Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 24 @ 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.

Year-round Metal Enjoyment — film screening @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Year-round Metal Enjoyment explores the New England origins of North American freight train graffiti, tracing the narratives of several members of the prolific YME and Circle T crews, and giving unparalleled access into the fastest growing subculture in the graffiti movement.

Challenged by the illegal nature of their passions, dangerous locales, and the pressures of a society that will not accept or understand them, these artists reveal what drives them to return, time after time, to execute their artwork on a canvas that is forever changing, moving and vanishing into oblivion.

Both snapshot of a fading history and love-letter to the trains themselves, Year-round Metal Enjoyment captures the voices, faces and thoughts of artists, railfans and train-workers alike, while showcasing the unlikely beauty of the trains in their environment.


Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 25 @ 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 25 @ 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:

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 25 @ 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.



Shred of Salvation, and The Hemlocks @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 25 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am



Shred of Salvation is a female fronted hard rock/metal band that has been together since early 2011. We have currently released two new tracks off of our upcoming album. The release is due sometime in the spring of 2017. We have had the honor of playing with some amazing national bands such as Spineshank, Diecast, Trapt, Mushroomhead, Revocation, Shadows Fall, Acrassicauda, to name a few. We are currently unsigned but looking to seek out our options.

The name Shred of Salvation took a lot of thought but in the end it made all the sense in the world. Music is the mold that holds us together in good and bad times and we believe in expressing ourselves as individuals with our music. We play because it’s in our blood and it’s what we love. If you aren’t having fun, you shouldn’t be playing music. We just hope that we can connect more and more with our audience and we look forward to sharing our music to the world!



Starting out in a basement in Foster, Rhode Island with just a drummer, a guitarist, and one simple guitar riff, Jacqui and Andy started a band that only needed to be loud. Shortly after, long time friends Dave and Cody joined the band and quickly started producing quality original songs. With the help of our lumberjack compadre Will, the name The Hemlocks was chosen. Cody has since taken a hiatus because he is busy saving lives. Now a little over 2 year in The Hemlocks are still producing great music and looking forward to playing shows.

Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 26 @ 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.


Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 26 @ 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.

Tristan Eckerson, Blevin Blectum, and Dan Putnam @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 12:30 am
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 27 @ 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.

Elemental Theatre Presents “Donald, Ted, and Marco” by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Elemental Theatre Presents "Donald, Ted, and Marco" by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States


Donald, Ted, and Marco is a new play by Dave Rabinow and developed by the Elemental Theatre Collective. It explores what would happen if, say, three candidates for a major political party’s presidential nomination were trapped in a pocket dimension together. The titular characters (played by three of Providence’s finest female actors) wrap, warp, and twist themselves and their visions for America around each other, striving to win, survive, and escape. The theatrical offspring of No Exit  and Fox News, Donald, Ted, and Marco (directed by Gamm Theatre resident artist Casey Seymour Kim) allows our prospective leaders to articulate their beliefs in the safety of a world where no one is watching.

Joe-Lou, The Electric Dugans, EIN, and Littleboybigheadonbike @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 1:00 am


Two dudes, a computer generated British voice and a non-existent drummer who has a name that sounds almost like one of the Beetles.


Analog Beats + midi visuals from a hypochondriac


Experimental drum and bass duo from central mass With a hard right hook and more chop than a bad golfer


DEBORAH MITCHELL: “POPPIN BEANS” – reading @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Poppin Beans, is a story that celebrates the power of building family tradition-the building blocks of the soul; building blocks that create positive bonds and unforgettable memories. Presented in an easy to read story format that applies a real life scenario, this illustrated book for 7-10+ year old children is perfect for reading to your children or grandchildren and is a great tool for use in libraries, book clubs, day cares, churches or home schools.

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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.

Elemental Theatre Presents “Donald, Ted, and Marco” by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Elemental Theatre Presents "Donald, Ted, and Marco" by Dave Rabinow @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States


Donald, Ted, and Marco is a new play by Dave Rabinow and developed by the Elemental Theatre Collective. It explores what would happen if, say, three candidates for a major political party’s presidential nomination were trapped in a pocket dimension together. The titular characters (played by three of Providence’s finest female actors) wrap, warp, and twist themselves and their visions for America around each other, striving to win, survive, and escape. The theatrical offspring of No Exit  and Fox News, Donald, Ted, and Marco (directed by Gamm Theatre resident artist Casey Seymour Kim) allows our prospective leaders to articulate their beliefs in the safety of a world where no one is watching.

In House Studios Release Show / Halloween Party: featuring FTTD, KGR, Diaspora, Melkavine Records, Spocka Summa, Manny X, Dap The Contract, Jake Heady – Hosted by D.Valor and DJ Shurelive @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 1:00 am


In House Studios Release Show / Halloween Party

Melkavine Records
Spocka Summa
Manny X
Dap The Contract
Jake Heady
Hosted by D.Valor and DJ Shurelive
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Oct 29 @ 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!

Minty Boi presents: Model/Actriz, Sheets, Cormac @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:00 am
TRUMP CARD! by Mike Daisey, adapted and performed by Seth Lepore
Oct 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

When Seth Lepore found out that Mike Daisey made the script for his new standing room only show, TRUMP CARD, open-source and adaptable, he knew he had to jump at the chance. The Guardian hails the show as “…how an artful lie illuminates what we believe to be the truth more than any actual accounting of objective reality.”

Using the bones of Daisey’s script, Lepore chops up and remixes his own personal story into the fold, threading in the political quagmires of his home state of Rhode Island. From the love/hate relationship the people of Providence had with Mayor Buddy Cianci, to Lepore’s second cousin switching from Catholic priest to Mayor of his home town, Lepore conveys how the cult of personality is nothing new. How, in fact,  TRUMP’s timing couldn’t be better… for the worse. If anything, we created this monster together.


Seth Lepore has written and nationally toured seven one-man shows. He currently tours the audience-driven Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names, an interactive and completely improvised character-based show based on suggestions written on index cards by the audience pre-show. Lepore also tours War/Peace, a week-long interactive community dialogue and installation.He writes a series on the entrepreneurial mindset for performers for the theater blog HowlRound. He is currently writing Ruthless Reciprocity, a book on how performing artists can increase their business skill set while creating a community movement in order to have direct ownership over their careers. Lepore is also the co-founder of Easthampton Co.Lab, a membership-based collaborative workspace aimed at connecting, engaging and enabling creative individuals and entrepreneurs.

“Part Friedrich Nietzsche, part Jim Carrey, Lepore is sharp and challenging and funny.” -Flavorpill

“Lepore defies any stereotype. Is he a comic? A performance artist? An actor? Something else altogether? The correct answers are yes, yes, yes, and yes.” -MassLive

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 30 @ 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 ( 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).