Calendar

Oct
1
Sat
PVDLoop Fest – The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 SATURDAY – AS220 BLACK BOX
01:00Laurie Amat
01:30Dan Putnam
02:00Jenny Young
02:30Justin Brierley
03:00Jim Goodin(NY)
03:30Bevin Blectum
04:00Arvid Tomayko

5-7ish  – AS220 Industries – Tech and Looping Workshop and Gathering, hosted by Shawn Wallace!

SATURDAY NIGHT –  AS220 MAIN STAGE
09:30Cindy Sawprano(CA)
10:00Lucid Brain Integrative(FR)
10:30Sylvain Poitras (CAN)
11:00Frank Difficult
11:30MANDOMAN(JP)
12:00        Zu-Krewe
12:30WD-41 (TX)
SUNDAY – AS220 BLACK BOX
04:00Jeremy Joubert
04:30Caroline Park
05:00Collette McCaslin (CA)
05:30Shawn Greenlee
06:00Lie Group
06:30Ed Osborn
07:00House Red
07:30HOST-Alex Maddalena

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

All Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

OCTOBER GALLERY SHOW!
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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IN THE GALLERIES | OCTOBER 3-24, 2016
opening reception | October 1, 5-7p.m.

AS220 Project Space
Behind The Mask
new work by Carol Scavotto

Reading Room
Horizon Line
Janice Lee Kelly and Maggie Siegel

AS220 Main Gallery
Me-nag-er-ie
a creature feature by the artists of RHD

AS220 Resident Gallery
Embodied
AS220 Residents group show

AS220 Industries Mote Gallery
Alter Ego
An exchange portfolio of hand-pulled prints from 22 international artists from Hot Noon Printmaking Collective. The portfolio includes several AS22- Community Printshop key members!

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PVDLoop Fest Workshop – Making Musical Apps with openFrameworks, Pure Data and/or Raspberry Pi
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Free Workshop at AS220 Labs Saturday 5pm: Making Musical Apps with openFrameworks, Pure Data and/or Raspberry Pi. Bring your laptop and we’ll do our best to get you up and running.

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PVDLoop Fest – The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 2 @ 1:00 am
SATURDAY NIGHT –  AS220 MAIN STAGE
09:30Cindy Sawprano(CA)
10:00Lucid Brain Integrative(FR)
10:30Sylvain Poitras (CAN)
11:00Frank Difficult
11:30MANDOMAN(JP)
12:00        Zu-Krewe
12:30WD-41 (TX)
SUNDAY – AS220 BLACK BOX
04:00Jeremy Joubert
04:30Caroline Park
05:00Collette McCaslin (CA)
05:30Shawn Greenlee
06:00Lie Group
06:30Ed Osborn
07:00House Red
07:30HOST-Alex Maddalena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

All Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Oct
2
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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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PVDLoop Fest – The Y2K16 Providence International Live Loop Festival @ AS220 Black Box
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SUNDAY – AS220 BLACK BOX
04:00Jeremy Joubert
04:30Caroline Park
05:00Collette McCaslin (CA)
05:30Shawn Greenlee
06:00Lie Group
06:30Ed Osborn
07:00House Red
07:30HOST-Alex Maddalena

The Providence Y2K16 International Live Looping Festival will be a three day event starting on Friday, September 30th at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over 30 local, national, and international live looping artists will be creating music in multiple genres for all audiences, all ages. We are raising money to launch the festival, support the artists’ stay in our city, and take Providence one step further in creating a vibrant arts community with an international presence.

All Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

The Empire Revue Presents: The Inside Outside Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Inside Outside Show
Description:
Join the Empire Revue, Providence’s Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, for a fun night of exploits that will leave you feeling great inside and out! The Sparkling Beatniks and your ebullient host, Keith Munslow are busting outside of the box and going deep inside the oddities of this world. Accompanied as always by the paradoxically fantastic Superchief Trio!
As always, we are generously sponsored by Empire Loan/Empire Guitars!
Pre-sale tickets are available at inside-outside.brownpapertickets.com.
Check our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1092892914100551/ to see which special guests will be joining us this month!
Oct
3
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Oct
4
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $5 drop-in

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
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
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
Oct 4 @ 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.

 

 

Ian Fitzgerald, Swansdown (Emily Shaw), and John Faraone @ Psychic Readings
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

john-faraoneJohn Faraone is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Providence, RI.Providence Monthly writes that John has “a reputation for his musicianship and powerful, personal lyrics,” and that his music is “transformative.” He is currently recording his first full-length LP, due out in late fall 2016.

 

emilyshawEmily Shaw is a singer/songwriter who lives in Providence, RI.  Also a member of The Sugar Honey Iced Tea and The Huntress, she is airing out some songs she’s written over the past few years under the name Swansdown.

 

ian-fitzgerald-promoIan Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter.  Based in New England, Ian has toured throughout the United States.  Ian has independently released four albums of original material and has become known for his storytelling and skillful use of language.  In their review of his latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”  Ian’s new album, You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone, will be released in fall 2016.

Midday and C Nine Presents: Atlas Bloom, The Sweet Release, Bruvs and Shambhala In-Shambles @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 4 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 5 @ 1:00 am

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Midday Records and C Nine Productions present

Atlas Bloom (NY)
www.facebook.com/AtlasBloom

The Sweet Release
www.facebook.com/TSRofficial

Bruvs
www.facebook.com/bruvsmusic

Shambhala In-Shambles
www.facebook.com/Shambhala-In-Shambles-452099108319554

Oct
5
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 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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Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with Katie McNamara & Olase Freeman// Wednesdays @ 6:30-8pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

This open level class welcomes a wide spectrum of movers who want to explore fundamental physical connections and integrate those within expressive movement. The class begins on the floor in explorations of weight, momentum and range of motion in joints. Moving to a mid-level we will take time to condition the muscles within efficient patterns. In standing we investigate the dynamics of opposition in balance, gesture and weight shift to traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

04_FleetingThoughts_4OlaseJessicaOlase Freeman (BA Wesleyan University 1994, MFA UWM 2011) presently involved in an extended residency called “fatherhood”, lives in Rhode Island with his partner Kathryn McNamara.  A partial list of the companies he has worked with include the Richard Bull Dance Theater, Jane Comfort & Co., Creach/Dance, Marlies Yearby’s Movin’ Spirits Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, and Leah Stein Dance Company.  Olase’s choreographic work has been performed in such diverse venues as The Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Movement Research at Judson Church, Link’s Hall (Chicago), the Cunningham Studio, Joyce/Soho, Dixon Place, Thelma Hill (Long Island University), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (2002), as well as RIIPN/Cheek-to-Cheek and American Dance Legacy Institute (Brown University).  As a teacher, in addition to being on faculty of Rhode Island College from 2008-2010, as well as Muhlenberg College in 2011-2012, Olase has conducted residencies and taught classes at the Firkin Crane (Cork City, Ireland), Curitiba and Londrina (Brazil), Congresso Internacional de Danza a nivel Baja California, Mexico, Western Wyoming Community College, the DanceCenter at Columbia College (Chicago), SUNY Brockport, Hobart/William Smith College, Link’s Hall (Chicago), CalState San Marcos, Sushi Performance Inc. (San Diego), Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, (Seattle, WA), and University of Montana, Missoula.

KatieMcNamara2Katie McNamara is a dance artist, a cook, a mother and a teacher. Along with her husband Olase Freeman, she co-directs their company, BaldSoul, within which they strive to find the locus where art and life coexist.  Their most recent work is parenting a beautiful boy, Kayin Effie. Katie spent her preliminary professional years in Philadelphia where she danced with Group Motion, Scrap Performance Group and Leah Stein Dance Company. She was deeply influenced by the city’s diverse artistic community and the raw spontaneity of it‘s stage.  During this time she also co-founded and directed the Bald Mermaids, named “best new modern dance company” by Philadelphia’s City Paper.  Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center, the Carriage House, Galapagos Art Space, the Projekt Theatre (Dresden, Germany) as well as during the Silesian Dance Festival (Bytom, Poland).  Her recent choreographic residencies include Rhode Island College Dance Company, Providence College Dance Company, Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University.  Katie currently teaches Dance Composition at Dean College and has had a fourteen year career as a Pilates teacher-certified through Pilates Method Alliance. She is pursuing a MFA in dance at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Daily Note Presents: #ANIGHTATDUSK @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 5 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 6 @ 12:00 am
Oct
6
Thu
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Prime Action // Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Prime Action is a contemporary form based in African Diasporic and modern dance traditions that work towards enlivening a presence of be-ing in the body. The class incorporates floor work to develop an agile and responsive central column through the activation and articulation of the pelvis, torso (spine/rib cage), neck and head. Standing center focuses on the coordination and strengthening of the extremities with exercises for the hands and arms, legs and feet. Traveling work integrates various elements of floor and center work with progressive movements, phrases, and improvisational explorations. Finally, Phrase work brings together all technical components into choreographic phrase work that encourages mind/body/spirit expressivity.