Contemporary Dance Lab with Providance Project

March 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dance Studio
95 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903
 New Class! Contemporary Dance Lab w/ Providance Project
$13 Drop In/$10 Class Package
Brown University and RISD Students Free w/ ID
This intermediate-level contemporary dance class is taught by Providance Project members Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver.  The  90 minute class will continue to refine technical skills and build strength while beginning to develop a sense of ease and efficiency in movement. Class will begin with a floor sequence focusing on weight release and core connectivity, gradually finding articulation in footwork and spatial dynamics. We will culminate in phrase work pulling from Providance Project repertoire that explores ways in which specificity and disorientation collide in motion.  
Following the technique class is an optional choreography workshop that has a twofold purpose: One is to act as a laboratory for participants to develop and receive feedback from fellow peers and Providance Project members. The second is to develop an informal showing of work that we create collectively or individually in this workshop.

Providance Project:

Massachusetts dance artists and teachers Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver began collaborating in 2017 under the name Providance Project. Their choreographic work uses movement as a medium to bridge together different perspectives as a dynamic duo. Angela and Ellen have performed and choreographed together for the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Sound Bites Series with Jacob Richman and Amorphous Dance Collective, Southern Vermont Dance Festival, 30-30-30 at Dixon Place NYC, Amorphous Dance Collective at the AS220 Modern Movements Festival 2017, Bearnstow Young Artists in Residency Concert, Works in Progress at AS220 in Providence, and OnStage Dance Company Residencies. They have recently performed choreography by New England artists including Ali Kenner Brodsky, Meghan Carmichael, and Cathy Nicoli in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Additionally, they were 2017 Young Artists in Residence at Bearnstow in Mount Vernon, Maine, and they are 2018 neXt Residency choreographers at Urbanity Dance in Boston, MA. Angela and Ellen are also working with Boston dance artist Molly Hess to co-create 3 Spice Dance, a collaborative platform to produce shows by Bearnstow alumni. Angela and Ellen are 2016 graduates from Roger Williams University and Hampshire College, respectively. Angela Cole and Ellen Oliver continue their passion for sharing dance through their wide age range of students.

Ellen Oliver is a dance artist, painter, and filmmaker from Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ellen is a 2016 and 2017 Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow. Ellen’s professional work and collaborations have been performed in New England, India, and San Francisco, and her dance short films have been screened at dance film festivals abroad. Ellen is currently performing with Fusionworks Dance Company in Lincoln, RI and Lorraine Chapman The Company in Boston, MA. Ellen is very excited for her recent collaborations with Bearnstow dance artist Angela Cole under the name Providance Project. Ellen spends her daytime teaching dance from toddlers to adults in studios across Central MA. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Ellen studied dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Hampshire College.


Angela Cole is a dance artist, teacher, and choreographer based in Providence, RI. She received her BA in Dance and Performance Studies from Roger Williams University and is a recipient of the Kelli Wike Davis Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. She has performed and choreographed for Southern Vermont Dance Festival, 30-30-30 at Dixon Place NYC, Amorphous Dance Collective in the AS220 Modern Movements Festival, OnStage Dance Company Residency, the Museum of Fine Arts Sound Bites Series in Boston, and Tiny & Short: A Drop in the Bucket at the Dance Complex. She has recently performed choreography by New England-based artists including Meghan Carmichael, Cathy Nicoli, and Ellen Oliver. In addition, she is a 2017 Artist in Residence at Bearnstow, Maine. Angela is a co-founder of contemporary dance companies Providance Project and 3 Spice Dance.  

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