Calendar

Feb
13
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 13 @ 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!

IMPROV IN PROV #9: Stratosphere Giant, Txoka Txoka, Baylies Band, Aurora Dynasty, G.T Arpe, Be The Seen, and Fable Grazer @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 1:00 am
IMPROV IN PROV #9
Be The Seen
Aurora Dynasty
Romp of Otters Presents: “An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted” By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Romp of Otters Presents: "An Emoticon is A Sign that Something has Shifted" By Lillian Mengesha and Stephanie Miller @ AS220's Blackbox

Saturday, 2/13, 7:30pm

An Emotion is a Sign That Something Has Shifted

by Lily Mengesha and Stefanie Miller

 

An Emotion is an exploration of attachments to objects, people, and places that are no longer here, or might be someplace else. Like flipping through an old family photo album, we play with the gaps in recollection and the materials that remain. We are building the entryway to somewhere back-forward and over there. 

Join us for another week of new works in progress from your favorite rompers! All performances take place at 95 Empire. $3-5 suggested donation or FREE with Brown/RISD student ID.

Romp of Otters [ROO] is Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community.Want to know more about ROO? Check out our website to find out what we’ve done and what we’re up to next: btrompofotters.wordpress.com.
Feb
14
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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
Feb 14 @ 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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COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents “Four Legs to Stand On” @ AS220's Blackbox
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
COAAST (Creating Outreach About Addiction Support Together) Presents "Four Legs to Stand On" @ AS220's Blackbox

Four Legs to Stand On
By, Ana Bess Moyer Bell, Maya Hormadaly and Jessica Schroeder

Four Legs to Stand On is a modern American story. All is not well on the home front. Sam, freshly home from his first year at college, finds himself and his family in new, strange territory. Two illnesses are eating away at his family’s foundation. Only cancer is allowed a voice at the dinner table. Substance abuse and addiction are the other maladies. This story exposes the secrecy that shrouds the topic of addiction. Opening up to this problem and highlighting the importance of support and family are the goals and the hope. Through humor and realism contrasted against hypocrisy, this story invites the audience to take a seat at the table. We all need to acknowledge our American struggle with addiction. It is as close as friends and family.

 

Learn more about COAAST here: www.coaast.com
Check out our blog here: www.coaast.com/blog
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/coaastri

Free Writer’s Workshop @ Annex Room
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join Astrid Drew and a bunch of writerly types in the AS220 gallery.
Open to all writers, all ages, all genres.
Share your writings, your ideas, and maybe get some new ones.

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.

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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 1/1

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

 

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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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