Calendar

Feb
23
Mon
Arkham Film Society Presents: 16mm Mystery Movies @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Feb 2015 MM Color

This month we will pull a 16mm title out of our archive to screen for you all as a mystery treat. But we will give you a hint to help you decide if it interests you or not. February’s film will be a 1970 Proto Blaxploitation film with contributions from numerous figures well known for the genre!

Feb
24
Tue
Tai Chi @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Tai Chi with Bob McManus // Tuesdays @ 8:30-9:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Tai Chi is one of the original Chinese Martial Arts. The Yeung Style(from The Yeung Family of Yeung Chang Po) is practiced today throughout the world as an exercise that cultivates mental as well as physical well being. Its slow fluid movements and emphasis on relaxation and internal softening make it an ideal exercise for people of all ages. Our instructor, Bob McManus (Provtaichi.com) has been a student and teacher of The Yeung Style for over 30 years. He recently returned from his seventh trip to Hong Kong, where he studies with the Yeung family, continuing to deepen his understanding of this ancient and effective martial art and health system.

 

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 24 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

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

FREE CLASS JANUARY 6!

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
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.

 

 

Traveling Sal, Barrens (providence), Funeral Cone, Rats Rest (Minneapolis) @ Psychic Readings
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
LGB Productions Presents: @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 1:00 am
Feb
25
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 25 @ 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.

Intro to Digital Photography and the DSLR @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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  Wednesdays, February 25, March 4, 11, 6-9pm, Cost: $110

Register online: shop.as220.org/products/dslr

The class introduces new photographers to DSLR cameras. Students will learn fundamentals of photography, how to navigate their digital cameras to control exposure through aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how to take creative photographs with their DSLRs.

The class will start with an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms. Students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts. Most of the class will focus on learning about exposure. Students will first learn about shutter speed and aperture by using S (TV) and A (AV) priority modes, and finally how to combine both through manual mode. In addition,participants will learn about the pros and cons of ISO, how to read and use histograms, white balance, metering modes and lens options.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Ian O’Neil (of Deer Tick) ft. The Ryan Brothers, The Novel Ideas, Vio/Miré @ Psychic Readings
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 am
Radio Carbon, Throne of Saturn, Cross Armed Calculator, and Intercourse @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 am
Feb
26
Thu
Zu-ology Youth Showcase @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Zu-ology is a youth/adult open mic, that empowers expression through words. We try to have unity amongst artists and allow the flow of creativity to be projected onto the mic. The mic allows freedom of voice and is an oportunity for people from all over to connect with one another. Music is power and we allow the power of music to guide not just the artists, but the community all around. This showcase is ran entirely by youth.

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
Class incorporates a seated centering and focus on breath connection which then leads to a gentle warm-up of the spine. After moving the spine in multiple directions, we will easily make our way to being on hands and feet and eventually flow through a simplified series of sun salutations to get the body warm. We will then explore balance postures, twists and back strengthening exercises and eventually make our way back to the floor for more restorative poses leading to savasana.

Jamie Arnold is a local yoga educator and performing artist. She has been teaching a regular gentle flow class at the East Side YMCA for 2.5 years and has taught yoga in some way shape or form through Squam Art Workshops, Now Yoga & Fitness, Fight2Fitness, Om Kids, Rhode Runner, Studio Exhale and AS220. Jamie received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification in the winter of 2012 through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. For Jamie, yoga has helped her to truly be in the present moment, let go of stress and feel like weight has been lifted from her body.

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RAP Slam aka Rhythmic African Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Feb
27
Fri
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

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Us’nYall, Sun Voyager (NY), Greasy Hearts (NY), and Pixels @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am

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Feb
28
Sat
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am

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

Upcoming Class Schedule:

February 14: Modern Technique with Hollis Bartlett
February 28: Modern Technique with Kellie Lynch
March 14: Connect to Expand and Express with Farah Saleh
March 28: Modern Technique with Heidi Henderson
April 11: Human Movement in a Modern Context with Peter DiMuro
April 25: Ballet Technique with Andrea Dawn Shelley
May 9: Modern Technique with Annie Kloppenberg
May 16: Modern technique with Meredith Lyons ** 3rd Saturday special!**

Upcoming Class Info and Teacher Bios:

February 14: Modern Technique 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 Technique 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!

March 14: Connect to Expand and Express with Farah Saleh
The class will explore one body part, the arm, while looking into its articulations, connections and movement initiations. We will start from small somatic exercises, then move to bigger and dynamic ones, to finish with improvisations and dance phrases that integrate the learned connections, while taking the body to extreme physical places. Once the freedom of the interconnected body is established, states and images will be attributed to the movements to further enhance the body-mind relation.

March 28: Modern Technique 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.

April 11: Human Movement in a Modern Context with Peter DiMuro 
Peter more often teaches a “human moving” class as opposed to a “dance” class. There will be rigorous technique including floor work, center warm up and lush movement across the floor. There will also an emphasis on you, the human moving the movement. Peter’s methods to attain this humanness comes from decades of dancing and teaching and from study  with great teachers/artistic directors Gerri Houlihan, Martha Myers, Liz Lerman, Daniel Nagrin and, oddly enough, being a human himself his whole life.

April 25: Classical Ballet with Andrea Dawn Shelley
This is ballet class with a focus on the importance of core strength, healthy body alignment, strength & endurance, musicality, and artistry. From the onset of class, there is a special emphasis on the distribution of energy while articulating classical ballet technique with an expansive quality. Quality vs. quantity.

May 9: Modern Technique with Annie Kloppenberg
Class will focus on developing articulate, dynamic, available, and expressive bodies in a dialogue between rigorous technical practice and targeted improvisational exercises. Movement phrases play with control, abandon, and their intersection, emphasizing principles of weight, efficiency, specificity, and torque to illuminate the patterning of movement rather than the action of it alone. Movement sequences are designed to facilitate inquiry into how one might create the physical conditions, which allow the body to perform as its most expressive, most dynamic instrument. We will explore virtuosity and subtle performance textures, increasing dynamic range and depth, valuing individuality in all movement. We work towards greater adaptability of our physical instruments. The simple version: we move big, sweat a lot, and have a great time!

May 16: Modern Technique with Meredith Lyons
We will create a container for versatility, abandon, athleticism and specificity. Within this class we will find the partner in ourselves, and seek to find how we can balance that amongst one another. After a cumulative warm up using elements of Barteneiff Fundamentals that move in and out of the floor along with elements of Release Technique, students will dive into the richly diverse movement style that is rooted in improvisation and contact. Movement phrases and combinations seek to inspire risk, investigation and choice as a means of an artists discovery and unique perspective. Tend to the body, push it to the max, risk falling, and say something on the way down! It is encouraged to find the artist in the student and an exchange in the room. (knee pads and layers highly encouraged!)

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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.

IMG_1210Peter DiMuro is a choreographer, director, teacher, facilitator and arts administrator/ practitioner/ engager. His 15-year collaboration with Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, including 5 years as Artistic Director, laid the foundation for Public Displays of Motion, an umbrella for Peter’s artistic works along with dance/arts literacy, advocacy and engagement. As a teacher, he focuses on the communication possible through movement through multiple definitions of technique: virtuosity, rigor, humanness, being-ness. He borrows from dance of all kinds, theatre techniques  and common sense, encouraging dancers to find multiple levels of uniqueness to offer to the dance. He has taught at the American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Florida Dance Festival and several universities worldwide.  Peter’s work has been commissioned and appeared throughout Europe, Asia and in 42 US states. Peter was named a White House Millennial Artist, Mayor of Boston Arts Award recipient, and his work has received grants from the NPN, Massachusetts Cultural Council, MetLife Foundation and the NEA. After 20 years touring, he returned to Boston in 2013 to become the Executive Director of The Dance Complex. Since returning to New England, Peter won a residency at the Boston Center for the Arts created work for Across The Ages and the Boston Conservatory. Peter is the creative consultant and host for VelocityDC Dance Festival and conducts leadership workshops for corporate clients, including Whole Foods.

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Heidi 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.

26662_4777461558315_276342422_nAnnie Kloppenberg’s current creative and theoretical research hinges on improvisation. She has presented scholarly papers examining spontaneity in the choreographic process and her article “Improvisation in Process: Post-Control Choreography” can be found in the August 2010 issue of Dance Chronicle. Annie teaches and performs nationally as a member of the improvisational company, Like You Mean It and directs Annie Klopenberg & Company, now based in Boston. Recent choreographic commissions and residencies include Boston Center for the Arts, Dance Theater Workshop (NYC), Dublin Arts Council and OhioDance (OH). Kloppenberg’s choreography has been presented at Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Dance Space Center (now DNA, NYC), and Jennifer Muller/the Works(NYC), The Boston Center for the Arts, Green Street Studios, CMAC, and throughout New England. Annie has worked with the Bebe Miller Company, Sara Pearson & Patrik Widrig, Shani Collins, Rebecca Rice, Cathy Young, Heidi Henderson, Karl Rogers, Meghan Sprenger/MVWorks, Annie Bessera/Striding Lion, Ashley Thorndike, and Katherine Ferrier. Annie has worked in arts administration at the Wexner Center for the Arts, New York City Center, Dance Theater Workshop, and now serves on the board of Green Street Studios. Annie is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Colby College, holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and a BA from Middlebury College. She is also the co-founder of Moving Target Boston, the masterclass series that inspired Saturday Switch.

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.

MeredithLyonsMeredith Lyons is a dual city artist performing and creating in both Philadelphia and Portland, ME.  She holds a B.A. in Dance Teaching and Choreography from Mercyhurst University, an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from Smith College, and is Full Apparatus Classically trained from In Balance Pilates.  She is the Admissions Director of Bates Dance Festival, on faculty in the dance departments of Bates College, Colby College, Southern Maine Community College and Pure Movement Portland Pilates.  She has taught and presented her research internationally throughout Austria, Czech Republic, France,  Greece, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Spain, as well as been guest faculty with several dance departments including Dickinson, Providence College, Ursinus College, Connecticut College, Springfield College, Mercyhurst University and Montgomery County Community College.  Additionally, Meredith has taught extensively within K-12 private and public institutions.

FarahSalehFarah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer active in Palestine and Europe. She has studied languages in Italy and in parallel continued her studies in contemporary dance. She has been dancing and choreographing with Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company since 2010, and for which she recently created Ordinary Madness (2013) and Hana and I (2014). She also took part in and toured with Keffiyeh/made in China (2012) and Badke (2013) co-produced by the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS), A.M Qattan Foundation and Les Ballets C de la B. She has also been coordinating and curating artistic projects since 2010 with the Palestinian Circus School, Sareyyet Ramallah and the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. In 2014 she won the third prize of the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) for her interactive dance video installation A Fidayee Son in Moscow.

Andrea Dawn Shelley 3bAndrea Dawn Shelley, born in Miami, Florida, received her classical ballet training predominately from Magda G. Auñon. She studied dance at the University of South Florida and holds a BA in Dance Education from Florida International University. Shelley began her professional career with Southern Ballet Theatre and has since danced as a principal artist with Maximum Dance Company, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, State Street Ballet and Hope Stone Dance.  Shelley is the Co- Founding Director of iMEE Dance Company. As a choreographer, Shelley has created original works for iMEE, Ballet Florida, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, State Street Ballet, E.magine Dance Ensemble, O Dance, Ad Deum Dance Company, The Dance Gallery Festival, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, and Island Moving Co. As a ballet teacher, she has taught at various private schools, Academies and Summer Intensives throughout Florida, California, Texas & Rhode Island. Shelley has also taught Master Classes for the University of California, Santa Barbara, New World School of the Arts, University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, Salve Regina University, Houston Dance Festival, The Dance Gallery Festival and Rassegna Palcoscenio Danza. Additionally, she has taught company class for professional dance companies such as Dominic Walsh Dance Theater; Houston Metropolitan Dance Company; Island Moving Co. and iMEE. Shelley is currently on staff as an Adjunct Dance Professor at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. www.imeedanceco.com

Artist Talk and Closing Reception with Sue McNally @ AS220 Project Space
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday Feb. 28th, from 3-5 p.m. for an artist talk & closing reception with Newport painter Sue McNally. Her current exhibition, “No Better Friend”, currently on view at the Project Space, features oil painting from her series documenting all fifty of the US states and smaller abstract works. Come hear about Sue’s cross country adventures, painting process, and inspirations.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 28 @ 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!

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Live Arts Venues

Main Stage:
The AS220 Main Stage hosts over ten events a week and is a 200 capacity performance venue and gallery space. The venue contains 4 powered main speakers, three monitors, in house compression and efx, projection / dvd capabilities, and a 6 foot screen. A full inventory can be viewed here.  While the Main Stage hosts a wide array of artistic programming, it primarily is used as a concert venue. It is located at 115 Empire Street.

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Black Box:
The Black Box is an extremely versatile 90 capacity performance theatre. It has a surround sound system, Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and full theatrical lighting. The space focuses on theatrical and dramatic works and encourages users to customize the space to suit the needs of their production. The Black Box is on the first floor of 95 Empire Street.

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Dance Studio:
The dance studio hosts regular dance, yoga, and fitness classes and is available for rental for rehearsals and private instruction. The Dimensions of the marley floored room are  28′ X 42′ and it is equipped with mirrors, ballet barres, an easy to operate sound system and sunlight!

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Psychic Readings:
Psychic Readings is an intimate and mysterious multi-purpose room. It has a capacity of 45, but also has an “Annex Room” which moonlights as an art gallery. Psychic Readings is run in conjunction with the AS220 Artists in Residence on the third floor of the Empire Street building.

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