Leslie Salmon Jones

Leslie Salmon Jones, Afro Flow Yoga® founder, enjoys a career working with clients, students, diverse populations, and community organizations to help develop mastery over their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-beings. Since dancing at the age of seven, Leslie has been living her dreams as a professional dancer, certified holistic personal trainer, yoga instructor, certified wellness coach, and public speaker.

Spring Work Weekend & Annual Meeting 2016

April 29, 2016 - 5:00pm - May 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

This annual Spring Work Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Earthdance from the inside out.

Where would we be without the helping hands of our community? This day of community celebration brings together community members near and far to engage in collective care of our buildings & grounds, and movement and merriment. Eat, dance, and play for FREE in exchange for your labor of love!

5pm Arrival
6-7pm Dinner
7pm Work Party into Dancing

Azul Trilogy: Six Doorways to Love

September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm - September 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
This is a 6 day residential conscious movement retreat with Amara Pagano.
The Six Doorways to Love covers six core values that when embodied awaken love: Honesty, Self-responsibility, Kindness, Dedication, Beauty, and Service. They point us towards redirecting the vectors of our will to serve the greater good and illuminate the shadows we carry, engaging a deep process of healing through movement.

Walk Against the Pipeline

March 17, 2016 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

hosted by the Sugar Shack Alliance

Join a 53-mile, 4-day walk to stop the Kinder Morgan NED Pipeline. Walk for some or all of the journey to demonstrate the widespread resistance to the pipeline. Commit to powering our future through energy efficiency and renewable energy. Food & lodging provided.

Thursday, March 17th to Sunday, March 20th | Windsor, MA to Northfield, MA

Walkers against the Pipeline are joining Earthdance for lunch on Thursday, March 17th. All are welcome!

Figure Space Showing

March 27, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

You're invited to a showing of the workings of FIGURE/SPACE2, a meeting of two dance artists’ long-term research: Lisa Nelson's Tuning Scores and Steve Paxton's Material for the Spine, observing and cultivating compositional and performance possibilities that arise from these roots. With participants from around the U.S. and Europe.

4:30-6:30 at Earthdance
$15-20 sliding scale

Embryo FLOW: Exploring Embryonic Development ​with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen & Christine Cole

June 23, 2016 - 5:00pm - June 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Our body begins creating its form during our embryological development. As tissues and structures develop, some remain with us, some are transformed into other structures, and some fade into the background, no longer existing or recognizable as the original structure. As with all development, the original processes have left us with deep-rooted patterns and templates that affect our movement, mind, and spirit. In exploring the embryological developmental process, we discover the primal roots of our structure, perception, presence, and flow.

Moti Zemelman

Moti Zemelman plays vocal-electronic music for dancers, performers, and lovers of sound.  In 2007 he released his debut CD, Doorwaves. Moti's vocal acrobatics range from Gyoto monk throat singing to perfect trumpet imitations to alien utterances.  Using electronic loopers and effects to create vocal layers he is a one-man bazaar.  If Bobby McFerrin and Moby had a baby…

Alyssa Lynes

Alyssa Lynes is a dancer and teacher interested in how communication and creative expression play out in partner dance forms. Alyssa grew up in MA, dancing many performative dance styles (Jazz, musical theater, dance, Horton, Limon, Ballet). She received a BA in Contemporary dance and a MS in education in New York City where she worked as a freelance dancer and bilingual (Eng/Span) elementary school teacher. In 2010, her Contact Improvisation training with Nancy Stark Smith catapulted her off on a CI devoted trip to Europe where she has lived ever since.

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes is a Medical Doctor, public health scientist, eco-anarchist, and practical idealist. He’s been playing, dancing, meditating, and conversing CI for over a decade and actively sharing his curiosity and knowledge and doubts for the past eight years. He is the founder of the Touch & Play Project, which explores the edges of Contact Improvisation by inviting our (al)chemical bodies into the dance.

Touch & Play: Embodying an Intimate Language

July 5, 2016 - 5:00pm - July 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

Touch & Play festivals have a history of exploring the edges of what CI can be and are known as events in which personal and communal celebration and growth reach new levels. The Touch & Play Project started in 2010 as a platform to challenge the practice of CI as it existed at that time. Through a first festival in Berlin teachers of CI and a range of other body-based practices were invited to explore the "chemistry in Contact" by inviting in participants’ emotions, sexuality, aggression, politics, and everything else often kept out of our dances.

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