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Apr
24
Fri
ACTIVISM+PRINT Panel Discussion @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
ACTIVISM+PRINT Panel Discussion @ AS220 Main Stage | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

ACTIVISM+PRINT is a panel discussion focusing on the ways printmaking departs from paper/aesthetics to play an active role in shaping the social and political landscapes. The panel consists of a broad range of perspectives within printmaking, with panelists from the academic to the artistic to the commercial. We hope you’ll join us in an informal, yet critical look at how printmaking can be used for action!

FEATURING: Gene TempestMeredith SternMildred Beltre, and Dan Wood!

MODERATED BY: Walker Mettling!

Apr
25
Sat
Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Apr 25 @ 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!

Gallery Talk with Nora Rabins & Masha Ryskin @ AS220 Project Space
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

NoraRabin_Trisection printArtists Nora Rabins and Masha Ryskin will giving a talk at the AS220 Project Space on Saturday April 26th at 5 p.m. about their current exhibitions and studio practices. Nora Rabins is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator whose work focuses on utilizing form, space, and the built environment as a means of creating experiences. Rabins’ work runs the gamut from composition and performance to sculpture and design; from the material and built to the abstract. Masha is a Russian born and Providence based artist and uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, installation, and fibers. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for memory, history, and passage of time.

 

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles @ AS220's Blackbox | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Speak Up Theatre Company Presents: La Negrita Chronicles

Frania Romulus’ play, LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES, will be showing in AS220’s Black Box Theatre at 95 Empire Street April 16-18 and April 23-25 at 7:00 pm.

TRIGGER WARNING: This play contains explicit content relating to racial violence (including racial slurs, harassment and discussing systemic violence), gendered violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

LA NEGRITA CHRONICLES is a comedic satire that delves into the intersection of racism and sexism on college campuses. Romulus brings mainstream stereotypes of all sorts to life to tell their hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Traditional theatre norms are broken and political incorrectness is embraced, revealing the unpleasant underbelly of our “post-racial” society. Through the story of one young woman’s journey, a startlingly accurate reflection of modern American culture emerges.

Opening night, April 16th, will feature a post show talkback with playwright Frania Romulus and director Cathy Braxton. The conversation will be moderated by Providence activist and Editor in Chief at Bluestockings magazine, Chanelle Adams.

Speak Up is a brand new theatre company founded by local New England artists. Our aim to is highlight traditionally unheard voices & stories. We believe that by changing the face of theatre in Rhode Island, by giving people of color, women, the disabled, immigrants, transfolk, or any marginalized person the platform to tell their story, we can be a part of the international movement towards inclusion and justice for all.

$15 General Admission
$10 Student
Free admission for Brown & RISD students

Video Trailer: https://vimeo.com/121951263

Brown Paper Tickets Link:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1369695

“Women of color are expected to suffer in silence, but I demand that my voice be heard.” – Frania Romulus.

RISA’s 11th Annual Songwriters in the Round Anniversary Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 12:30 am
Able Thought (Warren/Providence), Accidental Seabirds (NJ), Straw Man Standing (PVD), Silverteeth (Brooklyn) @ Psychic Readings
Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 26 @ 1:00 am

Able Thought (Warren/Providence)
Accidental Seabirds (NJ)
Straw Man Standing (PVD)
Silverteeth (Brooklyn)

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Apr
26
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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
Apr 26 @ 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.

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Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents Spring Sweeps Week! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Romp of Otters is excited to bring a week full of original work directed and written by Brown/Trinity actors, directors and Brown playwrights. 8 nights of new plays, puppet shows, movement pieces and more! Featuring work from Lucy Van Atta (class of 2017), Chao Bian (class of 2017), Tim Kopacz (2016), Griffin Sharps (2016), Diane Exavier (2017), Lee Osorio (2016), Whitney White (2015), and Elise Hudson (2015).

 

Spring Sweeps Night 1: Sunday April 26th at 5 PM:  Enjoy two performances directed by first year Brown/Trinity students Lucy Van Atta and Chao Bian. To begin the evening “Critical Mess” Written by Kuni Schmertzler follows the story of two rival Italian restaurant owners. It will be followed by an original piece “China Project;” an exploration of a relationship formed across cultural barriers.

Spring Sweeps Night 2: Monday April 27 at 7 PM An original piece written by second year Brown/Trinity student Griffin Sharps. “Low Year” follows bad things happening to bad people who might not want to be bad people but usually are anyway. This will be followed by a shadow/ puppet piece by fellow second year Tim Kopacz.

Spring Sweeps Night 3: Tuesday April 28th at 7 PM To begin the night we have a reading of an original play written and directed by second year Brown/Trinity student Lee Osorio. This will be followed by a collaborate piece by Griffin Sharps and Diane Exavier (first year Brown playwright) titled “To Be Your Own Ghost:A meditation on love, loss, and longing.”

Nights 4 and 5: Wednesday and Thursday April 29 and 30th at 7 PM:  Will feature an original play by third year Brown/Trinity actor Whitney White.

Nights 6 and 7:  Friday and Saturday May 1+2 at 6 PM:  A play written by third year Brown/ Trinity actor Elise Hudson, “Matchmaker Matchmaker” follows the story of a sociology major who moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected. She and an unlikely crew of women team up to take down the lying man that cheated them all

New Bliss, Drunk Cop, Watermelon (CT), and AD.UL.T (MA) @ Psychic Readings
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 1:00 am
Apr
27
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot // Mondays @12-1pm //only $5!

APRIL ONLY: Join us for a FREE trial class!

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
Apr 27 @ 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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Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents Spring Sweeps Week! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Romp of Otters is excited to bring a week full of original work directed and written by Brown/Trinity actors, directors and Brown playwrights. 8 nights of new plays, puppet shows, movement pieces and more! Featuring work from Lucy Van Atta (class of 2017), Chao Bian (class of 2017), Tim Kopacz (2016), Griffin Sharps (2016), Diane Exavier (2017), Lee Osorio (2016), Whitney White (2015), and Elise Hudson (2015).

 

Spring Sweeps Night 1: Sunday April 26th at 5 PM:  Enjoy two performances directed by first year Brown/Trinity students Lucy Van Atta and Chao Bian. To begin the evening “Critical Mess” Written by Kuni Schmertzler follows the story of two rival Italian restaurant owners. It will be followed by an original piece “China Project;” an exploration of a relationship formed across cultural barriers.

Spring Sweeps Night 2: Monday April 27 at 7 PM An original piece written by second year Brown/Trinity student Griffin Sharps. “Low Year” follows bad things happening to bad people who might not want to be bad people but usually are anyway. This will be followed by a shadow/ puppet piece by fellow second year Tim Kopacz.

Spring Sweeps Night 3: Tuesday April 28th at 7 PM To begin the night we have a reading of an original play written and directed by second year Brown/Trinity student Lee Osorio. This will be followed by a collaborate piece by Griffin Sharps and Diane Exavier (first year Brown playwright) titled “To Be Your Own Ghost:A meditation on love, loss, and longing.”

Nights 4 and 5: Wednesday and Thursday April 29 and 30th at 7 PM:  Will feature an original play by third year Brown/Trinity actor Whitney White.

Nights 6 and 7:  Friday and Saturday May 1+2 at 6 PM:  A play written by third year Brown/ Trinity actor Elise Hudson, “Matchmaker Matchmaker” follows the story of a sociology major who moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected. She and an unlikely crew of women team up to take down the lying man that cheated them all

Apr
28
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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.

Brown/Trinity MFA Romp of Otters Presents Spring Sweeps Week! @ AS220's Blackbox Theatre
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Romp of Otters is excited to bring a week full of original work directed and written by Brown/Trinity actors, directors and Brown playwrights. 8 nights of new plays, puppet shows, movement pieces and more! Featuring work from Lucy Van Atta (class of 2017), Chao Bian (class of 2017), Tim Kopacz (2016), Griffin Sharps (2016), Diane Exavier (2017), Lee Osorio (2016), Whitney White (2015), and Elise Hudson (2015).

 

Spring Sweeps Night 1: Sunday April 26th at 5 PM:  Enjoy two performances directed by first year Brown/Trinity students Lucy Van Atta and Chao Bian. To begin the evening “Critical Mess” Written by Kuni Schmertzler follows the story of two rival Italian restaurant owners. It will be followed by an original piece “China Project;” an exploration of a relationship formed across cultural barriers.

Spring Sweeps Night 2: Monday April 27 at 7 PM An original piece written by second year Brown/Trinity student Griffin Sharps. “Low Year” follows bad things happening to bad people who might not want to be bad people but usually are anyway. This will be followed by a shadow/ puppet piece by fellow second year Tim Kopacz.

Spring Sweeps Night 3: Tuesday April 28th at 7 PM To begin the night we have a reading of an original play written and directed by second year Brown/Trinity student Lee Osorio. This will be followed by a collaborate piece by Griffin Sharps and Diane Exavier (first year Brown playwright) titled “To Be Your Own Ghost:A meditation on love, loss, and longing.”

Nights 4 and 5: Wednesday and Thursday April 29 and 30th at 7 PM:  Will feature an original play by third year Brown/Trinity actor Whitney White.

Nights 6 and 7:  Friday and Saturday May 1+2 at 6 PM:  A play written by third year Brown/ Trinity actor Elise Hudson, “Matchmaker Matchmaker” follows the story of a sociology major who moves to New York to find the perfect life and perfect love. She finds both, only to realize that love is much more complicated than she expected. She and an unlikely crew of women team up to take down the lying man that cheated them all

Intermediate Ballet @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 28 @ 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.

 

 

LGB Productions @ AS220 Main Stage
Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am
Apr
29
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Apr 29 @ 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.

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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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