CI Global Village is a space to reflect upon our shared practice from a multitude of cultural perspectives. It’s a space to feel how the undefined form of our dance has helped it adapt to its surroundings and be welcomed all around the world. It's a time to celebrate our shared dances and to honor our diverse roots and ever changing selves.
In these days of decompression after Critical Mass CI@50, we will have a contained space for labbing, jamming, and diving deeper at the pace that resonates for you, to inhabit the borders within and between us, to bring ritual into the container and to trust the collective self and its creations. We propose to explore how we embody consent in dance and in our global community as well as share listening touch, sensitivity and relaxation practices.
Facilitators: Andrea S. Hinojosa (MEX), Esteban Fredin Ortiz (MEX), JP Frank (USA)
Morning circle/ singing music circles
Jams and rituals
Arrival, Check In, and Opening Circle:
- Participants need to arrive between 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Thursday (the first day of the event) or Friday morning between 8am-930am. These are the only 2 arrival times available for this event.
- Check-In, Welcoming and testing will be at the Gratitude Lodge (AKA: The Dorm) from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday and again from 8:00-9:30am on Friday.
- Opening Circle will be at 10:00am on Friday. All participants must attend Opening Circle.
- You will need to wear your mask upon arrival and until you test negative on site.
Our Fees Explained
Earthdance offers a wide range of sliding scale for participation in this event, please take a moment to reflect as you decide on where you best fit.
Your level of contribution is self selected and does not need to be advocated for. However we invite you to remember this contribution is currency and we ask that you stretch where you are able so that those who cannot stretch as far of a financial distance may also have potential access to community events. As you choose your rate please consider the following factors:
- Your access to income and wealth, as connected to family and partnership, both currently and anticipated in the future.
- The historical, systemic impacts of wealth accrual based on culture, race and other intersection marginalizations for you and your family.
- The regional ease of your attendance, while some community members can drive to Earthdance, others will need to consider tuition based on their ability to travel longer distances.
- Earthdance is a community and rental funded organization which recently, historically and uniquely through the Covid-19 pandemic has struggled to have viable income.
Tier One: $550
Tier Two: $400
Tier Three: $325
Tier Four: $275
Tier Five: $235
Age: 0-4 yrs: FREE
Age: 4-15: $240 | $190 | $140
*To help you decide which "Tier" you currently fit in, to view more details on the sliding scale view here.
Limited financial assistance is possible for people needing support at this time. If you have any questions or concerns about cost, or if you cannot issue payment by credit card and need to pay by check or some other means, please email email@example.com.
Earthdance Dormitory: The Gratitude Lodge (a.k.a. the Earthdance dorm) is Earthdance's main lodging facility, connected to the Farmhouse by a short wooded trail. The Gratitude Lodge includes an assortment of large and small rooms featuring dormitory-style bunks and beds (twin & queen size) and is included in the base Jam cost. Beds are available on a first come basis.
Camping: Bring a tent and enjoy the outdoors
*There is no commuter option for this event.
Refund available up to 14 days before the event less a $75 processing fee
Note: If testing positive for COVID upon arrival, a full refund will be provided. If testing positive for COVID part way through the event and needing to leave, a proportional refund will be provided.
Participant Community Support
As Earthdance Jams run as a community, all participants contribute to 2 work shifts (typically meal prep & cleans) and chores throughout the jam & workshop and will participate in a final house clean on the final day of the event. These are great ways to connect more with your fellow participants and Earthdance staff, and to feel more at home here. Your contributions to this collective caring of this space are invaluable!
Earthdance's Jam Guidelines
The Jam Guidelines have recently been updated! Please take the time to review them ahead of the event and we will engage with them together.
Earthdance's buildings are ADA accessible. More info here.
Please note the following:
- The Jam will be a closed container with no single day options to attend
- All participants will need to arrive during either of the specified arrival times, 4-7pm on Thursday or 8-9:30am on Friday
- All participants need to attend the Opening Circle at 10:00am on Friday
- The event is open to BOTH unvaccinated and vaccinated people
- Please understand that Earthdance cannot assist in transportation needs or requests of any kind
**Please know there are several steps to the registration process**
You will first be asked to complete a google form, and you will then continue to the link for registration & payment.
This structure is subject to change in advance and during the event, depending on how conditions unfold.
About the facilitators:
Andrea Scheel Hinojosa (she/her)
Andrea is an apprentice of life, experiencing their vision through the body, movement, and contact with others and nature. She believes in containing safe spaces where to explore ourselves in creative, sensible and prosperous relationships. She has organized the Contact and Flow festival in Mexico since 2015, as well as helped organize several CI meetings with the Mexican community. She facilitates sessions of aquatic practices, contact improvisation and dance from a somatic approach, called 'Somatl'. She has given courses at various festivals in Mexico, Guatemala Peru, Ecuador, Portugal, Spain and Germany, where she also shares her ideas and art through performance, fanzines, prints, paintings, and tattoos.
Esteban Fredin Ortiz (he/him)
Is a semiotician and mover. His research applies concepts and tools from cognitive sciences to the study of dance, particularly contact improvisation. He is also a performer at the dance company Pájaro Arte Escénico, and organizer of the Global Underscore site in Monterrey, Mexico. In this occasion he’d like to explore the distinction between crossing a border vs inhabiting the border and the two very different forms of subjectivity that each embodies.
JP Frank (they/them)
Is a gender queer human living on Salish Kootenai land now called Missoula, Montana. They are committed to building bridges between historically divided communities and the resiliency to stay curious and open when faced with differences. As an organizer, this has entailed 14 years of working closely with people who are incarcerated to amplify their voices and advocate for system change. As a CI dancer and facilitator, they are asking in every CI space: how do we welcome, create access, listen to and validate those who are afraid, have trauma from touch, who see a sea of white, able bodies and immediately turn away?
JP practices CI to recover from their constant navigation of verbal conflict. They revel in how CI gives permission to the queerness of their attuned somatic attention. They facilitate slow and sensitive with juicy drops of inquiry and with influence from eight years of facilitating somatic meditation, trauma-responsive movement trainings, and multiracial community dialogues on power, identity and social change.
Rosalind Holgate Smith (UK/Germany)
Rosalind Holgate Smith is Dance Artist and Choreographer, creating performances, installations, visual art and poetry that explores intimate experiences between people, place and the environment. She has taught Contact Improvisation for over 10 years and currently based in Berlin, she hosts regular classes and jams. Informing more than human and inter-material perspectives, Rosalind has developed a vocabulary for moving in the environment, underwater and with raw materials including soil and trees. She has a somatic approach informed Body-Mind Centering®, Authentic Movement, Axis Syllabus, Skinner Release Technique and Capoeira. She has taught at international dance festivals, lectured in dance at UK Universities, and worked with a diversity of ages & abilities. She has a BA(hons) in Fine Art, Choreography and MA in Dance and is currently doing a Phd, that investigating Touch as encounter with Otherness, supported by Techne at Kingston University in London. Rosalind is also an experienced Yoga Instructor(500hrRYA) and following her love of water, she teaches swimming with the Shaw Method that integrates the Alexander technique.
Facilitadores: Andrea S. Hinojosa (MEX), Esteban Fredin-Ortiz (MEX), JP Frank (EE.UU.)
CI Global Village es un espacio para reflexionar sobre nuestra práctica compartida desde una multitud de perspectivas culturales. Es un espacio para sentir cómo la forma indefinida de nuestra danza le ha ayudado a adaptarse a su entorno y ser acogida en todo el mundo. Es un momento para celebrar nuestros bailes compartidos y honrar nuestras raíces diversas y nuestras identidades en constante cambio.
En estos días de descompresión después de Critical Mass CI@50, tendremos un espacio de contención para laboratorear, improvisar y profundizar a un ritmo que resuene con cada quien, para habitar las fronteras dentro y entre nosotres mismes, para llevar el ritual al contenedor y para confiar en nuestra colectividad y sus creaciones. Proponemos explorar cómo corporeizar el consentimiento en la danza y en nuestra comunidad global, así como compartir prácticas de escucha a través del tacto, la sensibilidad y la relajación.
Círculo matutino/círculos de canto musical
Grupos de laboratorio
Jams y rituales
Sobres les facilitadores:
Andrea Scheel Hinojosa
Andrea es aprendiz de la vida, experienciando su visión a través del cuerpo, el movimiento y el contacto con otres y la naturaleza. Cree en contener espacios seguros donde podamos explorarnos a nosotros mismos en relaciones creativas, sensibles y prósperas. Ha organizado el festival Contact and Flow en México desde 2015, así como ha ayudado a organizar varios encuentros de CI con la comunidad mexicana. Facilita sesiones de prácticas acuáticas, improvisación de contacto y danza desde un enfoque somático llamado 'Somatl'. Ha impartido cursos en diversos festivales de Guatemala, México, Perú, Ecuador, Portugal, España y Alemania. Comparte sus ideas y arte a través del performance, fanzines, grabados, pinturas y tatuajes.
Esteban Fredín Ortiz (él)
Es semiólogo y ‘mover’. Su investigación aplica conceptos y herramientas de las ciencias cognitivas al estudio de la danza, particularmente la improvisación de contacto. También es intérprete de la compañía de danza Pájaro Arte Escénico y organizador del sitio Global Underscore en Monterrey, México. En esta ocasión, le gustaría explorar la distinción entre cruzar la frontera y habitarla, y las dos son formas muy diferentes de subjetividad que cada una corporiza.
JP Frank (elle)
Es un humano cuir que vive en tierra Salish Kootenai, ahora llamada Missoula, Montana. Está comprometide a construir puentes entre comunidades históricamente divididas y a la resiliencia para mantener la curiosidad y la apertura cuando se enfrenta a diferencias. Como organizadore, esto ha implicado 14 años de trabajo en estrecha colaboración con personas encarceladas para amplificar sus voces y abogar por un cambio de sistema. Como bailarine y facilitadore de CI, se pregunta en cada espacio de improvisación de contacto: ¿cómo acogemos, creamos acceso, escuchamos y validamos a quienes tienen miedo, han sido traumatizados por el contacto físico y al ven un mar de cuerpos blancos capacitados inmediatamente se dan la vuelta?
JP practica la improvisación de contacto para recuperarse de navegar constantemente el conflicto verbal. Se deleita en cómo la IdC da permiso a su identidad cuir de sintonizarse con su atención somática. Como facilitadore le caracteriza la lentitud y sensibilidad con jugosas dosis de indagación y la influencia de ocho años de facilitar meditación somática, entrenamientos de movimiento de respuesta al trauma y diálogos comunitarios multirraciales sobre poder, identidad y cambio social.