2012 GALA: Coming Home...to Earthdance!

Our annual fundraiser and community celebration, remembering our roots and moving toward our sustainable future.

December 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - December 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Performances, dinner, a live auction, music and dancing will provide the score for this momentous community event! 
5:30-6pm: Pre-Gala Dinner

8pm-midnight Gala Celebration  
Performer(s) and DJ details:
Zany Angels (dance theater video)  Western, MA
Ophra Wolf & dancers    NYC                          &nbs


Dear Community members,
This fall we invite you to join us in celebrating AND raising much needed funds for your HOME away from home: EARTHDANCE.

Rythea Lee on Teaching Performance Art with The Zany Angels

Rythea will be teaching a workshop with Rose Oceania here at Earthdance, November 9-11, 2012, don't miss this great opportunity to study with incredible artists, find the humor in who you are, go deep, and get Zany.

Interview with Artist-in-Residence, Jen Abrams

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At Earthdance, artists frequently stay to take a creative personal retreat for themselves and their work. Jen Abrams, from Brooklyn, who is a choreographer, dancer, writer, and has been trained as an actor, visited us for a week at the end of August. She has been working a multidisciplinary performance project called Any Resemblance. It follows a queer interracial couple trying to get pregnant. The project takes place live in the LaMama lobby, and online.  Jen has been a long-time contact improvisation teacher as well as a friend of Earthdance.

Interview with Artist-in-Residence, Jen Abrams

By Monel Chang, Executive Intern


From the Director's Loft: What does your Umbrella look like?

This past weekend, the Earthdance Board of Directors and Executive leadership gathered once again for our annual Board Retreat, (my 4th!), at the beautiful homestead  Peaceable Barn, in Connecticut (big shout out and gratitude to Leslie and Eric!!), to...not exactly retreat

Thoughts from the Garden by Shaina Cantino

Planting mustard greens and arugula last week, I thought about how incredible seeds are.  They appear to be not much more than little pebbles, or dried flecks of straw.  And yet because we've learned from experience, we trust them—if we put them in the ground, they'll do something.  That, with our love and a decision of timing—a decision based on hundreds of years of observation—we tuck them in.  We support them with what we think they'll eat (and not all at once, a slow digestion).

Create your own rejuvenating retreat

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Create your own rejuvenating retreat

Friends, colleagues, collaborators...come rest, relax & rejuvenate, alone or with a group. This Fall find peace & inspiration in the trails, garden, sauna, studios and community of Earthdance. Dates are available throughout Oct. & Nov. Click here for details.  

Catherine Lessard

Catherine Lessard transmits with passion and coherence the key principles of dance improvisation, contact improviation and Authentic Movement since 2001. She has studied and performed with masters such as Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Zoe Avstreih, David Zambrano, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simpson, Patricia Kuypers and Ray Chung. She has experience in Body-Mind Centering and Butoh, and has professional training in music and communications. She also received a 300 hours training in gestalt practice.

Philip Shinnick

Philip Shinnick is a visual artist and a dancer. He feels grateful for being able for the last 12 years to learn and move with the Northampton/Earthdance contact improv community. Phil lived in Northampton from 2000-2004.

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