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Jan
21
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Introduction to Etching @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 21 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 pm



Sundays, January 21, 28, February 4, 12am-3pm: $160

Instructor: Michael Ezzell

Register here: shop.as220.org/products/etching

This is an introductory class appropriate for students of all backgrounds and experiences.

We will cover basic mark-making skills as well as etching press operation. Participants will use traditional etching grounds and resists to etch copper plates in a ferric chloride solution. We will also teach you ink mixing and application, plate preparation, wiping, paper tearing, and registration.

Students’ specific interests will guide the demonstrations, and there will be time for each participant to work on an individual project.

Supplies to bring to the first class:
-18-gauge copper plates (you can choose size, but do not exceed 10″ x 10″), we suggest the RISD 3D Store on North Main St.
-two sheets of Rives BFK paper (Utrecht, Jerry’s, or RISD Store)
-medium etching needle, Utrecht or RISD Store
-drypoint scribe, Utrecht or RISD Store
-scraper, Utrecht or RISD Store
-burnisher (we prefer curved) Utrecht or RISD Store

Instructor: Carey Goodrich

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 21 @ 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 21 @ 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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Introduction to Digital SLR Photography @ AS220 Media Arts
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

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Sundays, January 21, 28, 12-3pm

Cost: $99

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Come equipped with your DSLR camera and get set to learn it like the back of your hand! After this class you’ll feel confident using your DSLR, and finally get the pictures you desire. Complete with a weather permitting photo walk around downtown Providence!

Instructor: Jose Navarro-Robles

 

DIY Electronics: Make Your Own Arduino @ AS220 Labs
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Sundays, January 21, 28, 1-4pm $125
Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Learn how to solder and program electronics in this introductory workshop. The price of the workshop covers the cost of the kit being built, soldering equipment is also provided. We will be assembling an Educato Kit: an Arduino-compatable microcontroller that is perfect for beginners and prototyping new projects.
The first session will go over each electronic component used in assembly, the layout of the board, and troubleshooting to ensure proper assembly. The second session will go over reading schematics, the basics of electric theory, the Arduino language, programming and circuit assembly on a breadboard.
Participants will leave with soldering skills and a fancy new tool to add to their arsenal of creativity. With this knowledge, you will also be able to make simple repairs on electronics that were once thought broken for good. Educato Kit is provided.
Rhythm Fitness @ Dance Studio
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Class! RHYTHM FITNESS 4:00-5:00PM
w/ Ebun Shittu and Ruth Saah
$5 Drop In
Brown University Students Free w/ ID

Rhythm Fitness is an active, high energy African dance experience. The moves incorporated in the class is accompanied by afrobeats music for a modern day feel but still encompasses traditional and contemporary movements. Rhythm Fitness is meant to provide its participants with a fun filled yet effective workout. The classes include yoga and pilates style stretches, which are followed by aerobics (African-style of course!), and the teaching of a dance to afrobeats music. All ages and all levels of experience are welcome!

 

Ebunoluwa Shittu was born in Lagos, Nigeria and brings her love and passion for dance to the United States. Ebunoluwa has always saw dance as a way to express her love for her culture. With years of dance experience, Ebunoluwa strives to bring her love and talent to Providence as she co-instructs Rhythm Fitness Dance workshops.

 

Ruth Saah was born in Liberia. Ruth possessed a love for dance since she was a little girl. Growing up and through various experiences, Ruth has been exposed to many different types of dance including; Ballet, Salsa, and Sabar. Ruth is also involved with a dance organization ALIMIA which is based at the University of Rhode Island. Ruth has held many leadership positons in the organization and is currently an external member. Ruth also currently co-instructs Rhythm Fitness Dance workshops.

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Jan
22
Mon
Hip Hop with Michael Diaz @ Dance Studio
Jan 22 @ 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 Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mondays, January 15, 22, 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Brandon Kyle

Register here!

A two week introduction to silkscreen printing! Screen printing is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Modern Dance for the Body/Mind/Soul with Nicole Laliberte @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.  

Nicole Laliberte is the artistic director of Freedom Dances, and has performed with Sidelong Dance Co., Boston Dance Co., EBA Dance Theatre, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole has danced, taught, and choreographed in Rhode Island, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory.  Of note, she has taught at UNCG, James Madison University, Meredith College, Darton College, and Greensboro Ballet. Ms. Laliberté has staged choreography at Providence College, UNCG, The Boston Conservatory, The Boston Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, AS220, James Madison University, Darton College, Rhode Island College, the North Carolina Dance Festival, the Charlotte Dance Festival, Old Dominion University’s Regional Choreographers’ Showcase, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, Fringe PVD, Cary Academy, American Dance Festival’s Acts to Follow Series, Boston Regional Youth America Grand Prix, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

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Jan
23
Tue
Community Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 23 @ 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 Main Stage
Jan 23 @ 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!

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

     AnnDitmarsHuyck-1 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.

 

 

 

Intermediate Ballet @ Dance Studio
Jan 23 @ 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

Ryan Jordan Band, Ben Shaw, and BunkTown @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 1:00 am
Ryan Jordan Band is a fresh, original funk/soul outfit from Boston. Jordan has collaborated with drummer Kyle Ruggieri to bring a new incarnation of the groove-centric music from the 60’s and 70’s. Supported by a tight rhythm section and a blasting horn section, the band delves into slow soulful tunes to set the mood, and upbeat funk jams to get the crowd dancing. Check out http://www.rjordanmusic.com for music and more.
Ben Shaw is a Rhode Island based composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who, with this project, explores his more folk/Americana based writings which take their sounds from equal parts Nashville and New Orleans. Joining him is a trio of fiery players who have all spent time in a range of disciplines, giving this ensemble a unique set of skills and sounds to pull from. This group digs into the uniqueness of American music and seeks to blend all its facets together for a rich experience where the sounds of contemporary folk ballads can be heard alongside gut bucket blues and raging second line rhythms, all with the craft of honed musicians. For more information head to http://ahueofshaw.tumblr.com
BunkTown is a new band that just came on the scene with a unique style, and ability to cover all genres that is fun to listen to and can be enjoyed by all ages. With influences such as, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Harry Nillson And Graham Parsons, their songs sing of instant classics. The group is fronted by Mike Gravel who brings a unique voice and guitar style to this project. Mark Gentile brings an incredible talent as well, with his blistering leads, and great sense of music. Dalton Markrush as the youngest member, brings a fresh vibe into this project, who is playing far beyond his years. And on drums is Ephraim Lowell who brings a huge sound to this band. He has been on the music scene since he was just a kid, playing all over the world and making his name known in the business. He has played with the likes of Roomful Of Blues, Luther Guitar Jr Johnson, Monster Mike Welch, Kan-Tu Blues Band, J Geiles, Charles Neville,and more. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/bunktown/
Jan
24
Wed
Contemporary Dance INT/ADV
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The Class begins with a set sequence of continuous stretches and articulate movements of the spine and limbs that will allow us to connect with ourselves, our body and its center.We will place focus on breathing to help us warm up, energize and tone the muscles and joints as well as to open awareness of the balanced body and its/our presence in the space. In continuance, we will explore a succession of moves and some traveling exercises to challenge the body to be available and efficient in relationship to one another’s. We will put into action a dynamic-high-energy dance phrase that encompass floor work, technical sequencing and acrobatic body vocabulary, all of which I have acquired through my years of contemporary dance work in Europe.  I am a creative that uses improvisation and explorative formations so the body can articulate one’s sense of character.  My classes always have the aim of growing one’s individual voice through movement and to share it with others.

 

Gisela Creus has been dancing since the age of nine. She graduated from Company & Company in Barcelona with a professional dance diploma and moved on to Laban Centre in London where she earned her bachelor’s degree with honours in dance-theater.  She has since worked for Moreno Bernardi Dance Company, Cia.Color Dansa, Marie-Gabrielle Roti Productions, Korsnes Kompani and Vbuit. Her collaborative works have always taken an international and interdisciplinary concern, working with artists Clara Bes, Chan Vi, Abrao Vicente, Antonio Da Veiga Rocha, Samuel Diz, Norman Vasseur to name a few. She has presented work as choreographer-performer, individually and collaboratively, such as Hour Cicle, Dust, Dansalona, Black Abyss, On the Road, Dorment, as well as videodance work such as Sombras, Llavors and YZ.

She is one of the founders of NunArt, a creative practices association for artists in Barcelona.  She has been a member of its directive board since it’s inception in 2007.

Recently her pedagogical work has partnered her with Laura Villar, a doctorate candidate. Together they have developed an educational project for pre-professional dancers called AREA-CREA. Gisela has been teaching dance for over 8 years; early on for beginners and now to emerging and professional creatives.  She has recently moved to the United States but will still continue to have an active European presence while contributing to the dance discipline in the US.

 

Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 24 @ 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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Youth Open Mic @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Level Modern Dance @ Dance Studio
Jan 24 @ 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.

Providence Swings Solo Jazz @ AS220 Dance Studio
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Solo Jazz
Instructors: Becky Zub and Vivian Madrid
Description: Moving well with a partner starts with moving yourself well! This class will introduce solo jazz movement and focus on improving balance, lines, posture, isolations and more.
BlackRose Entertainment Presents: TravBlack @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 1:00 am