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Jan
18
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 18 @ 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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Geek Dinner! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 25 min presentation + q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, 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 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, etc. etc. etc.
There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 18 @ 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.

Brad Neely’s W.P.D.R – Free Screening @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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a not-so-authorized alternative soundtrack by Brad Neely to a film that you’ve heard of.

Possibly relevant article

Possibly funny and about wizards…

Come bear witness to the comic genius of this film karaoke.

Jan
19
Thu
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 19 @ 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.

Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Welcome to the Providence Poetry Slam! Our shows are at AS220 (115 Empire St.) on the first and third Thursday of every month (except August). Sign-up at 7:15, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t be late!
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FIRST THURSDAYS: All-ages slam, feature, and open mic. $5 admission.
THIRD THURSDAYS: Youth slam (Sept—May), feature, and open mic. $5 admission. ($1 for 19 and under)

FREE YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOPS!
First and third Thursdays at 6pm at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster)
(Oct-May)
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CONTACT: muggs@provslam.org or charlotte@provslam.org

Jan
20
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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.

NT4L36991Mekbul 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.

Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind

 

Spring Awakening tells the story of a group of teenagers living in 1890 Germany. Their limited knowledge on the world due to their academically oppressive setting makes their lives much more difficult when they are put in unfamiliar situations. The changing of their physical selves poses a threat to their mental stability when the ignorance of their parents is added into their lives.

Written by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Elijah Benson

Friday, January 20 7:30

Saturday, January 21 7:30

Sunday, January 22 4:00

Tickets are available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725126

 

Gimme Noise Anniversary Show: 14 foot 1, Today Junior, Junior Beat, and Edgar Clinks @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 1:00 am

 

“So we’ve been doing this little music blog/booking thing for a year now so we figured we’d celebrate with a big 1 year anniversary show at none other than our favorite place- AS220!

We’ve got some awesome bands on this lineup and we’ll also finally have some stickers and stuff you can grab if you’d like.”

Without further ado, Gimme Noise! presents:

14 foot 1 (local legends)
https://14foot1.bandcamp.com/

Today Junior (Rad surf rock/punk from Beantown)
https://todayjunior.bandcamp.com/

Edgar Clinks (PVD’s jangly rock trio released a killer album this past spring
https://edgarclinks.bandcamp.com/

Junior Beat (riffy bass-driven instrumental duo from da city)
https://juniorbeat.bandcamp.com/

As always, All Ages show // $6 cover // Doors at 9, Music at 9:30

Jan
21
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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!

New Gallery Shows Open! @ AS220
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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IN THE GALLERIES | JANUARY 7- 28 , 2017
opening reception | January 7th, 5-7p.m.

AS220 Project Space (93 Mathewson St.)
Light House – New Paintings by Alice O’Neill

Reading Room
Canyon – New Paintings by Deborah Forman

AS220 Main Gallery (115 Empire St.)
Adjacent – New Paintings by Philip Derby

Framing the Church House Inn – Photographs by Russ Chabot

AS220 Resident Gallery (131 Washington St.)
Exposing the Darkroom – photographs from members
of the Paul Krot Community Darkroom

Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind

 

Spring Awakening tells the story of a group of teenagers living in 1890 Germany. Their limited knowledge on the world due to their academically oppressive setting makes their lives much more difficult when they are put in unfamiliar situations. The changing of their physical selves poses a threat to their mental stability when the ignorance of their parents is added into their lives.

Written by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Elijah Benson

Friday, January 20 7:30

Saturday, January 21 7:30

Sunday, January 22 4:00

Tickets are available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725126

 

Jamie Craighead (Record Release), Martin Lynn, and Nymphidels @ Psychic Readings
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 1:00 am
Rock the Mic Showcase: Seis Nino, Wood Boyz, Kold Kash, Jay Rich, Drugz, and JDuce @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 1:00 am
Jan
22
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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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Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind

 

Spring Awakening tells the story of a group of teenagers living in 1890 Germany. Their limited knowledge on the world due to their academically oppressive setting makes their lives much more difficult when they are put in unfamiliar situations. The changing of their physical selves poses a threat to their mental stability when the ignorance of their parents is added into their lives.

 

 

Written by Frank Wedekind

Directed by Elijah Benson

Friday, January 20 7:30

Saturday, January 21 7:30

Sunday, January 22 4:00

Tickets are available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2725126

https://www.facebook.com/events/1694237450867753/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1482885489579331

Jan
23
Mon
Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Shannon Norquist// Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes 

The Intermediate/Advanced Modern class will focus on movement that has been informed by the many voices of my artistic journey.  Among the loudest voices are Della Cowall, Stephanie Stanford-Shaw, Deb Meunier, Betsy Miller and Jessika Davis.  Dance should accomplish a few discrete objectives:  Beauty, Community and Strength.  Class will move toward these goals through traditional modern dance floorwork, phrases and travelling in space as well as improvisational techniques.  My hope is that dancers will leave the studio feeling greater beauty, strength and a deeper sense of connectedness to a community, perhaps even to their own stories.

Jan
24
Tue
Tequila Jim & Super Cindy, Cliff Guller, and Tim Corme @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 24 @ 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

 COVER METRO COLOR

SUPER CINDY WITH GUITAR

TEQUILA JIM