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Apr
28
Tue
Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 28 @ 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.

 

 

LGB Productions @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am
Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents ROO’D AWAKENING! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Apr 28 @ 9:45 pm – 11:45 pm

It’s spring and there is so much theater to be made! Please join us for a week of new works in progress presented by Romp of Otters (ROO): Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community. Take note of our updated schedule!
All performances take place at 95 Empire.
$3 suggested donation or FREE admission with a Brown or RISD student ID.

SUN 4/26, 5pm
Critical Mess by Kuni Schmertzler, directed by Lucy Van Atta ’16 MFA
The story of two rival Italian restaurant owners

TUE 4/28, 9:45pm (double bill)
New work by Lee Osorio ’16 MFA
10:30pm
HOTFIREPOETICS by Diane Exavier ’17 MFA & Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
A meditation on love, loss, and longing

WED 4/29, 8pm (double bill)
Low Year by Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
Bad things happen to bad people who might not want to be bad, but are anyway.
9:30pm
New work by Tim Kopacz ’16 MFA
A shadow puppet performance

THU 4/30, 7pm
New work by Whitney White ’15 MFA

SAT 5/2, 7:30pm
Matchmaker Matchmaker by Elise Hudson ’15 MFA
A woman moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected.

Apr
29
Wed
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

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.

Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 29 @ 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.

Intro to Silkscreen @ AS220 Printshop
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6; 6-10pm Cost: $95

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-silkscreen

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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 29 @ 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.

Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents ROO’D AWAKENING! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s spring and there is so much theater to be made! Please join us for a week of new works in progress presented by Romp of Otters (ROO): Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community. Take note of our updated schedule!
All performances take place at 95 Empire.
$3 suggested donation or FREE admission with a Brown or RISD student ID.

SUN 4/26, 5pm
Critical Mess by Kuni Schmertzler, directed by Lucy Van Atta ’16 MFA
The story of two rival Italian restaurant owners

TUE 4/28, 9:45pm (double bill)
New work by Lee Osorio ’16 MFA
10:30pm
HOTFIREPOETICS by Diane Exavier ’17 MFA & Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
A meditation on love, loss, and longing

WED 4/29, 8pm (double bill)
Low Year by Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
Bad things happen to bad people who might not want to be bad, but are anyway.
9:30pm
New work by Tim Kopacz ’16 MFA
A shadow puppet performance

THU 4/30, 7pm
New work by Whitney White ’15 MFA

SAT 5/2, 7:30pm
Matchmaker Matchmaker by Elise Hudson ’15 MFA
A woman moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected.

Penn Johnson, Seamus Galligan, The “Cowboy” Matt Hopewell Trio, and Justin Marra and the Survivors of the Kraken @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 1:00 am
Apr
30
Thu
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

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.

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 30 @ 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
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
May
1
Fri
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

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.

THE FINAL OBSESSION screening + Dan White, Eric and the Nothing, and Denver Boot @ AS220 Main Stage
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – May 2 @ 1:00 am

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THE FINAL OBSESSION is a dream come true for writer, director, cameraman, editor, Adam Theroux. Adam has been a fan of Lifetime movies for decades and thought it was about time to put his own twist on one. THE FINAL OBSESSION is filled with Rhode Island celebrities and characters, including and starring Miss Wensday, Dan White, Alex Platt, Rev Al Mighty, Randy Bush & Justine Leigh (from Math The Band) to name a few.

 

Dan White (also a lead character in The Final Obsession)

Eric and the Nothing

Denver Boot

Live Bait: Hell @ 95 Empire Black Box
May 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Hell

Jean-Paul Sartre once famously declared, “Hell is other people.” Come to Live Bait and you can hear their stories, and/or share your own. But beware, because May’s theme is “Hell.”

If you have a true story that in any way, shape or form fits May’s theme, come to Live Bait, put your name in the fishbowl and, when your name is called, tell it. Remember: no notes, no rants, no stand-up routines, and there is a six minute time limit. Of course, all are more than welcome to simply sit back and listen.

Live Bait is hosted by Phil Goldman, with banter, musical accompaniment and monthly theme song by Jerry “The Professor” Gregoire.

 

LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE

10:00pm Friday, May 1st, 2014

Tickets $7.00 – no reservations taken

95 Empire Black Box,

95 Empire Street,

Providence, RI

(401) 489-2555 for more information

 

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May
2
Sat
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

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.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
May 2 @ 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!

Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents ROO’D AWAKENING! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

It’s spring and there is so much theater to be made! Please join us for a week of new works in progress presented by Romp of Otters (ROO): Brown University’s Graduate Theater Community. Take note of our updated schedule!
All performances take place at 95 Empire.
$3 suggested donation or FREE admission with a Brown or RISD student ID.

SUN 4/26, 5pm
Critical Mess by Kuni Schmertzler, directed by Lucy Van Atta ’16 MFA
The story of two rival Italian restaurant owners

TUE 4/28, 9:45pm (double bill)
New work by Lee Osorio ’16 MFA
10:30pm
HOTFIREPOETICS by Diane Exavier ’17 MFA & Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
A meditation on love, loss, and longing

WED 4/29, 8pm (double bill)
Low Year by Griffin Sharps ’16 MFA
Bad things happen to bad people who might not want to be bad, but are anyway.
9:30pm
New work by Tim Kopacz ’16 MFA
A shadow puppet performance

THU 4/30, 7pm
New work by Whitney White ’15 MFA

SAT 5/2, 7:30pm
Matchmaker Matchmaker by Elise Hudson ’15 MFA
A woman moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected.

Hayes (album release), Metta P, Night Enders @ AS220 Main Stage
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – May 3 @ 1:00 am
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
May 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

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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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