Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Sep 24 @ 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.


Modern Dance for the Body/Mind/Soul with Nicole Laliberte @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 24 @ 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.



Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Tuesdays, September 18th and 25th, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Elizabeth Jweinat

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A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Introduction to the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Instructor: Larry Z


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  • Two – Session workshop Offered in June, July, August and September!! 
  • Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles AND learn how to use the vinyl cutter to make stickers, signs, and more! This class will cover the basics of using the laser and vinyl cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters.This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like!Our laser cutter is an Epilog Mini 24 The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall. We also have a cylindrical attachment that allows you to etch cylinders such as glassware. AS220’s vinyl cutter is a Roland Camm-1 CX-24 and can take vinyl rolls of 15″ and 24″ in width.After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project. Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing this follow up session.Prerequisites:

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

Visual Storytelling: Comic Book Artists & Illustrators @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, September 4th, 11th, 8th and 26th; 6pm-9pm

Cost: $120

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Any pro will tell you the road to becoming a better cartoonist or illustrator is storytelling. The art forms are all about conveying a narrative. This workshop is a perfect crash course for anyone wanting to learn how to make comics, graphic novels or illustrations that speak to a viewer. Whether it’s start forward, abstract, traditional or digital, all the basics will be covered in this intensive class. This workshop is geared for ages 13 and up.

Instructor : Steve Mardo is a freelance illustrator from Rhode Island who has studied

at the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his BFA in illustration from MassArt in Boston. Clients include American Cancer Society, Northeastern Magazine, Dig Boston, The Pet Gazette, The Motif Magazine, Light Publications, Locust Moon Comics, Hope Media, Middle Center Productions, Improper Bostonian, Rhode Island Monthly. His art has also been showcased at Gallery X, AS220, 13 Forest Gallery, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center and Gallery 1988. Mardo independently prints his own comic Big Jackson through his comic book company Angry Baby Comics.


Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Card
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, epaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement.  Her barre exercises allow time to warm up slowly while developing the alignment, strength, and precision  that create freedom in the center.  Dancers slow down for the the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   Ann especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet, and she offers options throughout the class so dancers can tailor exercises to the level of challenge they each need.


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.AnnDitmarsHuyck

Bummer Club RI. #4 @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 1:00 am


Meeting #4
An open mic for refreshingly depressing rants, sad stories and poems.
Hosted by Joe-Lou from

Come out and vent with us. Got a story you couldn’t tell because you didn’t wanna crush the mood? Now’s your chance. Maybe your poems are a bit too drab for yer local coffee shop? Bring them here.

Rants are welcome! No preperation is nessisary.
Bummer club is not always fun- but it is engaging and cathartic.

Doors at 9:00
Sign up at 9:15
Speaking start at 9:30

Each person gets a 5min time slot.
(more time may be available depending on turnout)
$5 donation at the door. All proceeds after venue cost will be donated to the Sojourner house

1.This event is not intended as a support group. None of us are experts. We are just sharing stories.

2. This event is not “Emo” or “Gothic”. We are not trying to make fun of any culture. This event is not satire. Comedy IS welcome, but not at the expense of anyone participating.

3. While this is a gloomy event, please be mindful of everyone within the space.

Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 26 @ 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.


Intro to Podcasting @ AS220 Media Arts
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Wednesdays, Sept 12th, 19th and 26th , 6-9pm, $120

Instructor: Jacob Haller

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Listening to podcasts is a way to entertain yourself, keep yourself informed, and hear from people you wouldn’t otherwise hear from, and more and more people are starting to publish them. In this class, we will talk about different kinds of podcasts, what makes a good podcast, and go over the basics of recording and editing a podcast episode using Hindenburg Journalist, and publishing a podcast using a service like ShoutEngine or Libsyn. It’s recommended that you listen to at least one podcast before starting this class.  We will also record and release a short-run podcast.

Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Sep 26 @ 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.

Liz Moniz Comedy Presents: Ray Harrington @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 26 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am



“Ray Harrington is one of the best ‘under the radar’ comics in the country. No two of his shows are the same.” – Motif Magazine
Ray’s documentary BE A MAN won the LA Comedy Festival and was featured as ‘New and Noteworthy’ Internationally on iTunes before premiering exclusively on Hulu. His first album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, debuted at the top of the comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes. His latest album, Overwhelmed, debuted at Number 1 on Amazon and at the top of the Billboard Comedy Charts.
Porn in Public: Aural Sex Season 2 Release Party @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
41089019_10217385715259101_2229281038159314944_oJoin Aural Sex, a queer sex podcast, as we celebrate the launch of our second season! Interactive events include: recording, listening, drawing, writing, feeling, touching, thinking, dancing. Doors open at 6, Mister Sister-sponsored sex toy raffle at 7:30!
Free with a suggested donation– proceeds go to COYOTE RI and the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health.


Echo Rider, Your Are My Only Friend, and Heartsick Satellite @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 1:00 am
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

(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.


Se Aculilló? | la sutura tierna @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Sep 28 @ 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.

LIFEBOAT OPERA: An Immersive Survival Installation @ AS220 Black Box
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

LIFEBOAT OPERA is an immersive survival fantasy where the audience becomes active participants in completing the story. It is a game, it is a performance, it is a collection of people interacting with a concept through the mediums of film and sculpture.

We will divine a forecast for the carnal longevity of animalus hominum + methods of preparedness for the the increased affection of these sensuous beasts, YOU on planet EARTH.

Minuscule and mammoth catastrophes as catalyst for mutation of perception and social relation. 

Brought to you by Mimi Pepini [Mia Pinheiro] and Astro Lyddie [Lydia Kern] 

9/28+9/29 @8PM | 9/30 @2PM+@8PM
AS220 [95 Empire St. Providence R.I.]
TIX $20 at door or at



#lifeboatopera #immersiveperformance #animalushominum #fantasy


Oroboro, Tundrastomper, Rong and Objects in Mirror @ AS220 Main Stage
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 1:00 am

38046174_1913108895660678_3591727209426976768_nGimme Noise is STOKED to bring you this beauty of a bill!

Oroboro and Tundrastomper are touring from the distant lands of Western Massachusetts. Come check out a night full of great music and support the touring bands by checking out their new albums and merch :)

Oroboro (You know them. You love them. Your dad loves them)

Tundrastomper (indie dreamy rock you can get groovy to)

Rong ( excellent new-ish Boston freakout punk)

Objects in Mirror (new pvd dark dream pop project ft. members of XR Tabs)

All Ages

Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturdays, September 22nd and 29th, 2pm-6pm: $100

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  • 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.

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

    Instructor: Larry Zagorsky