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Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch & Strength with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30 // $13 drop-in/ $10 class package

This one hour fitness class brings the joy of aerobic dance movement and other somatic practices to athletic training. Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility. All fitness levels welcome! Leave your sneakers at the door!

Angie Hartley is a 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.

photo Relja Kojik

photo Relja Kojik

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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.

 

 

OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ AS220
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 1:00 am

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* Doesn’t mean you have to sew or know how to sew!  Knitters, crafters, jewelry-makers, solderers, weavers, puppetmakers, cookie munchers and everyone welcome! Ideas go flying! Collaborations are born. This is legit where the magic happens.

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Sewing Circle is a making-night that welcomes anyone who wants to make something with their hands while in the company of others. All types of art and craft welcome! Bring your sewing, knitting, weaving, drawing, watercoloring, block-printing, jewelry-making, coloring book, wittling, gluesticks, whatever to the space and enjoy socializing with like-minded makers of Providence. Come grab a bite to eat at Foo(d), a cozy beverage and settle into our little community of making. All are welcome! Laid back vibes…

Here’s how it works:

I’ll set up a table, some chairs and maybe some shared materials. You bring a project and your fun conversation. We listen to music, make stuff and hang. Laid back vibes.

We have
power outlets
big tables to share
smaller tables to isolate your work
music
a full bar
lots of space

YOU CAN BRING:
lighting
sewing machines
table looms
iron/board
cutting mats
anything fun

come by!

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Songs to Drive Cars, Baggie Rajwah, Valley Reverse and Mic P @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 1 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 2 @ 1:00 am
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Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // 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! 

Katie 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.

Paper Theatre by Great Small Works and Facto Teatro @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Paper Theatre by Great Small Works and Facto Teatro @ AS220's Blackbox

Great Small Works members Trudi Cohen and John Bell are teaming up with Facto Teatro from Mexico City and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin to share a program of Paper Theater for theaters and community centers across New England.

Wednesday Sept 2nd, 730 PM, $15 regular admission, free entry for Brown/RISD students with ID.

THE PROGRAM

Facto Teatro:  Don Chico Con Alas (Don Chico with Wings)

Performed by Alejandro Benítez, Antonio Cerezo and Armando Tapia.

 

Based on a story by the Mexican writer Eraclio Zepeda, Facto Teatro’s Don Chico lives in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. To go from one village to another he must come down the mountain, cross the jungle, then the river and up the opposite hill.  He decides he needs to build himself a pair of wings and fly, to reach the sky before national holidays.  A story of ingenuity, creativity, surrealism and human adventure, which tells us that, for some, the sky is the limit.

 

Facto Teatro and Barbara Steinitz: Duraznos azules (Blue Peaches)

Based on a Mexican tale, design by Barbara Steinitz, construction by Facto Teatro and Barbara Steinitz. Performed by Alejandro Benítez and Barbara Steinitz.

 

Eight-year-old Pedro wants to find out why the peach tree in grandmother’s garden is producing blue peaches. But the adults always give him the same answer: “There are no blue peaches, boy.” First collaboration between Facto Teatro, based in Mexico City, and Barbara Steinitz from Berlin, Blue Peaches was produced in collaboration with and premiered at the 26th Preetzer Papiertheatertreffen (Paper Theater Festival) in Preetz, Germany, 2013.

 

Trudi Cohen and John Bell:  Living Newspaper, Episode Two: Sidewalk Ballet

A recent Toy Theater series, the name Living Newspaper is a nod to the docu-drama form developed by the Federal Theater Project  in the 1930s, and inspired by our work with Great Small Works’ news-based Toy Theater work, “Terror As Usual.”  This second episode contemplates the life of the city, featuring Jane Jacobs, Robert Moses, a burning bush, and the sidewalk.

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ThunderBug, Voodoo Cuisine, Deceiving Texture, and Hombres Del Mar @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 3 @ 1:00 am
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Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
 Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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And then That Happened….Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
And then That Happened....Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox

A repeat and final showing of Christopher Johnson Spoken Word Artist.  Solo performance where not only will there be performance poetry, but the stories of how the poems were created as Christopher Johnson gives intimate detail of being a dad, performance poet, and the challenges of balancing between the two in the creative process. What FUN!!!

 

$10, free for Brown and RISD Students

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Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 3 @ 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
4
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And then That Happened….Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
And then That Happened....Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox

A repeat and final showing of Christopher Johnson Spoken Word Artist.  Solo performance where not only will there be performance poetry, but the stories of how the poems were created as Christopher Johnson gives intimate detail of being a dad, performance poet, and the challenges of balancing between the two in the creative process. What FUN!!!

 

$10, free for Brown and RISD Students

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SPITEHOUSE / KYOTY / LAND OF FIRES / CASINO HUNKS @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 5 @ 1:00 am
Live Bait: Race @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Race

 

The themes at Live Bait have always been open to personal interpretation. It has always been about “any way, shape or form.” The only constriction (besides the six minute time limit) is that the stories are TRUE STORIES: not rants, not routines, not fairy tales. This has been true for the last seven years and will be true for as long as Live Bait exists. With that in mind, September’s theme is “Race.” Do you have a story to tell?

 

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits September’s theme, come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your 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

10:00pm Friday, September 4th, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

Sep
5
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Sep 5 @ 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!

And then That Happened….Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
And then That Happened....Again! featuring Christopher Johnson @ AS220's Blackbox

A repeat and final showing of Christopher Johnson Spoken Word Artist.  Solo performance where not only will there be performance poetry, but the stories of how the poems were created as Christopher Johnson gives intimate detail of being a dad, performance poet, and the challenges of balancing between the two in the creative process. What FUN!!!

 

$10, free for Brown and RISD Students

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Whenskiesaregray, Terror Eyes, There is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set & Ember Wreath @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 5 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 1:00 am

Whenskiesaregray are post hardcore buddies on tour from Balitimore.
https://whenskiesaregray.bandcamp.com/

Terror Eyes are a PVD emoviolence trio. In the vein of Pg. 99.
https://terroreyesri.bandcamp.com/

There is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set hail from Boston. Spastic, Loud, and Noisey. Don’t forget your ear plugs.
https://tinwwyts.bandcamp.com/

Ember Wreath is an experimental post rock solo project. Ex Native Wildlife.
http://emberwreath.com/

9pm
$6

Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Sep 5 @ 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
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Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 6 @ 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).

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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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