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Feb
28
Sat
Artist Talk and Closing Reception with Sue McNally @ AS220 Project Space
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday Feb. 28th, from 3-5 p.m. for an artist talk & closing reception with Newport painter Sue McNally. Her current exhibition, “No Better Friend”, currently on view at the Project Space, features oil painting from her series documenting all fifty of the US states and smaller abstract works. Come hear about Sue’s cross country adventures, painting process, and inspirations.

Traditional Irish Music Session @ AS220 Bar & FOO(D)
Feb 28 @ 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!

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

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Top 5 Fiend Presents: Ravi Shavi, The Kominas, Atlantic Thrills, The Viennagram @ AS220 Main Stage
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 1:00 am
Mar
1
Sun
Core Workout with Daniel Shea @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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
Mar 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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Intermediate Ballet @ 95 Empire Dance Studio
Mar 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.

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TOPDOG/UNDERDOG by Suzan-Lori Parks presented by Counter-Productions Theatre Company

Topdog/Underdog is a biting exploration of broken families and sibling rivalry. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of co-dependency and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future. Directed by Ted Clement, the play features actor/playwright David Valentin as Lincoln and spoken word artist Rudy Rudacious as Booth. This brutally honest tale of poverty and alienation was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished play by an American author. It is widely regarded as playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ most beloved work.

 


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THE EMPIRE REVUE – The Nature Show @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Empire Revue Presents: The Nature Show!
Unleash your animal instincts with the Sparkling Beatniks! We’ll be letting loose and getting wild in March, coming in with a roar!!
We’ll have guests aplenty, and your host Keith Munslow will be there as always, your guide along this musical comedy safari! He’ll lead the Beatniks and the Superchief Trio through the wilderness of farce and fun!
Tickets available at natureshow.brownpapertickets.com!
Speical guests:
Stand-up comics Will Smalley and Jessie Baade
Funnyguy David Rabinow
Thr3e Live Dance Crew
Singer Mark Cutler
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.
Mar
2
Mon
Salsa Fitness w/ Mori Granot @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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
Mar 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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Mar
3
Tue
Stretch & Strength @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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.

Open Life Drawing @ AS220
Mar 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
Mar 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.

 

 

OPEN Sewing Circle * a night of making things * @ AS220
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 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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Mar
4
Wed
Vinyasa Yoga with Julie Shore @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 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
Mar 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.

Lulz! Comedy Night hosted by Randy Bush @ AS220 Main Stage
Mar 4 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Come on out to LuLz! Comedy Night at AS220 on 5/7! Hosted as always by Randy Bush.

Doors at 8:30pm and Show at 9pm-ish
$6 at the door!

LuLz! is a monthly comedy series hosted by local comedic connoisseur Randy Bush occurring the first Wednesday
Doors will open 8:30pm and the show will start at 9:00pm. So come early and grab a drink at the bar at AS220!

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Mar
5
Thu
Evening Yoga @ AS220 Live Arts Dance Studio
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Evening Yoga Yoga with Jamie Arnold // Thursdays @ 6:15-7:30pm // $13 per class; $60 for 6 classes
March is 2 for 1 Thursdays! Bring a pal and split the cost of class!
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 Main Stage
Mar 5 @ 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.

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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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