Modern Dance for the Mind,Body, and Soul with Nicole Laliberte// Mondays @7:00-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
Class will begin lying on the floor, gently exploring natural movement patterns, drawing upon the somatic principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals and Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement. Standing exercises in the center emphasize articulation of the joints, strength and fluidity of the core and spine, and the body’s natural breath and momentum. Across the floor combinations focus on rhythm, elevations, turns, and changes in level, direction, and dynamic. Influences include the traditional techniques of Horton, Limon, and Cunningham with constant attention to contemporary safe dance practices. While some dance experience is ideal, this class is adaptable to each student’s level of experience and anatomical structure.
Meet up, sit together, and make stuff!
*Bring whatever handicraft project you like: knitting, hand-sewing, embroidery, origami, drawing, soldering, beadwork, whittling, weaving, etc.
We’ve all heard about Christmas in July, but who really does that? This year WE do. I’m baking a family favorite that honestly I have a deep and abiding hankering for All Year Round. It is very much not vegan and there will be gluten. If you have a vegan-sweet/gluten-free treat you’d like to bring, I will not stop you.
Tables and chairs will be setup IN THE PSYCHIC READINGS ROOM ABOVE THE BLACK BOX THEATRE so crafting and general neighborliness will be the focus of the fun.
HOT TIP: you can totally order food-to-go for yourself at Foo(d) and bring it to the Psychic Readings room where we’re hanging out. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and recommend this as the food from Foo(d) is delicious.
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.
Angie 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.
Tuesdays July 18th and 25th, 6-9pm
Instructor: Andrew Goodman
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: email@example.com
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
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.
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.
At the July Providence Geeks, Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) Founder and Executive Director Bonnie Epstein will join us to talk about the museum. Many of you have seen RIMOSA’s pop-up exhibits at WaterFire, RI Mini Maker Faire, Foo Fest, Providence Children’s Film Festival and other events. On June 10, RIMOSA officially opened the doors of their new west end site at 763 Westminster Street. Come and learn about RIMOSA’s past, present, and future, and experience a few of the hands-on experiences they are known for. This will be a kid-friendly evening.
The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220’s excellent bar and restaurant.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 15 min presentation/q&a around 6:30. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking.
It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whomever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not to say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great).
Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, 3d printing, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, and more! There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.
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!
Olase 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.
Katie 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.
XYLITOL (OLYMPIA, WA)
nasty nasty nasty
fuck with this.
*members of GLOSS*
jump up jump up and fall down
*members of Börn*
PATSY (New Orleans)
MAR (Providence, RI)
loud heavy noise as a vehicle for psychic survival
SAP (Boston, MA)
a few rowdy fellas with some spunk in their step try their hand at rock and roll, banshee boi-fronted punk
*members of Wokling*
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.
Horse Jumper of Love
*first cicada crawls out of ground*
*car passes, loudly playing Errol Garner*
*fish swims into a baseball glove*
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.
Mekbul 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.
This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety. You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.
Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings. This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.
This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.
Hosted by Jimmy and Hannah Devine with Mark Roberts, Andrea Cooper, Teddi Scobi and Friends!
Every Saturday (except for the first Saturday of the month) from 4-7pm at the bar at AS220!
No cover charge!
A full menu of food and beverage will be available, so come in for a pint or make this your regular spot for dinner while enjoying some of the best traditional Irish music around!