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Jun
30
Thu
The Nymphidels, Great Gale, Scott Danger Bravo, and The Fates @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 1:00 am

A night of eclectic post rock and experimental folk from Providence and New York.

 

The Nymphidels: Two-piece original rock straight outta Providence

Great Gale: Experimental-folk feminist duo from Providence. 

Scott Danger Bravo: New-jazz instrumental acoustic guitarist from Yonkers, NY.

The Fates: Acoustic vocal trio from Providence.

 

 

Jul
1
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 1 @ 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.

Live Bait’s Eight-Year Anniversary Show: “Fresh Starts and New Beginnings” @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live Bait’s Eight-Year Anniversary Show:

“Fresh Starts and New Beginnings”

 

According to some traditions, the number 8 represents a new beginning, a new order, in some cases, a ‘born again’ event. Live Bait does not know if it wants to go too far in that direction, but it does know that after 8 years, it is time to open up some windows and let some fresh air in. For one thing, it means that Live Bait’s Eight-Year Anniversary Show will be at 8:00 pm. That means everyone who has been complaining about the usual 10:00 time being too late can now make it to the show, tell a story, be home at a decent hour, and get a good night’s sleep. And if that is not incentive enough, there will be an Anniversary cake! With plates and forks! So come for the cake, stay for the stories. The theme will “Fresh Starts and New Beginnings.”

 

If ANYONE has a true story that in any way, shape or form fits July’s theme, they must 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. And eat cake!

 

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

8:00pm Friday, July 1st, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Invisible Hours (RECORD RELEASE), Hands and Knees, Gertrude Atherton @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 1:00 am

INVISIBLE HOURS celebrate the release of their new 11 track recording “Wake the Ghosts of Night”. Fast, gritty songs for a dark evening in the city.
https://www.facebook.com/theinvisiblehours
https://theinvisiblehours.bandcamp.com/

With special guests:

HANDS AND KNEES (Scorching hot Boston foot-stomping garage rock)
https://www.facebook.com/handsandknees/
https://handsandknees.bandcamp.com/

GERTRUDE ATHERTON (Dark-veiled masters of Providence literary punk).
https://www.facebook.com/GertrudeAtherton
https://gertrudeatherton.bandcamp.com/

$7 – Doors at 9:00PM – Music at 9:30PM

Live Bait on April Fool’s Day: Dirty Tricks @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

Live Bait on April Fool’s Day: Dirty Tricks

For years now, Live Bait has been a venue for people, from all walks of life, to get together and share something real. They have shared their secrets, their triumphs and embarrassments, things they are proud of and things they never should have done. And just about everything in between. It’s all part of being human, it’s all fodder for Live Bait.

With that in mind, since Live Bait falls on April Fool’s Day this year, the theme will be DIRTY TRICKS. Have you played them? Were they played on you? Or maybe you want to interpret the theme in a different way? You want to get tricky? You want to play dirty?

If you have a true-life story that in some way, shape or form fits April’s theme, just come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, come up and tell it. Live Bait is a forum for true-life storytelling. No notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. And of course, you are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil “The Host” Goldman, with off-hand banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, April 1st 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Jul
2
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 2 @ 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!

Today Matters Tomorrow @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 1:00 am

Today Matters Tomorrow is a youth movement, that’s being organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Providence Youth Council, that is intended to create unity & uplift the citizens of RI through the arts.

The Swampbirds, The Low Cards, Michael Tarbox (BOS), and Amanda Salemi (of Consuelo’s Revenge) @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 3 @ 1:00 am
Jul
3
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 Empire Revue Presents: The Inside Outside Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 3 @ 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!
The Empire Revue’s Tenth Anniversary Show
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ten. Tien. Dez. Kaum. . Goma. Dieci. Eziyishumi. Tio. mi. Tekau. TEN!

We can’t believe it either — the Empire Revue is celebrating TEN YEARS of bringing Providence the best in sketch and variety performance at the venerable AS220!

Come celebrate with us! The man who started it all, Mister Keith Munslow, will lead the way, and the Sparkling Beatniks will be in their most festive moods! The Superchief Trio will of course be pulling out all the stops for maximum musical mayhem!

The show will feature some of our best buddies and some of our favorite sketches, as well as – we’re sure – a bunch of surprises!

It’s a holiday weekend, so stick around after the show to mingle, enjoy some snacks, and celebrate as we get ready to keep the funny coming over the next ten years!

 
Pre-sale tickets are available at revue-tenth.brownpapertickets.com

Check out the Facebook event page to see what fabulous guests will be celebrating with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/1735426753369564/
Jul
5
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 5 @ 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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Jul 5 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 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.

 

 

Bears! Bears! Bears!, The Down and Outs, and In The Meantime @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 5 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 6 @ 1:00 am
Jul
6
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 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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Product Hunt @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us at 5:30PM-7:30pm on July 6 for the return of Product Hunt Providence. Product Hunt Providence is a meetup for makers and product enthusiasts to discover new products being made in RI and to meet the people behind them. Each Product Hunt features four five-minute product demos, Q&A, drinks, and a lovely group of people.
This month we’ll be holding the event at the glorious AS220 space (115 Empire St). RSVP now for free at phpvd.com. Demos start at 6:15, so come right on over after work.
Presenters this month include:
* Kurt from Something Fishy. Furniture, fish, and technology from Warwick RI.
* Siu-Li from ShineOn. Selling bespoke jewelry online. Design and sell make to order rings.
* Dan from Starburst Labs. Connecting investors to financial advisors, and each other.
* Zoe from Splitwise. Showing off Splitwise’s newest product

 

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 6 @ 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.