Dance Blog: Contemporary Choreo

This week in Dance class we’ve been studying contemporary, modern, and contact improv! We’ve been creating choreography together and learning to explore negative space with an emphasis on play. Check out this short snippet of what we’ve been working on. –Saulo Castillo, Dance Instructor

Music Blog: ZuKrewe DOH Performance // Vietnam

GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!   As the new week began over at the studio, we started are focus on the songs for are performance at the DOHRI (Department Of Health of Rhode Island) summit located at convention center here in downtown Providence. Within practicing the set for the show, I began establishing different songs based on…

Visual Blog: Murals Behind the Scenes

AS220 Youth has been working profusely on an amazing mural, for a community foundation called Tides Family Services for their 35th anniversary and the retirement of their founder. The mural is a surprise so we can’t post pix until after it’s unveiled, but here’s a pic of the back.    This week we installed French…

Digital Media Blog: Practicing Camera Movements

After last week’s reflective classes around planning, we were so pumped to get our hands on cameras.   We started to wrap our minds around some different ways we can create compelling storytelling through framing and camera movements. After these brief discussions– we grabbed ahold of the cameras and practiced these different techniques. Rehearsing the…

Visuals Blog: Screen Print and Heat Transfer Shirts

Some highlights from Fashion Design this week where we made heat transfer shirts of custom designs. Folks were making images in all kinds of media to ultimately produce some amazing pieces.        Youth were learning and honing their skills in the process of screen printing this week at the AS220 Printshop. #chill+blade is…

Dance Blog: SpecialFX

The first week of our Dance Apprenticeship was a success! Apprentices started exploring the Future Worlds theme, and getting themselves acquainted with some new dance vocabulary. Our youth are excited to build, learn, and create choreography over the next few weeks. This week we had a surprise special guest, Quentin “SpecialFX” Robinson, stop by and…

Music Blog: Clout

Consistency? Clout? Attention? Reputation? These phrases are some of the things the students have been speaking of as we begin the Fall session. We’ve been working on are theme for the year which is Addiction. We all asked questions about what causes addiction or what begins the processes of being of doing things to be…

Visuals Blog: Crew Takes a Mural Tour

On Thursday, AS220’s Visuals Crew walked through downtown Providence to view the different murals around the city. Each mural had a different style and were done by various artists such as Shepard Fairey, who went to RISD and is most known for his “Obey” brand. His mural on the back of AS220 displays the industrialization…

Live Arts Blog: A Poem by Jayden Cabral

This week we analyzed poetry and had philosophical conversations about sexuality and body positivity. We read the poem Twerk by Danez Smith and Fatima Asghar ‘s When Tip Drill Comes on at the Frat Party Or, When Refusing to Twerk Is A Radical Form of Self Love.   Below is a poem, written by Jayden…

Digital Media Blog: Exploration / Pre-Production

This week heralded the start of an amazing session for Film & Editing class! We started delving into the topic of addiction with some deep discussion / reflection along with watching a portion of the documentary “13th”. We also started work planning and drafting storyboards for addiction-themed Public Service Announcements. Keep an eye out for some awesome…