POSTPONED TO OCT 5TH! Learning Arduino: One Day Intensive @ AS220 Labs
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Workshop Description

An introduction to the powerful and forever useful Arduino microcontroller platform. In this workshop, students will learn how to program their first Arduino program, learning the basics of the Arduino and it’s capabilities along the way.

If you have an Arduino, bring it, or you can purchase one separately from the Labs. All other materials for making the project are included with the cost of the workshop.

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 21 @ 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.

Apache Dropout / Ukiah Drag
Sep 21 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio
Sep 22 @ 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.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 22 @ 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.

Mixed Magic Theater Presents: SIMPLY PHENOMENAL A Tribute To Maya Angelou @ 95 Empire Black Box
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Simply Phenomenal: A Tribute to Maya Angelou




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Monday, September, 22nd  7:30 PM

RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 23 @ 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:


RHD -RI on facebook

Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm

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

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 23 @ 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


Darklands (EP Release), Kiss Concert, Burglary Years, and Broads @ AS220
Sep 23 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 1:00 am
Height and friends
Sep 23 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 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.

Meta James, Ava Luna, Celestial Shore, and Tapestries @ AS220
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 1:00 am


Meta James: Matthew James DeCosta



“Its 11 songs are as eccentric as anything this band of merry weirdos has ever done, but they stick in your head in a way their earlier material did not. Ava Luna are a kitchen-sink band, whose richly cluttered songs pull from a variety of influences: dance-punk, funk, doo-wop, and R&B. (They’ve summed it up in a perfectly succinct Bandcamp tag: “nervous soul.”) They’re one of very few current indie bands (in New York or anywhere else) reaching back to the lineage of no-wave” — Pitchfork



Celestial Shore’s first album 10x is out now via Hometapes/Local Singles Records. Mixed by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), 10x expands on the band’s initial EPs with more fully-developed song structures, offering more room to employ the odd beats, muscly breakneck spazzouts, and ecstatic wind-up reveries that distinguish their sound and feel.



 Tapestries’s power lies in presence. This four piece carefully crafts sonic spaces reminiscent of the empty lots and derelict warehouses of their hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. Tapestries released their self-titled album in 2013 after a year of recording with strictly analog equipment, capturing specific moments of a microcosmic social atmosphere, whether it be passing cars or footsteps upon an auditorium floor. Drawing influences from a diverse palette of styles including British Invasion, experimental modern rock, blues, and ambient soundscapes, singer and songwriter Mike DeCosta crafts a unique and personal aural vision encapsulating a wide array of emotion and experience. The band’s summer of 2014 tour incorporates not only Tapestries’s most recent recorded work, but a solid back catalogue, reflecting a depth and a drive which has shown to move both solitary headphone listeners and live crowds.

Sep 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Sep 25 @ 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:


RHD -RI on facebook

2nd annual Museum Puppet Throwdown @ AS220
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez”, a three part performance by Benjamin Lundberg @ Psychic Readings
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez", a three part performance by Benjamin Lundberg @ Psychic Readings | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

AS220 welcomes Benjamin Lundberg,  Artist-in-Residence for September

“Lundberg / Torres-Sanchez” is a three-part re-imagining of Benjamin Lundberg’s political identity. The body of the artist transforms between and within each part, standing in opposition to culturally perceived paradoxes: American and Colombian; Latino and white; assimilated and displaced; orphaned and privileged. Performed as a triptych, the three parts become Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez, a piece that refigures the religious, governmental, personal and social rituals that use my body as a filter for communally defined expectations and vocabularies.Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez resists the use of binaries as an acceptable tool by which to understand identity by proposing a version of self that is volatile and cyclical.

This performance will take place on Thurs, Sept 25th, from 7-8pm, at 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. Free attendance.

Benjamin Lundberg is a Colombian, New York City based performer. Lundberg creates shared spaces of inquiry by lending his body and personal archive as a site through which viewers channel, refract and transmit their own desires to collaboratively conjure messages and meanings about identity. His work has appeared in spaces including the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentros in São Paulo & Montreal, at Zona 30 in Lima, live streamed from the Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics in Bushwick to El Bunker in La Paz, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, Mount Holyoke College, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Bowery Poetry Club, La MaMa E.T.C., and the Morgan Library & Museum. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at AS220 in Providence. Benjamin is a founding member of the EmergeLAB @ BAX, and is a member of the 2012 EMERGENYC cohort at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics.


Benjamin Lundberg. Photo © Andrew Williams Media 2013

Benjamin Lundberg. Photo © Marika Kent 2013

Benjamin Lundberg. Photo © Marika Kent 2013

Benjamin Lundberg. Photo © Andrew Williams Media 2013

Benjamin Lundberg. Video Still © Jeca Rodríguez Colón 2014

ROO presents: Hmong Bollywood by Katie Ka Vang
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Romp of Otters (ROO) is  the graduate theater company in the Brown University department of theatre arts and performance studies. The company consists of MFA students in acting and directing at Brown/Trinity Repertory Company, and playwriting and theater arts and performance studies doctoral students at Brown University.

As described by Eric Ehn, Chair, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, ROO  is a sibling of FOO (the AS220 restaurant) – a practical foray into ambient art and hospitality-as-spectacle. A lo-fi and sudden way to generate cross disciplinary art pan-programmatically (pulling Brown and Trinity Theater MFA programs into tighter embrace), the venue is entirely student run. The collective produces what they like when they like, and as they like, in cooperation with 95 Empire.