Beginning CI 2018

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Come for the full weekend or just for a day!
February 2-4, 2018
with Felice Wolfzahn
Introduce yourself to, or take the time to revisit, the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation. Through this playful movement form, two people move together playing in physical dialogue, communicating through the language of touch, momentum, and weight sharing.

Tilt: A Queer Contact Improvisation Lab & Jam

Organized by Béu (Isabel) Tornaghi, Lailye Weidman & Natasha Brooks-Sperduti

May 18, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance artists, CI practitioners, teachers, and a broader queer public who want to bring queer politics, theory, and experience into the practice of CI.  

For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual, Nonbinary, Two Spirit, Agender

Registration and more info coming soon!

2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Mark Ettinger (new time!)*

*Our music & movement jams are now 7 - 9pm

February 11, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome.

$10 - $15

(No one turned away for lack of funds)

Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner and breakfast for one night only

James Arana

Bio coming soon!

Angelica Dzeli Palmer


Through song, dance and storytelling, Dzeli creates visceral and emotional work rooted in the earth. Dzeli has performed, taught, led workshops and hosted events interweaving community, activism and the arts for many years. Dzeli has a Masters in Creative Inquiry and Social Activism from the Experimental Performance Institute at New College of California in San Francisco and a Bachelors in Statistics and International Sustainable Development from Cornell University.

CI Ground Research (CIGR) 2018: Preparing the Healthy Risky

with Research Catalysts Shavon Norris & David Brick. Curated by Aaron Brando & Sarah Konner

March 18, 2018 - 5:00pm - March 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

CIGR is a unique opportunity for a residential in-depth practice of Contact Improvisation (CI) with a concentrated number of experienced practitioners. Our intention is to use this common language to research different areas of our expertise as dancers, body-workers, teachers, humans, citizens... Contact Improvisation, in this “Ground Research”, is not the answer to any question that we may ask, it is our way of communicating together to refine our inquiries.

David Brick

David Brick is Co-Director of Headlong- a platform for performance and art research and Director of the Headlong Performance institute. He collaborates broadly in creating performance, participatory installations and community. The experience of growing up in a Deaf family continually informs David’s interest in the body as an active manifestation of culture.

Shavon Norris

Shavon Norris is an artist, educator, and facilitator. She uses movement along with text and sound and imagery to reveal and highlight the stories living in our bodies. Her work explores our relationship to our identities, our experiences, and to others. An examination and celebration of what we feel, think, and believe. As an artist her work has been presented at venues including the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, PIFA, Temple University, the National Constitutional Center, Art Sanctuary, and at Joyce Soho.

January Arts Night

January 23, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A monthly work in progress sharing of creative work and performance by Earthdance residents, their collaborators, and our close neighbors. If you'd like to present, email Natasha at natashamaria0 [at] gmail [dot] com

$5 donation

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