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Oct
26
Sun
Beginner Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 26 @ 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.

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Build a Blog: Sharing Your Art and Skills Online @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Sundays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 11am-12:30pm
 Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/blogging

What’s the difference between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? How do I start a blog? What’s the right platform for sharing my talents and skills online? What’s the trick to posting daily?

This four­-part workshop was created by Reza Clifton as part of her Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival series. In this “online bootcamp,” Reza will take participants through a journey filled with tips, best practices and evidence supporting how blogging and social media can help anyone and everyone showcase their art and skills online. Instructor: Reza Clifton

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Stephanie Albanese // Sundays @ 12:00-1:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes This ballet class makes classical dance a joy! The class focuses on fundamentals, beginning with a thorough warm up at the barre and progressing to the center for choreographed combinations.  Students build muscle as they refine body alignment and learn weight placement to develop 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 some prior 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.

Oct
27
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Oct 27 @ 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.

Web Programming: Beyond the Basics CSS @ AS220 Media Arts
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

web programming beyond the basis
Dates: Mondays, October 20, 27, November 3, 6-9pm
Instructor: Todd Linkner

Do you know the basics of HTML and CSS but want to know how to take your coding skills to the next level? This three-session workshop will explore best-practices and principles for organizing CSS, mastering CSS selectors, making your own CSS layout grids, and giving elements state and motion using CSS transformations and animation. All materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source. You may use your own laptop or Macintosh computer in the AS200 Media Arts studio.
About the Instructor: Todd Linkner has over fifteen years of experience in graphic, user-experience, and user-interface design. He has worked with clients ranging in scope from small grassroots non-profits to enterprise-scale global corporations, specializing in brand-centered design with a focus on usability, and is currently designing mobile apps and websites for several book publishers and universities. Todd is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he studied graphic design and printmaking. His work has been featured in several books and design publications, including Black Book AR100, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and Print.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $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.
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Oct
28
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm

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

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 28 @ 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.

** Class will be taught by Michael Bolger from 7/1-8/12

 

Magic Lantern Presents: Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder – An Evening of 16mm Projection Performance @ 95 Empire Black Box
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder stage the scene of film as orphaned object through the temporal labor of moving image installation. Collaborators since 2000, Gibson and Recoder unite the rich traditions of the experimental film, particularly its structuralist and materialist strands, and the multi-modal sensibility of expanded cinema that emerged in the 1960s, in which the moving image was woven into the labile space of performance, sound and audience interaction. Their larger body of work explores this interstice between avant-garde film practice and the incorporation of moving images and time-based media into the museum and art gallery.

PROGRAM FOR TUESDAY, OCT. 28:

Backlight

Doubled 16mm film projection performance, black/white, silent, approx. 20 minutes.

Override

Double 16mm film projection performance, black/white, sound, approx. 20 minutes.

Alignments for Linea

Double 16mm film projection performance, black/white, sound, approx. 20 minutes.

 

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LGB Presents: The Latin Show Off featuring Fallito, La Muela, Kufa Castro, Krook Rock, Felo Raffy, and Brugal @ AS220
Oct 28 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 1:00 am
Oct
29
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 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.

Open Level Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 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.

Shryne, Sgt. Baker and the Clones, and Project Alice @ AS220
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:00 am

SHRYNE

Shryne returns from a year long hiatus with a new guitarist and new material!

http://www.reverbnation.com/shryne

SGT. BAKER & THE CLONES

If you want to find out more, you’ll have to show up!
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PROJECT ALICE

http://www.reverbnation.com/projectaliceri

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
30
Thu
Open Level Belly Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Oct 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Level Belly Dance with Barbara Derecktor Donahue// Thursdays@ 6:30-8:00pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

This belly dance class includes a floor warm up, rhythm walks, head-to-toe isolations, traveling steps, choreography snippets, and veil use in Egyptian & Turkish styles. All are welcome.

Known as “The Dancing Spirit,” Barbara Derecktor Donahue lives in Tiverton, RI where she owns and runs The Dancing Spirit Studio. Barbara began dancing as a young child. She brings over 30 years of ballet and modern dance and 14 years of Mid Eastern Oriental Belly Dance training and instruction. She teaches adults, teens and creative movement for children. Her teaching and performing style is fusion of American, Turkish and Egyptian influences. Barbara performs around New England, presents community and studio shows and brought the International Shimmy Mob to RI. Find her on the web at thedancingspirit.com.

Oracles and Atmosphere: Films by Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz @ AS220
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Transplanted to Los Angeles, filmmakers Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz return to Providence for a night of recent works.

Program as follows:

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

Waxing and Milking by Alee Peoples

(2014, Super 8 with digital sound, 9:00)
This film mimics music video tropes and equates Los Angeles’ favorite food snack, the taco, to a lady’s special parts. A companion piece toBoys of Summer.

Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day by Mike Stoltz

(2012, HD, 04:30)
We could be anywhere but we’re right here, humming along.

With Pluses and Minuses by Mike Stoltz

(2013, 16mm, 5:00)
“This morning the window blew its glass onto my face. Real morning with pluses and minuses (my symbols for truth)” / A ground-less and boundless film in which a wall becomes a window to a swirling landscape.

Them Oracles by Alee Peoples

Them Oracles by Alee Peoples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Them Oracles by Alee Peoples

(2012, 16mm, 7:30)
A skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist.

 

Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

Boys of Summer by Alee Peoples

(2009, Super 8 to Video, 12:30)
A pop music essay that is both sweet and serious about male stereotypes and juvenile fun. Tongue-in-cheek objectifying is mixed with cryptic symbols of longing and desire.

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

Under the Atmosphere by Mike Stoltz

(2014, 16mm, 14:30)
Filmed on the Central Florida “Space Coast”, site of NASA’s launch pads. Dormant spacecraft, arcane text, activated landscape, and the surface of the image work towards a future-past shot reverse shot.

 

Total Runtime (with projection changeover) 60 Minutes

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Rifle Diet, Ratstab, No Tox, and Radio Carbon @ AS220
Oct 30 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 1:00 am
Frank Difficult Presents: “Halloween Spooktacular 3″ @ 95 Empire Black Box
Oct 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Celebrate Halloween with films, music and performances that will destroy your soul.

Featuring locally-made horrors and found footage frights, including a live soundtrack by LVMMVX.

Plus a terrifying collaborative performance by Gyna Bootleg and Power Monster.

Oct
31
Fri
A NIGHT OF TERRIFYING STORIES hosted by Walker Mettling @ AS220
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

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Come get spooked by the brains behind Providence Comics Consortium and friends.

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New Scary and Weird Stories by:

Jim “Breifcase Hatchet” Frain
Taylor “Fetal Pig Master” Polites
The Cackling Cali Sisters
www. Jeremy Ferris .edu/humanheadincloset/
John “Did you hear something out in the yard?” McGrath
& More!!!

Scary Stories written by kids performed by Jeff Hodge!
Scary Songs and Rapidly Flashing Lights by Kevin Steinhauser

Plus: Horrifying Surprise Guests that will leave you weeping and rocking and wearing a human hand for a hat.

Hosted by Walkeer Mettlling, with help in part from the Lois Harada Fake Blood Foundation.

$3-6 Sliding Scale Benefit for Providence Comics Consortium

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Heather Benjamin's version of Tarantulina

Heather Benjamin’s version of Tarantulina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds will go to benefit Providence Comics Consortium which provides free cartooning classes for kids in Rhode Island and kid-created-assignments for adult cartoonists from all over!
AND THEY MAKE BOOKS!

PO BOX 23068 Providence RI 02903
comicsconsortium@gmail.com

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HALLOWEEN CONTINUES!! Secret Lover, The Nyphidels, Gun Boy, and Erik Ruin & Dan Schleifer @ AS220
Oct 31 @ 9:15 pm – Nov 1 @ 1:15 am