College Jam 2016

An opportunity for college students studying Contact Improvisation to experience Earthdance, take a class together, jam with members of the Earthdance community, and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

Photo credit: Moti Zemelman

Special student rate: $5-$10

East Coast Planetary Dance

Earthdance is honored to host this dance ritual for healing and community renewal, created by dance pioneer Anna Halprin, on the East Coast!

June 5, 2016 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Planetary Dance is an annual all-day ritual of healing and community renewal inviting people all over the world to join in a dance for peace in their own communities and for peace with the Earth. People of all ages and abilities come together in a beautiful setting to “dance for a purpose,” much as people in traditional cultures have danced for a bountiful harvest, a successful hunt, or a happy marriage.

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, a faculty member of Tamalpa Institute, cherishes the body as a primary medium for learning, creativity, and growth. She has taught creative arts to people of all ages in a variety of contexts, from a private elementary school for girls to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For the past 7 years, Elisabeth has supervised graduate students in Lesley University’s Self-Designed Master’s Degree Program and has served on the Board of Directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.

"4th" Sunday CI Class & Jam with Daniela Braga de Souza

January 10, 2016 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

On the 2nd Sunday this month because of our January 2016 Workshop with Nancy Stark Smith.

Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Daniela Braga de Souza

Daniela Braga de Souza is a dancer, Contact Improvisation teacher, and producer. She has been practicing different dance forms and somatic approaches since her childhood. She grew up surrounded by Brazilian traditional rhythms and immersed in a very particular local culture of the 80-90’s. She spent an incredible amount of time going to dance parties and music shows - completely addicted to improvisation! The last few years of her undergraduate studies, she began studying Contact Improvisation in conjunction with yoga and meditation.

Molly Kitchen

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Molly Kitchen works with moving bodies and soulful connections in her roles as a yoga teacher, a community herbalist, a wellness mentor, a gardener, and a dancer. She teaches public yoga classes in Northampton, Greenfield, and Shelburne Falls, and also teaches semester-long courses at Hampshire College. She loves bringing her life passions together in new ways, and empowering others to live vibrant, healthy, passionate lives themselves.  Her website is www.mollykitchen.com.

Community SING & Potluck with Penny Schultz

December 13, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

A Fundraiser for the Earthdance Tool Shed

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!

Amy Rose

Amy Rose plays flute, piano or accordion (no, not all at the same time!), and teaches for a living. In addition to various freelance gigs, her main gigs are with Klezamir, with the house band at Temple Beth El in Springfield, and with the flute/piano and guitar duo Dream Street with Zack Danziger. Amy is the pianist, flutist, accordionist, manager and founder (in 1986!) of Klezamir, a klezmer band playing Jewish music, jazz, rock, and a variety of other styles.

Maggie S.

Maggie S. has been investigating Contact Improv and Authentic Movement for over 25 years, using the forms to develop the practice of deep partner-listening and inter-playing within improvisational structures. She brings this intention to her music and loves to explore the possibilities of playing with another musician and the dancing. Maggie is the proud piano teacher to many of the children of the wider Earthdance family.

Moving Alchemy: Improvisation & Body Systems

with Sara Shelton Mann

May 5, 2016 - 5:00pm - May 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

Our energetic bodies convey deeper-rooted messages than any culture or identity can express. This workshop begins with structured exercises designed to make contact with these messages as they are expressed through the energetic body. As we refine our kinesthetic perception, we begin to perceive messages - the Morse code of our collective body - in the patterning of energy, tissue, and motility.

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