Calendar

Apr
22
Sat
Fab Lab Foundations 1: Introduction to the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturdays April 22nd and 29th, 10am-1pm

Instructor: Hong Chau

$80

Register Online Here

Workshop Description
Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like! We have an Epilog Mini 24 Laser Cutter. The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall. We also have a cylindrical attachment that allows you to etch cylinders such as glassware.
In the first session, you will learn and get trained on the machine. In the second session, you will do a simple project to complete your training on the machine.
After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project. Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing this follow up session.
Instructor: Hong Chau
Prerequisites
 While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. If you have no experience and are not comfortable designing on a computer, we recommend taking on of our computer design workshops here:
Modern Movements Dance Festival Workshop w/ Doppelgänger Dance @ AS220
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Promotional photos for Myths, Legends & Questions. Photo Nikki Carrara (6)

photo by Nikki Carrara

 

Shura Baryshnikov:

In this intermediate/advanced contemporary class, we will draw upon the technical foundations of B.J. Sullivan’s Safety Release Technique to build safe and efficient patterning from the floor to standing. We will work to drive movement powerfully with the spine, unleashing the kinesthetic joy which will bring us through moments of risk and disorientation in our dancing. Accessing the floorwork again and again, we will refine progressions which allow for sophisticated plays of suspension, increasing speed, and surprising pathways. If we accept that the body is always falling, we begin to understand that our task is only to guide it safely from up to down and then ride our momentum and structural organization from down to up again.

Danielle Davidson:
This contemporary/postmodern release technique class will aim at developing a balance between force and freedom, a directed impulse, a clarity of intention and the release of weight and tension in epically-large movement. We will approach challenging material and physicality using exercises based on gravity, momentum and spirals. Emphasis will be placed on a tactile connection with the floor, the relationship between the body’s axis and space, and the equilibrium between muscular engagement, efficiency, and effort. Participants will explore new pleasures as they play with the forces of gravity, levity, momentum and inertia. Class begins on the floor with movement phrases loosely inspired by Axis Syllabus, Bartenieff fundamentals and Flying-Low. We will proceed to dynamic core strength building exercises on the floor and standing, geared towards full-body engagement, increasing articulation, flexibility and ease in the joints,. We will be encouraged to take risks, devour space, and find intent for ourselves.

Paper Genome Project: Making Paper from Local and Invasive Species @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Saturday April 22; 10am-4pm. Sat/Sun April 29/30; 10am-2pm

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This class will explore and utilize locally collected plant fibers to make paper using a combination of traditional Japanese and Western techniques.

Students will experience and participate in the entire paper making process, from with the initial collection of plants along shoreline zones around Providence, all the way to the formation of individual sheets.

Every student will leave with multiple sheets of paper and the knowledge of exploratory paper making techniques. There will also be an opportunity to show work made on or using this paper in an exhibit at AS220 as a part of a grant for the project given by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Instructor Info:

Kate Aitchison is an artist focusing on print and paper media whose work revolves around connections between art and conservation, and human impact in the natural landscape. In 2016 she graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with her MFA in Printmaking and received a Graduate Studies Grant to explore the viability of making paper from invasive plant fibers in Southeastern Utah. This spring she is continuing the exploration in Rhode Island with generous funding from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

 

Fab Lab Foundations 2: Introduction to the CNC Router @ AS220 Labs
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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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.

Prerequisites
While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. Not familiar with using computers at all? We also offer a basic computer training workshop
Endless Beautiful Audio Based Writing Workshop
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Endless Beautiful Audio Based Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 22nd // 3 – 5 pm

AS220 95 Empire St, 2nd Floor

Eventbrite Tickets: $5 https://goo.gl/XhY8aZ or just look up Endless Beautiful at AS220!

Facebook Event Page: https://goo.gl/hI0gqc

Facebook Page: facebook.com/endlessbeautifulworkshops

Join Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker, long time creative writers and podcasters for an afternoon with Endless Beautiful–the innovative audio-based writing method that’s launching participants from around the world to new creative heights. Listen and create: it’s as simple as that. The EB method works regardless of your skill level. Just show up and prepare to explore your creative potential! Check out endlessbeautiful.com for more details, past workshops, testimonials of satisfied participants, and tickets!

South of Queer: Blurring the Boundaries of Southern History and Time. @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 22 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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This event is a part of our inaugural series entitled “South of Queer: Blurring the Boundaries of Southern History and Time.” The South is defined as both a distinct region set apart from and representative of the nation, and a heterogeneous collection of localities whose porous borders bleed southward into the Caribbean and Latin America. While this porosity fuels a number of racialized, sexualized and gendered political projects, the South within and beyond the nation also facilitates transnational cultural exchange among bodies marked as not belonging, who occupy a range of positionalities along the categorical lines of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, etc. Such bodies are important sites of knowledge production that are either illegible as archives themselves and/or relegated to the periphery of or completely erased from traditional (white/heteronormative) repositories.

South of Queer turns to cultural producers whose creative understandings of the queer South push the region’s geographic and imaginary borders. At this event, we’ve invited Rosamond King to speak and perform. Dr. King is a creative and critical writer, performer, and artist whose work is deeply informed by the cultures and communities she is part of (including African, Caribbean, American, and queer), by history, and by a sense of play.  Her poetry has been published in more than two dozen journals and anthologies, and the manuscript Rock|Salt|Stone is forthcoming from Nightboat Books. King has performed in diverse venues in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and throughout North America, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dixon Place, Poets House, the African Performance Art Biennial, and the Encuentro Festival. She has also received numerous honors, such as a Fulbright Award and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson, Mellon and Ford Foundations, and the Franklin Furnace Fund. Her scholarly book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination received the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association best book award. King is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Brooklyn College. Her goal is to make people feel, wonder, and think, in that order.

Link to Rosamond King’s website: http://rosamondking.com/home.html

Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.(Part of AS220’s Modern Movements Dance Festival)
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.(Part of AS220's Modern Movements Dance Festival)

Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.

As the anchor performance of their second season, Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) will present new interdisciplinary works at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box in April 2017 as part of their Community Live Arts Residency.  DDC will premiere a dance film, directed by Andy Russ in collaboration with poet Laura Brown Lavoie, and students from the Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, as well as two new works by Rhode Island-based choreographer Heidi Henderson and a piece by Boston-based choreographer Alissa Cardone.   

Heidi Henderson, Artistic Director of elephant JANE dance, continues her collaboration with DDC this season, appearing as special guest, performing a newly created solo, as well as with Baryshnikov, Davidson and cellist Adrienne Taylor, in a new work. 

Interdisciplinary dance artist Alissa Cardone has crafted a work for DDC that blends Butoh and post-modern/ contemporary dance forms, bringing her unique vocabulary to Providence audiences. Nate Tucker has composed an original score for the work, and will be performing live, as well. 

The CLR Residency, however, primarily supports the creation of Andy Russ’s  film. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Roman myth, the film is a surrealist reflection on contemporary issues of self image, social media, and the lure of beauty. The creation process involved the poet Laura Brown Lavoie and DDC working directly with a community partner, local high school students at Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, to develop the content for the final film.  Movement and text will be generated and documented in an iterative way, allowing the material to evolve as it is passes back and forth between the collaborators and the students.

BLACKOUT: DG Nino, DG Tony, Jay Lew, Monee, Trav black, Dru barrels, and Young Shellz @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 1:00 am
Apr
23
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 23 @ 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
Apr 23 @ 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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Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.(Part of AS220’s Modern Movements Dance Festival)
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.(Part of AS220's Modern Movements Dance Festival)

Doppelgänger Dance Collective presents Myths, Legends & Questions: new works for screen and stage.

As the anchor performance of their second season, Doppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC) will present new interdisciplinary works at AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box in April 2017 as part of their Community Live Arts Residency.  DDC will premiere a dance film, directed by Andy Russ in collaboration with poet Laura Brown Lavoie, and students from the Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, as well as two new works by Rhode Island-based choreographer Heidi Henderson and a piece by Boston-based choreographer Alissa Cardone.   

Heidi Henderson, Artistic Director of elephant JANE dance, continues her collaboration with DDC this season, appearing as special guest, performing a newly created solo, as well as with Baryshnikov, Davidson and cellist Adrienne Taylor, in a new work. 

Interdisciplinary dance artist Alissa Cardone has crafted a work for DDC that blends Butoh and post-modern/ contemporary dance forms, bringing her unique vocabulary to Providence audiences. Nate Tucker has composed an original score for the work, and will be performing live, as well. 

The CLR Residency, however, primarily supports the creation of Andy Russ’s  film. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Roman myth, the film is a surrealist reflection on contemporary issues of self image, social media, and the lure of beauty. The creation process involved the poet Laura Brown Lavoie and DDC working directly with a community partner, local high school students at Jacqueline M Walsh School for the Arts, to develop the content for the final film.  Movement and text will be generated and documented in an iterative way, allowing the material to evolve as it is passes back and forth between the collaborators and the students.

Apr
24
Mon
Monday Moves (Community Improv Practice) @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 24 @ 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!

Free Mondays: RIPS + Midriffs + Atlantic Thrills @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 12:00 am

Free Mondays: RIPS + Midriffs + Atlantic Thrills

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Atlantic Thrills

 

FREE!

Apr
25
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 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
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

 

 

Stocksmile, Hemlocks and Zero Holds @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 25 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:00 am
Apr
26
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 26 @ 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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Nerd Nite! @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

***NEW THIS MONTH: Doors open at 5:30, first talk at 6pm*** Still $5 at the door, free with student ID.
Join us for the next installment of Nerd Nite! This month, we’re partnering with Earth Optimism and celebrating Earth Day! Want to speak? Just email nerdniteri@gmail.com.

This month’s speakers:
Qing Li, graduate student in the Dept. of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown working with Dr. Baylor Fox-Kemper. He will talk about the physical processes in the ocean and their impact on the global climate, specifically interactions at sea surface called Langmuir turbulence.

This month’s activity:
Postcards for policticians with the Brown Science March group! Make an impact and write to your senators, representatives, and members of state and local government

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 26 @ 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.