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Jul
17
Thu
Providence Poetry Slam: Grand Slam Championship @ AS220
Jul 17 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 1:00 am

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7:30pm to list 8pm doors open

$5 for adults, $2 for youth (19 and younger)

The Providence Poetry Slam’s highly successful 2013-2014 season is culminating in its biggest night of the year: the Grand Slam Championship.

Since September, over 30 local poets have engaged in the bi-monthly literary competitions. This week, the top nine competitors will vy for a spot on the 2014 ProvSlam Team, which will represent our city at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

 

Poetry Slam is a fast-paced, high-stakes literary competition in which poets have three minutes to win the hearts of judges and audience members with their original work. Providence previously placed third at the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Boston/Cambridge, beating out over 70 teams from across the country.

 

 

PROVSLAM YOUTH!
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 a dollar off! That’s just $3 for a whole night of poetry.

Nudes / Neon Bitches / Dry Bones @ Empire Black Box
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Nudes (Manic Hardcore from Seattle, WA)
Neon Bitches (Swede-style HC, members of Dropdead)
Dry  Bones (Fucked up garage/surf punk from that funky jungle)
$5 9pm
Black Box
95 Empire St. Providence

 

Jul
18
Fri
learn about volunteering at AS220 @ AS220
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Want to co-create AS220? Be a part of Building AS220?
Volunteer at our amazing arts organization!
Join us at Performance Space, 115 Empire, every third Friday from 5:30-6:30pm to learn about volunteering at AS220.
 Grab a beer, meet some people, and find out how you can make a difference!
Questions? Please contact volunteer@as220.org.
See you there!
Ask the Dead , InCircles (NY), Pink Eye , and Public Policy @ AS220
Jul 18 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 19 @ 1:00 am
Theologian / Post Wreckage / Kintaan / Power Monsters @ Empire Black Box
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
19
Sat
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, July 12, 19, 26; 10am-2pm
Instructor: Erika Dillon

This course provides a basic introduction to letterpress. Participants learn to ink the press, adjust pressure, adjust roller height, register and feed a sheet of paper, make an impression and then clean the press. Create and use polymer plates in combination with metal movable type to create your own vision in letterpressed embossment.

Register Herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-letterpress

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 19 @ 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!

DANCE NIGHT – DJ INNER ACTION, DJ BAD GATEWAY + DJ LUPE BANDIDA. FREE! @ AS220
Jul 19 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 20 @ 1:00 am
The Crowbocop! @ Empire Black Box
Jul 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s a screening of The Crow and Robocop… AT THE SAME TIME.

A duel projection, cross-panned audio experience that is sure to be our generations version of playing Dark Side of the Moon in synch with The Wiz. OR WHATEVER!!!

Feel the force of two movies about Detroit, death, Super-Rebirth, revenge and style, coming at you at the same time, SIDE BY SIDE. It’s like the Christ myth in stereo with EXTRA explosions!
And we will also provide themed snacks.

$5
7/19/14
Black Box
95 Empire st
DOORS AT 9:30, STARTS AT 10PM SHARP

The Crowbocop
G Lucas Crane (C)oncept
Co-produced by 95 Empire and AS220′s Media Arts

Mykki Blanco ——CANCELLED :( @ AS220
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 20 @ 2:00 am

We’re sorry for the inconvenience and wish Mykki and his family the best.

Mykki has just contacted myself and his management stating that he has a family emergency and
has to re-schedule / postpone this performance.”

 

 

 

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Jul
20
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 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 (www.shea-training.com) 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).

Adobe Illustrator for Digital Fabrication
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn how to use and apply the computer-aided design (CAD) program, Adobe Illustrator for Digital Fabrication and CNC Machine. This workshop is meant to cover how to properly design and prepare your files for the machines. Sign up here.

Beginner Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 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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Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 20 @ 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.

Jul
21
Mon
Hand Color Separations @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mondays, July 14, 21, 28, August 11; 6pm-10pm 

In this class, we follow one pathway through making compelling, complex color images without computers, and we investigate some of the un-mimickable graphic possibilities that appear at the moments where our hands encounter the material world.

Each student extrapolates from a photograph to create a two-layer, multi-color, boldly graphic silkscreen print. You’ll learn how to separate an image into different colors using eye, hand, and pencil; how to cut Rubylith, a stencil film, using a razor knife to prepare precise, clean-line images for printing; how to mix transparent inks and work with color gradients (a.k.a. “rainbow rolls”); and how to accurately register and screenprint a small edition of a multi-color image. At the end of the class, we do a print swap, trading our finished prints with the other students and the instructor.

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/silkscreen-color-separations

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Katie McNamara // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Contemporary Modern Dance is an invigorating mix of rigor, connection, fluidity and poise.

Come and investigate your full range of motion and expression. This class explores various somatic practices, improvisations, conditioning, rhythmic work and movement phrases, that incorporate various spatial levels and energetic qualities.  It creates a practice in which one works to their full potential without unnecessary strain.  Simply finding true joy in the physical experience allows for the work to unfold in time, space and sensation.  This is dance’s offering, please join in!

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.
Jul
22
Tue
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

RHD Artist Free Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except 1st Tuesday of month)

10:30 am – 1:30 am

RHD artists will be hard at work in the AS220 main gallery/performance space. Drop in, have lunch, meet the artists, work on your own art or join in on a collaborative project.  Resources for Human Development Rhode Island (RHD-RI) is a prolific non-profit arts-based studio program that serves adults with a range of disabilities. For more information check out: rhdri.org

 

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Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 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