Calendar

Oct
19
Sat
Beginner Ballet Plus @ Dance Studio
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Beginner Ballet plus workshop is a monthly class series that offers students who have beginner level training of 1 to 2 years a chance to learn and grow with their knowledge of ballet. It is also an opportunity for students who have a few more years of ballet to work slowly on specifics. These workshops will feature a rotation of AS220’s instructors offering students the opportunity to experience different approaches to the same level curriculum. Classes are held Saturdays 9-10:15am, in our dance studio at 95 Empire St., 3rd Floor.

This is not a drop-in course. These workshops are offered as 4-week packages only. Students must pre-register by purchasing the Beginner Plus Ballet Workshop class package online in advance (here)  ($40 total for 4 classes). Please bring your receipt to your first class: Brown students bring your ID.

Beginner Ballet Plus @ Dance Studio
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Beginner Ballet plus workshop is a monthly class series that offers students who have beginner level training of 1 to 2 years a chance to learn and grow with their knowledge of ballet. It is also an opportunity for students who have a few more years of ballet to work slowly on specifics. These workshops will feature a rotation of AS220’s instructors offering students the opportunity to experience different approaches to the same level curriculum. Classes are held Saturdays 9-10:15am, in our dance studio at 95 Empire St., 3rd Floor.

This is not a drop-in course. These workshops are offered as 4-week packages only. Students must pre-register by purchasing the Beginner Plus Ballet Workshop class package online in advance (here)  ($40 total for 4 classes). Please bring your receipt to your first class: Brown students bring your ID.

Riotous Outburst Fall-Fest 6 @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 20 @ 1:00 am

The 6th annual Riotous Outburst Records Fall-Fest!

NERVESHATTER —
NYC noisey hardcore

Drainage —
Long Beach, CA doomed-out HC

Street Feet —
Binghamton, NY grindcore champs

Slashers —
NYC skate thrash, members of Ramming Speed and Prostitution

The Hate Street Dialogue —
local RI harsh-as-fuck hip hop maniacs

Flapjack Attack —
CT/RI party thrash/hardcore-punk

Red Mantis —
RI rock’n’roll motherfuckers

Litter —
brand new PVD fastcore with members of DxCx/Caves/Moisturizer

ALL AGES

doors 5:30/bands 6:30

$10

Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.  Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Movement for the Movement : Therapeutic Dance with Ezme Webb @ AS220 Dance Studio
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Pay-What-You-Can!

Brown Belt Nia Teacher & Therapeutic Dance Facilitator Ezme Webb-Hines fuses Dance Arts (Modern Contemporary, Duncan, Jazz), Martial Arts (Tai-Chi, Tae Kwon Doe, Aikido) and Healing Arts (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Yoga) into hour-long creative movement fun applicable to all capabilities and goals, from dance beginners to professional athletes.
Oct
20
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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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Signmaking with the Vinyl Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

35683046360_0dba6f7907_zLearn how to make professional quality signs and stickers in minutes on the Roland vinyl cutter.

  • Sunday October 20, 11-2pm

Workshop Description

Learn how to use this tool to cut vinyl graphics! This class will cover the basics of using the vinyl cutter, techniques for making signs, and the software tools for preparing work for the cutter. The Labs has a Roland CX-24 Vinyl Cutter that can work with material up to 24″ wide. This is a very simple and easy to use machine in the Labs. You can make all sorts of signs, decals, stencils for your house, business, car, gallery, etc.
If you would like to cut a project out on the vinyl cutter, please bring a vector design file with you to class.
 
Materials
The Labs will supply materials for this workshop.
Instructor: Ryan Pease
Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 20 @ 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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Edit, Mix, Master: Music Production 101 @ AS220 Industries
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create an mp3 with you own song made from scratch!
  • Sundays October 20 + 27, 2-5pm
  • Sundays December 8 + 15, 2-5pm

Music Production, offered in the Media Lab at AS220 Industries, is where participants can create their own original songs, regardless of experience with music-making. In this class, songs will emerge through the process of learning the elements of music, song arrangement, editing, and mastering through the Mac software Logic Pro X.

This workshop is split into two sessions. The first will focus on the production software and will explore genre, basic music theory, and arrangement. The second session is focused on editing, mixing, and mastering. This workshop will feel like an open paint night, with a common prompt for everyone, to accommodate both experienced musicians with specific goals as well as those interested in simply learning something new. Participants can expect to walk away from this class with an mp3 of their own original music!

Instructor: Anthony Andrade

Anthony “A.M.” Andrade (he/him/his) is a queer musician, dancer, teaching artist, visual-performance artist, songwriter, and youth advocate from Providence, RI.

A classically trained pianist, and currently a teaching artist at AS220 Youth and RI Training School, Anthony also co-facilitates an after-school songwriting program at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Under the name “Ant Meridiem” (A.M.), he has released four self-produced albums in addition to working as an independent producer for musicians nationwide. 

 

Oct
21
Mon
Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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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Offset Intensive @ AS220 Industries
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

offsetGet certified to use the ABDick Offset Press in this four-week introductory class. 

Mondays October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, 6pm-10pm 

Colorful ‘zines, single-page artists’ books, posters, and flyers can all be created in large quantities using the Printshop’s Offset Press. The first class will be spent in the Media Arts Lab using the Adobe Creative Suite to turn your ideas into formatted files ready for the press.

You will learn how to run the ABDick 9850 Offset Press – a commercial press capable of creating Hundreds of prints in a matter of minutes. Finishing Processes Including will be covered using our pneumatic folding machine, using our saddle stitch stapler, and trimming on the guillotine.

Instructor : Jacque Bidon

Jacque Bidon is a commercial printer who left the cutthroat world deadlines and designers to work with artists sharing his love of offset printing. Jacque believes in the power of printing to change just about anything. Have a project that you want to see happen? Jacque is the guy with a career of commercial printing to draw upon for solutions.

Advanced Beginner Ballet with Nicole LaLiberte
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Advanced Beginner Ballet – 7 -8:30pm 
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID
Advanced Beginner Ballet is a new weekly course offered in response to the popularity of the Beginner Ballet Plus Saturday workshops.  This level serves as a bridge between the Beginner and Intermediate Sunday ballet classes, designed specifically for students who have 1-2 years of ballet experience. Combinations can be adapted for dancers with more experience, including those who wish to take the class en pointe.  Emphasis will be on continued development of dynamic alignment, carriage of the arms, articulation of the feet and hips, increasing one’s repertoire of steps and knowledge of the ballet vocabulary. Nicole is a warm, inviting teacher with a healthy sense of humor, making the studio environment safe and welcoming for all.
In Conversation with Shepard Fairey: Three Decades of Dissent @ RISD Auditorium
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Monday, October 21st, RISD will present In Conversation with Shepard Fairey: Three Decades of Dissent, from 7–8:00 PM at the RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, Providence. There will be a 15-minute documentary screening about Fairey’s last 30 years of work, followed by a conversation with RISD Senior Critic Tom Roberts. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at risd.cc/OBEY. Public can also watch via https://livestream.com/RISD/shepard-fairey-in-coversation.

Oct
22
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 22 @ 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!

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET 7:00-8:30PM 
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

TITUS ANDRONICUS w/ Mal Blum @ AS220 Main Stage @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 1:00 am

TITUS ANDRONICUS

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An Obelisk is the sixth album from Titus Andronicus, which finds the noted rock band under the stewardship of producer and legendary rocker Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, et al.). This trans-generational meeting of the minds has yielded the most immediate, intense, and unadorned Titus Andronicus record to date. Clocking in at a brisk 38 minutes and change, it is also the shortest. Recorded over six breathless days at Steve Albini’s world-renowned Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, An Obelisk presents the sound of Titus Andronicus, rock band, at its most irreducible, as monolithic as the album’s titular monument.

Curious listeners old and new can take their first careful steps into the shadow of An Obelisk today with the newly unleashed lyric video for lead single “(I Blame) Society.” Directed by longtime collaborator Ray Concepcion, this video brings to life some of the most unsparing verses yet to drip from the poison pen of singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles, leaving just enough room to showcase the majesty of two of America’s most notable obelisks, Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City and the District of Columbia’s Washington Monument.

An Obelisk functions as a kind of companion piece to last year’s A Productive Cough. Taken together, these two records present a panoramic view of Titus Andronicus’ musical interests. If A Productive Cough left listeners wondering what happened to all the fast songs, An Obelisk offers an answer—they are here. Whereas A Productive Cough was slathered with every available bell and whistle, very much a product of the studio and a demonstration of its capacity for “magic,” An Obelisk is built for the stage, the most faithful and true reflection of the Titus Andronicus live sound yet put to tape.

Thusly, An Obelisk has all the trappings of a classic punk album, though, to hear Stickles tell it, it is moreso an album about punk. “The ideology of ‘punk’ supports the elevation of our own interior authority and the degradation of exterior authority, which we recognize to be arbitrary, a tool by which the many are subjugated under the few,” Stickles explains, growing noticeably short of breath. “While the common ‘punk rocker’ will take this as license to piss on the street and generally pursue a lifestyle of nihilistic hedonism, the true ‘punk’ will recognize the price of this freedom. An Obelisk tells the story of one particular individual, someone maybe a lot like you but certainly a lot like me, scouring linty pockets, trying to pay that bill.”

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Oct
23
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Oct 23 @ 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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Mic Madness (Youth Open Mic) @ AS220 Main Stage
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Oct 23 @ 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.