyard Betties and as a member of chamber-folk ensemble Soft Cat. She sang and died four times as four different characters in the first production of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), and sang with a 17-piece ensemble supporting an elaborate, DIY, large-scale puppet rendition of Harry Nilsson’s The Point with the Annex Theater in 2009. In 2010 Plavin moved to Massachusetts to farm, and began piecing together her solo sound that is at once warm, intimate and haunting. While her solo performance is stark, Plavin collaborates with artists and puppeteers to create often site-specific, elaborate variety shows. Her collaboration with “crankie” maker Fay Strongin was featured at the Rhode Island Museum of Art in July 2013. She has played shows with artists ranging from tUnE-yArDs to Christopher Paul Stelling and improbably once opened for Matt and Kim and The Death Set.

 

Aug
3
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 3 @ 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 3 @ 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.

CLEAN, BARRENS, and SZYGZY @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 1:00 am

CLEAN:

https://cleanpvd.bandcamp.com/album/clean-555-split

BARRENS:

You are standing at the mouth of a vast ice field. The wind snares and howls.  You are at the grips of a distant sun, casting no warmth- Only a blinding beacon of what once was.
PVD trio BARRENS explores a canopy of drone induced metal. Weaving dual bass and drums with vocal enchantment.