Calendar

Jun
3
Sat
JUNE GALLERY RECEPTION! @ AS220
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

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opening reception | Saturday June 3rd, 5-7 p.m.

AS220 Project Space @ 93 Mathewson St.
La isla fantastic or Fantasy Island Church- Shey Rivera

Reading Room
Heart Stories -Assemblages by Julie DeRosa

AS220 Main Gallery @ 115 Empire St.
Ocean Treasures -Katrina Cathcart
Memory Speak -Laura Weil

Open Window
Find Life’s Surprises-William K Daby

AS220 Resident Gallery @ 131 Washington Street
ChiaroscuroAS220 Print Shop Members Show

Jun
23
Fri
Littleboybigheadonbike (Album Release / Full Band), Jillian Kay, and Cat Has Claws @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 1:00 am

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LITTLEBOYBIGHEADONBIKE (full band) ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
littleboybigheadonbike.bandcamp.com
Littleboybigheadonbike, the project of songwriter Will Orchard, sprung into the music scene of Providence, Rhode Island in 2014. his music is characterized by distinctly magical and childish lyrics, blanketed by an intricate guitar workings and eccentric mixes. Through only complete prolific lunacy, he released 78 EPs and albums from December 2014-October 2016.
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CAT HAS CLAWS
https://thatcathasclaws.bandcamp.com/
The band is co-fronted by Julie Bozek on Guitar/Vocals and Matt Hebert on Keyboards/Vocals. CAT HAS CLAWS have built a unique style that is diverse yet unified. Stylistic influences range from indie/alt rock, to hip-hop, to electronic/synthpop. Their live shows focus on a minimal setup with a big sound, combined with an energetic and entertaining performance.
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JILLIAN KAY
https://jilliankay.bandcamp.com/
lofi lullabies and fight songs for cry babies

$6
9 PM
Friday, June 23rd
AS220, Providence RI

Pondering, Baby Oil, Nymphidels, and Zigtebra @ Psychic Readings
Jun 23 @ 9:45 pm – 10:45 pm
Jun
24
Sat
An Evening With Melissa Ferrick @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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MELISSA FERRICK

“Ferrick released one of the year’s most singular albums…Ferrick’s self-titled latest is worth finding if you missed it. “Melissa Ferrick” is an unfussy record built around her prowess on guitar, with her voice expressive and closely miked.”

-James Reed: Boston Globe

 

“Melissa has simply delivered an eloquent and honest acoustic album with an undeniable level of maturity.”
-Charlotte Robinson: Huffington Post

 

“Ferrick land the #2o spot in the Top 50 Women in indie Music” -nonhollywood.com

Jun
25
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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
Jun 25 @ 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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Jun
26
Mon
Monday Moves (Community Improv Practice) @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday Moves with Nikki Carrara// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

Class will begin with a yoga-influenced unison movement ritual. Participants will be invited to explore their own anatomical possibilities, gradually expanding awareness from the inside out, finding new ways to connect with other movers and develop freestyle dance skills. Taking our inspiration from concepts, objects, music, each other, we will find new ways of making dance and sharing space with each other. No previous dance training is required. Exercise your body and your mind at the same time!

Jun
27
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

     AnnDitmarsHuyck-1 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.

 

 

 

The Hemlocks, Prime Radiant and Primo @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 28 @ 1:00 am

Primo:

“PRIMO is like the affair you don’t want to admit you’re having…quick, intense, heavy, and guarantees orgasm”

Jun
28
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 28 @ 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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Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 28 @ 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.

Ryan Kowal’s Night of Improv featuring the Smith/Nicomedou/Morris Trio and the Kowal/Goldman/Mazza Trio @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 1:00 am

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Ryan Kowal’s Night of Improv featuring the Smith/Nicomedou/Morris Trio and the Kowal/Goldman/Mazza Trio.
This special event features two trios of some of the most in demand musicians in the area. Ryan Kowal, Phil Mazza, and Max Goldman (vibraphone, guitar, and drums respectively) will mix composition and improvisation in their unique style to present a set that won’t be forgotten. Damon Smith, Joe Morris, and Andria Nicomedou (double bass, guitar, and vibraphone) are all leaders in the free improvisation scene and will be putting on a set that you won’t want to miss.
work/death, house red, norman long @ Psychic Readings
Jun 28 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 1:00 am
Jun
29
Thu
Breaking the cycle: Short films about the 9 Yards program @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

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Breaking the Cycle: Short films about men in the 9 Yards program transforming their lives after release from prison.

9 Yards is an innovative reentry program that provides intensive, long term support. For more information about 9 Yards go to opendoorsri.org/9yards

AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence

Even will be followed by a Q&A with film subjects, filmaker, and experts

Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jun 29 @ 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.

THE DAILY NOTE 401 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Daily Note Presents a Night at AS220 @ AS220 Main Stage
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:30 am