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Dec
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Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 12 @ 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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Intro to Arduino @ AS220 Industries
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Wednesdays December 12 and 19, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

Arduino is an open source platform designed for artists, educators, and designers to be able to develop affordable prototypes for interactive design.  It includes both a stand-alone circuit board with input / output for various components and an IDE (integrated development environment) for programming to provide an easy on-ramp for people learning how to design and program open hardware.  If you’re interested in getting started in electronics, this workshop is a great place to start!

Instructor: Katie Gradowski

Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Wednesdays December 12 and 19, 6-9 pm

Register here!

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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Dec 12 @ 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.

Songwriters in the Round @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

RISA presents Songwriters in the Round at AS220

4 Songwriters ~ 4 Rounds ~ All Acoustic ~ All Original

 

Be a part of the audience, hear some great original music AND help select the theme for next month’s players….

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI

$5 admission

7:00 p.m. ’til 8:30 p.m.

Forktie, Luxury Deathtrap, Lizzy, Lakes & Rivers @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 1:00 am
Dec
13
Thu
New Leaders Council Rhode Island Second Annual Sparking Progress! Winter Fundraiser @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New Leaders Council Rhode Island is excited to announce our Second Annual Sparking Progress! Winter Fundraiser. NLC RI is a progressive leadership training organization. Since 2012 we have graduated 140 new leaders who are involved in progressive issues within their communities. Our Sparking Progress! event is an opportunity to hear five alumni of NLC speak on issues they are passionate about.

Speakers and topics:
Cristian Potter NLC ‘15 – The Misuse of Statistics in Policymaking
Jonathan Jacobs NLC ‘14 – Government Needs Art to Innovate
Jessica Vega NLC ‘18 – Separated: America’s War on Families of Color
Alexander Lucini NLC ‘17 – Reforming the Education Reform Movement
Kunal Vasudev NLC ‘16 – It Might Be Possible: Contradictions as Self-Care

Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts presents: Amor, Pérdida y Expectativas of Jack and Jill
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amor, Pérdida y Expectativas of Jack and Jill

This is a devised piece of experimental theatre that explores the relationship and expectations of Hispanic mothers and their daughters looking closely at the concepts of love, loss and gender roles.
Written, devised, performed and produced by Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts.
Towanda / Bed Death / Cherry Pit / Foxx Doll @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:00 am

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T H E M U S I C:

Towanda: https://towanda.bandcamp.com/
Bed Death: https://beddeath.bandcamp.com/releases
Cherry Pit: https://wearecherrypit.bandcamp.com/
Foxx Doll: https://www.facebook.com/FoxxDollBand/

$10 or PWYC
AS220 (115 Empire Street)
All ages
Doors open 9PM. Show starts 9.30PM. Set times TBA.

The Main Stage at AS220 is a wheel-chair accessible venue.

Respect the space, respect each other and remember to bring yer chunkiest self !!!

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This is a benefit show of local bands for Equal Rights Advocates. ERA is supporting McDonald’s workers in nationwide strike protesting sexual harassment by providing legal support and sponsoring their strike.

Dec
14
Fri
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Dec 14 @ 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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Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts presents: Amor, Pérdida y Expectativas of Jack and Jill
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amor, Pérdida y Expectativas of Jack and Jill

This is a devised piece of experimental theatre that explores the relationship and expectations of Hispanic mothers and their daughters looking closely at the concepts of love, loss and gender roles.
Written, devised, performed and produced by Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts.
Alyssa Kai / Space Camp / Countertops / Death By Chocolate @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:00 am

Alyssa Kai (wmass)
“i want god to come for me and leave me here a lump of clay”

Space Camp (ct)
“Dysphoric at Forever 21″ makeup on canvas, 2015

Jake McKelvie and the Countertops (woo)
“the juggler does not need another amputation”

Death By Chocolate (taylor + noraa)
“since the rolls and pickles are bottomless, this pair of bottoms will pay grudgingly”

Alyssa Kai — lyskoi.bandcamp.com
Death By Chocolate —

$5-10 pwyc for traveling bands!
more info to come!!
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Dec
15
Sat
Girls Rock! RI’s Fall Programming Community Concert @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s winter programming will culminate with a community concert on Saturday, December 15th at AS220 in downtown Providence. This event will showcase what participants have learned over the past 10 weeks of group lessons. Youth and adults will perform original music they created together in group lessons, including: drums, vocals, keyboards, guitar and bass!

FREE and open to the public! Family friendly!

Saturday, December 15th
2:00-3:30pm – Music starts at 2:00pm sharp!

AS220
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Girls Rock! Rhode Island is a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women. For more information and to sign up for classes, visit www.girlsrockri.org.

Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Dec 15 @ 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!

Lytic // Tall Ships // Massa Nera // Labor Hex // Reveries @ AS220 Main Stage
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am

Lytic are an emo grind duo from NYC. Ex-Saetia and Off Minor.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD9u_vLjHPk

Tall Ships Set Sail have not played a show in 4 years! Quirky twinkles from Providence.
https://tallshipsetsail.bandcamp.com/

MASSA NERA are a wonderful group of humans from New Jersey. Latinx melancholic screamo you do not want to miss out on!
https://massanera.bandcamp.com/album/4-way-split

Labor Hex are Boston punk/post hardcore weirdos – current/ex Doomriders, The Red Chord, Wormwood, Phantom Glue, Read Yellow
https://laborhex.bandcamp.com/

reveries are an emotionally violent band, in the vein of all those pretty sounding European screamo bands, from Boston. Members of Lessener!
https://reveriesma.bandcamp.com/

Show will start promptly at 9pm, BE ON TIME!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! RESPECT THE SPACE!
Support the bands, buy merch, chat them up, buy em a beer.

$8

Dec
16
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Core Workout with Daniel Shea // Sundays @9-10am //only $5!  

A gentle workout that uses floor barre, dance and training techniques to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Bring a hand towel; dance shoes or bare feet. Open to everyone- no dance experience required.

Daniel Shea is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a dance and fitness instructor. Since training and fitness are his business (www.shea-training.com) he is passionate about form & discipline…but it has to be enjoyable and fun. Daniel has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. He has studied dance at the – Joy of Movement Center (Boston), Pacific Ballet (San Francisco), Joe Tremaine Dance Center (Los Angeles), Stanley Holden School of Ballet (Los Angeles), Debbie Reynolds Studios (Los Angeles), MJDC Dance Studio (Rhode Island).

Silkscreen Intensive @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Register here!

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

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 16 @ 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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Intermediate Ballet w/ Stephanie Albanese @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Dec 16 @ 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
Dec 16 @ 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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