Calendar

Jul
27
Wed
TAPESTRIES, WEATHERMAN, BIRDLADY, and ROB STOKER @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:00 am

WEATHERMAN

TAPESTRIES

BIRDLADY

ROB STOKER

Jars is currently a solo project created by musician and composer Robert Stocker. As a Rhode Island native, Robert has been immersed in music since childhood, playing numerous venues around RI. Since moving to New York to study music, Robert has expanded his knowledge and ability, drawing influences from artists like Chet Faker, Sufjan Stevens, and many others

Jul
28
Thu
Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fringe PVD: black+white+Santa Claus=23

Black + White + Santa Claus = 23
Controversy has followed Bill Pacer. Victimized several times by terrorists, he’s also taught in the inner city, run afoul of British police, worked child care, been an avowed nudist, met a Pope, dealt with censorship and roved though life with fervor and passion. Surviving near death last Christmas, Bill’s perspective on racial and religious differences,reality and who is Santa Claus is unique.

About the artist
Bill Pacer is a mature, open minded, and versatile  writer and SAG/AFTRA actor.  Bill has an unlimited perspective of life, and savors every breath and breathes boldly.

As a writer, Bill knows life is not just black and white. He has served as a war correspondent in Northern Ireland and edited a weekly newspaper. His articles have been published in various magazines and daily newspapers, including The Washington Post  andBaltimore Sun.

Will Go Far, LLC, epitomizes Bill’s exciting reality with solo shows about Ben Franklin, Mrs. Ben Franklin, and others.  And Will Go Far goes farther than simply G-rated shows. They strive to eschew social stigmas and question artificial barriers.

Known as Barefoot Bill Pacer due to his aversion to shoes, he strolls through life with joy and candor.  He loves the stage, film, television, and modeling. Bill has a multifarious background and desire.

He yearns for variety and challenge. His work spans concepts from kids to controversial, horror to humorous, silly to sad. The quintessential character actor, his interpretations are dynamic and exciting. While his signature roles are Scrooge and Ben Franklin, his true signature is the ability to bring life to different and diverse individuals.

Bill has tended to carve his own path. He co-wrote The Stockholders Meeting, which  premiered at the San Francisco Fringe Festival September 2013. The bawdy absurdist comedy about the bare facts of corporate greed boldly used nudity to covey the message.

Bill made his television debut on Romper Room in 1954 on WAAM-TV (now WJZ-TV) in Baltimore. Since then, he has enjoyed the theatrical. Described as uninhibited, eccentric, eclectic, exuberant and unique, Bill defies classification.

An actor with many stage and film credits, Bill pushes the edge. He investigates each personality with intensity, discovering traits and nuances to flesh out and flush out the true nature of the person portrayed.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barefootbill
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Barefootbill
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2386241/
Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/channels/barefootbill

Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang

The Immaculate Big Bang
Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of  answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life and death (not necessarily in that order).

Bill takes on some of the biggest questions since the Big Bang, including:
–  Are you better off praying to God or Siri?
– Do your internet searches affect your karma?
– Why is the Virgin Mary such an attention whore?
– Could an infinite number of monkeys, texting away on an infinite number of smart phones, for an infinite amount of time, have written this show?

Come share a little space-time with Bill and watch him try to figure it all out…

The Immaculate Big Bang – Bill Santiago Official Website.

Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Lifepoems in Motion“Lifepoems in Motion” is an original theater/dance performance piece created by Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi with original percussion by Michael Goldberg. Using poems written by members of Kevin’s family, the play offers oral history through poetry, movement and percussion.

Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi, co-creators
Lilly Cataldi, choreographer
Michael Goldberg, original percussion
Poetry written by:  Lisa Silverberg Starr, former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Wayne C. Olson, Shira Olson, Harold Silverberg, Allen D. Olson, Iain M. Woessner, Circe Olson Woesnner, Kerry Olson, Amy Olson and Robert Silverberg.
Readers: Amy Olson, Lisa Silverberg Starr, Kevin Olson, Lilly Cataldi

ARTIST BIOS
KEVIN OLSON (Co-Director and Playwright) Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). Kevin holds a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta.

He has directed productions with Actors’ Theatre of St. Paul, Park Square Theater, University of Minnesota Theatre, Hope College Theatre, The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, The Lark Theatre and Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, R.I.

He received a Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle KUDOS Award for his production of Brian Friel’s “Translations” at University of Minnesota Theatre.

Kevin has served on the Theater Department faculty at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and at the University of Michigan, Flint. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI), Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) teaching courses in Theater, Film and Communication.

LILLY CATALDI (Co-Director and Choreographer) has spent the past 40 years as a professional performer, writer, director, choreographer, and educator. Although Lilly is known locally for her talents as a vocal instructor and acting coach at her local studio, she has also directed and choreographed many productions throughout the years. Musicals include: Carousel, Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, Lil Abner, and Oliver! Lilly has also created many original cabarets and musical reviews such as A Whole Lotta Cole and Goddess Sings the Blues.

When working with young people, Lilly has used theatre as a tool for developing the whole child, and has developed youth theatre programs in various schools and theatres in New England. She has staged many original works for children and adolescents such as Ali’s World, The Sherwood Diaries, Rudolph-A Winter’s Tail, and the critically acclaimed, Ready, Set…Grow!, for The Young Actors’ Guild in Portsmouth, NH.

A member of Actor’s Equity since 1972, Lilly has performed a wide variety of roles from the Peggy Clown in the National Company #1 of Godspell, to Lucky in a non-traditional production of Waiting for Godot with the New England Theatre Project of Portsmouth, NH.

Also an accomplished singer, Lilly has performed in numerous nightclubs and cabarets throughout the years, most notably with pianist Bobby Peaco. Lilly holds a degree in Human Development/Psychology from Lesley University and a certificate as a facilitator of Expressive Arts Education from Salve Regina’s Healing Arts Institute.

She currently works at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI as the Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs. Lilly’s eclectic experiences in education, and as a professional performer, writer, director, and choreographer have led her to explore unique perspectives in education, meaning-making, healing arts, and human development through the expressive and
performing arts.


MICHAEL GOLDBERG (Percussion) was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and began studying drums when 8 years old. In his youth he studied vibraphone with Ray Alexander (of the George Shearing Quintet) and performed in concert with pianist Marian McPartland and vocalist Maxine Sullivan. Today he performs in Klezmer bands, sings in a choir and holds a BA in Music from URI.

FIRST HAND THEATRICAL Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). First Hand Theatrical creates original theater productions using primary source material drawn mainly from diverse cultural and social histories.

Fringe PVD: Veja Doolittle Back In Town
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fringe PVD: Veja Doolittle Back In Town

Veja Doolittle: Back in Town
Veja Doolittle’s back in town. Things have changed. There are things she wants to remember. And she is expecting you. Critics called her last touring show “a charming and melancholy piece of theater that leaves us with a tear in our beer and some familiar music to hum on the ride to the next bar” and “a winning combination of music, media and performance art.” She can’t wait to see you again.

Jul
29
Fri
Printmaking Recess: Monotype @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, July 29; 6-9pm

JOIN INSTRUCTOR CAREY GOOD FOR A CASUAL EVENING OF MONOTYPE PRINTMAKING!

No pressure, just come on down, drop in, and explore the most painterly form of printmaking, monotype printing.

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 29 @ 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.

Fringe PVD: The Peach Boy
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fringe PVD: The Peach Boy

The Peach Boy
In this version, the classic Japanese folktale, T​he Peach Boy becomes the collective dream of a group of Japanese subway commuters and visiting American tourists on a Tokyo subway. This dream mixes elements of contemporary American and Japanese culture with this traditional folk narrative. You will see everything from performers in traditional yukatas to a group of ogres holding signs “Make the Ogres great again!” The production is in Japanese and English. It is directed by Milton Coykendall.


About the Artist: Milton Coykendall
Though absent from the field for some time and busy trying to support his family, Milton Coykendall has directed plays in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Providence. He taught acting for many years, including at Emerson College in Boston. He taught screenwriting at the URI downtown campus. He received an MFA in Theatre Arts from Brandeis University. He and his family have lived in Providence for the past 15 years. He currently teaches English to international students at several schools including Showa Boston, where the students hair from Tokyo. 

Fringe PVD: Verge
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Verge
Verge
Part 1 – Greatness
Part 2 – Despair

Verge – Part 1 – Greatness (2015) is a contemporary ballet piece in 3 sections. At its heart are 3 young girls setting out to forge professional dance careers. Emotionally, the piece begins with camaraderie, progresses to excitement and anticipation, and concludes with competition. (9 dancers; 7 minutes)

Verge – Part 2 – Despair (2016) A dance-theatre work exploring a woman’s struggle through darkness and despair.
(6 dancers; 23 minutes)

Company: Freedom Dances
Director / Choreographer: Nicole C. Laliberté
Featuring Whitney Cover, Allison Dufficy, Maddey Francoeur, Caroline Kory, Jill Laquidara, Brittany Lombardi, Rebekah Ross, Delaney Smail, Hanna Wegener

Nicole’s bio:
Nicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, performed with Sidelong Dance Co., Boston Dance Co., EBA Dance Theatre, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole has danced, taught, and choreographed in Rhode Island, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from UNCG 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.  For two decades Nicole traveled extensively making dances, performing, learning and teaching dance.  Having returned to her native Rhode Island, she is currently on faculty at South County Movement Center and Extensions School of Dance, where she is thrilled to be working with promising young dancers.

“I am passionate about the art of teaching dance.  I have found through my own struggles of crafting my technique that it is of vital importance to work with each student’s instrument differently in order to guide her toward becoming the best dancer she can be.  Some students learn by doing, other by watching, hearing the music, counting, or perhaps by metaphor or imagery.  I enjoy the journey of finding what works for each individual dancer.   It’s a mutually rewarding moment when the student grasps a concept and has that ah-ha moment, it is a great joy.”

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, Boston Regional Youth America Grand Prix, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.

Vimeo Links:
Main Page: https://vimeo.com/nicoleclaliberte
(Part 1 – Greatness):  https://vimeo.com/154329547
(Part 2- Despair):  https://vimeo.com/162282597

Website:
www.nicoleclaliberte.com


Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fringe PVD: And Now No Flip Flops?

“And Now, No Flip Flops”
Meet Eliza: divorced with an ex-wife she couldn’t legally marry and cross-country co-custody of their 72 pound dog. Her search for a way to breathe again takes her from indoor skydiving to drill team tryouts, to making fish flashcards and yes, to losing her favorite flip flops. BRING YOUR EX-WIFE! SHE GETS IN FREE!

Directed by David Ford
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu0-z_GXajM
Website: elizagibsonperforms.com

Divey, Hi-Watts, XR Tabs, and Mudslinger
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am
Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?
Jul 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fringe PVD: This Gonna Be On the Test, Miss?

This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?
A solo show written and performed by Ronna J Levy, directed by Tyler Spicer, and based on the true stories in a remedial English community college classroom

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is a solo show that has been 20 years in the making.  20 years ago I detoured from acting into academia.

I became so frustrated trying to explain what I teach (Remedial English is for dummies, right?) and more particularly whom I teach (What do you mean your students don’t do the work or buythe book or sleep in class?), and bumping against our cultural narrative, characterized by a Hollywood portrayal of the clichéd ghetto high school student.  I figured the best way to explain myself would be through the powerful medium of storytelling, more specifically the solo show.

“‘This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?” is based on the true stories from my 20 years teaching Remedial English in community college classrooms both in Los Angeles and New York City. Meet my students as I present classroom situations and characterizations of the academically underprepared and socio-economically disadvantaged students who are often misunderstood, represented by statistics, and portrayed as clichéd ghetto caricatures.

My students have always inspired me to tell their stories, their follies, their successes. But on a deeper level, the issues surrounding education and class and economics have compelled me to give a voice to this adult student population that is virtually voiceless, to make visible an academic environment that is virtually invisible.  I have to tell this story, not the Hollywood story of the clichéd ghetto students, not the story behind sensational headlines: NCLB, standard tests, and teacher evaluations, but the story of real students, real lives.

Now is the time to tell this story.  The story of higher education you don’t know; the story you need to know.

Jul
30
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 30 @ 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!

Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Lifepoems in Motion
Lifepoems in Motion“Lifepoems in Motion” is an original theater/dance performance piece created by Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi with original percussion by Michael Goldberg. Using poems written by members of Kevin’s family, the play offers oral history through poetry, movement and percussion.

Kevin Olson and Lilly Cataldi, co-creators
Lilly Cataldi, choreographer
Michael Goldberg, original percussion
Poetry written by:  Lisa Silverberg Starr, former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Wayne C. Olson, Shira Olson, Harold Silverberg, Allen D. Olson, Iain M. Woessner, Circe Olson Woesnner, Kerry Olson, Amy Olson and Robert Silverberg.
Readers: Amy Olson, Lisa Silverberg Starr, Kevin Olson, Lilly Cataldi

ARTIST BIOS
KEVIN OLSON (Co-Director and Playwright) Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). Kevin holds a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a B.S. in Speech and Theatre from SUNY Oneonta.

He has directed productions with Actors’ Theatre of St. Paul, Park Square Theater, University of Minnesota Theatre, Hope College Theatre, The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, The Lark Theatre and Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, R.I.

He received a Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle KUDOS Award for his production of Brian Friel’s “Translations” at University of Minnesota Theatre.

Kevin has served on the Theater Department faculty at Hope College in Holland, Michigan and at the University of Michigan, Flint. Currently, he serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rhode Island (URI), Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) teaching courses in Theater, Film and Communication.

LILLY CATALDI (Co-Director and Choreographer) has spent the past 40 years as a professional performer, writer, director, choreographer, and educator. Although Lilly is known locally for her talents as a vocal instructor and acting coach at her local studio, she has also directed and choreographed many productions throughout the years. Musicals include: Carousel, Once Upon a Mattress, Bye Bye Birdie, Lil Abner, and Oliver! Lilly has also created many original cabarets and musical reviews such as A Whole Lotta Cole and Goddess Sings the Blues.

When working with young people, Lilly has used theatre as a tool for developing the whole child, and has developed youth theatre programs in various schools and theatres in New England. She has staged many original works for children and adolescents such as Ali’s World, The Sherwood Diaries, Rudolph-A Winter’s Tail, and the critically acclaimed, Ready, Set…Grow!, for The Young Actors’ Guild in Portsmouth, NH.

A member of Actor’s Equity since 1972, Lilly has performed a wide variety of roles from the Peggy Clown in the National Company #1 of Godspell, to Lucky in a non-traditional production of Waiting for Godot with the New England Theatre Project of Portsmouth, NH.

Also an accomplished singer, Lilly has performed in numerous nightclubs and cabarets throughout the years, most notably with pianist Bobby Peaco. Lilly holds a degree in Human Development/Psychology from Lesley University and a certificate as a facilitator of Expressive Arts Education from Salve Regina’s Healing Arts Institute.

She currently works at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI as the Assistant to the Office of Academic Affairs. Lilly’s eclectic experiences in education, and as a professional performer, writer, director, and choreographer have led her to explore unique perspectives in education, meaning-making, healing arts, and human development through the expressive and
performing arts.


MICHAEL GOLDBERG (Percussion) was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and began studying drums when 8 years old. In his youth he studied vibraphone with Ray Alexander (of the George Shearing Quintet) and performed in concert with pianist Marian McPartland and vocalist Maxine Sullivan. Today he performs in Klezmer bands, sings in a choir and holds a BA in Music from URI.

FIRST HAND THEATRICAL Kevin Olson established First Hand Theatrical in 2013 and has created two original scripts for the company – “Interrupting The Sermon” (presented at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival in 2015) and “This Is My Story: Mayses, 1938-1948″ (presented at URI Feinstein Campus Arts and Culture in 2016). First Hand Theatrical creates original theater productions using primary source material drawn mainly from diverse cultural and social histories.

Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fringe PVD: The Immaculate Big Bang

The Immaculate Big Bang
Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of  answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life and death (not necessarily in that order).

Bill takes on some of the biggest questions since the Big Bang, including:
–  Are you better off praying to God or Siri?
– Do your internet searches affect your karma?
– Why is the Virgin Mary such an attention whore?
– Could an infinite number of monkeys, texting away on an infinite number of smart phones, for an infinite amount of time, have written this show?

Come share a little space-time with Bill and watch him try to figure it all out…

The Immaculate Big Bang – Bill Santiago Official Website.

Fringe PVD: Verge
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Verge
Verge
Part 1 – Greatness
Part 2 – DespairVerge – Part 1 – Greatness (2015) is a contemporary ballet piece in 3 sections. At its heart are 3 young girls setting out to forge professional dance careers. Emotionally, the piece begins with camaraderie, progresses to excitement and anticipation, and concludes with competition. (9 dancers; 7 minutes)

Verge – Part 2 – Despair (2016) A dance-theatre work exploring a woman’s struggle through darkness and despair.
(6 dancers; 23 minutes)

Company: Freedom Dances
Director / Choreographer: Nicole C. Laliberté
Featuring Whitney Cover, Allison Dufficy, Maddey Francoeur, Caroline Kory, Jill Laquidara, Brittany Lombardi, Rebekah Ross, Delaney Smail, Hanna Wegener

Nicole’s bio:
Nicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, performed with Sidelong Dance Co., Boston Dance Co., EBA Dance Theatre, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole has danced, taught, and choreographed in Rhode Island, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from UNCG 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.  For two decades Nicole traveled extensively making dances, performing, learning and teaching dance.  Having returned to her native Rhode Island, she is currently on faculty at South County Movement Center and Extensions School of Dance, where she is thrilled to be working with promising young dancers.

“I am passionate about the art of teaching dance.  I have found through my own struggles of crafting my technique that it is of vital importance to work with each student’s instrument differently in order to guide her toward becoming the best dancer she can be.  Some students learn by doing, other by watching, hearing the music, counting, or perhaps by metaphor or imagery.  I enjoy the journey of finding what works for each individual dancer.   It’s a mutually rewarding moment when the student grasps a concept and has that ah-ha moment, it is a great joy.”

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, Boston Regional Youth America Grand Prix, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.

Vimeo Links:
Main Page: https://vimeo.com/nicoleclaliberte
(Part 1 – Greatness):  https://vimeo.com/154329547
(Part 2- Despair):  https://vimeo.com/162282597

Website:
www.nicoleclaliberte.com


Twin Foxes, Au Revoir (NJ), Tyler Daniel Bean (VT), The Hurt Ensemble @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 1:00 am

torj

Tor Johnson Records and Orb Weaver Press.
-Twin Foxes
-Au Revoir
-Tyler Daniel Bean
-The Hurt Ensemble

Fringe PVD: Willie Filkowski Welcomes You To Florida, the Sunshine State!
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fringe PVD: Willie Filkowski Welcomes You To Florida, the Sunshine State!

Willie Filkowski Welcomes You to Florida the Sunshine State 
written & performed by Willie Filkowski

It’s the invitation you never wanted to the place you’ve always lived. Willie Filkowski Welcomes You to Florida the Sunshine State is a sort of busted illustration of the place: a playground for human ignorance, wild optimism, bureaucratic failure, and weather–both defiant of popular imagination and deeply reflective of it. In this solo performance, which won Fringe Spirit Award at the Asheville Fringe Festival, Willie assembles a collage of popular myth and personal narrative on stage using storytelling, dance, and video.

In ‘Finding Florida, a True History of the Sunshine State,’ TD Allman writes, “Florida is the Play-Doh state. Take the goo; mold it to your dream. Then watch the dream ooze back into goo. People are constantly ruining Florida; Florida is constantly ruining them back.”

Willie hopes to ruin Florida in his own special way.

ARTIST BIO:

Willie Filkowski is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn. He has a BFA in Interarts Performance from the University of Michigan, and is currently completing training as a New York City Teaching Fellow. He typically works with smarter and more talented accomplices like Brita Thorne (Fargo/Faygo/Faygo/Fargo), Nola Smith (moves for nobodies) & Corey Smith (Who is Luther Burbank?), and Gabrielle DeCaro (The School of Professional Wrestling.) He hopes to one day become a Weimaraner. www.filkowski.com

Jul
31
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 31 @ 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).

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/silkscreen-intensive

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing as participants design, print, and exchange a multiple color print with a maximum dimension of 8″x10″. The morning will be dedicated to creating hand drawn stencils focusing on the design of a multiple color print. Participants spend the afternoon learning proper printing techniques, troubleshooting, and tips for registration. The workshop will end with a print exchange.