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Mar
27
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Free Mondays: BLACK BEACH, DATENIGHT, and HOT TRAMPS @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 27 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:00 am
Mar
28
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hatha Yoga with Angie Hartley // Tuesdays @ 5:30-6:30pm // $5 drop-in

This Hatha style yoga class aims to engage a community through open-level group practice.  Student practitioners should expect to receive clear and specific physical cues, while being encouraged to reach beyond a purely physical experience.  The theme of compassionate self-awareness will be woven into each class, building community through understanding and acceptance of the self.

Photo on 9-1-15 at 12.25 PMAngie Hartley is a yoga practioner, dancer, choreographer and teacher.  She received her BA from Keene State College in Theater and Dance and has since showed work and performed at the American Dance Festival, and in Boston, Providence and South Korea. She is certified to teach elementary school in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu School of Yoga.  She is thrilled to share embodied awareness with movers of all abilities and backgrounds.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop-in: 6pm-8:30pm – $7
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

We are always looking for new models, please inquire at: lifedrawing@as220.org

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet // Tuesdays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Classical ballet with an anatomical approach and an emphasis on the joy of movement! This class is designed to build on ballet basics and introduce more advanced movement vocabulary and complex combinations, while approaching the form through a clear understanding of body mechanics. Come discover how to use your body safely and efficiently to create both clarity and expressivity in your dancing.

Betsy MillerBetsy Miller is a dance artist and educator currently based in Providence, RI. She has trained in the Vaganova, Cecchetti, RAD, and Bournonville styles, and combines elements of each along with a somatic approach to ballet.  Her choreography has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas, and she has received funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The Ohio State University. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance, Fusionworks Company and shove gently dance, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Doug Varone, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, Stephanie Turner, and Deb Meunier. Betsy serves as the Dance Coordinator of AS220. She is on faculty at Providence College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College.

 

 

OroborO, Wax On, and The Leaky Roofs @ Psychic Readings
Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 29 @ 1:00 am
The Shelter PVD Presents: Cash Sinatra, Denys Marrows and Lunchbagg @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 28 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 29 @ 1:00 am
Mar
29
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 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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Sacred Harp Singing @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sacred Harp Singing
Join us in the traditional American folk music known as “Shape-Note” or “Sacred Harp.” No musical experience is required and newcomers are always welcome. In Sacred Harp singing, there are no performances and no rehearsals (also, no harps, just your voice). Each event is its own unique gathering of participants. This unaccompanied, four-part harmony singing style started in New England in the 18th century, was developed in the American South in the 19th and 20th centuries, and is now practiced across the country and internationally. Come learn about this inclusive, loud, DIY singing style. You *can* sing!
Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 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.

Comedy Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 29 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 12:30 am

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Please join us on March 29th at AS220 for a fun filled night with hysterical comedians, good food, and drinks to raise money for Planned Parenthood!!

The comedians featured are some of the funniest women in New England and have appeared at Comedy Connection, Dangerfields, Cabot Comedy Club, as well as the Boston and Rhode Island Comedy Festivals!

$10 dollar cover charge (proceeds go to Planned Parenthood!).

Hosts: Liz Moniz and Amamah Sardar

Comedians
Liani Luisa Perez
Kirsten Logan
Jessica Leigh
Susan Dwyer
Featuring: Sarah Martin
Headliner: Jess Miller

Mar
30
Thu
Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm



Thurs, Mar 30, April 6, 13; 6pm-6pm: $160

Register here: shop.as220.org/products/etching

This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

We will cover basic mark-making skills as well as etching press operation. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a ferric chloride solution. We will also teach you ink mixing and application, plate preparation, wiping, paper tearing, and registration.

Students’ specific interests will guide the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on an individual project.

Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18-gauge copper plates (you can choose size, but do not exceed 10″ x 10″), we suggest the RISD 3D Store on North Main St.
-two sheets of Rives BFK paper (Utrecht, Jerry’s, or RISD Store)
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer curved) Utrecht or RISD Store

Instructor: Carey Goodrich

Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Prime Action // Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Prime Action is a contemporary form based in African Diasporic and modern dance traditions that work towards enlivening a presence of be-ing in the body. The class incorporates floor work to develop an agile and responsive central column through the activation and articulation of the pelvis, torso (spine/rib cage), neck and head. Standing center focuses on the coordination and strengthening of the extremities with exercises for the hands and arms, legs and feet. Traveling work integrates various elements of floor and center work with progressive movements, phrases, and improvisational explorations. Finally, Phrase work brings together all technical components into choreographic phrase work that encourages mind/body/spirit expressivity.

Head Trick Theatre Company Present “She Would If She Could” By George Etheredge
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre’s spring show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London.  Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall (a wily skirt-chaser), Gatty and Ariana (witty women determined to enjoy themselves in London), Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood (caught between their real wishes and society’s expectations), and their respective wingmen/women.

Friday, March 24: 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25: 7:00pm

Sunday, March 26: 2:00pm

Thursday, March 30: 7:00pm

Friday, March 31: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 2: 2:00pm

Tickets $15

darsombra (MD), Rope Trick, California Smile, LVMMVX, and Obaku @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 1:00 am

3-30 Darsombra AS220

darsombra (MD. Translation Loss Records)
http://darsombra.bandcamp.com/

“Close your eyes, and let Darsombra coax you away into a kinder, brighter, trippier plane of existence.”—Kim Kelly, NOISEY

Rope Trick
http://ropetrickband.bandcamp.com/

LVMMVX
https://lvmmvx.bandcamp.com/

Obaku
https://obaku.bandcamp.com/

Mar
31
Fri
Head Trick Theatre Company Present “She Would If She Could” By George Etheredge
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre’s spring show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London.  Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall (a wily skirt-chaser), Gatty and Ariana (witty women determined to enjoy themselves in London), Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood (caught between their real wishes and society’s expectations), and their respective wingmen/women.

Friday, March 24: 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25: 7:00pm

Sunday, March 26: 2:00pm

Thursday, March 30: 7:00pm

Friday, March 31: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 2: 2:00pm

Tickets $15

Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 31 @ 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.

Head Trick Theatre Company Present “She Would If She Could” By George Etheredge
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre’s spring show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London.  Full of verbal wit and physical farce by turns, George Etherege’s comedy gently mocks both human failings and theatrical conventions through the adventures of Ned Courtall (a wily skirt-chaser), Gatty and Ariana (witty women determined to enjoy themselves in London), Sir Oliver and Lady Cockwood (caught between their real wishes and society’s expectations), and their respective wingmen/women.

Friday, March 24: 7:00pm

Saturday, March 25: 7:00pm

Sunday, March 26: 2:00pm

Thursday, March 30: 7:00pm

Friday, March 31: 7:00pm

Saturday, April 1: 7:00pm

Sunday, April 2: 2:00pm

Tickets $15

Sticky Stories @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Sticky Stories PVD

 

Join us for the fifth Sticky Stories PVD! On Friday, March 31st on the AS220 Main Stage, Sticky Stories performers share the awkward, hilarious things that can happen during sex or about sex in their lives!

In the past, we’ve featured live readings of diary entries, sex adventures gone hilariously awry, and the challenges of sexting. Be it a musical performance, a goofy erotica, or a comedic coming-out story, our performers are going to knock your socks off and leave you laughing.

We’ll have a raffle with fabulous prizes, and even some audience participation activities! Tickets are available now, and all proceeds benefit the events & programming of the Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health and AS220.

Questions? Email learn@thecsph.org.

Tickets are $25 at the door, sliding scale tickets provided for folks who request them.

 

Apr
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Modern Movements Dance Festival Workshop w/ Betsy Miller @ AS220
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

DanceConcert_1235 (800x533)This is an eclectic contemporary release technique with a solid base in classic fundamentals. Class begins with a full-bodied floorwork-to-footwork warmup designed to activate our core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Through structured improvisations and set exercises, we will explore dynamics, weight shifts, flow, and the thrill of momentum. Class will finish with a juicy, high-energy dance phrase. This is a safe environment where we can explore movement, take risks, laugh, sweat, and ask questions.

A native of Ohio, Betsy Miller is a dance artist, educator, and facilitator currently based on the north shore of Boston. Her choreography, described as “haunting, spunky and full of imagination,” (New York State Council on the Arts) has been presented in New York, Ohio, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Texas. She has performed with Lostwax Multimedia Dance and Fusionworks, and has recently appeared in works by Kathleen Hermesdorf, Heidi Henderson, Terry Creach, Pascal Rioult, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Rachel Boggia, and Deb Meunier, and in collaborations with Matthew Cumbie and Shawn Hove.
Betsy is a 2016 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellow, and recently became an Assistant Professor of Dance at Salem State University. She has been on faculty at Providence College, Connecticut College, Dean College, and AS220, and regularly teaches and performs as a guest artist throughout New England and beyond. From 2013-2016, Betsy served as the Dance Program Manager and Coordinator at AS220, where she developed the Saturday Switch Series. Betsy holds an MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from Connecticut College. More info at www.betsymillerdanceprojects.com