The Un-United States of America: Artists Confronting Racism @ Mainstage
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
             In light of current national events about #whatlivesmatter in America today, AS220’s Mainstage hosts a performance event and forum discussion. How can artistic expression aid us in understanding what it means to be “different yet equal” in American society?  How can art serve as a vessel for dialogue building between different communities and help us make our country a more just and equal place to live? Please join as as performance artists, poets, writers and art makers share short works on themes of institutional inequality, civil rights, and American identity.    For the second half of the event—the forum discussion—audience members are invited to share their work, or their thoughts.
 AS220 Mainstage: 115 Empire Street
Friday December 12th,6 PM-8 PM
Performers Include:
Diversity Fellows!
Sussy Santana and Shey Rivera, members of Las Tenoras
Jackie Davis
Saul Ramos
Sir Guy da Guy The Portigy
+ more
Appearances, All The Friends, Joe DeGeorge Sax Machine, Miss Geo @ AS220
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 13 @ 1:00 am


Miss Geo is the electro-pop creation of Rhode Island vocalist/guitarist Abby Gutierrez and French native backing vocalist/synth player Paz (“just Paz, like Prince!”). After a chance meeting at an Apple store, Gutierrez and Paz began to jam, synthesizing their respective musical foundations in 90s indie rock and classic trip-hop and electronica into a pop creation of their own.


All the Friends is a four-piece indie/chamber pop band from Northampton, Massachusetts. A group of multi-instrumentalists, the band blends electronic and chamber-style textures in both studio and live settings, placing a heavy emphasis on their material’s varied instrumentation. (Their arrangements include vocals, trumpet, violin, and clarinet on one hand, and guitar, synths, and electronic beats on the other.) The band released its self-recorded debut LP in July of 2014.
Any Other Way by APPEARANCES
“What a handsome fine stud Joe DeGeorge is. And his sax is like the musical phallus of my dreams.
On its own the sax had made many humans horny and in the mood, but when it is being blown by the talented lips of Joe DeGeorge, then this instrument really starts to fulfill its life purpose.” – a review
Flykills, Dust Cloud, Wokling, Feedback Psychosis @ Psychic Readings
Dec 12 @ 10:30 pm

do u like punk??? well, listen 2 thiS!!!!!!!!

FLYKILLS – true freaks from nyc gracing you with their scumfuck presence. slimy riffs and gutteral vox. don’t miss this

DUST CLOUD – you’ll see if you don’t already know

WOKLING – two rhode islanders, a boy from nebraska, and one shrieking alien

FEEDBACK PSYCHOSIS – creepy crawly stomp mosh

psychic readings, 95 empire st, 2nd fl
no dickweeds, all ages

Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Saturday Switch Series Masterclasses 10-11:45am 2nd & 4th Saturdays// $15 per class; $60 for 6 class package

Winter Class Schedule:

December 13: Dance Improvisation with Shura Baryshnikov
December 27: no class
January 10: Modern Dance with Ali Kenner Brodksy
January 24: Modern Dance with Heidi Henderson
February 14: Modern Dance with Hollis Bartlett
February 28: Modern Dance with Kellie Lynch

Upcoming Class Info and Teacher Bios:

December 13: “Find the Self, Further the Whole”- Improvisation with Shura Baryshnikov

In this improvisation workshop, we will work to strike balance between individual voice and collective action.  Designed to integrate performers of all disciplines, we will work with movement, sound and language to discover free and authentic impulse.  Actively listen and witness in order to cultivate clear intention.  Clarity will propel us through time and space.

January 10: Modern Dance with Ali Kenner Brodksy
This modern class begins with a floor warm-up based on Release Technique principles. We then move to standing on our feet and hands which leads us to a final combination. Emphasis will be placed on proper body mechanics, musicality, use of breath to initiate movement and spatial awareness. I ask you to come with an open mind and to explore movement in new ways.  I urge you to seek your individuality as a mover and thinker.

January 24: Modern Dance with Heidi Henderson
Heidi’s modern technique class prioritizes: paying attention deeply on a cellular level, find an efficient sense of center and then loosing it, reveling in the specificity of complex sequencing, dancing large loopy phrases, and feeling joy.

February 14: Modern Dance with Hollis Bartlett
Throughout my class, we will investigate the articulation of the arms, legs, and torso in order to integrate the whole body in motion.  The warm-up is designed to familiarize you with your body, which will allow us to progress into large energetic phrases.  My approach to movement is through dynamic energy rather than static forms, and I constantly play with traditional placement and wild abandonment.  I believe dancing is a lively communal experience and together we will sweat, groove, and let loose.

February 28: Modern Dance with Kellie Ann Lynch
This class is about virtuosity.  We’ll make friends with the floor; experience the world upside down; thrust ourselves through the space and spiral into new pathways. This class is an invitation to explore effort, to push beyond what is familiar in your bodies.  This class is also an invitation to connect with others through movement, to dance and to have fun!


HollisBartlettHollis Bartlett is a performer, creator, and advocate for the arts. He was born and raised in the Midwest, and began dancing at a young age.  His family moved to Massachusetts before he began high school and his curiosity for movement and performance followed him to the East Coast.  After high school, he moved to New York City to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  There he was introduced to contemporary modern dance, worked with a variety of guest artists, studied abroad at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and received a BFA in Dance.  Since graduation he has had the pleasure of working with Doug Varone and Dancers, as well as Brian Brooks, Adam Barruch, Sydney Skybetter, and the Metropolitan Opera.  In addition to dancing he is also a member of Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee, an incubator for the next generation of dance leadership.  He has been a member of the committee for four years and works to bolster the dance community through research, discussion, and community action.

SPG_8735Shura Baryshnikov is a Rhode Island-based educator, improvisor, dancer and movement designer.  With a background in physical theatre, contemporary dance and and a range of improvisation practices, Shura seeks the creative space where these mediums overlap to inspire somatic exploration and performer versatility.  Shura has worked as a choreographer and movement consultant for Trinity Repertory Company, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Bridge Repertory Theater, Elemental Theatre Collective and on a number of Brown/Trinity MFA productions;  her performance work has been presented by the RISD Museum, the Providence Fringe Festival and in Earthdance’s Moving Arts Lab.  As a freelance dancer, she has performed in works by Heidi Henderson, Ali Kenner-Brodsky and Betsy Miller and with Aerplaye Dance, American Dance Legacy Initiative, Festival Ballet Providence and Lostwax Multimedia Dance.  Shura is a Teaching Associate in the Brown/Trinity MFA Programs, a faculty member at Festival Ballet Providence School and has also taught movement at at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College and at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA. Shura has studied Viewpoints and Suzuki with Anne Bogart and SITI Company and is also actively engaged in the practice of Ruth Zeporah’s Action Theater.  These methods, as well as a rich Contact Improvisation practice, inform Shura’s pursuit of embodiment and honesty in performance and in the classroom.

HeidiHendersonHeidi Henderson, choreographer for elephant JANE dance, a pick up company in RI, is a three time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship. Heidi has danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, and Paula Josa-Jones. Heidi is a contributing editor at Contact Quarterly, a vehicle for moving ideas. Heidi received her BA from Colby College and her MFA from Smith College and is in her tenth year on the faculty at Connecticut College. She has been teaching at the Bates Dance Festival for many years. elephant JANE dance has performed at the South Bank Centre in London, in New York City, at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival, at The International Festival of Dance in Taegu, Korea, at the Bates Dance Festival,  and at many venues in New England.  Recently elephant JANE dance premiere Pine, a trio, at the Flynn Space in Burlington, VT.

AliKennerBrodskyAli Kenner Brodsky is the artistic director of Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. and is the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Choreography. Ali was previously an artist-in-residence at Joyce SoHo in New York City, where Phyllis Lamhut mentored her. Kenner Brodsky founded and ran ali kenner & co in NYC, where she performed at venues including Joyce SoHo, the Puffin Room, DanceNow Festivals, the former Dance Space Center, WAX, Dixon Place and Dumbo Dance Festival. She has studied choreography with Martha Myers, Larry Goldhuber, Keely Garfield and Debra Fernandez. Kenner Brodsky has co-produced two a+b performances in Providence with Betsy Miller and has shown her work at various dance festivals in New England. Kenner Brodsky serves as rehearsal director for and dances with national touring company Lostwax Multimedia Dance. She has performed with Emma Hogarth in an interactive film/dance piece at the RISD Museum, with 83 paperbirds-moving lab (Boston), Jessica Howard and Rose Pasquarello-Beauchamp. She is on the adjunct dance faculty at Salve Regina University and Dean College, and has been a guest choreographer for both schools, as well as for Providence College. She graduated with honors in dance from Skidmore College. A Rhode Island native, Kenner Brodsky and her family now make their home in Dartmouth, MA.

KellieLynchKellie Ann Lynch is a co-founder of Elm City Dance Collective, a New Haven based dance organization in which she serves as an Artistic Partner, teaching, dancing and choreographing for the company. She currently dances and tours nationally with Adele Myers and Dancers and Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. She has received artist fellowships in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism to support her choreography; her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout New England and New York City. In addition to performing and making work, Kellie also teaches dance and has been on faculty at Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College and Connecticut College. She holds a B.A. in dance performance from Rhode Island College and a M.F.A. in dance performance and choreography from Smith College.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Dec 13 @ 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!

A benefit for Providence Animal Rescue League with performances by: Snowplows, Harris Hawk, Twin Foxes, and RAW BLOW @ AS220
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:00 am

9pm, $7 (donating more is encouraged!), all ages

Come celebrate and enjoy music by:



RAW BLOW- punx!



all proceeds will be donated to the Providence Animal Rescue League

Txkoa Txoka, Xrtabs, Pyramid @ Psychic Readings
Dec 13 @ 9:45 pm
Txkoa Txoka
10pm show.
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 14 @ 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 ( 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
Dec 14 @ 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.


Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot // Mondays @12-1pm //only $5!

Salsa Fitness was inspired by the love for salsa music and dance and was created to bring awareness to the history of Latin dance and music. Salsa fitness incorporates Afro-Cuban body movement, basic fundamentals of Salsa NY style footwork and techniques from professional dancers training exercises. The music used in the class is an authentic salsa, Latin cha cha cha, and Afro-Cuban music. Salsa Fitness is for EVERYONE and is a unique fun aerobic low impact exercise. You will not only sweat, but you will work on your balance, core straightening, develop stamina, and burn a lot of calories while dancing and learning new moves you can use on the dance floor.

Mori Granot, originally from Israel, has been dancing Salsa for over 14 years. Starting with Ballet, Jazz,  and Modern, in 2000, Mori continued her dancing journey with Cuban style salsa. She then learned Salsa on1, La Style, which then led her to Salsa on2, NY Style Salsa, where she fell in love. Besides Salsa, Mori also teaches lady styling, body movement, Casino Rueda, Bachata, and Merengue. Mori is currently teaching at different studios throughout Rhode Island and is offering a new fun workout program called “Salsa Fitness”, which is based on the fundamentals of Salsa on2.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This is a contemporary release technique with a solid base in ballet. Class begins with a full-bodied warm-up designed to activate the core and connect breath with movement while finding anatomically efficient pathways. Structured improvisations and set exercises explore dynamics, weight shifts, and flow to develop a quick mind and a listening body. Class finishes with a vigorous, high-energy dance phrase.  Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, and develop as versatile technicians. For intermediate and advanced dancers of all ages.

Sharks Come Cruisin, Tyler Daniel Bean, Oklahoma Car Crash @ Psychic Readings
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm
Sharks Come Cruisin
Tyler Daniel Bean
Oklahoma Car Crash
9:30 PM
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 16 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes


If you’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness levels welcome!  Bring your own mat or use one of ours.

Myah Shein is a dance and theatre artist from Chicago. She has trained in a variety of contemporary dance techniques, as well as maintaining a person practice that includes yoga and Pilates. As a founding artistic ensemble member with Red Tape Theatre, she served as resident choreographer and a performer, and performed in work for independent choreographers around Chicago. Outside of dancing, Myah produced the annual Chicago Fringe Artists Networking Night, served as dramaturg and assistant director for various store front companies, and is a makeup artist who designs for dance and theatre. Myah is the Public Relations and Advertising Manager for Trinity Repertory Company and holds a degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in International Studies and French and a post-bac degree from the Dance Center of Columbia College in Dance with a focus in Dance Studies.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 16 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Betsy Miller// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $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 clarity and expression in your dancing.



LGB Productions Presents: Trapped 2sdays @ AS220
Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 1:30 am
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 17 @ 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.

Artist’s Talk and Ekphrasis Workshop in Conjunction with 100 Ways An Old Artist Can Die @ AS220
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist’s Talk and Ekphrasis Workshop
in Conjunction with 100 Ways An Old Artist Can Die
AS220, Main Gallery
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
5:00 to 7:00 PM
John Kotula will be discussing the concept and presentation of his exhibit and reflecting on some of the artwork. This will be followed by a writing workshop conducted by Kim Baker.
Have you ever stood in front of a work of art and pondered the story being told on canvas and unfolding just off canvas? Would you like to attempt to write about what you see and what you don’t see?
In this workshop, we will discuss an ancient poetic form called ekphrasis, or writing inspired by art.  Using AS220’s exhibit 100 Ways an Old Artist Can Die, we will examine various pieces in the show and then talk together about our interpretations of the story in what we see.  Then, we will create our own stories about what we see and share those stories with each other as you feel comfortable.   This workshop welcomes anyone who wants to look at art together and learn to tell the stories of it in poetry. Prose writers, journal writers, bloggers, and non- writers are also welcomed.
        The artist’s talk and the workshop are free and open to the public.
Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Modern Dance with  Katie McNamara // 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 alas traverse the space across,  under and around.   All are welcome! 

Katie 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.

Camp Entropic, Sciomancy, Kowalski, and Mike Mountain @ AS220
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 1:00 am