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Jul
26
Sat
Intro to Letterpress @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Date: Saturdays, July 12, 19, 26; 10am-2pm
Instructor: Erika Dillon

This course provides a basic introduction to letterpress. Participants learn to ink the press, adjust pressure, adjust roller height, register and feed a sheet of paper, make an impression and then clean the press. Create and use polymer plates in combination with metal movable type to create your own vision in letterpressed embossment.

Register Herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/intro-to-letterpress

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Jul 26 @ 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!

Fluxus Funeral // “El funeral de la luna de fresas” (The Funeral of the Strawberry Moon) @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fluxus Funeral // "El funeral de la luna de fresas" (The Funeral of the Strawberry Moon) @ 95 Empire Black Box | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

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“El funeral de la luna de fresas”

(The Funeral of the Strawberry Moon)

AKA The Fluxus Funeral

presented by the FLUXUS MOON CABARET 
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As part of the First Annual Providence Fringe Festival, AS220, and Pop-Up Providence, the Fluxus Moon Cabaret presents the final installment of its four-part series. This will be yet another meta-performance, this time featuring over 20 artists and performances at AS220′s 95 Empire Black Box Theater. We will begin at the theater, then lead a procession into Grant’s Block in Westminster Street, where we will continue an eclectic ritual of performances and video projections.Saturday, July 25th at 7pm
AS220′s 95 Empire Black Box Theater, 95 Empire St., Providence, RI.Admission: $3 for those wearing Funeral attire; $5 for the world.

Inspired by strawberries, full moons, “El Velorio” de Francisco Oller, “The Handsomest Drowned Man in The World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Pedro Paramo” by Juan Rulfo, “Aura” by Carlos Fuentes, and Oya the Orisha diety of storms and cemeteries.

Sakiko Mori & Luke Muldof, Henry Warwick performing InC, Mem1, and Alan Sondheim and Azure Carter @ AS220
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 1:00 am
InC, a performance and interpretation of “In C” by Terry Riley
By Henry Warwick for AS220
 
This year is the 50th anniversary of the landmark composition, “In C”, by Terry Riley. To celebrate this event, with Terry Riley’s blessing, I designed software, InC, that allows me to play this ensemble work as a solo artist on an iPad mini. The software was written by Matt Ingalls, a well regarded musican and computer programmer. This software will be free to download from the iTunes Music App Store.
 
 “In C” has a few rules. With one player as a pulse, an ensemble plays 53 repeated musical phrases in order. Players play through the 53 phrases until they tire, or agree to stop. That’s it for rules.
 
This software allows one to control all “players” in the ensemble as a set of volume sliders, like a mixer. Each slider controls an internal voice or a MIDI channel triggering a synthesizer, and control the tempo.
 
This work brings In C into the 21st century. The wide open nature of this software’s capabilities, turns Riley’s composition into a tool for improvisation. The notes don’t change, but how they are expressed and understood and experienced, does.
 
25 years ago a recording I did of “In C” was used at AS220 for a dance troupe. This concert on 26 July will be a triumphant return for me, and a highlight of an important cultural moment in music. This is not to be missed.

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Henry Warwick is an artist, composer, writer, and assistant professor in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, and is a research fellow at the Infoscape Lab at Ryerson. He has a BFA in Visual Systems Studies from Rutgers University, an MFA from Goddard College in Interdisciplinary Art, and a PhD in Communications from the European Graduate School in Switzerland. Originally from Edison, New Jersey, he has lived in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. An active artist in a variety of media, his visual artwork is on display in a variety of locations in California and most of his music can be downloaded for free at his website, kether.com. Since 2007, he has lived in Toronto with his wife, Beth, and their daughter, Elizabeth, and their kitty cats.

 

Alan Sondheim and Azure Carter

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Azure Carter

 

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“Listen to any track on this album. Have you ever heard someone
else who sings like Azure Carter? I sure haven’t. Have you heard
anyone who plays as a wide range of instruments, with such
gleeful abandon, as Alan Sondheim does? Me neither. Put them
together and this may be the most original and unique sound to
come along in years, even decades perhaps.

Carter’s lyrics are, I am told, related to and/or inspired by
Second Life, an online virtual world. That may have significance
for some, perhaps even great significance, but even a Luddite
such as myself can enjoy them and interpret them in the context
of meatbag life: longings for contact and connection,
deconstructions of our strategies for satisfying that longing,
self-analyses and reflection. Between the conundrums and quirks
of that search and the restless music underpinning them, this is
an album of unease, of a hypermodern sense of overwhelming
possibility, even though sometimes Carter’s cadences sound
eerily like Psalms or the Song of Solomon (you can hear this
right off the bat on “Among the Ferns”).

About that music. Alan Sondheim, an underground icon from the
’60s thanks to a 1967 debut album on Riverboat that made the
infamous Nurse With Wound list, followed up with two albums on
notorious outsider label ESP-Disk’, has made a 21st-century
comeback (in the interim, he established himself as an academic
pioneering cyberspace theory). His improvised music resists all
genre labels, though one can hear, in the sounds of the
instruments chosen if not always the non-traditional techniques
he uses to play them, so-called world music; on the tracks Ed
Schneider and Chris Diasparra play on, there are traces of jazz
in their contributions; and Sondheim’s early blues roots shine
through on “Credo.” It is music based on gesture and timbre
rather than harmony and/or melody, and rhythmically abjures
beats. “That ‘mama heartbeat,’ that ‘bom-bom-bom’ . it’s so
boring, it’s so banal,” Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart once
said. “I want things to change like the patterns and shadows
that fall from the sun.” Sondheim’s improvisations are like
that, except as though played by a metabolism operating at a
faster rate of speed, or filmed and fast-forwarded.” . Steve
Holtje

Azure Carter is an artist, educator, and singer/songwriter. When
she isn’t collaborating on music, video, or performance with her
partner, Alan Sondheim, she is busy studying education theory or
working on an on-going performance/video piece, The Fairyland
Around Us, based on the writings of the early 20th century
naturalist, Opal Whitely. Before moving to Providence, Carter
lived in NYC and performed at numerous venues in the city and
elsewhere, including the 92nd Street Y, Dance New Amsterdam, The
Bowery Poetry Club, Eyebeam, Jack, and Highwire Gallery. In
2012, Fire Museum produced Cauldron, with Carter, Helena
Espvall, and Sondheim, an album of improvisations and song-
forms.

http://azurecarter.weebly.com

Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives
with his partner, Azure Carter in Providence, RI. He holds a
B.A. and M.A. from Brown University. A new-media artist, writer,
and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely.

http://www.alansondheim.org

 

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Jul
27
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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).

Labs Project: Build a Wordclock
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Make your own Arduino word clock that spells out the time! Students will be given a demostration of basic Arudino, soldering, the laser cutter, and the CNC Shop Bot. The students will all solder and assemble their own clocks to take home! Sign up here.

Beginner Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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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Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 27 @ 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.

Local Video Night @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Local Video Night
This month we feature locals Matt Underwood, Carlos Gonzales and soon-to-be-local Chrissy Jones.
[with intermittent youtube dj'ing by Ric Royer]

 

Sunday June 27th
9pm
Black Box
$3

Jul
28
Mon
Hand Color Separations @ AS220 Printshop
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mondays, July 14, 21, 28, August 11; 6pm-10pm 

In this class, we follow one pathway through making compelling, complex color images without computers, and we investigate some of the un-mimickable graphic possibilities that appear at the moments where our hands encounter the material world.

Each student extrapolates from a photograph to create a two-layer, multi-color, boldly graphic silkscreen print. You’ll learn how to separate an image into different colors using eye, hand, and pencil; how to cut Rubylith, a stencil film, using a razor knife to prepare precise, clean-line images for printing; how to mix transparent inks and work with color gradients (a.k.a. “rainbow rolls”); and how to accurately register and screenprint a small edition of a multi-color image. At the end of the class, we do a print swap, trading our finished prints with the other students and the instructor.

Register herehttp://shop.as220.org/products/silkscreen-color-separations

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance with Katie McNamara // Mondays @ 7-8:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes

Contemporary Modern Dance is an invigorating mix of rigor, connection, fluidity and poise.

Come and investigate your full range of motion and expression. This class explores various somatic practices, improvisations, conditioning, rhythmic work and movement phrases, that incorporate various spatial levels and energetic qualities.  It creates a practice in which one works to their full potential without unnecessary strain.  Simply finding true joy in the physical experience allows for the work to unfold in time, space and sensation.  This is dance’s offering, please join in!

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.
Hive Mind/Redrot/Shredded Nerve/Scant/Craow @ 95 Empire Black Box
Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Jul
29
Tue
RHD Artist Free Open Studio @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 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: rhdri.org

 

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Stretch & Strength @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm

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

Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 29 @ 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

 

LGB presents The ShowOff: with performances by Focus , Terror, Nemesis , Flip , Oreo , Nando , Rip , Haze , & Young Fell @ AS220
Jul 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 1:00 am

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Tuesday July 29Th LGB & AS220 Present #TheShowOff ! Come out and SUPPORT RI !

Featuring performances by  Focus , Terror, Nemesis , Flip , Oreo , Nando , Rip , Haze , & Young Fell !

Come have a drink and enjoy the hip hop scenary at its finest ! We will also have an Open Mic before the feature performances @ 9:30 Pm ! Doors Open @ 9 Pm & Feature Performances begin at 10 Pm ! $5 Cover Charge. The venue is located at 115 Empire St Providence, RI .

Austin Vaughn + Ron Shalom + Caroline Park @ Psychic Readings
Jul 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jul
30
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Jul 30 @ 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. 

Beginning Video: Guerrilla Tactics for Image Making @ AS220 Media Arts
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Date: Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23, 30; 7-10pm
Instructor: J.R. Uretsky

This class will utilize professional and makeshift approaches to video production that will enable the student to make video works anywhere.

The aim of this class is to empower students to engage the moving image in innovative ways. Students will utilize a hands-on approach to video making while investigating historic and contemporary examples of video art works from the 1970’s to now. Students will employ in-class explorations to create video works that are personal, innovative and thoughtful. This class will utilize professional and makeshift approaches to video production that will enable the student to make video works anywhere.

Register here: http://shop.as220.org/products/beginning-video