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Aug
31
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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.

Toad and the Stooligans, Rina, and O.B. Howard @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 1:00 am

Toad and the Stooligans are a 4 piece, progressive hip-hop band hailing from Coventry, RI, that brings together a blend of electric styles as well as lively performances to guarantee you’ll shake your money maker.

Rina is a girl, her keys and her looper, creating eclectic tunes that fuse vocal looping, her jazz roots, and an honest groove. She anticipates the release of her first solo EP this coming fall.

O.B. Howard is a dream-folk duo from Providence, RI. The duo focuses on tight harmonies while incorporating guitar and banjo. O.B. Howard released their first self-titled album this year which can be found at,

Sep
1
Thu
Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
– Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
– Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Sep
2
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open Level Contemporary African Dance w/ Mekbul J. Tahir// Fridays @ 6:30-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6-class package

The technique Acogny is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It was created by Germaine Acogny, the mother of African contemporary dance. Based on traditional African dance (especially Senegal and Benin) and Western dance techniques (classical ballet, release, and Graham technique), the philosophy of this technique is about identity: placing yourself inside the community and nature, and being aware of your own body. The technique respects every different body, and addresses life and the connection between human being and nature. Joy, play, love and music are the fundaments of the spirit of the technique.

NT4L36991Mekbul Jemal Tahir is an international choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He is one of the founding members of Adugna Community Dance Theatre Company, which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since completing a five-year training program accredited by Middlesex University (UK) in 2001, he has been performing and teaching African contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and community dance and theatre in Ethiopia and abroad. Among others, his projects have included the 2005 Kin-Addis Project in the DRC, Ethiopia, and France, and the 2006 Can Do Can Dance Project in Hamburg, Germany. In 2007, he performed a lead role in As the Mother of a Brown Boy, which opened at Chickenshed Theatre Company in London and later traveled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it was nominated for two awards. He is also one of the dancers who were selected to study Germaine Acogny’s dance and certified to teach her technique. Now a resident of Massachusetts, he divides his time between work with Adugna in Ethiopia and projects in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Live Bait: Petty Crimes @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

 

 “Petty Crimes”

Live Bait is pleased to announce its 2016-17 Season Opener on Friday, September 2nd, at a special time of 8:00 PM. The theme, for the first time in eight years, is based on an audience competition, exhaustively conducted, courtesy of Facebook. The winner, Choyon Manjrekar, has certainly earned his two free tickets and fresh-frozen leftover eighth anniversary cake, with his entry, “Petty Crimes.”
If ANYONE has a true story that in any way, shape or form fits September’s theme, “Petty Crimes,” they must come to Live Bait, put their name in the fishbowl and, when their name is called, tell it. Remember: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six-minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

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

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

8:00pm Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Top 5 Fiend Presents: The Viennagram, The Wolf Hongos, Straight To VHS, and Blackletter @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 1:00 am

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Top 5 Fiend is putting on a party at AS220 in celebration of The Wolf Hongos‘ release of All Hail The Mal Kree Odd on September 2nd! Joining gypsy punks from Fall River, MA will be:

The Viennagram

Fellow natives of Fall River who come from another dimension! Psychedelic space punk madness!

https://viennagram.bandcamp.com/

Straight to VHS

Garage punks from New London, CT who know how to rip it. They’ll be making their grand return to AS220 so come show them some love.

http://www.straight2vhs.com/

Blackletter

Providence post-apocalyptic rock & roll that melds the darkness of Tom Waits, the theatrics of David Bowie and the triumphant aura of Queen together to create a sound that’s truly unique.

http://www.whoisblackletter.com/

9pm
All Ages
$6
FREE HUGS

Sep
3
Sat
Sick and Swell Socialites By Sara Dager – Chapbook Release Party @ Psychic Readings
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Sara Dager is releasing a chapbook about all the wonderful and undervalued women who graced your tabloid covers in the early 2000’s and she wants you all to be there to celebrate with her! Come on down to Psychic Readings for a night of poetry and music full of truths about slut shaming and lizard people. Featuring the poetry of Ron Lewis, Evander Wilson, Jesse Ramos, and the Author, as well as some swell songs by Matt Ricci of Matt Ricci and the Sometimes Y, you are sure to have both a sick and swell time.

Antibody Corp (Chicago), Sensitive Hearts, Andrew Braddock, and Joan Wyand @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 1:00 am

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Antibody Corporation is a mission based organization specializing in mind-body integration. Founded in 2009, Antibody creates trans-disciplinary performance works spanning dance, music, and video.

Mission and Organization:
Antibody Corporation, also known as Antibody Dance, is a 501(c)(3) Arts, Culture and Humanities organization. Antibody’s mission is to educate the public about dance and performance art by holding performances, readings, and workshops that are available to the general public.

Antibody:
A body in opposition to the body.

An indefinite, amorphous body, as opposed to the definite, known body.

The Antibody sets into motion a process of creative destruction.

The Antibody moves against, against, against, until it has come full circle: and then it laughs.

Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Sep 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Sep
4
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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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From Scratch: A Works in Process Night @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From Scratch: A Works in Process Night @ AS220's Blackbox

From Scratch is Back for the School Year!  This Month’s Performers Coming Shortly! Check it Out!

The Empire Revue Presents: The Inside Outside Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Inside Outside Show
Description:
Join the Empire Revue, Providence’s Funniest Sketch and Variety Show, for a fun night of exploits that will leave you feeling great inside and out! The Sparkling Beatniks and your ebullient host, Keith Munslow are busting outside of the box and going deep inside the oddities of this world. Accompanied as always by the paradoxically fantastic Superchief Trio!
As always, we are generously sponsored by Empire Loan/Empire Guitars!
Pre-sale tickets are available at inside-outside.brownpapertickets.com.
Check our Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/1092892914100551/ to see which special guests will be joining us this month!
Sep
5
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 5 @ 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

Sep
6
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 6 @ 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.

 

 

Holy Roller High, Tickle Tickle, and Michael Graham @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 6 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 7 @ 1:00 am

Holy Roller High:

plays blues and boozed up rock n roll with folk and experimental flavor.

Tickle Tickle:

Tickle Tickle is an American experimental pop band formed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2016. Its members and co-founders are Nathan Hurd, Liz Lee, Liz Quinn, Ian Rosenholm, and Taylor Temple. The band’s music is characterized by studio experimentation, vocal harmonies, and an exploration of various genres which include freak folk, noise rock, dream pop, and psychedelia. Songs and compositions released under the name ‘Tickle Tickle’ may include contributions from any or all of its members in numerous instrumental roles.

Michael Graham:

Waxing poetic, Providence/Pawtucket singer/songwriter/guitarist, Michael Graham has built abody of songs worth noting. Graham performs acoustically, sometimes with a drum machine and a looping pedal, often rivaling the sound of a full band.