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Jan
24
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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.

 

 

The Arkham Film Society presents: Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Arkham Film Society presents: Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters

Santo and Blue Demon must team up
to fight a gaggle of classic monsters and defeat
Dr. Halder’s plan to conquer the world!

Tuesday
Jan 24th

9:00 pm Start

$5.00

Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

 

Jan
25
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 25 @ 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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Product Hunt Providence @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Product Hunt Providence
Join us at 5:30PM-7:30pm on January 25th for the return of Product Hunt Providence. Product Hunt Providence is a meet-up for makers, technologists, students and product enthusiasts to discover new products being made in and around RI and to meet the people behind them. Each PHPVD features a few five-minute product demos, Q&A, drinks, and a lovely group of people.
We’ll be holding the event at the wonderful AS220 space (115 Empire St). The event is totally free but we appreciate if you RSVP at phpvd.com. Demos start at 6:15, so come right on over after work.
Presenters this month include:
* Josh Catone presenting Saent, a magic button to block distractions
* Samina Khan presenting Dota Scryer from Motel, a Chrome extension for Dota Twitch streams
* Ryan Laughlin presenting ripta.info, a real-time, open-source RIPTA bus monitor

 

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 25 @ 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.

Small Talk / Flannel Rooster / Attic Wood / Those Damn Kids @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:00 am

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Those Damn Kids are an alternative punk/indie group from Barrington RI. Mike Aylward, Corey Fromm , Evan Lamanna and Crosby Ribera incorporate early 2000’s style alternative with modern Indie Punk to create their unique tone. They play all around parts of Massachusetts and the rest of New England.
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 Small Talk is a hard rock/alternative band out of Providence, RI. Their songs consist of fast punk-style songs to grungy hard rock to slow alternative rock. They incorporate all of their styles together with the help of their strong female lead singer.

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Flannel Rooster is a 3 piece, no frills, rock band influenced by classic rock, blues and 90s rock from Attleboro, MA. They’re known for their hits “Hanging By A Thread”, “The Shadow and The Shade” and “Reconcile”. They’re so badass, the cops have been called on them multiple times for being “just too darn loud.”
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Attic Wood is a punchy, textured, and musically diverse Providence-based indie rock band comprised of Julian Jerez (guitar), Noah Chamberlain (guitar + vocals), Pedro Polanco (percussion), and Matthew Haronian (Bass).
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Jan
26
Thu
Wavy Freq Show / Rap Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Wavy Freq Show is an Open forum for the young arts community to share work. Starting with a migrating dance cypher, that will begin in the AS220 Youth  Performance Studio  at 5pm then end down at the main stage at 6pm, where the hip hop cypher will begin. All the cyphers are open to the community but youth will be priority. The Cypher Host will help moderate. At 7pm the Rap Slam will begin; after which, at 8 pm the Feature / Showcase followed by the Open Mic at 9pm.


Rap Slam is a rap competition in which rappers perform 1-3minutes of material a cappella or to instrumentals they are judged by audience members with points ranging from 0 – 10.  Rapper with the highest cumulative score will win a cash prize.

For info contact Wavyfreqshow@gmail.com
Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 26 @ 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.

Jan
27
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 27 @ 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.

The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents "Much Ado About Nothing" @ AS220's Blackbox  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Mutiny Theater Project is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors, directed and adapted by Logan G Serabian. This production places an exciting new twist on the beloved classic. The story follows young lovers Hero and Claudio as they try to bring about the end of a “merry war” between lifelong bachelors Benedick and Beatrice. But disaster strikes when the villainous Don John intervenes! This is Shakespeare at its best. Passionate love affairs, backyard brawls, and rollicking comedy all in one exciting production. This six–person adaptation is specially designed to be a fast-paced, high energy, slapstick rollercoaster that doesn’t stop from beginning to end. Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors will be performed Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28 at 7 pm and Sunday January 29 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at AS220, located at 95 Empire Street in Providence RI. Tickets are $15. Mutiny Theatre Project is a new theatre company made up of local young actors, directors, and playwrights looking to make their mark on the Rhode Island theatre scene. It is our aim to produce exciting and engaging works for audiences young and old. We aim to create a strong variety of modern and classic work, as we believe that theatre is an art form that is rooted in its tradition, but that still has room to grow in the future.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1770925983160962/

Hungry Freaks, Kowal/Mazza duo, and Orgins @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 28 @ 1:00 am

A night of adventurous music from Providence and Boston

HUNGRY FREAKS – Providence
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Progressive Rock

Mazza/Kowal Duo – Providence
Free Jazz. CD release show for their debut recording, “Traverse”

Orgins – Boston
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Orgins (Oar-Guns) is a Boston based 5 piece Experimental band that bathes in absurdity. There’s a hand in most genres and electronic textures with this group.

Jan
28
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jan 28 @ 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!

The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents "Much Ado About Nothing" @ AS220's Blackbox  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Mutiny Theater Project is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors, directed and adapted by Logan G Serabian. This production places an exciting new twist on the beloved classic. The story follows young lovers Hero and Claudio as they try to bring about the end of a “merry war” between lifelong bachelors Benedick and Beatrice. But disaster strikes when the villainous Don John intervenes! This is Shakespeare at its best. Passionate love affairs, backyard brawls, and rollicking comedy all in one exciting production. This six–person adaptation is specially designed to be a fast-paced, high energy, slapstick rollercoaster that doesn’t stop from beginning to end. Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors will be performed Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28 at 7 pm and Sunday January 29 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at AS220, located at 95 Empire Street in Providence RI. Tickets are $15. Mutiny Theatre Project is a new theatre company made up of local young actors, directors, and playwrights looking to make their mark on the Rhode Island theatre scene. It is our aim to produce exciting and engaging works for audiences young and old. We aim to create a strong variety of modern and classic work, as we believe that theatre is an art form that is rooted in its tradition, but that still has room to grow in the future.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1770925983160962/

The Providence Community Library SPELLING BEE! @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 10:00 pm
Jan
29
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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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The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” @ AS220's Blackbox
Jan 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Mutiny Theatre Project Presents "Much Ado About Nothing" @ AS220's Blackbox  | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Mutiny Theater Project is proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors, directed and adapted by Logan G Serabian. This production places an exciting new twist on the beloved classic. The story follows young lovers Hero and Claudio as they try to bring about the end of a “merry war” between lifelong bachelors Benedick and Beatrice. But disaster strikes when the villainous Don John intervenes! This is Shakespeare at its best. Passionate love affairs, backyard brawls, and rollicking comedy all in one exciting production. This six–person adaptation is specially designed to be a fast-paced, high energy, slapstick rollercoaster that doesn’t stop from beginning to end. Much Ado About Nothing: A New Adaptation for 6 Actors will be performed Friday January 27 and Saturday January 28 at 7 pm and Sunday January 29 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at AS220, located at 95 Empire Street in Providence RI. Tickets are $15. Mutiny Theatre Project is a new theatre company made up of local young actors, directors, and playwrights looking to make their mark on the Rhode Island theatre scene. It is our aim to produce exciting and engaging works for audiences young and old. We aim to create a strong variety of modern and classic work, as we believe that theatre is an art form that is rooted in its tradition, but that still has room to grow in the future.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1770925983160962/