Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 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.


Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 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.

Providence Fringe Festival: Manton Avenue Project- Around the Campfire @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jamie Craighead, Morgan Johnston, LittleboybigHeadonbike, and The Font Club. @ As220 Main Stage
Jul 26 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 27 @ 12:30 am
Providence Fringe Festival: “The Bernard Morton Variety Hour” by James Bohn @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 26 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Thursdays, July 27, August 3; 6-10pm Cost: $100

Instructor: Kara Dunne

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.

Prime Action @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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.

Providence Fringe Festival: Manton Avenue Project- Around the Campfire @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Providence Fringe Festival: “Defiance!” by Sylvia Ann Soares @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 27 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm
FringePVD 2017: “Free China: A Bedtime Thing” by Fiona Yang @ Black Box Theater @ AS220
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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


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.

Francesca Shanks is down from North Adams with the Baritone Uke and robotic buddy.

Space Heater – (PVD) FIRST SHOW. New Providence band. Maiden X +Joe-Lou. Dark, romantic Sci-Fi, analog beats.

Aether Chroma –
sounscapes and beats that will help you get lost in space
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
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


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.

(bands not playing in this order!!)
Late Bloomer
Ordinary Lives
Now Denial
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