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Feb
16
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 16 @ 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
Feb 16 @ 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 w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 16 @ 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.

 

 

NEUTRINOS//TIMECOP BEACH PARTY//LITTLE TOMB//FOOD COURT @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 1:00 am

CHECK YOURSELF PRESENTS

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2/16/16
AS220 9pm
$5

NEUTRINOS
(http://www.facebook.com/LosNeutrinos)
Surfy Garage rock from Ye Olde Attleboro

LITTLE TOMB
(http://youtu.be/mccVPOmJLMc)
NOT a surf band. Resin caked psych-doom.

TIMECOP BEACH PARTY
(http://timecopbeachparty.bandcamp.com/)
Intergalactic crime fighting trio. Boogie boarders beware.

Food Court
(https://foodcollective.bandcamp.com/track/dog)
Youngbloods playing lo-fi indie jammers

respect the space//respect each other

Feb
17
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 17 @ 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.

JulieShore

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 17 @ 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.

Intro to the Darkroom @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Artist Danny Floyd working at the Paul Krot Darkroom by Elliot Clapp

Wednesdays, February 17, 24,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/intro-darkroom

Learn through a hand-on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing at the Paul Krot Darkroom. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.

Note: This workshop goes over using the darkroom only. If you would like to learn using 35mm camera, enroll in the Intro to the 35mm workshop the week before this one.

 Instructor: Sam Thompson 

Favourite, Yuna, Adam Finchler, and Hot Tramps @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
18
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Providence Poetry Slam is at AS220 on the first and third Thursday of every month!

 

Feb
19
Fri
“The Year We Thought About Love” Screening @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

unnamedWhat happens when a diverse group of LGBTQ youth dares to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves? THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America, with a camera crew slipping into classrooms, kitchens, subways and rehearsal rooms. Boston-based True Colors OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor and attitude, this cast of characters captivates audiences who may be surprised to hear such stories in school settings. THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE introduces a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When real bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city. Brave, encouraging, and funny…these are the inspiring LGBTQ youth leading us into the future.

FREE SCREENING
PCFF is pleased to offer FREE screenings of select films during the Festival. Due to the popularity of these shows, ticket reservations are encouraged but do not guarantee a seat. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to check in. After that time, unclaimed seats will be released to other patrons.

 

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 19 @ 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 *no class 3/11

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.

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents “Frost/Nixon” by Peter Morgan @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents "Frost/Nixon" by Peter Morgan @ AS220's Blackbox

Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents FROST/NIXON by Peter Morgan.

Three years after resigning in disgrace, fallen commander-in-chief Richard M. Nixon agrees to sit for an all-inclusive interview with David Frost, a television personality known more for producing puff pieces than hard hitting journalism. These two personalities square off in a battle over one of the most infamous presidencies in American history. The play explores the events leading up to and including the famous 1977 interviews. With these interviews, Nixon endures the trial he had never received and the nation gets the confession it so desperately longs for.

The play is directed by Michael Ducharme, former General Manager of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas, Berkley Repertory Company in Berkley, California, and former Artistic Director of the Ukiah Players Theatre in Ukiah, California. Ducharme, who now serves as Director of the Nazarian Center at Rhode Island College, is anxious to “bring the fascinating story of President Richard M. Nixon’s political suicide to vivid life on stage.”

Counter-Productions Theatre Company will present the play at AS220’s Blackbox, located at 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI.
Show dates and times are February 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 7:00pm and February 21st, 28th at 2:00pm.
All tickets are $20.
For more information go to www.cptcri.com

 

Tall Teenagers, Jets Can’t Land, Monument Thief, and Feng Shui Police @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 19 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 1:00 am

An epic night of alt/indie/shoegazery/psychedelicious/flannelpop-based rock. Like a herd of nearsighted poetic rhinos drapped in flannel blankets stampeding over a pile of amps.

Feb
20
Sat
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 20 @ 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:

January 9: Modern Dance w/ Ali Kenner Brodsky
January 16: Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir
January 23: Modern Dance w/ Shawn Hove
February 6: Modern Dance w/ Danielle Davidson
February 20: Modern Dance w/ Heidi Henderson
February 27: Modern Dance w/ Jessica Howard
March 5: Contemporary Ballet w/ Nicole Laliberté
March 19: Modern Dance w/ Nikki Carrara
March 26: Modern Dance w/ Katie McNamara
April 2: Modern Dance w/ Farah Saleh
April 9: West African Dance w/ Seydou Coulabily
April 16: Modern Dance w/ Carolina Rivera
May 7: Modern Dance w/ Sarah Mae Gibbons
May 14: Modern Dance w/ Ani Javian
May 21: Modern Dance w/ Shura Baryshnikov


Upcoming Class Descriptions:

February 20: Modern Dance w/ Heidi Henderson
Heidi’s modern technique class prioritizes: paying attention deeply on a cellular level, find an efficient sense of center and then losing it, reveling in the specificity of complex sequencing, dancing large loopy phrases, and feeling joy.

February 27: Modern Dance w/ Jessica Howard
This dance based class embraces technique, improvisation and compensation skills. Participants learn to embody a state of presence and grace. We will focus on moving with efficiency while testing endurance and increasing stamina. This dance practice moves in and out of the floor, upside down to right side up, and from the inside out.

March 5: Contemporary Ballet w/ Nicole Laliberté
Contemporary Ballet: Ballet with a modern flare, emphasizing efficient mechanics from a body-mind perspective, neo-classical lines, and non-traditional use of the torso and floor. We will start on the floor with breathing and anatomical alignment exercises derived from various somatic practices.  The barre consists of longer combinations designed to increase blood flow and to warm the body from the feet up.  Barre exercises are directly related to the center combinations and incorporate parallel and allongé lines as well as upper body articulations.  Center and traveling exercises build upon the barre material.  Grand allegro will be examined from a traditional perspective and then presented as a modified contemporary sequence, giving the students choices for their interpretation.

March 19: Modern Dance w/ Nikki Carrara
Nikki invites dancers of all experiences to join this lighthearted and rigorous exploration of the moving body through space and time. She offers a thoughtful progression of exercises and explorations designed to bridge spaces between awareness and motion while connecting us to our personal and communal roles in the community dance class. All the while, we will accumulate information along the way that is expressed in an extended movement phrase and take some time to cool down and contemplate new sensations before leaving each other and re-entering our lives outside the dance studio.

March 26: Modern Dance w/ Katie McNamara
This 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.

April 2: Connect to Expand and Express w/ Farah Saleh
The class will explore the pelvis, its articulations, connections and movement initiations. We will start from small somatic exercises, then move to bigger and dynamic ones, to finish with dance phrases that integrate the learned connections, while taking the body to extreme physical places. Once the freedom of the interconnected body is established, states and images will be attributed to the movements to further enhance the body-mind relation.

April 9: West African Dance w/ Seydou Coulibaly
Seydou Coulibaly teaches from the Mande Tradition of Mali, West Africa. The dances that are taught are celebratory life cycle ceremonial dances that express joy, grace and power. All are welcome.

April 16: Modern Dance w/ Carolina Rivera
Starting with a series of breathings and yoga movements to warm up the body, this class will walk you through modern dance technique focusing mainly in the use of space and energy with a great emphasis in performance quality. This class will prepare you physically and artistically to learn part of the repertory of Alison Cook Beatty Dance and promote the search for your own artistic voice.

May 7: Modern Dance w/ Sarah Mae Gibbons
Class will focus on developing articulate, dynamic, and expressive bodies in a blend of yoga/kinesthetic warm up, release technique and scored improvisational exercises. Movement phrases emphasize principles of weight, floor work, anatomical efficiency, specificity, and torque to illuminate the momentum and intention of movement rather than solely the action of it. We will aim to explore physical dynamic range, individuality and subtleties in all that we do.

May 14: Modern Dance w/ Ani Javian
Class celebrates the physics of movement. We will work with and against gravity through principles of swing, momentum, and drive. Warm-up will get us vertical, and phrasework will take us off-center into physically rigorous movement material. Improvisation, somatic practices, and old school modern inform our contemporary work. We will dance from our skeletons, our muscles, our senses, our imaginations, and our hearts!

May 21: Modern Dance w/ Shura Baryshnikov
In this intermediate/advanced contemporary class, we will draw upon the technical foundations of B.J. Sullivan’s Safety Release Technique to build safe and efficient patterning from the floor to standing.  We will work to drive movement powerfully with the spine, unleashing the kinesthetic joy which will bring us through moments of risk and disorientation in our dancing.  Accessing the floorwork again and again, we will refine progressions which allow for sophisticated plays of suspension, increasing speed, and surprising pathways.  If we accept that the body is always falling, we begin to understand that our task is only to guide it safely from up to down and then ride our momentum and structural organization from down to up again.

Bios

ShuraBaryshnikov2Shura Baryshnikov is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer, and movement artist.  She often works as a movement designer and coach for Trinity Repertory Company, contributing to more than 20 theatrical productions at this and other regional companies over the last five years.  As an independent dancer and actor, Shura has performed with choreographers Heidi Henderson, Ali Kenner Brodsky, and Betsy Miller, among others, and with American Dance Legacy Initiative, Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Festival Ballet Providence, Bridge Rep of Boston, and Elemental Theatre Collective.  Shura’s performance work has been presented by the RISD Museum, FBP, the Providence Fringe Festival, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and Earthdance’s Moving Arts Lab.  Shura is a Teaching Associate in the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and has as also instructed at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College, Boston University, Salve Regina University and at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA.  Shura co-directs the Rhode Island-based contemporary dance company Doppelgänger Dance Collective.  www.shurabaryshnikov.com / www.doppelgangerdancecollective.com

NikkiCarraraNikki Carrara is a dance artist and educator living in Pawtucket, RI. Currently dancing with Elm City Dance Collective (New Haven) in the works of Kellie Ann Lynch, she has also recently performed the dances of Vincent Mantsoe, John-Mark Owen, Donna Jewel, Daniel McCusker, and Melody Ruffin-Ward. Her choreography has been presented in theaters, studios, art galleries, and fields, produced by Island Moving Company, Frazier Festival, Providence College, Perishable Theatre, and The Dance Complex. Nikki directs a vibrant junior high school dance program in Pawtucket, RI where she is happy to be the first dance teacher of many young budding artists. She is also a photographer, and loves to help things grow.

2013_SeydouSeydou Coulibaly is one of Mali’s leading dancers, teachers, and choreographers. He was named Mali’s #1 dancer in the final Biennale arts competition before the coup d’état in 1990. He then founded and was artistic director of Mali’s nationally respected and award-winning Troupe Komée Josée, which toured throughout Mali. Seydou now also works extensively in the US, where he teaches Mande dance, music and culture at Wheaton College, Brown University, and at his long-running class at the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA.   Seydou also runs Yeredon, a cross-cultural school in Bamako, which aims to bring a greater knowledge of Malian culture to foreigners while preserving the work of Mali’s most talented artists. His film credits include Steven Spielberg’s “Amistad,” “Mali Djembekan,” “Street Party in Lafiabougou,” and numerous educational films on Malian music, dance and culture. Seydou’s djun-djun playing can be heard on Mohamed Kalifa Kamara’s Africa Kanben.

 DanielleDavidson3Danielle Davidson is Co-Artistic Director of Doppelgänger Dance Collective.  Danielle completed her training at L’École Supérieure de Ballet du Québec, in Montréal before joining JBQ as a soloist and touring internationally.  Since, she has worked with Ballet West, Ballet Espressivo, Opera Ontario, Debra Brown, and Productions Fila 13. She currently dances for Prometheus Dance Company, Lorraine Chapman the Company, and teaches at The Boston Conservatory. Danielle is also a choreographer who presents work in Canada and the US.

SarahMaeGibbonsSarah Mae Gibbons, CYI, LMT, OMT. Originally from Athens, Ohio Sarah Mae earned her BFA in dance and minor in education from The Ohio State University. Sarah Mae is currently based in Boston, MA choreographing her own work, both independently and collaboratively. Sarah Mae currently teaches master classes around New England in addition to regular classes at the Dance Place, as well as Mercersburg Academy summer youth dance program. Sarah Mae is currently studying Homeopathic medicine through the New England School of Homeopathy. She is a co-founder/co-director of “New Movement Collaborative,” an organization committed to facilitating art events and programs in the effort to enliven and strengthen the Boston dance community, and co-manages the Moving Target Master Class Series at Green Street Studios. Sarah Mae is also a certified Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist.  Her current aesthetic and interests in massage, yoga and dance lie in reinvesting attention to the practice of touch and movement as personal radical self-care, allowing the body to be a means of education and discovering links between effort, emotion, touch and discovery.
 
HeidiHendersonHeidi Henderson, choreographer for elephant JANE dance, a pick up company in RI, is a three time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. Heidi has danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, and Paula Josa-Jones. Heidi is a contributing editor at Contact Quarterly, a vehicle for moving ideas. Heidi received her BA from Colby College and her MFA from Smith College and is in her tenth year on the faculty at Connecticut College. She has been teaching at the Bates Dance Festival for many years. elephant JANE dance has performed at the South Bank Centre in London, in New York City, at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, at The International Festival of Dance in Taegu, Korea, at the Bates Dance Festival,  and at many venues in New England.

ShawnHoveShawn Hove is a multidisciplinary dance artist investigating and working in dance as a choreographer, dancer, collaborator, educator, lighting designer and media artist. He is the founder/artistic director of shove gently dance. From 2005-2010, he was on faculty/staff of The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance. For ten years he served as co-director of the video team at the Bates Dance Festival, alongside Peter Richards, where they documented the Festival’s events. Shawn has danced for artists Wade Madsen, Deborah Wolf, Crispin Speath, Meghan Durham, and Noelle Chen. He was production producer for Norah Zuniga Shaw’s installation work based on Synchronous Objects. As a lighting designer he has designed for the Columbus Movement concert series, elephant jane dance, Race Dance, Meghan Durham, and Rachel Boggia. As media artist he has worked with Columbus Dance Theatre, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and David Dorfman Dance. Shawn has created short films with Race Dance, and promotion clips for Adele Myers and Dancers, Bebe Miller Company, and David Dorfman Dance. He has been commissioned by John Mueller’s Dance Film to help create DVDs on Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance and Leonide Massine’s Gaite Parisien and Symphonie Fantastique.

JessicaHowardJessica Howard is an independent performance artist, dance educator & choreographer working in the Boston and SouthCoast area. Jessica graduated with her Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre and Dance from Keene State College. She was recipient of the Alta Lu Townes Memorial Endowment and the Charles Hildebrandt Award in 2009. As a theatre and dance undergraduate Jessica was privileged to study under Marcia Murdock, Cathy Nicoli, Candice Salyers, and William Seigh and was selected to work with guest artists such as Paul Besaw, Mark Dendy, Pilobolus, and Sara Sweetly Rabidoux.  She currently performs with Lorraine Chapman, the Company and Ali Kenner Brodsky  & Co. Jessica is also the Abbess, Mentor & Guide of the P.O.T.E.G.P. Spiritual Guidance Center 501(c) 3. She is the lead instructor for the P.O.T.E.G.P. Instructor Training Program, a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. She has continued education in various forms of healing and mindfulness through various professional workshops and Festivals; Jessica has received training from the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) for Dance for PD. Jessica is also certified Wellness Professional through the National MS Society.

Picture 001Ani Javian is a performer, choreographer, and teacher. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and has also taught at Denison University and The Ohio State University. Ani’s choreography has been presented in New York, Connecticut, Ohio, and Michigan, and has received funding from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Greater Columbus Arts Council. Ani has performed for Molly Lieber, Paige Phillips, Betsy Miller, Natalie Desch, and Naomi Goldberg Haas’ Dances for a Variable Population, among others. She has an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance and English from Connecticut College.

AliKennerBrodskyAli Kenner Brodsky is the artistic director of ali kenner brodsky & co. and is the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Choreography. Kenner Brodsky was an artist-in-residence at The Joyce SoHo in NYC and was mentored by Phyllis Lamhut. Her company also performed at venues including the Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, the former Dance Space Center, WAX, Dixon Place and Dumbo Dance Festival. In 2009 Kenner Brodsky returned to Providence, where she co-produced two a+b seasons with Betsy Miller. ali kenner brodsky & co. have performed at various venues and festivals in New England including: AS220, The Dance Complex, The Movement Exchange, The Provincetown Dance Festival, Massachusetts Dance Festival, Elm City Dance Collective (CT), The Great Friends Festival (RI) and Dance for Peace (CT). She served as rehearsal director for and danced with national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance under the direction of Jamie Jewett from 2012-2015. Kenner Brodsky has performed with Andy Russ, Jessica Howard, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Betsy Miller, Emma Hogarth and with 83 paperbirds-moving lab. Kenner Brodsky has had the privileged of working with Providence band Brown Bird and The Huntress on original compositions for her work, as well as with Cyrus Highsmith on original art design.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, has performed with Sidelong Dance Company, Boston Dance Company, EBA Dance Theatre / Maude Baum and Company, MJT Dance Company, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 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.  Very recently, she has been branching out as a dance writer as well. 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, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.

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. 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 its 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.

11188203_10152894826703831_3692095739410711543_nCarolina Rivera was born in Santiago, Chile were she began her training at the prestigious school of ballet, Teatro Municipal de Santiago. She majored in Dance at the University of Chile with High Honors and the Excellence Award “Isidora Zegers Montenegro.” In Chile, Carolina has performed as a Soloist and as an Ensemble member in various operas at the renowned Teatro Municipal de Santiago, with musical theatre companies such as, Tea-M-Danz and Dance & Stage. In New York, she was a scholarship recipient at the Martha Graham School and joined Graham II, performing soloist roles (El Penitente), and chorus in the major pieces of Graham repertory such as Chronicle, Acts of Light, Rite of Spring, Heretic, and Appalachian Spring. Ms. Rivera has danced works by choreographers such as Jacqulyn Buglisi, Yung Yung Tsuai Lerner, Blakeley White- McGuire, Lone Larsen, Martin Lofsnes, Edgar Cortes, Shawn Rawls and Martha Graham. Ms. Rivera has also performed with 360 Dance Company, Edgar Cortes Dance Theater, Gwen Rakotovao Company and Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama. Currently Carolina can be seen with Alison Cook Beatty Dance and Emotions Physical Theater as well as performing her own work at venues in NY and Chile throughout the year. For more information please visit www.carolina-rivera.com

FarahSalehFarah Saleh  is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer. She has been dancing and choreographing with Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company since 2010, and for them recently created Ordinary Madness (2013) and Hana and I (2014). She also toured internationally with Keffiyeh/made in China (2012) and Badke (2013) co-produced by the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS), A.M Qattan Foundation and Les Ballets C de la B. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Departments of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Middle East Studies at Brown University and is touring with her latest pieces A Fidayee Son in Moscow (2014) and Free Advice (2015).


NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, 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. 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 U.S.
Intro to Audio Recording @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Saturdays, February 13, 20, 27,
 $120

Instructor: Brett Lehrman

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session.

This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/audio

Ronald Kevin Lewis Presents Heurisko: A play about found things @ AS220 Dance Studio
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Ronald Kevin Lewis Presents Heurisko: A play about found things @ AS220 Dance Studio

Heurisko is Hellenistic Greek for the word found, the title’s inspiration comes from the forthcoming chapbook Found, by Ronald Lewis. Heurisko: a play about found things, is a dance-theatre piece about Alabama, cotton, and American slavery. The work seeks to resurrect the ghosts of personal ancestral figures, while providing historical context to the skeletal remains of memory and documentation. The purpose of this is to explore reconciliation and healing with both personal and historic narratives given the reality and consequence of American slavery, Western Imperialism, and internal identity tensions.

Heurisko: a play about found things:

Written, choreographed, and produced:

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Cast:
Claude Michelle Aubourg
Vincent Baskerville Jr
Ronald Kevin Lewis
Kemi iDREAM Omisore
Paul Tavarez

Rehearsal Director:
Kerstyn Desjardin

Sound Design:
Eli Neuman-Hammond

Visuals and Graphics:
Adrian Blount
Phoebe Neel

Ronald Kevin Lewis Presents Heurisko: A play about found things @ AS220 Dance Studio
Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Ronald Kevin Lewis Presents Heurisko: A play about found things @ AS220 Dance Studio

Heurisko is Hellenistic Greek for the word found, the title’s inspiration comes from the forthcoming chapbook Found, by Ronald Lewis. Heurisko: a play about found things, is a dance-theatre piece about Alabama, cotton, and American slavery. The work seeks to resurrect the ghosts of personal ancestral figures, while providing historical context to the skeletal remains of memory and documentation. The purpose of this is to explore reconciliation and healing with both personal and historic narratives given the reality and consequence of American slavery, Western Imperialism, and internal identity tensions.

Heurisko: a play about found things:

Written, choreographed, and produced:

r.lewis

Cast:
Claude Michelle Aubourg
Vincent Baskerville Jr
Ronald Kevin Lewis
Kemi iDREAM Omisore
Paul Tavarez

Rehearsal Director:
Kerstyn Desjardin

Sound Design:
Eli Neuman-Hammond

Visuals and Graphics:
Adrian Blount
Phoebe Neel

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 20 @ 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!

Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents “Frost/Nixon” by Peter Morgan @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Counter-Productions Theatre Company Presents "Frost/Nixon" by Peter Morgan @ AS220's Blackbox

Counter-Productions Theatre Company presents FROST/NIXON by Peter Morgan.

Three years after resigning in disgrace, fallen commander-in-chief Richard M. Nixon agrees to sit for an all-inclusive interview with David Frost, a television personality known more for producing puff pieces than hard hitting journalism. These two personalities square off in a battle over one of the most infamous presidencies in American history. The play explores the events leading up to and including the famous 1977 interviews. With these interviews, Nixon endures the trial he had never received and the nation gets the confession it so desperately longs for.

The play is directed by Michael Ducharme, former General Manager of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas, Berkley Repertory Company in Berkley, California, and former Artistic Director of the Ukiah Players Theatre in Ukiah, California. Ducharme, who now serves as Director of the Nazarian Center at Rhode Island College, is anxious to “bring the fascinating story of President Richard M. Nixon’s political suicide to vivid life on stage.”

Counter-Productions Theatre Company will present the play at AS220’s Blackbox, located at 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI.
Show dates and times are February 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th at 7:00pm and February 21st, 28th at 2:00pm.
All tickets are $20.
For more information go to www.cptcri.com

 

Drop the Mic Concert Series @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Young women putting on a show that will knock your socks off! Come support these creative ladies! All are welcome!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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