Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for over two decades.

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From July 27th-31st, JF/HTHLC is gathering for their annual summer Conference themed "Youth in Revolution: Energizing Dynamic Community Action" to envision, explore, and live healthy, authentic lives. Your donation will help this year's dedicated youth participants attend for FREE!

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Revitalize your creative energy

Dip your toes into a range of movement forms. Moving Arts Lab is the perfect place for artists of all types to blur the lines between mediums and. Over 14 teachers from around the world bring their backgrounds in movement, sound, and performance. Come experience true experimentation and intersection August 20th-23th. Bring a friend for $10 off!

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Deadline is August 25th

The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency curates performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, and those interested in developing new forms across disciplines. E|MERGE 2016 will take place from February 14th-28th and culminate in a weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research, and more!

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Dear Earthdance Community,

Our potential for exploring sustainable ways of existing in the world through creative art-making and community living has grown. Halfway through 2015, we remark on what happens when we come together to learn, connect, and improvise.

Read our 2014 Annual Report >>

Earthdance Blog

Mar 16 2015 - 11:07am
  As the snow begins to melt and the creatures stir from their winter cocoons, Helen Goodrum...
Mar 10 2015 - 2:10pm
How we can help support to keep the proposed pipeline out of our community?
Mar 6 2015 - 10:42pm
  E|MERGE participant Mara Mayer began her E|MERGE journey this year in a collaborative pool...

Upcoming Events

August 9, 2015 - 5:00pm - August 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
A 6-day residential workshop focused on dance improvisation, performance, and other related work....
August 9, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
August 16, 2015 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Every *fourth Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation...
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