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Jan
26
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 26 @ 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.

Introduction to Audio Recording @ AS220 Industries
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Introduction to Audio Recording @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. By the end, you’ll have the skill to setup, record, and export a project.

This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiasts, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.

Basic computer skills are required, and a general understanding of music and/or audio is helpful, but not necessary. We use Apple’s Garageband software as well as Reaper, a free software like Audacity (but better!) available for Mac and PC. AS220’s Media Arts Lab has seven Mac workstations with up to date software. Students who wish to use their own laptops need to have Garageband v5.1 and higher. Open lab hours are available while enrolled in the workshop from 10am-6pm (see instructor for available) evening hours. We have six Mac Mini computers with the most up to date audio software.

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 26 @ 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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Jan
27
Tue
Tai Chi @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 27 @ 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.

 

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 27 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Stretch & Strength with Myah Shein // Tuesdays @ 5:45-6:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

FREE CLASS JANUARY 6!

If you’ve always wanted that “dancer body,” but pink tights aren’t for you, make Stretch & Strength part of your routine.  Using the fundamentals of Pilates, yoga and dance, this class promises a total body workout to build long, lean muscles and increase flexibility.  All fitness 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
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open Life Drawing – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
$6
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Jan 27 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

Intermediate Ballet with Danielle Davidson// Tuesdays @ 7:15-8:45pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Foster or build on your love of movement in this fun and energetic ballet class. This class will introduce a more advanced classical  vocabulary, while allowing dancers to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus will be on coordination, placement and fluidity. At the barre,  we will  warm-up thoroughly and tackle the classical technique with accuracy and precision, while the center floor exercises will focus on simplicity, efficiency and travelling through space. Musicality will be emphasized along with balance, stamina and the strengthening of the body core. This class will develop your technique as well as your means of self-expression!

Danielle Davidson is an independent dance artist, choreographer and educator currently working in Providence, Boston and Montreal. She was trained at  L’Ecole Superieure de Ballet du Quebec. Her professional career began upon graduation with Le Jeune Ballet, where she had the opportunity to tour Europe and North America, performing in new works by Thierry Malandain/Biarritz, Jean-Grand Maitre/Alberta Ballet and repertory by George Balanchine, Roland Petit, Jean Louis Morin/Martha Graham Company and Brian Macdonald. Danielle has since performed  with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The Banff Festival Company, Opera Ontario, AmpleMan Danse, Debra Brown, Productions Fila 13/Lina Cruz, Prometheus Dance Company and Zoé Dance. Danielle is also a freelance choreographer and has been commissioned to create works for  FDanse, SBDC, Endicott College and Brown University’s repertory dance company, to name a few. She is recipient of le 1er Prix du Jury from Le Festival International de Danse Encore. Danielle has been teaching classical ballet and contemporary/post-modern dance since 2002.

 

 

Project Alice, All the Way Through, Foster Children @ AS220 Main Stage
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 1:00 am
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.

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.

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
Bookbinding @ AS220 Industries
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bookbinding @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The first class will begin with a simple accordion binding. Learn the basics of paper folding and gluing, skills that will help participants move to the more difficult binding, the case bound book, a multiple page sewn book with hardcovers. This elegant and sturdy hardcover binding is perfect for blank journals.

Students will leave with 2 beautiful books, an accordion and a case bound journal, as well as the knowledge to make these books at home. Paper and board are included but students are welcome to bring their favorite decorative paper for their book covers. This class is perfect for students that are binding their own thesis book.

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

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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!

Thank you for your support

Thanks so much for your support!

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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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