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Aug
23
Tue
Throne of Saturn, Garbage Cans Of Fire, Sex Orgy Death Crash @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 24 @ 1:00 am
Aug
24
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 24 @ 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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What Is the Providence Public Library Up To? @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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We invite you to come see our plans for the renovation and learn more about your next door neighbor.  We’d love your feedback and support as we continue to transform Empire Street!

 

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesdays, August 24, 31,  7-10 pm  Cost; $120

 

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.

the ‘Mericans (acoustic), Will Brierly, and Mary Bee w/ special guests Kate Connaghan & Dani W @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Aug
25
Thu
Bored With Four, Bent Knee, Alto Palo (NYC), and Wichita @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 1:00 am

BORED WITH FOUR:

Bored with Four has been trying to record and play shows for something like 6 years now. Unfortunately, they keep getting side-tracked with other stuff. They all have other bands they play in but they love Bored with Four, just as much. Collectively, the 3 guys play with/for or collaborate with such artists as: Symmetry, The Dear Hunter, Joe Parillo, Fort Francis, Roz Raskin, The Empire Shall Fall, Wensday, and a whole bunch of others.

Their sound can be described sorta like this: Take catchy pop songs, play them on rhodes/bass/drums, mostly play them in 5/4 but not all obvious about it, and let your drummer be jazzy. Oh, and the singer has a nice voice, too.

Bored with Four would like to apologize if this third-person description comes off as uninformative, arrogant, overly name-dropping, or just stupid. Band Bios are hard and usually not interesting to read. Hopefully, this one is, if even just a little.

 

BENT KNEE:

Bent Knee is a band without frontiers. The Boston-based group seamlessly connects the worlds of rock, pop and the avant-garde into its own self-defining statement. On its Cuneiform debut releaseSay So, the band focuses on the sound of surprise. It’s rock for the thinking person. The group’s lyrics are dark and infused with themes focusing on the emergence of personal demons, unwanted situations and the difficulty of conquering them. Its mercurial sound matches its subject matter. It’s a thrilling aural roller-coaster ride with arrangements designed to make listeners throw their arms up in wild abandon as they engage with them.

ALTO PALO:

altopalo is a band standing on the verge of everything comes next. Four young New York City instrumentalists with technical skills eclipsed only by their wild imaginations, the band has built its reputation as a highly-combustible live act, packing basement gigs and obliterating split bills with their blend of psychedelic rock and algebraic hip-hop grooves. Their songs are gleaming tangles of guitar, bass and drums—polyrhythmic and unafraid of ditching grooves as quickly as they’re found.” – Ok Player

WICHITA:

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Experimental/Post-Rock/Grungegaze/Post-metal

Aug
26
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 26 @ 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.

The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Hive Mind Collective Presents
The Coward
The Coward is the Providence premiere of devised theater work from multi-city physical theater company HiveMind Theater Collective. Set in the near future, this is the story of the complex emotions and  moral contradictions of a drone operator, and the intense relationship (real or imagined) that he develops with his target. After unrelenting days of surveillance the lines begin to blur between what is true and what is not. Through movement, song, and alternative text, this show brings to the stage deep senses of morality and duty, and asks us to consider what we’re really afraid of.
Friday August 26th- Sunday August 28th at 7:30 PM
Price of the ticket: $15
Free to Brown and RISD STUDENTS with ID
Goon Planet, Public Policy, Greed Island (NH) and NOX @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 am

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Public Policy – Good ol’ fashioned PVD punk rock ‘n roll
https://publicpolicy.bandcamp.com/releases

Goon Planet – They have ALL the data
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q4FuTjVq2I

Greed Island – Fun garage punk from NH. Peep the new album here:https://greedisland.bandcamp.com/releases

NOX – Tender emo up-and-comers w/ a new EP droppin’ soon
https://whynox.bandcamp.com/

Hayden Arp, Department of Everything, and Plums @ Psychic Readings
Aug 26 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 1:00 am
Aug
27
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Aug 27 @ 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!

The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Hive Mind Collective Presents
The Coward
The Coward is the Providence premiere of devised theater work from multi-city physical theater company HiveMind Theater Collective. Set in the near future, this is the story of the complex emotions and  moral contradictions of a drone operator, and the intense relationship (real or imagined) that he develops with his target. After unrelenting days of surveillance the lines begin to blur between what is true and what is not. Through movement, song, and alternative text, this show brings to the stage deep senses of morality and duty, and asks us to consider what we’re really afraid of.
Friday August 26th- Sunday August 28th at 7:30 PM
Price of the ticket: $15
Free to Brown and RISD STUDENTS with ID
DOGSTAR INVITATIONAL EXTRAVAGANZA @ AS220
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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yon Tande, photograph from the performance piece “Tether and Shed”

DOGSTAR

“Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
On summer nights, star of stars,
Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest
Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.”

An Evening of Music and Performances by AS220 Staff and Residents and the closing reception of the gallery exhibit of the same name.

Performances by

yon Tande
Brian 4-Ever
Rose Jermusky
Ben Lundberg
Linda Ford

Music by

Corrine Wahlberg
Vudu Sister
Jerry Wilson
Laurie Amat

Short Videos

 Susan Clausen
Chris Hampson

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Nicholas Anania, untitled, digital print, 2016.

Aug
28
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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 Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Coward @ As220's Blackbox
Hive Mind Collective Presents
The Coward
The Coward is the Providence premiere of devised theater work from multi-city physical theater company HiveMind Theater Collective. Set in the near future, this is the story of the complex emotions and  moral contradictions of a drone operator, and the intense relationship (real or imagined) that he develops with his target. After unrelenting days of surveillance the lines begin to blur between what is true and what is not. Through movement, song, and alternative text, this show brings to the stage deep senses of morality and duty, and asks us to consider what we’re really afraid of.
Friday August 26th- Sunday August 28th at 7:30 PM
Price of the ticket: $15
Free to Brown and RISD STUDENTS with ID
Aug
29
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with rotating faculty// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes *no class  7/4

This summer features a rotating and diverse faculty. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

w/ Betsy Miller 6/6, 6/20
w/ Matthew Cumbie 6/13
w/ Katie McNamara 6/27
w/ Shannon Norquist 7/11
w/ Caitlin Trainor 7/18- 8/8
w/ Nikki Carrara 8/15
w/ Shannon Norquist 8/22, 8/29

The Laugh of the Medusa // SOUND @ Black Box Theatre
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Laugh of the Medusa // SOUND @ Black Box Theatre

The Laugh of the Medusa is a live art performance series featuring female identified and gender neutral artists investigating how the self interacts with the erotic. Each performance will frame eroticism in the context of a different sense: sight, taste, sound.=

// SOUND engages sound in its visceral (and aphrodisiac) expressive capacity. (August 29th. 7pm) Featuring artists such as Shey Rivera, Purest Spiritual Pigs, Rose Jermusyk. More artists coming soon!

 

Past Performances:

//SIGHT / GAZE considers the erotic possibilities of sight and the ways that gaze–whether exerted or received–structures carnal awareness. (June 26th, 7pm) Featuring artists such as Laurie Amat, Shey Rivera, Sussy Santana, Yve Blake, Ela Alpi, Bridget Brewster, and Hadley-Sorsby Jones.

//TASTE plays with taste as a sense that informs our engagement with and recognition of the erotic. Featuring artists such as Shey Rivera, Corinne Wahlberg, Rose Jermusyk, Rachel Lewallen, Kirsten Volness, and Hadley-Sorsby Jones.

 

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