Formed at Brown University, Animal, Esq. has existed in some incarnation since fall of 2011, when Nick Ebisu (guitar), Soumya Ghosh (vocals, keyboards), and Phillipe Roberts (drums, guitar, effects), began playing music together with the simple yet elusive goal of making music they would want to listen to. After playing a few shows, they were joined by Adam Asher (bass, vocals) in April 2012.
The band’s songs make use of everything from heavy drones, to lush atmospheric textures, to energetic dance beats. Present in all of their music are Nick’s guitar-work in its gorgeous expansiveness, Soumya’s ethereal vocals and gritty synth tones, Adam’s bass lines oscillating between melodic and heavy, and Phillipe’s rock-solid drumming and otherworldly loops holding everyone—and everything—together.
This year, the band has released a number of demo recordings (titled, appropriately, Demos 2014) as well as the live recording Live From Outerspace, all of which are available online. They hope to begin recording their debut EP in the coming year.”
Downtown at Dawn
Downtown at Dawn is a blues garage psych band based in Providence RI.
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 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.
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.
Sunday, November 23rd, noon-5pm
Register online: shop.as220.org/products/making-musical-apps-on-ios
adapted and directed by Chao Bian
Adapted from Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, set in China and America, after her loss of father, who is a high power of the Communist Party, she comes to Providence and looks for prospect and hope, only to find out she’s trapped in another cage.
Presented by ROO – Brown MFA playwrights
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.
Location and Parking
AS220 Media Arts is located at the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor. The entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers). You’ll see our sign on a set of double doors; ring the doorbell there and someone will let you in. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street – look for the big blue parking sign.
Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be on time. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking. To cancel your registration, you must email email@example.com at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If the minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
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.
To celebrate turkey day this year we bring you HOME SWEET HOME (1981), an early eighties thanksgiving set slasher. IMDB synopsizes it as “An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys’ Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful…”. Come out and see “Body By Jake” Steinfeld terrorize a group that includes Vinessa Shaw, Don “Ilsa” Edmunds, and the weirdest “rocker” character that looks like a Kiss mime!
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 – Drop -in 6pm-8:30pm
Bring your own drawing materials, we supply seats and model.
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.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, Forest Beutel now writes and performs songs in and around Tacoma, WA about his experiences from east to west.
Punk ethics but too polite to be a punk
Folk but not old school enough to be folkie
Too afraid of ego to be a rock-star
Off the cuff and rough unintentionally,
Loves to sing about things and for people.
Queer and in Love.
2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Winner – Borrowing and breaking-in the classic sounds of American music: Dylan’s half-spoken plea, Muddy Waters’ howled licks”
The 8th annual Short Short Story Film Festival will screen throughout
the day and evening on Saturday, November 29th, at 95 Empire’s Black
Box Theatre at AS220 in Providence, RI.
The festival includes both live-action and animated films from across
the globe, all of which tell a story in under six minutes.
Audiences will experience two distinct programs of cultural
excursions, each in the time of seeing a feature film under 90
This includes, the “Heartstrings” (forming human connections, pursuing
one’s inner muse, and finding the profound in the everyday) and the
“Headtrip” (dark fables, subtle satires, and perplexing psychological
dramas) programs. each program in the time of seeing a feature film
under 90 minutes.
The festival also continues to feature award-winning jury members from
all over the world in many disciplines of filmmaking, from production
design to cinematography, editing, composing, and more. These members
are alums of Spoiler Alert Radio, a syndicated radio show and podcast
produced by the festival organizers.
As well as an international jury, the competitive international film
festival event includes interactive audience voting for both programs,
and DJ Madame B and friends will be mixing global soundscapes between
and after screenings.
Screenings will be at: 2:00 pm (Heartstrings), 4:00 pm (Headtrip),
6:30 pm (Heartstrings), and 8:30 pm (Headtrip). A small reception will
take place at around 5:30 pm as well, following the 4 pm screening.
Admission for the entire day is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the
door at 95 Empire at AS220 and online at
Brown and RISD students get in free with valid ID.
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!