Calendar

May
20
Thu
An Artist Named Flizz – AS220 Streaming Session
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What is a “FLIZZ”?!? .. Follow the question with another and ask, What is an artist? … An Artist Named Flizz is a multiple award winning artist as a member of the New England group named “WHO DEM?. Also a music producer & song writer for WolfMan Productions. He is an idea all thrown together like a musical Frankenstein monster. The son of a lyrical singing father and soul music loving mother. The father of dancing daughter and a melodic son. Lover of music that touches the heart and inspires listeners. A 20 year community leader and voice for the inner city. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. Flizz is a feeling of life in the moment and transformed into melodic poetry over instrumentation. His roots dig deep in the soil of South Providence RI. where he has experienced the greatest happiness along with heartache and sadness. An upbringing filled with lessons from love as well as violence. Having a love for ALL music and using it as an outlet he found a deep connection to hip hop, but loved to blend with multiple other genres. While a lot of his contemporaries use music as a tool to assimilate and others are entrenched in the original hip hop sound of days past. Flizz keeps the promise of being 100 percent himself and true to a making a feeling in songs. He is not REAL but he is ACTUAL. He is not reality television but ACTUAL VISION. An artist paints pictures and each bar is a brush stroke. Each production pattern is a urban renaissance composition. Flizz is an artist and The Artists Name is FLIZZ.

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

 

May
24
Mon
Afro / Dancehall Fusion Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A class devoted to the focus, but not limited, of Western African dance as well as a more modern outlook on the cultures dance style now in both Afro dances and Dancehall Steps.
Brianlee is a friendly and welcoming instructor. He truly believes that no one ever stops learning and he continues to consider himself a student even when instructing, which creates a dance environment with equality and mutual exchange. Join him in an open level afrodance / dancehall class for the exploration of, but not limited to, Western African sounds and dance moves as well as dancehall steps straight from Jamaica. Experience the social dance culture all through Africa and Jamaica with groovy dance movements mainly focused on rhythm and musicality.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use.
– Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
May
25
Tue
Intermediate Ballet Outside @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ballet Outside features all the elements of ballet class that we CAN do outdoors in sneakers while helping you find your center without a mirror. Hone your core strength with a “center barre,” stretch, and take in the nature around you while practicing adagio, waltz, small jumps, and “across the lawn” combinations!
Instructor Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was certified as an instructor of the New York City Ballet Workout.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
-We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
-Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
-Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
-Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
Jou-Lou – AS220 Streaming Session
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photo Credit: James Lastowski

Joe-Lou is an offbeat electronic musician, tapping away on an analog drum machine. An outsider artist at heart with a knack for theatrics. Joe’s distorted original pop beats are deceptively simple–great for dancing, but too weird for the radio. In recent years, lyrical storytelling has taken a backseat to political hooks and tongue-in-cheek chants. Synth sounds are dirty and the drums get sloppy. Samples are pulled from 80’s anime and retro video games to create a catchy, crunchy cavalcade of sound.

Joe-Lou’s performance character is a bit of a hypochondriac. Dawning a cardboard space helmet each night just to stay focused on the mission at hand. To try and help Providence with providence….or something like that.

His live shows are short and sporadic, with a signature multi-media touch. Joe has performed alongside projection-mapped sculptures, midi synced visuals, puppets, and digital actors. Never content with just sound, Joe-Lou has also developed a reputation as an illustrator for hire and has built a career with 3D modeling. Always creating community with fellow outsiders, misfits, and nerds, Joe also hosts Bummer Club, CityPop Night (Japanese Disco), and various shows with Squarepop, thanks to a partnership with AS220.

Joe performs alongside Maiden X in the Sci-Fi pop duo Space Heater X. Together they have scored runway shows, performed light rock operas, and generally just made a lot of happy people feel confused. Space Heater X is currently collaborating with the infamous Kurt Fowl on a radio drama comic book titled “The Dynamite Express.”

***

This is an all-new live set performed at home for the AS220 channels. In this video, Joe-Lou is a lugubrious husk of himself. Fifteen months of quarantine and junk food have left him sick and tired of “meat space.” The real world sucks right now. It’s time to escape into another reality…

Welcome to “Rat Crap Reality.”

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate. 

 

May
27
Thu
Slay Flow @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
How can our body’s wisdom inform and guide our self-love, our relationships and our activism? Are you looking to cultivate energy, motivation, strength and endurance this summer? SLAY FLOW w/ Garza is an outdoor full body practice involving meditation, mindful movement and yoga // asana practice. Get ready to sweat, ground, restore and channel your inner-SLAY! Kids accompanied by an adult are FREE and more than welcome to breathe with us! Please bring water + a yoga mat // towel // blanket + any sacred objects (crystals, prayer cards, photos) that make you feel like SLAYING!
MATTHEW ROLANDO GARZA (he + they) is a Queer Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, Contemporary Afro-Latin choreographer, healer & educator. Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the Inaugural PARKIST Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department for the Historic Esek Hopkins Homestead & Park, Garza was also awarded the 2019 RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography for their work as Creative Director for the TAPA Dance Company & Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in downtown Providence. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for communities to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also a Senior Company Member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company; an Art21 Educator; an Instructional Coach & Curriculum Designer for Project Wayfinder; an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department for CCRI’s program in the Men and Women’s prisons and Queer Studies at RI College; a Community Organizer & Resident Artist for PRONK: Providence Honk Fest; and an Anatomy & Yoga/Asana Instructor for Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification Trainings, with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
– For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Traditional West African Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

EXPLORE, SUPPORT, PRESERVE, & CELEBRATE Traditional West-African Dance from the Mande culture in Mali, West Africa. Class will be led by Master Teacher, Seydou Coulibaly and Assitan Coulibaly and accompanied by live Djembe and Djun Djun players. This class is friendly to all levels of experiences and ages!
ASSITAN ‘SITA’ COULIBALY (she/her/hers) is a Malian-American dancer, choreographer, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Assitan began training in West African dance with New Works/World Traditions at Brown University with whom she has performed and travelled worldwide. Much of her choreographic work is greatly inspired by her Malian heritage and is highlighted by her fusion of Coupe Decalé, Afrobeats, traditional West African, and Hip Hop dance and music styles. These bodies of work are meant to reflect the fun and energetic community lifestyle that is reminiscent of her childhood growing up between the United States and Mali. She has taught West African Dance at Wheaton College, the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and is currently fulfilling the role of the Artist in Residence at TAPA- Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Assitan holds her B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Peace and Social Justice and French Studies from Wheaton College-MA (2017) and 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification (B4C 2020). Assitan is one of five founding members of The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, a member of New Works/ World Traditions Dance Company, a principal dancer with Troupe Yeredon in Mali, and was just awarded RISCA’s Folk Arts Fellowship. Outside of her African Dance practice, Assitan enjoys practicing Yoga, Meditation, Latin (Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and Cumbia), Dancehall, Step, and Contemporary dance styles. In addition to her art, she is the acting Director of Legacy Arts & Education at Centre Yérédon in Bamako, Mali and a Teaching Artist and Performer with Pushed Learning and Media, a Boston based non-profit that specializes in diversity, privilege, and racial justice education.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI. For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
– COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Song and Story Night – Presenting: Button Byron, Jake Hungsinger, Beth Barron and Andrew Donnelly – AS220 Streaming Session
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Button Byron

Multi instrumentalist and founding member of award winning bluegrass/folk band “Hollow Turtle”, Button Byron embraces a variety of folk, bluegrass styles and sounds. With his band, he has played events ranging from fundraisers, Providence Water Fire, to busking on the streets of Newport.

Jake Hungsinger and Andrew Donnelly

After a long quarantine, songwriter and powerhouse Americana artist Jake Hunsinger is back with brand new songs and a new direction. A PVDFest, Xfinity Center, and VampFest alum, Hunsinger wants to be the number one song and dance man in America. Joined by Rock Bottom Band guitarist Andrew Donnelly, Jake Hunsinger is a skilled storyteller who provides dynamic performances and well crafted songs about solitude, regret, hope and freedom. “If this is your first time listening, I hope you like it. If you don’t, you don’t have to tell me.”

Beth Barron

Singer/Songwriter, Beth Barron, a bluesy, sultry songstress who delivers her originals with passion and honesty.  An active member in the community, Beth Barron is on the committee for both PVD Folk Festival as well as the Rhode Island Songwriters Association.

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

May
29
Sat
Contemporary Dance Outside @ Hause of Glitter Performance Lab
May 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Balancing wildness and specificity, class will focus on bringing awareness to inner sensation as it paces creative expression to reveal the body’s instincts and inherent musicality. Full bodied dance phrases and ground movement will practice the coordination of effort and release in the body as a route to finding both our freest and deeply rooted dancing.
Stephanie Turner is a dance choreographer, performer and educator based in Providence, RI. Her work evolves from a deep curiosity for learning through the body, building community and using performance as a process of re-enchanting everyday life. She has taught Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance as an Adjunct Lecturer at Brown University and Salve Regina University, as an independent artist at Headlong, AS220, RISD and as a teaching fellow at Hampshire and Smith College. As the founder/director of The Movement Exchange she produced dance and theater events, collaborating with local and international artists. Stephanie received her BFA in dance performance from Rhode Island College and MFA in Choreography from Smith College.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft.
– Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
May
31
Mon
Afro / Dancehall Fusion Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A class devoted to the focus, but not limited, of Western African dance as well as a more modern outlook on the cultures dance style now in both Afro dances and Dancehall Steps.
Brianlee is a friendly and welcoming instructor. He truly believes that no one ever stops learning and he continues to consider himself a student even when instructing, which creates a dance environment with equality and mutual exchange. Join him in an open level afrodance / dancehall class for the exploration of, but not limited to, Western African sounds and dance moves as well as dancehall steps straight from Jamaica. Experience the social dance culture all through Africa and Jamaica with groovy dance movements mainly focused on rhythm and musicality.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use.
– Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
Jun
1
Tue
Intermediate Ballet Outside @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ballet Outside features all the elements of ballet class that we CAN do outdoors in sneakers while helping you find your center without a mirror. Hone your core strength with a “center barre,” stretch, and take in the nature around you while practicing adagio, waltz, small jumps, and “across the lawn” combinations!
Instructor Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was certified as an instructor of the New York City Ballet Workout.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
-We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
-Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
-Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
-Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
Nate Cozzolino – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“There’s comfort in Nate Cozzolino’s raspy singing. Even as his subject matter is often dark, a warmth permeates his music, thanks in no small part to his supremely talented backing band, The Lost Arts. There’s quiet triumph in here, told in the form of subtle bass runs and drum fills, all moving in perfect unison to Cozzolino’s cozy chord progressions. With a sound of important news from far away told in the form of a song, Cozzolino has found his niche.”

Dan Shay, Motif Magazine

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.

Jun
3
Thu
Slay Flow @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
How can our body’s wisdom inform and guide our self-love, our relationships and our activism? Are you looking to cultivate energy, motivation, strength and endurance this summer? SLAY FLOW w/ Garza is an outdoor full body practice involving meditation, mindful movement and yoga // asana practice. Get ready to sweat, ground, restore and channel your inner-SLAY! Kids accompanied by an adult are FREE and more than welcome to breathe with us! Please bring water + a yoga mat // towel // blanket + any sacred objects (crystals, prayer cards, photos) that make you feel like SLAYING!
MATTHEW ROLANDO GARZA (he + they) is a Queer Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, Contemporary Afro-Latin choreographer, healer & educator. Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the Inaugural PARKIST Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department for the Historic Esek Hopkins Homestead & Park, Garza was also awarded the 2019 RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography for their work as Creative Director for the TAPA Dance Company & Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in downtown Providence. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for communities to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also a Senior Company Member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company; an Art21 Educator; an Instructional Coach & Curriculum Designer for Project Wayfinder; an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department for CCRI’s program in the Men and Women’s prisons and Queer Studies at RI College; a Community Organizer & Resident Artist for PRONK: Providence Honk Fest; and an Anatomy & Yoga/Asana Instructor for Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification Trainings, with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
– For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Traditional West African Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

EXPLORE, SUPPORT, PRESERVE, & CELEBRATE Traditional West-African Dance from the Mande culture in Mali, West Africa. Class will be led by Master Teacher, Seydou Coulibaly and Assitan Coulibaly and accompanied by live Djembe and Djun Djun players. This class is friendly to all levels of experiences and ages!
ASSITAN ‘SITA’ COULIBALY (she/her/hers) is a Malian-American dancer, choreographer, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Assitan began training in West African dance with New Works/World Traditions at Brown University with whom she has performed and travelled worldwide. Much of her choreographic work is greatly inspired by her Malian heritage and is highlighted by her fusion of Coupe Decalé, Afrobeats, traditional West African, and Hip Hop dance and music styles. These bodies of work are meant to reflect the fun and energetic community lifestyle that is reminiscent of her childhood growing up between the United States and Mali. She has taught West African Dance at Wheaton College, the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and is currently fulfilling the role of the Artist in Residence at TAPA- Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Assitan holds her B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Peace and Social Justice and French Studies from Wheaton College-MA (2017) and 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification (B4C 2020). Assitan is one of five founding members of The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, a member of New Works/ World Traditions Dance Company, a principal dancer with Troupe Yeredon in Mali, and was just awarded RISCA’s Folk Arts Fellowship. Outside of her African Dance practice, Assitan enjoys practicing Yoga, Meditation, Latin (Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and Cumbia), Dancehall, Step, and Contemporary dance styles. In addition to her art, she is the acting Director of Legacy Arts & Education at Centre Yérédon in Bamako, Mali and a Teaching Artist and Performer with Pushed Learning and Media, a Boston based non-profit that specializes in diversity, privilege, and racial justice education.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI. For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
– COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Jun
5
Sat
Contemporary Dance Outside @ Hause of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Balancing wildness and specificity, class will focus on bringing awareness to inner sensation as it paces creative expression to reveal the body’s instincts and inherent musicality. Full bodied dance phrases and ground movement will practice the coordination of effort and release in the body as a route to finding both our freest and deeply rooted dancing.
Stephanie Turner is a dance choreographer, performer and educator based in Providence, RI. Her work evolves from a deep curiosity for learning through the body, building community and using performance as a process of re-enchanting everyday life. She has taught Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance as an Adjunct Lecturer at Brown University and Salve Regina University, as an independent artist at Headlong, AS220, RISD and as a teaching fellow at Hampshire and Smith College. As the founder/director of The Movement Exchange she produced dance and theater events, collaborating with local and international artists. Stephanie received her BFA in dance performance from Rhode Island College and MFA in Choreography from Smith College.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft.
– Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Jun
7
Mon
Afro / Dancehall Fusion Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A class devoted to the focus, but not limited, of Western African dance as well as a more modern outlook on the cultures dance style now in both Afro dances and Dancehall Steps.
Brianlee is a friendly and welcoming instructor. He truly believes that no one ever stops learning and he continues to consider himself a student even when instructing, which creates a dance environment with equality and mutual exchange. Join him in an open level afrodance / dancehall class for the exploration of, but not limited to, Western African sounds and dance moves as well as dancehall steps straight from Jamaica. Experience the social dance culture all through Africa and Jamaica with groovy dance movements mainly focused on rhythm and musicality.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use.
– Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
Jun
8
Tue
Intermediate Ballet Outside @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ballet Outside features all the elements of ballet class that we CAN do outdoors in sneakers while helping you find your center without a mirror. Hone your core strength with a “center barre,” stretch, and take in the nature around you while practicing adagio, waltz, small jumps, and “across the lawn” combinations!
Instructor Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and was certified as an instructor of the New York City Ballet Workout.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
-We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
-Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
-Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
-Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
Camelopard – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Camelopard is a hard rock band based out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Their music is a concoction of haunting visions from the Peanut Dimension and intense radiation secreted from high quantities of computronium. Their music pulls inspiration from all decades and genres, but they sleep comfortably on a big pile of alternative rocks.
In the midst of recording their debut album, Camelopard are enthused and amused to showcase a culmination of punk, funk, and other chunks live at AS220.

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate. 

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Slay Flow @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
How can our body’s wisdom inform and guide our self-love, our relationships and our activism? Are you looking to cultivate energy, motivation, strength and endurance this summer? SLAY FLOW w/ Garza is an outdoor full body practice involving meditation, mindful movement and yoga // asana practice. Get ready to sweat, ground, restore and channel your inner-SLAY! Kids accompanied by an adult are FREE and more than welcome to breathe with us! Please bring water + a yoga mat // towel // blanket + any sacred objects (crystals, prayer cards, photos) that make you feel like SLAYING!
MATTHEW ROLANDO GARZA (he + they) is a Queer Tejanx/Latinx performance artist, Contemporary Afro-Latin choreographer, healer & educator. Garza’s work explores the relationship between the individual human body and the collective body. Recently named the Inaugural PARKIST Artist in Residence for the Providence Arts + Culture + Tourism Department and Parks Department for the Historic Esek Hopkins Homestead & Park, Garza was also awarded the 2019 RI State Council for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography for their work as Creative Director for the TAPA Dance Company & Dean of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in downtown Providence. As a practicing artist & 10-year classroom educator, Garza aims to cultivate compassionate spaces for communities to practice strength, resilience, radical self care, & revolutionary movement together. A founding member of the Glitter Goddess Collective & Haus of Glitter Dance Company, he is also a Senior Company Member of New Works/World Traditions Dance Company; an Art21 Educator; an Instructional Coach & Curriculum Designer for Project Wayfinder; an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department for CCRI’s program in the Men and Women’s prisons and Queer Studies at RI College; a Community Organizer & Resident Artist for PRONK: Providence Honk Fest; and an Anatomy & Yoga/Asana Instructor for Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification Trainings, with an emphasis on inclusivity, transformative justice, & community healing. Garza holds a B.A. in Education History from Brown University ‘11 and a dual M.A. in Educational Theatre & Social Studies Education from NYU. In their free time, Garza enjoys glitter, painting, singing, practicing/teaching yoga, dismantling institutional oppression, eating spaghetti, and making masks/costumes.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI.
– For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
Traditional West African Dance @ Haus of Glitter Performance Lab
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

EXPLORE, SUPPORT, PRESERVE, & CELEBRATE Traditional West-African Dance from the Mande culture in Mali, West Africa. Class will be led by Master Teacher, Seydou Coulibaly and Assitan Coulibaly and accompanied by live Djembe and Djun Djun players. This class is friendly to all levels of experiences and ages!
ASSITAN ‘SITA’ COULIBALY (she/her/hers) is a Malian-American dancer, choreographer, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Assitan began training in West African dance with New Works/World Traditions at Brown University with whom she has performed and travelled worldwide. Much of her choreographic work is greatly inspired by her Malian heritage and is highlighted by her fusion of Coupe Decalé, Afrobeats, traditional West African, and Hip Hop dance and music styles. These bodies of work are meant to reflect the fun and energetic community lifestyle that is reminiscent of her childhood growing up between the United States and Mali. She has taught West African Dance at Wheaton College, the Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and is currently fulfilling the role of the Artist in Residence at TAPA- Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Assitan holds her B.A. in Psychology with a double minor in Peace and Social Justice and French Studies from Wheaton College-MA (2017) and 200-hr Yoga Teacher Certification (B4C 2020). Assitan is one of five founding members of The Haus of Glitter Dance Company, a member of New Works/ World Traditions Dance Company, a principal dancer with Troupe Yeredon in Mali, and was just awarded RISCA’s Folk Arts Fellowship. Outside of her African Dance practice, Assitan enjoys practicing Yoga, Meditation, Latin (Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and Cumbia), Dancehall, Step, and Contemporary dance styles. In addition to her art, she is the acting Director of Legacy Arts & Education at Centre Yérédon in Bamako, Mali and a Teaching Artist and Performer with Pushed Learning and Media, a Boston based non-profit that specializes in diversity, privilege, and racial justice education.
Outdoor classes are held at the Haus of Glitter Performance Lab + Parq at 97 Admiral Street, Providence, RI. For free parking, please park in the overflow lot (or Dunkin) near the playground and walk to the north lawn behind the yellow haus in the parq.
– COVID-19 precautions for the health & safety of our community:
– We expect participants to practice physical distancing of 10-14 ft. Please bring a cloth mask for your own use. Limited disposable masks will be available on site.
– Please bring a reusable water bottle, towel, and any other materials you need for class.
– Please bring personal hand sanitizer – limited hand sanitizer available on site.
– Please use the restroom before arrival as public restrooms are not available in the parq.
– Participants must purchase and pre-register in advance on the Mindbody app / website
MAU – AS220 Streaming Session
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MAU is a synth-pop project lead by Chilean-born producer Mauricio Ossa. His music features chill, upbeat vibes that mix dynamic beats with funky synthesizers, dreamy rhythm guitar riffs, and energetic vocal melodies. His new project offers a more polished and sophisticated sequel of his previous endeavor, Bellerophon.
MAU’s music is available on all digital platforms. To learn more about this project, follow MAU on Instagram @musicbymau

Watch on

Facebook: @as22O

Instagram: @as220providence

YouTube: @TV220

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in hundreds of events at AS220’s Empire Street venues being cancelled. Since it isn’t possible to gather for shows, AS220 Live Arts is bringing performances from local artists directly to you to watch from the comfort and safety of your own home with“AS220 Streaming Sessions” – high quality multi-camera, multi-track, live-streamed or pre-recorded weekly performances! AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the arts,offering every artist residing in our small state the opportunity to perform or present their original work at our venue. If you are a performer interested in setting up a Streaming Session, especially if you had an event cancelled at AS220 due to the pandemic, email booking@as220.org.

The pandemic has also tremendously impacted artists and AS220 financially. To support our streaming sessions and the artists participating please visit https://www.as220.org/streamsupport to donate.