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Jan
28
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 28 @ 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.

TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: Communisong: Reclaiming the “F” Word – R.I. Feminists Sings @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

we are reclaiming the “F” WORD RI FEMINIST SINGS

  join us on wed, jan 28, 6-8 pm                          

  AS220 115 Empire St. Providence

 

bring enough music/words to share and be ready for fun

contact jodi at jlglass53@aol.com by

1/20 to get a spot on the mic

Donation of $5.00 is appreciated

 

Open Level Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 28 @ 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.

TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW: LGB PRODUCTIONS x FOCUS FILMS PRESENT: Hip Hop Nights @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 28 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 1:00 am
Frank Difficult Presents @ AS220 Black Box
Jan 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 29 @ 1:00 am

Frank Difficult Presents returns for 2015, featuring performances/live soundtracks from LVMMVX, Power Monster and CYST along with a live fetish video shoot featuring Gyna Bootleg. Plus lots of found footage videos and locally made smut.

Jan
29
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:15pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
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.

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Free Speech Thursdays Presents: Providence Poetry Slam @ AS220
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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 half off! That’s just $2 for a whole night of poetry.

Islands, Two Mako Sharks, Laura Brown Lavoie
Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 30 @ 1:00 am
Islands
 
Two Mako Sharks
 
Laura Brown Lavoie
 
$6 9pm Psychic Readings
 
Jan
30
Fri
Extinction Machine, Lyra, Sire, Secret Cutter, Good Lord @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 1:00 am

mikep show

Kick the new year in the face with one of the heaviest bands to ever come out of the Lehigh Valley SECRET CUTTER, who just released a brand new record after five years “Self Titled,” and the best in local brutality along for the ride!

Extinction Machine
Creeped out groove laden nightmare metal

Lyra
Virulent screamo chaos, last local show
(http://lyrapvd.bandcamp.com/)

Sire
Trampling demonic onslaught

Secret Cutter (PA)
The death of your delicate sensibilities. ( http://secretcutter.bandcamp.com/)

Good Lord
Haunted grungy downtempo fuzz
(http://goodlord.bandcamp.com/)

// all ages // 9pm // $7 // punx

Jan
31
Sat
Gallery Closing Reception @ AS220 Main Gallery
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RobertMariani_1“Mona” mixed media painting by Robert Mariani

Saturday January 31st is the last day of our current exhibition, stop by the Main Gallery for a closing reception between 3-5 p.m.  And don’t forget all our galleries are open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday!

AS220 Main Gallery
Where Does Art Start?
new work by Robert Mariani
&
NEW WORK by Janet Van Horne

AS220 Project Space
Empty Beds
new work by Michael Kurt

The Reading Room
Noise Penguin
new work by Matthew Underwood

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jan 31 @ 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!

Beta Motel, Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin, Vavablume, and Skyjelly @ AS220
Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 1:00 am
Feb
1
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 1 @ 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).

Beginner Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 12pm-1:30pm
 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
Feb 1 @ 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.

THE EMPIRE REVUE – The 50’s Show! @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Duck and cover; the Beatniks are bringing back the 1950s, but you can bet with this lot it won’t just be a nostalgia fest! Join us as we pump up the Comedy-Industrial Complex and put an end (even just for an evening) to winter’s Cold War on our psyches!

Love unbridled commercialism but can’t get yourself to enjoy football? We have your Superbowl Sunday solution: Join us as we celebrate the decade that launched modern-day consumerism!

 
Buy tickets ahead of time and have first pick of seats (and get a small discount!): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1193427

As always, Keith Munslow will be your host, guiding you through the evening with the heppest cats in town, the Superchief Trio! Sparkling Beatniks Melissa Bowler, Sam Bell, Eric Fulford, Nicky Mariani, Tom Rajt, Kelly Seigh, Alan Sousa, Kate Teichman, and Stuart Wilson will make you flip your lid, man!


Specials guests:
Jacob Haller!
Christopher Johnson!
Bettysioux Tailor!

Nick Orlatoni!
Chris Monti!

Witness a raft of talented local performers the likes of which you have never seen at Providence’s premiere variety show! The Empire Revue brings you sketch comedy, improv, musical interludes, burlesque, magic, and general devilment, on the first Sunday of every month.

Empire Revue is sponsored by Empire Loan on North Main Street.

The Empire Revue blog

The Empire Revue on facebook

Feb
2
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 2 @ 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 @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Betsy Miller // Mondays @6:30-8:00pm // $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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Feb
3
Tue
Tai Chi @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Tai Chi with Bob McManus // Tuesdays @ 8:30-9:30am // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Tai Chi is one of the original Chinese Martial Arts. The Yeung Style(from The Yeung Family of Yeung Chang Po) is practiced today throughout the world as an exercise that cultivates mental as well as physical well being. Its slow fluid movements and emphasis on relaxation and internal softening make it an ideal exercise for people of all ages. Our instructor, Bob McManus (Provtaichi.com) has been a student and teacher of The Yeung Style for over 30 years. He recently returned from his seventh trip to Hong Kong, where he studies with the Yeung family, continuing to deepen his understanding of this ancient and effective martial art and health system.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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