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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.

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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.

 

Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 3 @ 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.

AS220 Industries Open House @ AS220 Industries
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Tuesday, February 3, 6-8pm

Interested in learning more about AS220 Industries? Maybe you’re a new member looking to get oriented to the space? Please join us for our monthly Open House on Tuesday, February 3  from 6-8pm. Staff and members will be demoing the many resources available here including the laser cutter, CNC router, letterpress, offset press, screen printing and more. Plus! Be one of the firsts so see the new space AS220 Media Arts has moved into, including a shared shooting studio.

And make sure to stick around for this month’s Media Arts Lecture Series with Mark Cetilia at 8pm. RSVP on Facebook here. Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist positioned at the nexus of analogue and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound creation, Cetilia’s practice is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. For over a decade, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and imageLocation & Parking

AS220 Industries is located at the Mercantile Building at 131 Washington Street, Providence, RI, 1st & 2nd floors. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way. On-street parking is free after 6pm.

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Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Feb 3 @ 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
Feb 3 @ 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.

 

 

Media Arts Lecture Series: Mark Cetilia @ AS220 Media Arts
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo: Bettina Knoll

Photo: Bettina Knoll

Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist positioned at the nexus of analogue and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound creation, Cetilia’s practice is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. For over a decade, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and image. Mark is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1 (with Laura Cetilia), the unpredictable cybernetic entity Titans of Jazz (with Luke Moldof), and the experimental media art group Redux (with Joe Cantrell). Cetilia’s work has been screened / installed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), the Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art (Bat Yam, IL), R.K. Projects (Providence, RI), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), and SoundWalk (Long Beach, CA). He has performed widely throughout the U.S. and abroad at venues including Café OTO (London, UK), the Borealis Festival (Bergen, NO), STEIM (Amsterdam, NL), the REDCAT Theater at Disney Hall (Los Angeles), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY), Menza Pri Koritu (Ljubljana, SI), Uganda (Jerusalem, IL), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, and Electronic Church (Berlin, DE). His sound works have been published by Radical Matters, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Iynges, Anarchymoon, Quiet Design, Interval, and the Estuary Ltd. imprint, which he runs together with his partner Laura.

For his AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series talk, Cetilia will trace the history of his artistic practice and discuss the ways in which the technologies he has created and implemented have helped shape its trajectory.

AS220 Media Arts Lecture Series immediately follows the AS220 Industries Open House at The Mercantile Building on Lucie Way. Starting at 6pm, visit AS220 Industries– the Community Printshop, Labs, and Media Arts to find out more about workshops, resources, and membership (not to mention just having fun and hanging out). Visit as220.org/mediaarts to learn more about us.

OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ AS220
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 1:00 am

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* Doesn’t mean you have to sew or know how to sew!  Knitters, crafters, jewelry-makers, solderers, weavers, puppetmakers, cookie munchers and everyone welcome! Ideas go flying! Collaborations are born. This is legit where the magic happens.

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Sewing Circle is a making-night that welcomes anyone who wants to make something with their hands while in the company of others. All types of art and craft welcome! Bring your sewing, knitting, weaving, drawing, watercoloring, block-printing, jewelry-making, coloring book, wittling, gluesticks, whatever to the space and enjoy socializing with like-minded makers of Providence. Come grab a bite to eat at Foo(d), a cozy beverage and settle into our little community of making. All are welcome! Laid back vibes…

Here’s how it works:

I’ll set up a table, some chairs and maybe some shared materials. You bring a project and your fun conversation. We listen to music, make stuff and hang. Laid back vibes.

We have
power outlets
big tables to share
smaller tables to isolate your work
music
a full bar
lots of space

YOU CAN BRING:
lighting
sewing machines
table looms
iron/board
cutting mats
anything fun

come by!

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Feb
4
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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.

How To Be A Better White Ally With Your Words (And Actions): Group Critique and Writing Workshop @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

How To Be A Better White Ally With Your Words (And Actions)

Group Critique and Writing Workshop

Weds. Feb 4th, 8-10pm

AS220 Performance Space

Free and open to all people

One way that white people can fight racism is by educating ourselves and each other about white privilege, and the often subtle ways that racist thought enters our words and actions. This is a workshop for anyone who wants to get better at writing, thinking, and speaking out against racism. Too often the onus of this education is placed on people of color; rather than be called out, white people need to practice calling each other out, and learning from that experience.

Poets have a special role to play in the fight against injustice. We are creators of culture, and we have a responsibility to think critically about the way our use of language either bolsters or helps break down oppressive systems of thought. While the open mic at the Providence Poetry Slam is a great venue for lyrical and political expression, the format of the show doesn’t allow for immediate conversation about the content of each poem that is presented onstage. White writers owe it to the rest of our community to be extra thoughtful and critical when we choose to present writing on topics of racial injustice.

We will begin the workshop with an overview of terms such as white privilege, white supremacy, systematic/institutional racism, white ally, and other key terms. Once the “givens” of the workshop are established, writers will take turns reading their work, while the rest of us listen and, after each poem, offer feedback on how the poem navigated issues of race and privilege. As these conversations will hopefully generate new ideas, we will leave some time at the end of the workshop to write.

This workshop will be facilitated by Laura Brown-Lavoie and Muggs Fogarty, staff members of the Providence Poetry Slam.

Feb
5
Thu
LGB x FOCUS FILMS PRESENT: THE FASHION RUNWAY (Rhode Island Edition) @ AS220 Black Box
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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First show at 2pm!

Second show at 6pm!

Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Feb 5 @ 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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Feb
6
Fri
Is This Jazz? @ AS220
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 7 @ 1:00 am

Consider this as a night where the next generation of players is going to show you what their music is all about. From friend of the series Leland Baker comes his latest outfit made up of fellow young players out of New Bedford. Wobbajack presents a ragged mixture of funk, jazz, blues, and hip hop. This instrumental quartet can explore and extrapolate grooves for days; that is, until making left turns into other sonic alleyways at the flip of a dime. Getting things started will be the Four Agreements, a jazz fusion quartet based out of Narragansett, RI. Formed as a weekly jam by a group of friends, the band features series alums Clay Nordhill on guitar, Tom White on keyboards, Sam Kurzontkowski on bass, and Paul DiMartino on drums. The group uses original compositions as a vehicle to explore possibilities in sound and communication. You’re going to here a wide range of styles and influences with this show, all brought to you by the generation thats going to carry RI jazz into the future.

General admission for listeners is $10,

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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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