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Jul
28
Fri
Contemporary African Dance @ Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 28 @ 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.

Providence Fringe Festival: Manton Avenue Project- Around the Campfire @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mouni / Franchesca Shanks / Space Heater / Aether Chroma @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:30 am

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A night of melodic whimsy and ambient pressure.

Mouni (PVD)
A basket full of indie rock gold nuggets from every part of the milky-way.https://mouni.bandcamp.com/music

Francesca Shanks is down from North Adams with the Baritone Uke and robotic buddy.
https://www.facebook.com/francescashanksmusic/?fref=ts

Space Heater – (PVD) FIRST SHOW. New Providence band. Maiden X +Joe-Lou. Dark, romantic Sci-Fi, analog beats. https://spaceheater.bandcamp.com/releases

Aether Chroma – 
http://aetherchroma.com/album/soft-power
sounscapes and beats that will help you get lost in space
$6.
All Ages

FringePVD 2017: “Free China: A Bedtime Thing” by Fiona Yang @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 28 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
FringePVD 2017: “Transformed Again” by Jerry Fogel @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 28 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Jul
29
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session! @ AS220 Foo(d) and Bar
Jul 29 @ 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!

FringePVD 2017: “Transformed Again” by Jerry Fogel @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tor Johnson Records 15th Anniversary Party @ AS220 Main Stage
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am

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Tor Johnson Records 15th Anniversary Party
July 29th
6pm-ish $10

5 years ago we threw an insane 10 year anniversary show (buy the DVD if you don’t believe me)…so here we are 5 years later and there have been tons of additions to the TJR family. so this party is going to be the release show for a big compilation LP with unreleased songs from a bunch of our bands. expect reunions, fun, limited merch, and all sorts of shit. we’ll be making tons of announcements as everything gets closer.

Playing:
(bands not playing in this order!!)
Aneurysm
Late Bloomer
lunglust
Ordinary Lives
Now Denial
Ratstab
Twin Foxes
Tyler Daniel Bean (unplugged)
and maybe some more surprises!

FringePVD 2017: “Defiance!” by Sylvia Ann Soares @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
FringePVD 2017: “Impetus” presented by Elements Dance @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Providence Fringe Festival: “The Bernard Morton Variety Hour” by James Bohn @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Jul
30
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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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Fault (NB), Aviator (Boston), Hurt, and Math The Band @ Psychic Readings
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am

Doors at 8, show at 9 (this WILL start on time. It’s a school night)

$6

Eclectic bill. Come hang out like friends do.

Aviator (Boston)–check out their new album on No Sleep
https://aviatorma.bandcamp.com/

Math The Band The Band–ffo: wrestling, video games, fun, etc
https://maththeband.bandcamp.com/

The Hurt Ensemble–loud and sad, even more surprises at this one
Hurtensemble.bandcamp.com

Fault (NB)–Like imagine if when Chino Moreno started Palms with Isis, Haley Williams started a band with Deftones. This would be that band.
faultnbma.bandcamp.com

Jul
31
Mon
Modern Dance for the Body/Mind/Soul with Nicole Laliberte @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 31 @ 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.  

 

Aug
1
Tue
Hatha Yoga w/ Angie Hartley @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 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.

 

 

 

Beackon, The Will Divided, and The Way Back @ AS220 Main Stage
Aug 1 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 1:00 am