Margaret Paek

Margaret Paek is dedicated to collaboration and sees dance as a life practice. She is a Lower Left collective artist (www.lowerleft.org) deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Loren Dempster, and their daughter.

Benoît Lachambre

Benoît Lachambre has been evolving in the field of dance since the 1970s. He discovered the release technique in 1985 – a kinaesthetic approach to movement and improvisation – causing a shift in his choreographic style. He devoted himself to an exploratory approach of movement and its sources, with the aim to seek the authenticity of the gesture.

Community SING & Potluck with Penny Schultz

May 8, 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony. Songs from around the world celebrate the earth, love, and community. No singing expertise is required, and people of all ages are invited to join!

Sing 5:30-7pm ($5-10 suggested donation)

Dynamic Stability: A Feldenkrais® Workshop with Sarah Young & Fritha Pengelly

June 4, 2016 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Feldenkrais said, “Good posture is the ability to move in any direction without preparation.” How do our habits limit our possibilities for movement? How does this relate to ‘posture'? In this workshop, we will explore the potency of a dynamic stability and how this can improve our ability to move with both power and ease. Experiential Awareness Through Movement lessons, reflection, and dialogue will provide an environment for learning about one’s habits and discover potential for spontaneous and skillful action.

Community SING with Penny Schultz

April 10, 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony. Songs from around the world celebrate the earth, love, and community. No singing expertise is required, and people of all ages are invited to join!

Sing 5:30-7pm ($5-10 suggested donation)

* Our kitchen is under rennovation so no potluck this month!

 

Moving the Environment: Questions into Form with Daniel Lepkoff

December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm - December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

In this work, the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment are considered as "danced composition." The work can be applied directly to performance and is open to anyone who is interested in movement as a language for communication. This workshop offers practical tools for researching our functional movement and reflexes. Specific exercises look at the details inside of ordinary movement: running, walking, standing, crawling, reaching, stillness...and more.

The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration with Tim O’Donnell

November 24, 2016 - 5:00pm - November 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

A 3-day workshop offering tools for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring - the balance that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. How do we dance in a way that allows us not just to be seen, but understood? How do we listen in a way that helps us take greater risks physically and compositionally? This workshop is open to all levels and backgrounds of dancing. Open jamming is welcome all weekend-long.  Photo by Aurore Biry

Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference 2016

Hosted by the JF/HTHLC Organizers

July 26, 2016 - 5:00pm - July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community (JF/HTHLC) is a year-round initiative that creates opportunities for a multi-racial, inter-generational community of educators, activists, artists, and community builders to work together toward a healthier, more just society. The annual JF/HTHL Conference brings together 30-50 young people to engage in dialogue about and practical application of healthy living practices while providing the tools, possibility, and space for empowerment with support, encouragement, and love.

SEEDS 2016

We invite you to this revival of SEEDS in celebration of Earthdance's 30th Anniversary!

September 16, 2016 - 5:00pm - September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm
SEEDS 2016 is an interdisciplinary arts and ecology festival gathering artists, community activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, permaculture practitioners, and more for ten days at Earthdance. Through workshops, residencies, discussions, performances and artistic investigations, SEEDS aims to explore the potent space of art, allyship, movement practice, and ecology.

Falling Leaves Jam 2016

October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm - October 23, 2016 - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Bradley Ellis & Sue Stuart

Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community. The shifts taking place in our surrounding Berkshire Hills join with the evolutions we find in the dance.
Note: Pre-Jam workshop with Bradely Ellis has been cancelled.

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