Zak, Jak and Michael + Phil Mazza/Ryan Kowal Duo @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 24 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 1:00 am
Described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright has been a saxophone improviser traveling through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 72 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as guitarist Davey Williams called him, on the road as much as ever. His range includes punchy, precise timing, sharp and intrusive multiphonics, surprising gaps of silence, and often animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king”.
Michael Evans is an improvising drummer/percussionist/ thereminist/composer whose work investigates and embraces the collision of sound and theatrics.While his primary instrument is an unconventionally altered drumset, his work with unusual sound sources includes found objects, homemade instruments, the theremin and various digital and homemade analog electronics.
Zachary Darrup is an improvising guitarist currently living in Philadelphia. During his early teenage years in the rural coal region of Pennsylvania a strange boy appeared like an angel, carrying a large cd booklet of wild musics of all sorts. This chance meeting at a pizza shop, plus tumultuous relationships with his home turf, school teachers, and other agents of law and rule enforcement led Zach to drop out and skip town, devoting himself to following music wherever it would take him–somewhere else. His techniques are informed by the musical possibilities of film language, jovial mockery and mimicry of plants, animals, and audience members, thoughtful room listening, word play, colors, and culinary experiments.


Ryan Kowal and Phil Mazza Duo

Ryan Kowal and Phil Mazza have been a part of the New England music scene for the past decade. Their musical influences and styles have brought them together within a number of bands, including the Jazz Fusion group Interplay, where they have released two albums. Recently, they both have been making waves in the Boston Free Music Scene. Both have performed with many of the top musicians in the area and have just recorded an album with Charlie Kohlhase, Kit Demos, and Ben Dicke. With Phil and Ryan’s years of musical collaborative history, the time seemed right to explore the possibilities of a vibraphone and guitar duo. By exploring advanced techniques, improvisational ideas, and listening skills, they bring a fresh and intriguing performance that will keep listeners on their toes.


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

Dropdead, Fucking Invincible, V-Sect and Wokling @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 1:00 am
Frank Difficult Presents @ AS220 Black Box
Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 26 @ 1:00 am

Frank Difficult Presents:

Multimedia madness with live soundtracks and sets by Vomit Arsonist, CYST, and LVMMX.

A live performance by Gyna Bootleg filmed before your very eyes.

Locally made adult entertainment and found footage fun.

Couture Art Show @ Blackbox
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COUTURE along with its art-show gives artists and creatives a very innovative way to showcase their art in a brand new manner. While focusing mostly on clothing and graphic artwork, much more will be showcased. Many hand picked local artists will be showing original paintings,photographs and short films.
5 PM-10PM
AS220’s Blackbox


Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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.


RAP Slam aka Rhythmic African Poetry Slam @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Voice Prom Attire Fashion Show @ AS220's Blackbox
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Voice Prom Attire Fashion Show @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States
 Come join the Voice in a fashion show of beautiful dresses that will be given to youth in care so that they can show them off at their prom!


When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Doors open at 5:00 P.M. Event begin at 6:00 P.M. Where: AS220

95 Empire St. Providence, RI 02903


It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Balam, Queen Elephantine, and Hi Watts @ Psychic Readings
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 1:00 am
LGB Productions Presents: @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 1:00 am
Saturday Switch Series @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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.

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!)


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.

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.

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 Kloppenberg & 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. She is the Co-Founding Director of iMEE Dance Company, and 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. Shelley has taught at various private schools, academies and summer intensives throughout Florida, California, Texas and 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 companies such as Dominic Walsh Dance Theater; Houston Metropolitan Dance Company; Island Moving Co. and iMEE. Shelley is currently an Adjunct Dance Professor at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

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

RIPExpo After-Party Pt. 1: Metropolarity @ AS220 Black Box
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Metropolarity is a queer science-fiction collective from Philedelphia. With their work they create

new worlds, identities, and self paradigms. Performance by collective members will include

readings, audio, and projections, which will create a space where technology and community



Metropolarity is appearing as Special Guests of the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo

(RIPExpo), a small-press comics and books event committed to giving voice to those

underrepresented in mainstream media.

What Cheer? Brigade, Math the Band the Band, Randy Bush, Moor Mother Goddess, and White Rope @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 1:00 am

What Cheer? Brigade
First show of 2015!

Math the Band the Band
Now with 3.5x the members!

Randy Bush

MMGZ (Philly)
Moor Mother Goddess bringing the hot jams

White Rope (NYC)
Bad boyz + Sad boyz

March 28th 2015
AS220, Providence RI

Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 29 @ 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.


Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Mar 29 @ 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.


Dance Works in Process @ 95 Empire Black Box
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance Works in Process provides emerging and established choreographers alike an opportunity to show work at various stages of development in an informal setting. Participating artists will have the opportunity to ask the audience specific questions and will receive written feedback from audience members following the showing.

Participating artists: Mori Granot/RI Latin Dance, Meghan Carmichael, Jessica Howard, Betsy Miller, Angie Hartley, Teresa Kochis, and Ali Kenner Brodsky

This event is FREE to the public. Donations welcomed.

Betsy Miller

Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 30 @ 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.

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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.


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.


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.