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Mar
25
Mon
Learn to Code: Intro to P5.JS @ AS220 Industries
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

p5jsUsing Javascript to animate for the web!

Sundays March 25 +31, 2-5pm

REGISTER HERE

What  is code, and how do we write it?  Writing code and software is all too often shrouded in mystery, as if only the highly educated or super nerdy can do it. This class is intended to help move away from that mindset and empower you to learn this highly relevant skill.

This class will use p5.js, a programming language derived from Javascript (the second most used programming language in the world) and an excellent tool to learn real life programming skills. We will work on coding animations and audio/visual experiences for the web, creating simple and beautiful sketches.

Instructor: Matt Mena-Landry

Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

New Class! Hip Hop 5:30-7:00
w/Michael Diaz
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Class will start with a warm-up from head to toe, circular movements, and slowly build up to drills. After drills a combo/routine will be taught including steps from the drills as well as new steps to challenge the students. The goal of this class is to comprehend and learn all the various steps as well as to musically find character within each student. Students will be placed in groups to perform the combo before the end of the class without the instructor. We’ll finish class  off with a cool down.

 

 

Michael Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Pawtucket, RI. At the age of 11 years old, Michael was inspired by a music video of Chris Brown, and hasn’t stopped dancing ever since. He was mentored by Kelvin Fabian, Tovah Muro and Rhode Island’s notable teacher Nikki Carrara. He is known for his ability to improv and for his stage presence. His participation in national conventions and competitions resulted in various scholarships including The Alvin Ailey program and Broadway Dance Studio both in NYC. After graduating from a performing arts high school In 2015, Michael decided to continue his journey of dance by joining an urban dance company called “Thr3e Live Dance Co. He is currently still with them and defining.

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Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

letterpress1Design your own images for letterpress using a light–sensitive polymer plate and get certified to use the Vandercook press!

Monday March 18 + 25, 6-10pm

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This class will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress using light-sensitive polymer plate to be printed on our Vandercook press. Students will get a basic foundation for Letterpress printing by focusing on the production and printing of the polymer plate.  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of press operation including: inking the press, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, feeding paper through the press and cleaning the press.

Instructor: Jacque Bidon

 

Software Basics: Illustrator @ AS220 Industries
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

illustratorCreate stunning vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator.

Mondays March 18 + 25, 6-9pm

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Intro to Illustrator will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Illustrator CC to manipulate vector graphics for a range of projects and applications.  From screen printing to vinyl decals, Illustrator contains a wide array of tools that will help you create compelling graphics and images. This class will cover everything that’s needed to start creating, from the fundamentals of pixels versus vectors to basic drawing and shape manipulation. By the end of the session, you’ll have an understanding of the basic toolkit and the ability to start building scalable graphics.

Instructor: Savannah Barkley

Mar
26
Tue
Open Life Drawing @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

AS220 Life Drawing has been going strong since 1995. Our rotating roster of models are talented and diverse, many of them are artists themselves.  Artists of all skill levels are welcome to join our friendly and dedicated sessions.  Early arrivals can snag a table, but a chair is provided for all.  Non-toxic materials please.  Enjoy music, and a drink from the bar while you draw!

Software Basics: InDesign @ AS220 Media Arts
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

indesign_1024x1024Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing with Adobe InDesign.

Tuesdays March 19 + 26, 6-9pm

The class will consist of inserting and formatting text and images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and creating simpler documents such as magazines, brochures and other types of long and short publishing formats. Students will learn how to package and preflight InDesign documents to prepare them for print.

Instructor: Jose Menendez

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

INTERMEDIATE BALLET 7:00-8:30PM 
w/ Ann Ditmars Huyck
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Card
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Ann offers a traditional ballet class with a special focus on musicality, epaulement, and the joy of fully embodied movement.  Her barre exercises allow time to warm up slowly while developing the alignment, strength, and precision  that create freedom in the center.  Dancers slow down for the the beauty and breath of adage before progressing to the speed of petit allegro and the fun of moving through space.   Ann especially enjoys discovering and sharing the “movement” in ballet, and she offers options throughout the class so dancers can tailor exercises to the level of challenge they each need.

 

Ann Ditmars Huyck teaches ballet at AS220 and Providence College. She recently served as Guest Choreographer and Interim Artistic Director for JUMP! Dance Company in Providence.  Ann has previously taught at Princeton Ballet School and in an international pre-professional training program at L’Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris, and she worked for five years in New York City Ballet’s Education Department.  She has performed in American Repertory Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, in Martha Graham’s Celebration with the Second Avenue Dance Company, and in new works by Violette Verdy, Deborah Jowitt, Alan Hineline, and Alexi Ramov.  Her own choreography has been presented by Princeton University, American Repertory Ballet Ensemble, Second Avenue Dance Company, and at the Youth America Grand Prix.  Ann holds an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She received her early ballet training at the Lehigh Valley Ballet and at Princeton Ballet School, later continuing to study in New York and Paris.AnnDitmarsHuyck

Absinthe Father (PA) / waveform* (CT) / DOG STUFF / Bicycle Inn @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 26 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 1:00 am

absinthe father (PA)
absinthefather.bandcamp.com
melancholy songs for melancholy people
“Anyone can make music,” they insist. “You don’t have to be rock god, finger tapping on a telecaster with a capo…you can do anything and somebody out there will enjoy it.” Article by Kaiya Gordon
(https://www.audiofemme.com/playing-columbus-absinthe-father-on-diy-and-making-safe-spaces-safer/)

Waveform* (CT)
waveformct.bandcamp.com
Soft n beautiful

DOG STUFF
dogstuffri.bandcamp.com
ya ya whateva rock or punk or somethin

 

BICYCL INN http://bicycleinn.bandcamp.com/album/opening-doors-for-strangers

@ AS220 / 9PM doors / $7-10

Mar
27
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 27 @ 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.

JulieShore

Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLearn how to make beautiful prints on paper, wood, and fabric and get certified to use the screenprinting studio in this intro workshop.

Wednesdays March 20+27, 6-9pm

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Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more. Your instructor will walk you through the process and help you gain the skills you need to confidently plan and execute your next paper-based project.

Instructor: Edwige Charlot

Talking to Strangers: Interview Techniques @ AS220 Industries
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

talking to strangersMake friends and explore different techniques and best practices for
podcast interviews!

Weds March 27, 6-9pm

Every podcast interview has different challenges. Sometimes, the person you’re interviewing is nervous or defensive. Other times, they might have overprerpared, and you’d like them to slow down and be more natural. And still other times, they may want to jump the rails altogether and talk about something completely off-topic.

In this class, we will talk about different approaches to making an interview-based podcast, and challenges and questions that can arise along the way. The instructor, Jacob Haller of the Tell Me About Your Song podcast, will share his experiences and organize the discussion, but you are encouraged to share your own experiences and stories.

This class is recommended to people who already have started a podcast, or who are well on their way to starting one.

Instructor: Jacob Haller

Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Mar 27 @ 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.

3rd Shift Showcase @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 1:00 am
Mar
28
Thu
CONTEMPORARY FUSION @ Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Class begins with a number of movement sequences that stress cardiovascular strength, dynamic flexibility, and technique both in the center and across the floor. In continuance, dance phrases are introduced of varied lengths and textures that integrate jazz, hip-hop, salsa, and contemporary dance techniques. In interpretation and practice of phrases, each dancer is challenged to explore their individuality – focusing on authenticity and quality in performance.  NOTE: Improvisational prompts may also be given at any point during each lesson. Class is a judgement-free zone – welcoming of all abilities and backgrounds as it aims to not only train dancers in varied styles, but also build community and support for individual movers.

GERMAINE ACOGNY TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS! @ Dance Studio
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

GERMAINE ACOGNY TECHNIQUE FOR BEGINNERS 7PM-8PM  
w/Mekbul Tahir
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University & RISD Students Free w/ ID

This modern dance technique is the only recognized contemporary dance technique created in Africa, by Germaine Acogny—the mother of African contemporary dance.
Based on traditional African dance (particularly Senegal and Benin) combined with Western dance, you’ll learn how to adjust your body to the basics of spinal movements, combined with footwork and steps.

Also we will be learning traditional dances from different parts of Ethiopia.

 

 

Head Trick Theatre presents Goblin Market @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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GOBLIN MARKET

by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon
music by Polly Pen
adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti

“At twilight, halted by the brook,
For the first time in my life I began to listen and look…”

Two adult sisters return to their childhood home, where they once again come face to face with the perils and fantasies of their youth. In Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s haunting chamber musical, adapted from Christina Rossetti’s poem, Laura and Lizzie are tempted to risk their lives, their bond, and the Victorian world they know for the mysterious offerings of the goblin market. Rich in symbolism and sensuality, Goblin Market explores the power of love and the purpose of imagination.

ABOUT HEAD TRICK THEATRE

Head Trick Theatre is a performing group based in Providence, RI that puts on innovative productions of classic plays with a focus on the importance of liveness. Recent works in residence at AS220 include God of Vengeance, Sholem Asch’s controversial drama about a good Jewish daughter who falls in love with a prostitute employed by her father, and Gabriel, George Sand’s feminist parable performed by a cast of female and non-binary actors. Outdoor summer productions include The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2017) and The Revenger’s Tragedy (2016).

For more information on the upcoming season or on anything else Head Trick Theatre, visit http://www.headtricktheatre.org or email headtricktheatre@gmail.com.

Deche-Charge (Quebec) / Horrible Earth / Psycho / Limbs Bin @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 1:00 am

47318118_10217974522819478_7371123839486394368_nAnother Riotous Outburst Records banger coming at ya!

DECHE-CHARGE– Canadian noise-core
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcMLesZtB3g

HORRIBLE EARTH– Boston grindcore/hardcore
https://www.facebook.com/HorribleEarth/

PSYCHO– old school punk/grind/thrash heads since 1981
https://www.facebook.com/Psychoboston/

LIMBS BIN– Western MA noise-core
https://www.facebook.com/limbsbin/

$8, ALL AGES, DOORS 9 PM, BANDS 9:30

Mar
29
Fri
Advanced Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 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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An “Adult” Party; A night of teen comedy @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FINE. / EDT / Gertrude Atherton @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 29 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 30 @ 1:00 am

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(FLESH // VESSEL – cd release)

EDT: https://edtmusic.bandcamp.com/

Gertrude Atherton : https://gertrudeatherton.bandcamp.com/

Friday, March 29th
AS220
9pm
Sliding Scale $6-12