New Year’s Jam

Facilitated by Ari Kriegsman & Helen Tocci

December 28, 2013 - 5:00pm - January 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Frosted air, frozen ground, and blazing fires. As winter swirls around outside, we burrow deeply on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation. Bodies radiate heat, fog the windows, and co-create a weekend of magic, intimacy, and celebration. Workshops, performances, and nonstop dancing ring in the New Year with utter joy at our biggest CI event of the year!

We are completely FULL for the jam (this is the largest yet folks!). To join the waiting list, please email Hilary at contact [at] earthdance [dot] net.

Read the Earthdance cancellation policy.

The rough schedule for the jam is as follows:

Meals Daily
8-9am: Breakfast
1-2pm: Lunch
6-7pm: Dinner

Saturday
5pm and on: Arrival
5:15-6:45pm: Registration
8pm: Open Studios

Sunday
8:45-9:45pm: Registration
10am-1pm: Opening Circle
3-6pm: Workshop/Open Dancing
8pm: Jam

Monday
8:45-9:45pm: Registration
10am-1pm: Morning Session
3-6pm: Workshop/Open Dancing
8pm: Jam

Tuesday
10am-1pm: Morning Session
3-6pm: Workshop/Open Dancing
8pm: New Year's Eve Celebration!

Wednesday
10am-1pm: Morning Session
3-6pm: Workshop/Open Dancing
8pm: Jam

Thursday
10am-12:30pm: Morning Session
12:30pm: Closing Circle
2pm: House Clean
2:30-3:30pm: Earthdance Store Open
3:30pm: Departure

Faculty
Helen Tocci

Helen Styring Tocci is passionate about creating space for people of all ages to explore their unique creativity and discover the innate strength and wisdom that lives in every body. She is a dynamic facilitator and is well-loved for her joyful approach to community building and art-making. With over 15 years of experience as a professional dancer, vocalist, and movement teacher in NYC, Helen is the co-founder of Varoom Group Dance Collective and her multi-disciplinary performance works with collaborator Calia Marshall have been presented at venues throughout the city and beyond including BAX, Joyce Soho, Judson Church, and Dance Theater Workshop. She has been on the dance faculty of the Brooklyn Friend’s School and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange since 2001 and directs several youth dance companies focused on composition and performance combining modern dance and acrobatics. Helen is a certified yoga instructor and teaches privately throughout NYC. She is also trained in CircusYoga and travels nationally teaching workshops and sharing this innovative and playful new practice, most recently presenting at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Helen is a founding member of the devotional music band, Kirtan Soul Revival, and tours internationally leading group singing and movement experiences.

Ari Kriegsman

Ari Kriegsman is a dancer, physician, social advocate, and story teller. He spends most of his days doctoring to the homeless population of Santa Clara County, CA. He began dancing Contact Improv in New York City as a way to connect to feeling and embodiment amidst the intellectual world of his medical training. In discovering Earthdance he has deepened this relationship, and experiences contact as a pathway to ritual, personal, and collective transformation, and most of all to community. He has received numerous accolades in his medical life, but considers being asked to facilitate the New Year’s Jam his greatest honor to date.

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