Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 18 @ 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 would rather hang out on your mat than at the gym, and if plies sound better than squats, make Stretch and Strength part of your routine.  Drawing from Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout toning muscle, building flexibility and even throws in a little cardio.  All fitness and experience 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
Nov 18 @ 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 18 @ 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.



CRAOW / ORA ISO / WINTER LINE @ Psychic Readings
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm

Like a mirrorball piñata stuffed full of fresh molly & 4Loko. Start swinging, kids.

Brooklyn dread merchants close out their 3 week tour of weird America with a fully appropriate visit to our haunted city. They peddle sleepless nights soundtracked by the midnight lullabies emanating from the little door in your bedroom no one can find the key to.

Watch this dude work his magic and you’ll feel less like an audience member and more like the passenger of an enormous starship patiently steered into the heart of Solaris by your now-mad captain. You’d jettison but you’re such a goddamned fractal addict, oh the beauty!

Psychic Readings
a safespace for alternating currents

Stand up Comedy OPEN MIC plus stand up by: Erica Crooks, Ashlyn Lillibridge, and Rose Jermusyk @ AS220
Nov 18 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm










Come see Erica Crooks, Ashlynn Lillibridge, and Rose

Jermusyk then sign up for the COMEDY OPEN MIC


admission is $4

no other fees

doors open at 9:30pm

all shows all ages ~ must be 21+ to drink at the bar










Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 19 @ 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 @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 19 @ 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.

geo-cachés for the Mid-week apocalypse @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for an exciting line up of short plays by the Brown University MFA playwrights Diane Exavier, Carlos Sirah, Rick Burkhardt, Dalia Taha, Katie Ka Vang, and Katie Pearl.

LGB Productions Presents: The People’s Voice featuring Olivia King, Nando, Violeta Del Valle, Joey Pad, Lex Casey, and Lady Rackz @ AS220
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 20 @ 1:00 am
BASEMENT Media Fest @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The BASEMENT Media Fest is an annual traveling survey of contemporary low fidelity experimental cinema. Founded in 2010 in response to the commercial race for higher resolutions and “true to life” image quality, BASEMENT is a celebration of the mediated experience as aesthetic experience. In its fourth year, the fest currently focuses on a short and highly curated program compiled from an open call for submissions.

From the outset of this festival, there have been two major threads in BASEMENT’s programs: the Old and the New. A number of works this year are concerned with the formal characteristics of technologies that have been abandoned by commercial producers, like celluloid film and analog video, while other works address the contemporary proliferation of digitally mediated experiences, dealing with topics of amateur media creation and the banality of media consumption. Despite an apparent divergence, all the works in this year’s program display an awareness of media as a complex of malleable forms. These works all exploit, in some way, the materiality of mediated form, and thereby problematize the use of media as seamless ideological tool.



Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam featuring Carrie Rudzinski! @ AS220
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Providence Poetry Slam featuring Carrie Rudzinski!

Doors open at 7:30 pm

show begins at 8 pm

$4 regular admission, $2 for youth (age 19 and under)

There will be a youth poetry slam and feature performance, followed by an all-ages open mic. Come by 7:30 to sign up for the open mic and slam.

Named Best Female Poet at her first national poetry competition in 2008, Carrie Rudzinski has since performed her work across the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and India. Ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam and 7th at the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam, Carrie has represented Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles over the course of 11 national poetry competitions. She recently accepted a part- time faculty position teaching Poetry and Performance at California State University Northridge for the Spring 2014 semester. Her work has been published in such collections as University of California Press Vol. 3, Muzzle Magazine, Words Dance, The Legendary, OnMag, Catalyst, and Alight, and is forthcoming in two Write Bloody anthologies. Carrie’s most recent book, The Shotgun Speaks, was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon.


Workshops and slams for poets under 19!

FREE Youth Writing Workshops:
– Every FIRST Thursday of the month at NEW URBAN ARTS (705 Westminster St.) from 5-7pm. Starting in October 2012.
– Every THIRD Thursday of the month at AS220 (115 Empire St.) from 6-7:30.

YOUTH SLAM every third Thursday at AS220, after the open mic and feature of our regular ProvSlam night. On youth slam nights, youth get in for half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Hedda Gabler @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

Hedda Gabler

adapted and directed by Chao Bian

Adapted from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, set in China and America, after her loss of father, who is a high power of the Communist Party, she comes to Providence and looks for prospect and hope, only to find out she’s trapped in another cage.

Presented by ROO – Brown MFA playwrights

Dead Empires, Terror Eyes, Pink Eye, and tba @ AS220
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 22 @ 1:00 am

Dead Empires (NY)-

Instrumental face melting metal.

Terror Eyes-

Emo violence trio from south county.

Pink Eye-

Experimental/mathy jams by two dudes from Providence.

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Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

OJ (Worcester) on tour

Ursula (Boston)

Dark Rodeo (Providence/Boston)




Saturday Switch Series @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Nov 22 @ 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: TBA

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

Info coming soon!
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.


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.


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.


Ali 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.

3D Modeling for Art Proposals @ AS220 Media Arts
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Saturday, November 15, 1-6pm
Non-Members: $60   |    Members: $51
Register Online:
Learn how to create renderings of your artwork for proposals, submissions, and installations. We will be going over Rhino and Adobe Photoshop to create photo montages and realistic images.

This workshop aims to teach the essentials of creating 3D models for proposals, conceptual renderings, and aid for the planning of installations. We will go over how to read floor plans and how to translate these plans into basic 3D models. We will learn how to create objects in 3D which are representative of your artwork. We will also go over bringing images of a “site” or existing outdoor landscape and photo-montaging a 3D or existing image of artwork onto that site.

Instructor: Sophia Sobers,

Location and Parking

AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers).  You’ll see our sign on a set of double doors; ring the doorbell there and someone will let you in. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street – look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be on time. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking. To cancel your registration, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

If the minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Nov 22 @ 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!

Hedda Gabler @ 95 Empire Black Box
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm

Hedda Gabler

adapted and directed by Chao Bian

Adapted from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, set in China and America, after her loss of father, who is a high power of the Communist Party, she comes to Providence and looks for prospect and hope, only to find out she’s trapped in another cage.

Presented by ROO – Brown MFA playwrights

Running Maid, Downtown At Dawn, Animal Esq, and All The Way Through @ AS220
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 1:00 am

Running Maid


Animal, Esq




Animal, Esq

Formed at Brown University, Animal, Esq. has existed in some incarnation since fall of 2011, when Nick Ebisu (guitar), Soumya Ghosh (vocals, keyboards), and Phillipe Roberts (drums, guitar, effects), began playing music together with the simple yet elusive goal of making music they would want to listen to. After playing a few shows, they were joined by Adam Asher (bass, vocals) in April 2012.

The band’s songs make use of everything from heavy drones, to lush atmospheric textures, to energetic dance beats. Present in all of their music are Nick’s guitar-work in its gorgeous expansiveness, Soumya’s ethereal vocals and gritty synth tones, Adam’s bass lines oscillating between melodic and heavy, and Phillipe’s rock-solid drumming and otherworldly loops holding everyone—and everything—together.

This year, the band has released a number of demo recordings (titled, appropriately, Demos 2014) as well as the live recording Live From Outerspace, all of which are available online. They hope to begin recording their debut EP in the coming year.”


Downtown at Dawn

Downtown at Dawn is a blues garage psych band based in Providence RI.

The Coincidental Hour @ Psychic Readings
Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Coincidental Hour / Ogg Myst / Bernard Herman

The Coincidental Hour
avant-vaude tour 2014
with Ogg Myst and Bernard Herman

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