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Jul
20
Fri
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE BALLET  9:15am-10:45am
(prior ballet experience required)
w/Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Come dance in community and find freedom within your ballet technique!  This class follows the traditional format, progressing from barre and center exercises to movement across the floor, and assumes prior knowledge of most ballet vocabulary.  Ann offers options so dancers can tailor the class to their needs, and she designs combinations to emphasize expression and movement while challenging the mind and body.  Wear what’s comfortable for you and enjoy ballet in a positive, non-competitive atmosphere.  Soft ballet slippers are recommended, and anyone wishing to dance on pointe is welcome to do so!

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.

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Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 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.

TNMOT AZTRO presents EQUATORS @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ASS220 POSTER 1

Hartford-based company TNMOT AZTRO Performance Art and Dance Installation LLC, will premiere EQUATORS for the first time in Providence at AS220.

Through movement, sound, diagrams and conversation, EQUATORS depicts how marginalized populations experience the adversity associated with climate change. The performance examines how our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being is affected by our environment, the deaths that take place in those environments or climates and how we react to human made boundaries due to climate change and environmental unawareness.

Utilizing heavy, stark sculptural elements and complex lighting designs, the installation reflects on quality of life, territory, order, queerness and racial divides manifested in homes, neighborhoods and geography due to the impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.  Audience members who attend this work may be provoked to rethink their expectations of climate, human-made boundaries, bodies, anthropomorphism, and environmental waste.

 

Binge Magick, Cross Rhode Blues, Color and Friends, and Alternate Weekends @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:00 am

BINGE MAGICK

Binge Magick is a high energy rock band mixing influences from Jimi Hendrix to Modest Mouse and beyond. They combine driving psychedelic grooves with the melodic vocals of their lead singer to create an inviting and uplifting performance.

In the last couple weeks they have performed at Bull McCabe’s in Somerville and Somerville Porchfest, each time drawing a crowd of around 100 people!

CROSS RHODE BLUES

Cross Rhode Blues is a Modern Blues duo consisting of seasoned Blues harmonica veteran Kevin Baker and young talent Ben Boisclair! There repertoire is eclectic and musically complex for a blues duo. Ben is a multi instrumental singer song writer with a big booming voice that is a one man show by himself! Together they are one of Rhode Islands up and coming bands that will recording there second release of all original songs this year! It’s the Blues Baby!

COLOR AND FRIENDS 

Color & Friends is a five piece Acoustic Alt Rock Group, blending a wide variety of influences and elements including rock, funk, folk, jazz, and jam.

With over two hours of poetic and melodious originals and over one hundred covers spanning from Citizen Cope to The Talking Heads, Dave Matthews Band to CCR, The Grateful Dead to Trampled By Turtles, C & F is sure to please all in attendence with their high energy performances

ALTERNATE WEEKENDS

What’s old is new again; our sound starts with straight-ahead melodic rock but with healthy doses of funk, metal, and jazz influences thrown in.

TNMOT AZTRO presents EQUATORS @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ASS220 POSTER 1

Hartford-based company TNMOT AZTRO Performance Art and Dance Installation LLC, will premiere EQUATORS for the first time in Providence at AS220.

Through movement, sound, diagrams and conversation, EQUATORS depicts how marginalized populations experience the adversity associated with climate change. The performance examines how our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being is affected by our environment, the deaths that take place in those environments or climates and how we react to human made boundaries due to climate change and environmental unawareness.

Utilizing heavy, stark sculptural elements and complex lighting designs, the installation reflects on quality of life, territory, order, queerness and racial divides manifested in homes, neighborhoods and geography due to the impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.  Audience members who attend this work may be provoked to rethink their expectations of climate, human-made boundaries, bodies, anthropomorphism, and environmental waste.

Jul
21
Sat
Photoshop for Everyone! @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Dates| Saturdays, July 7th, 14th and 21st, 10am – 1pm: $120

Learn the Basics of Photoshop!

Introduction to Photoshop will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Photoshop CC including scanning artwork, photo correction, resizing, working with text and saving your files. We’ll also dive into using layers, effects, and masking. After the first session, students are invited to propose their own project or work through a series of exercise to better understand Photoshops many features. We will work mostly with photographic images, although key concepts in the class will aid in beginning more advanced, design based projects. No Photoshop experience is required and handouts will be provided for easy reference. At the end you’ll walk away with an inkjet print of your work!

Instructor: Sean Solley
Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturdays, July 21st and 28th, 2pm-6pm: $100

Register Here 

  • Two-session Workshop Offered June, July, August and September! 
    This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

    Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

    This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

    Prerequisites
    While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design.

    Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Jul 21 @ 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!

TNMOT AZTRO presents EQUATORS @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ASS220 POSTER 1

Hartford-based company TNMOT AZTRO Performance Art and Dance Installation LLC, will premiere EQUATORS for the first time in Providence at AS220.

Through movement, sound, diagrams and conversation, EQUATORS depicts how marginalized populations experience the adversity associated with climate change. The performance examines how our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being is affected by our environment, the deaths that take place in those environments or climates and how we react to human made boundaries due to climate change and environmental unawareness.

Utilizing heavy, stark sculptural elements and complex lighting designs, the installation reflects on quality of life, territory, order, queerness and racial divides manifested in homes, neighborhoods and geography due to the impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.  Audience members who attend this work may be provoked to rethink their expectations of climate, human-made boundaries, bodies, anthropomorphism, and environmental waste.

 

The Donkeys, Vudu Sister, Eric and the Nothing @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 am

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The pride of San Diego

http://www.donkeysongs.com

Eric and The Nothing

Eric and the Nothing is a Garage Rock/Doo-Wop Style band based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Fronted by Singer/Songwriter Eric Shane. Should be good.

https://ericandthenothing.bandcamp.com

Vudu Sister
Hello, we are Vudu Sister and we’re here to celebrate Death.
www.paypal.me/vudusister
www.twitter.com/vudusister
www.soundcloud.com/vudusister

Sunday, July 21st
8 bucks
All ages
Doors at 9:00, show starts at 9:30!!

TNMOT AZTRO presents EQUATORS @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ASS220 POSTER 1

Hartford-based company TNMOT AZTRO Performance Art and Dance Installation LLC, will premiere EQUATORS for the first time in Providence at AS220.

Through movement, sound, diagrams and conversation, EQUATORS depicts how marginalized populations experience the adversity associated with climate change. The performance examines how our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being is affected by our environment, the deaths that take place in those environments or climates and how we react to human made boundaries due to climate change and environmental unawareness.

Utilizing heavy, stark sculptural elements and complex lighting designs, the installation reflects on quality of life, territory, order, queerness and racial divides manifested in homes, neighborhoods and geography due to the impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.  Audience members who attend this work may be provoked to rethink their expectations of climate, human-made boundaries, bodies, anthropomorphism, and environmental waste.

Jul
22
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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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Video Editing Basics with Adobe Premiere CC @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sundays, July 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 11am – 2pm, Cost: $160

Instructor: Jacob Dixon

Register online: http://shop.as220.org/products/video-basics

This is a four-session workshop to teach you the basics to get you up and running to edit video.

- July 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 11am to 2pm -

The work you do in art, education, marketing, or advocacy work can benefit from video projects and this workshop will show you the essential tools and workflow to make a video from start to finish. Maybe you are a beginner waiting to make your first project or want to move from iMovie to software that gives you more creative control, this workshop is for you. The class as a whole will walk through the entire editing and post-production process for making a short one-minute video using media provided to you.

Get up to speed on the basics of video editing and post-production including:

• Importing and organizing your files
• Choosing your shots
• Basics of editing your project
• Adjusting the audio
• Adding titles and credits
• Exporting your project
• Uploading your video to the web

The AS220 Media Arts lab is equipped with Apple computers and the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite. You are welcome to bring your own computer as long as you have Adobe Premiere which can be downloaded here and comes with a trial.

Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 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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Rhythm Fitness @ Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Class! RHYTHM FITNESS 4:00-5:00PM
w/ Ebun Shittu and Ruth Saah
$5 Drop In
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Rhythm Fitness is an active, high energy African dance experience. The moves incorporated in the class is accompanied by afrobeats music for a modern day feel but still encompasses traditional and contemporary movements. Rhythm Fitness is meant to provide its participants with a fun filled yet effective workout. The classes include yoga and pilates style stretches, which are followed by aerobics (African-style of course!), and the teaching of a dance to afrobeats music. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!

 

Ebunoluwa Shittu was born in Lagos, Nigeria and brings her love and passion for dance to the United States. Ebunoluwa has always saw dance as a way to express her love for her culture. With years of dance experience, Ebunoluwa strives to bring her love and talent to Providence as she co-instructs Rhythm Fitness Dance workshops.

 

Ruth Saah was born in Liberia. Ruth possessed a love for dance since she was a little girl. Growing up and through various experiences, Ruth has been exposed to many different types of dance including; Ballet, Salsa, and Sabar. Ruth is also involved with a dance organization ALIMIA which is based at the University of Rhode Island. Ruth has held many leadership positons in the organization and is currently an external member. Ruth also currently co-instructs Rhythm Fitness Dance workshops.

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TNMOT AZTRO presents EQUATORS @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ASS220 POSTER 1

Hartford-based company TNMOT AZTRO Performance Art and Dance Installation LLC, will premiere EQUATORS for the first time in Providence at AS220.

Through movement, sound, diagrams and conversation, EQUATORS depicts how marginalized populations experience the adversity associated with climate change. The performance examines how our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well being is affected by our environment, the deaths that take place in those environments or climates and how we react to human made boundaries due to climate change and environmental unawareness.

Utilizing heavy, stark sculptural elements and complex lighting designs, the installation reflects on quality of life, territory, order, queerness and racial divides manifested in homes, neighborhoods and geography due to the impacts of zoning, segregation and gentrification.  Audience members who attend this work may be provoked to rethink their expectations of climate, human-made boundaries, bodies, anthropomorphism, and environmental waste.

 

Jul
23
Mon
DIY Electronics: Make Your Own Arduino @ AS220 Labs
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Mondays, July 23rd and 30th, $125
Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Learn how to solder and program electronics in this introductory workshop. The price of the workshop covers the cost of the kit being built, soldering equipment is also provided. We will be assembling an Educato Kit: an Arduino-compatable microcontroller that is perfect for beginners and prototyping new projects.
The first session will go over each electronic component used in assembly, the layout of the board, and troubleshooting to ensure proper assembly. The second session will go over reading schematics, the basics of electric theory, the Arduino language, programming and circuit assembly on a breadboard.
Participants will leave with soldering skills and a fancy new tool to add to their arsenal of creativity. With this knowledge, you will also be able to make simple repairs on electronics that were once thought broken for good. Educato Kit is provided.
Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New Class! Hip Hop 5:30-7:00
w/Michael Diaz
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. We’ll finish class  off with a cool down.

 

 

Michael Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. At the age of 11 years old, Michael was inspired by a music video of Chris Brown, and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He was mentored by Kelvin Fabian, Tovah Muro and Rhode Island’s notable teacher Nikki Carrara. He is known for his ability to improv and for his stage presence. His participation in national conventions and competitions resulted in various scholarships including The Alvin Ailey program and Broadway Dance Studio both in NYC. After graduating from a performing arts high school In 2015, Michael decided to continue his journey of dance by joining an urban dance company called “Thr3e Live Dance Co. He is currently still with them and defining.

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Modern Dance for the Body/Mind/Soul with Nicole Laliberte @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Modern  Dance for the Mind,Body, and Soul with Nicole Laliberte// Mondays @7:00-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

Class will begin lying on the floor, gently exploring natural movement patterns, drawing upon the somatic principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement.  Standing exercises in the center emphasize articulation of the joints, strength and fluidity of the core and spine, and the body’s natural breath and momentum. Across the floor combinations focus on rhythm, elevations, turns, and changes in level, direction, and dynamic.  Influences include the traditional techniques of Horton, Limon, and Cunningham with constant attention to contemporary safe dance practices.  While some dance experience is ideal, this class is adaptable to each student’s level of experience and anatomical structure.  

Nicole Laliberte is the artistic director of Freedom Dances, and has 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 The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 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. Ms. Laliberté has staged choreography at Providence College, UNCG, The Boston Conservatory, The Boston Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, AS220, James Madison University, Darton College, Rhode Island College, the North Carolina Dance Festival, the Charlotte Dance Festival, Old Dominion University’s Regional Choreographers’ Showcase, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, Fringe PVD, Cary Academy, American Dance Festival’s Acts to Follow Series, 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.

 

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