July 4th Jam 2015

facilitated by Cyrus Khambatta and Amii LeGendre

June 28, 2015 - 5:00pm - July 5, 2015 - 3:00pm

Heavenly sights, sounds, and smells are all around; summer is on high at Earthdance. Fireworks, forest adventures, and dances of all shapes and sizes bring fun for the whole family during this July 4th Jam. Through the week, we become a radiant community that can support one and all. Revel in the bounty and beauty of connection!

Please note: This year's July 4th Jam has been extended and will take place over 8 days.

Families, please register by May 18th

Register by June 14th and save $15
(increased rates starting June 15th in italics below)
 

 

 

 

FULL JAM
 

Adult

2 parents

+ 1 young person*

1 parent

+ 1 young person*

Each additional

young person*

Professional

$530$545

$955 $970

$530 $545

$175

Full Price

$465$480

$835 $850

$465 $480

$145

Subsidized

$410$425

$735  $750

$410 $425

$115

HALF JAM: 1st Half (Sunday Eve - Wednesday Eve) | 2nd Half (Thursday Morning - Sunday Afternoon)

HALF JAM
 

Adult

2 parents
+ 1 young person*

1 parent
+ 1 young person*

Each additional
young person*

Professional

$375 $390

$675 $690

$375 $390

$125

Full Price

$345 $360

$620 $635

$345 $360

$105

Subsidized

$310 $325

$555 $570

$310 $325

$85

SINGLE DAY
(no overnight)

Adult

2 parents
+ 1 young person*

1 parent
+ 1 young person*

Each additional
young person*

Professional

$85

$180

$95

$45

Full Price

$75

$160

$85

$35

Subsidized

$65

                 $140

$75

$25

* Young people include those 0 - 17yrs. 0-3yrs are FREE

Commuting: $15 off/night (for adults)

Work Study

Earthdance cancellation policy

Note to Newcomers! We encourage you to sign up for either the Full or 1st Half Jam option, as we have our orientation/newcomer welcoming the 1st & 2nd days of the Jam only.

EARTHDANCE FAMILY PROGRAM
(Families please register by May 18th)  

This is a family friendly Jam! We are happy to offer families support in being here and engaging in the Jam fully. The Family Program offers creative, engaging activities each morning 10 – 1pm for young people ages 4 – 17yrs. This is the time when the program is fully staffed and parents can take a break and get on the dance floor! There will also be various creative community offerings for the young people throughout the afternoons 3-6pm, as well as additional support by the community for those 3yrs and under. (These afternoon sessions are not staffed - parents are responsible for their children during this time). 

Please note: While the Family Program is here to support you and your kids throughout the jam, you are still ultimately responsible for caring for your children; the more everyone engages in collectively holding & integrating young people into the Jam, the better jam we all will have!

Newcomer families: If you would like to participate in the family program, you must either register for the Full Jam or Half Jam options (we cannot accommodate your participation in the family program for Single Days)

Please contact Chandra, this year’s Family Program Coordinator, at chandracantor@gmail.com, if you have questions, would like additional information, or have offerings you would like to share with the young people during the jam.

Nine Mountain
Private and dorm rooms are available for the full jam at Nine Mountain Retreats, our neighboring/partner retreat center. To book a room at Nine Mountain for the jam, please contact Kelly at kelly@ninemountain.com. Please register for the jam with Earthdance as a "commuter". Private room rate: $54.85/night (including tax); Dorm room rate: $38.39/night (including tax). The Nine Mountain hot tub is open to all jammers during the jam for a fee, and enjoyment of the tub is included in your Nine Mountain stay. Nine Mountain provides sheets and towels, also included in this fee.

Faculty
Cyrus Khambatta

Cyrus Khambatta graduated from New York University where he founded Khambatta Dance Company.

As an improviser he has performed/taught at Freiburg CI Festival, The New York and Washington D.C. Improvisation festivals, Seattle Festival of Dance and Improvisation, Dartington College (UK), Bialystok Dance Festival, Kontakt Budapest and others.

He has created and/or performed both improvised and Contact-inspired choreographed works presented throughout the USA and Europe, as well as in Russia, India and Latin America by companies such as Ririe Woodbury Dance (Salt Lake City), Pisorojo (Caracas)  Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance (Seattle), Evergreen Ballet and others. His Contact Improvisation-inspired work received California’s Daman New Choreography Award, he was chosen for the National Dance Project’s Regional Dance Development Initiative and he was Artist in Residence at Seattle University in 2011. He has performed and/or taught with improvisers such as Chris Aiken, Nina Martin, Katie Duck and many others.

His work with his company has been presented by venues including The Spoleto Festival (NC) Choreographic Center of Tours (France), The World Expo (Lisbon), GREC Festival (Barcelona), The Central University of Venezuela, The Vancouver International Dance Festival, The San Francisco International Art Festival, CorpoArte (Brazil), The City Museum of Queretaro (Mexico) and received the support of over twenty funding organizations here and abroad. He runs the Wild Meadows Farm CI Intensive, produces The Centrum Jam in Port Townsend, WA and founded the Seattle International Dance Festival – Beyond the Threshold (www.SeattleIDF.org).  For more info www.KhambattaDance.org

Photo by Nate Watters

Amii LeGendre

Amii LeGendre teaches in the Dance Program at Bard College as well as being the Wellness Coordinator there. Her approach to contact is informed  contemporary dance technique, mindfulness practices, inclusion and social justice work. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her partner and two daughters. She collaborates regularly with a group of improvisational dancers and musicians called Zamboni, who research and perform compositional improvisation. 

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