AS220 Artist in Residence Diego Gomez WERKSHOP Show “Looks and Books” @ AS220 Mainstage
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
AS220 Artist in Residence Diego Gomez WERKSHOP Show "Looks and Books" @ AS220 Mainstage

AS220 is proud to host Diego Gomez as he hosts a final showing of works from his residency and his werkshops with AS220 Youth! On Nov. 14, Gomez will instruct a free werkshop on makeup at 4PM-7PM at AS200 Youth. The next Friday from 4-7 PM Gomez will give a free werkshop on sequential arts on Nov 20th from 4PM-7PM in the Aborn Gallery at 95 Empire Street. On November 30th Gomez will culminate his residency with a werkshop showing from 4PM-6:30 PM in the AS220 mainstage! Please join us!

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Nov 30 @ 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.

Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30 starting in December // $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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 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.



Walrussia, Sensitive Hearts, and All Worries @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 1 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 am

All Worries


“…not notable enough for us to even bother” -Pitchfork
“I don’t even think anyone in Rhode Island knows who he is…” -Rolling Stone
“These press quotes are obviously fake” -Hipsters
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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
Dec 2 @ 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 

*no class 11/25

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.

Lulz! Comedy Night @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Hosted as always by Randy Bush.

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9pm-ish
$6 at the door!

LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush.
Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

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The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox
What do a squid, a ghost ship, and Ida Lewis have in common? The Narragansett Bay, of course! Join us as 4th grade playwrights at The Manton Avenue Project tackle the history of our beautiful bay and the challenges we face as her stewards. Plays are written by 9 -year-olds and will be performed by adults from Providence’s best theatre companies.
December 3-6, Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at:
Capoeira @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Afro Brazilian dance and martial art classes for beginners, ages 12 & up

$10 per class (first class free)

Thursdays 8-9pm, 95 Empire St. 3rd fl Dance Studio for more information

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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.

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 4 @ 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.

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox
What do a squid, a ghost ship, and Ida Lewis have in common? The Narragansett Bay, of course! Join us as 4th grade playwrights at The Manton Avenue Project tackle the history of our beautiful bay and the challenges we face as her stewards. Plays are written by 9 -year-olds and will be performed by adults from Providence’s best theatre companies.
December 3-6, Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at:
Is This Jazz?: Providence World Ensemble, Shaw + 7 @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 5 @ 12:00 am

The end of the year is upon us, and so too is the final ITJ@AS220 show of our 2015 season on Friday, December 4th! Headlining the night we have the Providence World Ensemble who perform a stunning blend of flamenco, jazz, and salsa music. Brought together in holy matrimony to make a most joyous noise. Dave Schneider, a guitarist who fell in love with the sounds of Spain and Latin America as a teen dreamed up a band to get the sounds from his head to reality. Steve Martinka, multi instrumentalist and former bassist for Gruvis Malt and Furlong is now slapping a wooden box called a cajón. Dan O’Rourke wields a beautiful six string bass (which he claims is more famous than himself) and has toured with national blues act Dan Lawson Band, plus has a Masters in Jazz composition and arranging. Katie Goodrum, multi instrumentalist has traveled the world playing guitar and violin in Brazilian, Latin and Gypsy groups. Together these four will fill the room with tasty melodies and exotic grooves that are sure to satisfy any palate. Opening up the festivities we have the annual get together of the “Shaw + 7″. Between his duties of curating the ITJ concert series, composer/saxophonist Ben Shaw spends his time writing and cultivating various projects with groups of like minded individuals. This particular ensemble is an ever fluctuating mix of aesthetics and personnel whose roster has showcased some of the area’s best young talent. For this performance he is proud to feature five burning, local musicians with Wes Majkut on tenor sax, Dave Murphy on alto sax, Mark Medeiros on guitar, Sam Kurzontkowski on bass, and Ben Dicke on drums. Each composition will come from a different member of the collective so you’re in store for a set of variety and intrigue. As is our standard, the music begins around 9pm with admission being $10 for a long night of incredible music!

Live Bait: Faith @ 95 Empire Black Box
Dec 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm



The holiday season is upon us. The theme is Faith. We’ll leave it at that.

If anyone has a true story that in any way, shape or form fits December’s theme, they should come to Live Bait, put their name in the fishbowl and, when their 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.




10:00pm Friday, December 4th, 2015

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information


Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Saturday Switch Series Masterclasses 10-11:45am, 3 Saturdays per month// $15 per class; $60 for 6 class package

Class Schedule:

September 12: Ballet w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
September 19: Modern Dance w/ Alison Cook-Beatty
October 3: Modern Dance w/ Lisa Race
October 10: Knowing and Not Knowing w/ Matthew Cumbie
October 17: Modern Dance Technique and Pedagogy w/ Bill Evans
November 7: Modern Dance w/ Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp
November 14: Modern Dance w/ Jessica Pearson
November 21: Modern Dance w/ Valerie Green
December 5: Contemporary Dance w/ ArVejon Jones
December 12: Gaga Movement Language w/ Maree ReMalia
December 19: Modern Dance w/ Cathy Nicoli

Upcoming Class Descriptions:

December 5: Contemporary Dance w/ ArVejon Jones
The class will be a contemporary class, pulling from various forms of dance, requiring the dancer to focus on fluidity, technique, and versatility. Of course, the class will focus on proper placement, strength, musicality, focus, stamina, phrasing, and artistic presence as it pertains to performance. Class will start with a warm up, strength building exercises, stretching, progressions through space, and a fun combination to wrap up your experience. Get ready to sweat!
December 12: Gaga+Rep w/ Maree ReMalia
The Gaga movement language originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement. Choreographer, Ohad Naharin, developed Gaga over the course of many years and it is now applied in the daily practice of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Maree will lead a 1-hour Gaga/dancer class, followed by learning and playfully interpreting phrase material from Maree ReMalia | merrygogo Circulation Project. Through introspective and expressive investigations students will explore a dynamic range in movement while negotiating impulse and conscious decision-making processes in exploratory, community environment. This class is open to dancers ages 16+ with an interest in movement.
December 19: Modern Dance w/ Cathy Nicoli
Sometimes quiet and internal, sometimes boisterous and group minded, this intermediate/advanced contemporary technique mixes improvisation scores with set exercises and phrase work. Dancers are encouraged to attend to the origin of movements and their resulting pathways. Weight shift, flow, and time are highlighted as ways to diversify phrasing and to explore relationships between momentum and direction. This work is steeped with the floor work of Bartenieff Fundamentals TM and a love for taking up a lot of space. A dialogue between one’s range for controlled subtlety and one’s range for restless abandon becomes apparent – and is a source for some good fun.


AlisonCook-BeattyAlison Cook-Beatty is from Milford, CT. She received her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music and was awarded the Ruth Sandholm Ambrose Scholarship Award. Ms. Cook-Beatty is the artistic director of Alison Cook Beatty Dance, a modern dance company based in NYC. Her choreography has been commissioned by companies such as Ballet Next, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Carolina Ballet Theater, Joffrey Ballet School NYC, Opera Dolce, The Boston Conservatory, and NYU. She was awarded the 2013 sjDANCEco Award for Artistic Merit & Best Choreography, as well as grants from the Milford Fine Arts Council, New Haven Fine Arts Council, the Putney School, and the Caroline H. Newhouse Scholarship Award. As a dancer, she has performed with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2, and many other prominent choreographers and companies. She is currently on faculty at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC.

unnamedMatthew Cumbie is a dance maker, educator, and collaborator based in Washington, DC, and is a Resident Artist and the Education Coordinator for Dance Exchange. His work explores his interests in activism and improvisation, bringing a poetic lens to a specifically queer experience. He has been commissioned to create and teach throughout the US, and has shown work in places ranging from the non-traditional, like in cars and online symposiums, to the more theatrical, like at Harvard University and major theaters. His interest in collaborative processes has led him to work with artists Keith Thompson, Sarah Gamblin, jhon stronks, Paloma McGregor, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, Annie Kloppenberg, among others, and to co-found Big Rig Dance Collective. With Dance Exchange, Matthew collaborates in and out of the studio with a range of artists, activists, community members, environmentalists, and others committed to creative research and embodied scholarship. Outside of the studio, he directs Dance Exchange’s in-house educational programming and manages a number of creative projects. He holds an MFA in dance from Texas Woman’s University.

Ann Ditmars Huyck head shot (2)Ann Ditmars Huyck has taught ballet and choreographed at East Princeton Ballet School, and at L’Academie Americaine de Danse de Paris.  She has worked for New York City Ballet’s Education Department and has taught ballet history for children through adults.  She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Ann received her early ballet training at Princeton Side Ballet and JUMP! Dance Company in Providence, at Princeton Ballet School and at the Lehigh Valley Ballet in PA, later continuing her training in New York and Paris.

BillEvansWilliam (Bill) Evans is artistic director of the Bill Evans Dance Company. BEDCO has performed extensively in the US and abroad. William founded the Evans Rhythm Tap Ensemble in 1992. He was formerly artistic coordinator, choreographer and dancer for Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre and artistic director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers and its professional training programs.  He has choreographed for more than 60 professional companies throughout the world and been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, numerous grants and fellowships from the NEA, and more than 75 other awards from public and private arts agencies in the US and Canada. His most significant life’s work has been as a dance educator. He is professor of dance emeritus at both the University of New Mexico and the SUNY College at Brockport. He is currently a professor of dance and artist in residence at Dean College in Franklin, MA He founded the Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance in 1977 and has taught thousands of students and teachers in the past 38 years. He created the Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance Technique, which is passed on through a four-summer certification program. He was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Dance Education Organization and Dance Teacher Magazine. He earned BA and MFA degrees from the University of Utah and is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Cornish College of the Arts and the Outstanding Service Award from the National High School Dance Festival.

Right Now_RodneyZaguryValerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. She created her own company, Dance Entropy in 1998, adding a permanent company home called Green Space in 2005. Green Space serves the dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, and performances.   To date, Valerie has created 28 dances and 7 evening-length works. Her choreography has been seen throughout NYC and has also toured to throughout the US. Internationally, she has taught and performed in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, India, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Guatamala and Canada. As a guest artist, Valerie has received commissions from Texas State University, BITEF Theater in Belgrade, Serbia, and Theater Alternativa in Tirana, Albania.  She has also taught at the UNLV, Texas State, LaGuardia Community College, University of Nanterre, France, and at the Faculty of Drama & Art in Belgrade, Serbia and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Valerie’s choreographic work and teaching style is influenced by her formative years working with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, her certification in Body/Mind Fitness and her undergraduate work at University of Wisconsin-Madison.   Please visit

me beach 7ArVejon Jones is from Compton, CA and spent his early years dancing in the Los Angeles area. While living there, he performed for the Make A Wish Foundation, Fox News, and various other televised events. He later attended college at San Francisco State University, where he received a BA in Dance and a minor in Japanese language. He has danced professionally and toured with many major dance companies in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. He is currently on a 20-city tour with Sean Dorsey Dance, one of the only LGBTQ activist dance companies in the U.S. invested in telling LGBTQ stories and experiences. He comes from a variety of backgrounds including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Dunham Technique, Afro Haitian, Horton Technique, Limon Technique, Theater, and Improvisation. He has been award various scholarships while training in San Francisco, including Norinna Miller Scholarship to study at Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, Robert Moses Kin Summer Intensive Scholarship, and the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive for Contemporary Dance. He has recently relocated to Rhode Island with his partner, who is pursuing a PhD at Brown University.

CathyNicoliCathy Nicoli, Assistant Professor of Dance and Performance Studies at Roger Williams University, received her MFA in Dance at Smith College on a teaching fellowship. She is a Certified Movement Analyst and Bartenieff Fundamentals (TM) teacher, and is trained by the Mark Morris Dance Company to teach dance to Parkinson’s populations. She was Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Hampshire College (2005-2008), co-artistic director of Groundwerx Dance Theatre, an original member of elephant JANE dance, and director of Bearnstow’s art and nature camp for children. She is a two-time recipient of both the Rhode Island State Council of the Arts’ Choreography Award and the Rhode Island Foundation’s Joseph Cirino Scholarship for Arts Education. She has performed her choreography at the Kennedy Center, London’s National Theater, and in Ben Folds Five’s MTV video Underground – of which she was assistant choreographer and dancer.

RosePasquarelloRose Pasquarello Beauchamp, (dance artist, somatic educator, filmmaker, activist) holds a BFA in Performing Arts/Dance from Emerson College and an MFA in Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. She is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA) which has rooted all of her teaching and artistic work in somatics and body awareness. As the Artistic Director of inFluxdance and Co-Artistic Director of 83 paperbirds, her full-length work has been featured in various cities internationally including Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Mexico.  Rose’s creative interests lie in integrating dance, theater, design, and media while her scholarly interests lie in the area of social change and somatics.  Currently, Rose is serving as Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the School of Dance at Dean College where she teaching Compositions, Contemporary Technique, Somatics and Dance Studies.  She is also the new Director of the Movement Exchange in Pawtucket, RI, where she has the opportunity to facilitate innovative work in the Providence Dance/Art Community.

photo-1Jessica T. Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Rhode Island College. She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied dance performance and pedagogy. Prior to graduate school she was a senior member and assistant rehearsal director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble in Denver, CO. Preceding Rhode Island College, she was the inaugural recipient of the Raymond C. Morales Fellowship for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 2012. There she was invited to develop a course in the Ethnic Studies Department and won Utah Regional Ballet’s 2013 Choreography Design Project. She has been invited to teach at Ballet West Summer Intensive, numerous dance studios and taught overseas for two years.

Race 4Lisa Race is an Associate Professor of Dance at Connecticut College, where she has lived since 2004.  She received a Bessie in 1995 as a member of David Dorfman Dance (1989-2000).  In 2013, she and son Samson were guest performers in DDD’s “Come & Back Again” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Her work has been seen at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, among other NYC venues.  In more recent years Race and company have performed at The Yard (MA), Wesleyan University, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Connecticut College, the CT Dance Exchange at the Arts & Ideas Festival in New Haven, DancenowNYC and the Construction Co(NYC).  Race was the recipient of a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2009.  She has given workshops and/or made dances at many destinations around the country and beyond, including ImpulsTanz (Austria), Kalamata Festival (Greece), France, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Argentina, as well as Bates and ADF Dance Festivals.  Race has collaborated with Shawn Hove on two dance films, Folded and Stone Memory. Folded has been screened at the Sans Souci Festival, Dance For Reel, and Light Moves Festival of Screendance (Ireland).

maree_garret_jones_12Maree ReMalia currently lives between Washington, DC and Middlebury, Vermont. Through her work, she aims to create environments where people from a broad range of identities, abilities, and histories can share their backgrounds and perspectives in a supportive context and make new discoveries in playful and inquisitive ways. In 2014, her interdisciplinary work, The Ubiquitous Mass of Us, was named by The Examiner as one of “Pittsburgh’s Top 10 Contemporary Dance Performances.” Recently, her choreography has been commissioned by Gibney Dance DoublePlus Festival (NY) under the curation of Bebe Miller and has been presented in Cleveland, Denver, New York, Pittsburgh, Tel Aviv, and Daegu. Recent performance credits include Blaine Siegel and Jil Stifel’s Objects for Dance, Staycee Pearl dance project Playground, and appearances in the work of interdisciplinary artist, David Bernabo. She has danced in the work of Bebe Miller, Ohad Naharin, and Noa Zuk. She was previously a member of MegLouise Dance, MorrisonDance, the Richmond Ballet, and Southern Ballet Theatre. As an educator, Maree facilitates classes in Gaga, improvisation, and creative process in academic, conservatory, and community settings. She co-facilitates Soma/Gaga workshops with Mark Taylor and is a visiting teaching artist with Colorado Conservatory of Dance and Dreams of Hope Queer Youth Arts. In 2011, she completed her MFA in Dance at The Ohio State University and went on to earn her certification to teach the Gaga movement language through the first official Gaga Teacher Training program in Tel Aviv, Israel (2011-2012). She received her BA in Education for Social Change and Cultural Studies at Prescott College (AZ) and studied somatic and improvisational practices at Moving on Center School for Participatory Arts (CA). From 2015-2017, Maree has been selected as the Mellon Interdisciplinary Choreographer for Middlebury College Movement Matters Residency.

The Manton Avenue Project Presents “Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays” @ AS220's Blackbox
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Manton Avenue Project Presents "Into the Deep: The Narragansett Bay Plays" @ AS220's Blackbox
What do a squid, a ghost ship, and Ida Lewis have in common? The Narragansett Bay, of course! Join us as 4th grade playwrights at The Manton Avenue Project tackle the history of our beautiful bay and the challenges we face as her stewards. Plays are written by 9 -year-olds and will be performed by adults from Providence’s best theatre companies.
December 3-6, Thursday and Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at:
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Dec 5 @ 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!

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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.