a weekend of intensives lead by E|MERGE artists-in-residence

February 18, 2012 - February 19, 2012

Workshop Fees

Full weekend of workshops: $175-225 including room & board
One day: $75 including meals and two workshops
Single workshop: $25

February 2012 Director's Loft

Artists, Artists, Artists....coming out of our ears, eyes, heads, hands, studios, sauna, woods...

Artist-in-Residence: Gabriel Forestieri

Director of projectLIMB and performer in Sleep No More.

January 14, 2012 - February 8, 2012

Gabriel Forestieri is Choreographer/Director of projectLIMB. He is intent on connecting communities with their landscape, resources, and each other. ProjectLIMB has performed in Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington D.C., Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Brazil, Thailand, and New York City. ProjectLIMB's work has been presented in NYC at DTW, the Tank, Solar One, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, White Wave, The Puffin Room, and Symphony Space.

Works-in-Progress by Artists-in-Residence

Mary Pearson, Sara Kraft & Gabriel Forestieri share what they have been working on during their residencies.

February 5, 2012 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for an informal showing of works in progress by current Artists-in-Residence and then stay for the 1st Sunday Movement and Music Jam!

$5 suggested donation.  No one will be turned away. 

Artist-in-Residence: Sara Kraft

January 16, 2012 - February 12, 2012

Sara Kraft is using her Earthdance residency to continue developing aspects of her artistic process as well as elements of several different current projects, including compositions weaving text, song and vocal looping, live interactive video, and site-specific performance.  

Current projects include:

Artist-in-Residence: Mary Pearson

January 22, 2012 - February 15, 2012

Mary Pearson is a performance maker, improviser, dancer, teacher and organizer currently based in Liverpool, UK. In 2005 she co-founded Fool's Proof Theatre company, which has toured nationally internationally in the UK/USA with devised pieces The Eagle Has Landed, Je Suis Dead and It?s Uniformation Day.

E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Artist Residency

A 12-day collaborative residency for 30 interdisciplinary artists including a weekend of workshops and performances of works in progress.

February 14, 2012 - 5:00pm - February 26, 2012 - 12:00pm

E|MERGE encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration toward forging new creative relationships, that bridge known and unknown territories.

This year's E|MERGE Artists-in-Residence are:

Developing a Character through Embodied Practice

with Allison Ross


February 19, 2012 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

In this workshop we will explore physically. We will delve into emotional states. We will use our eyes to tell a story.We will use text to inspire movement and use architecture and perspective to create texture and nuance for movement narrative.

My hope is to provide a variety of tools to find a character's essence. Through exploring the capacity of our anatomy, muscular states of tension, and fluid systems, we will hone our abilities to make specific and dynamic choices as solo and ensemble performers.



Workshop Fees

I'd like to write a song with you

An interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to songwriting and musical composition co-taught by Davina Cohen & Cory Neale.


February 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

We'll make songs out of nothing using our bodies, brains, voices, hearts, and all the artistic resources we have.  All styles, voices, instruments, languages, interests, and experiences welcome.


Workshop Fees


taught by Gillian Chadsey


February 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Each of us has a story to tell. These stories are always a mixture of the imaginary, the wishful, and the real. Some of us are gifted storytellers, but it is not always easy translating our stories from the written word to a performativeform. This workshop will focus on short task based exercises designed to harvest our personal histories using writing, movement and installation. We will juxtapose our histories with an assemblage of found texts, images, andsounds in order to discover the link between what has come before to what is possible to come.

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