Western Mass Moving Arts Festival

A forum for cross-disciplinary performing arts training and exchange

August 16, 2012 - 5:00pm to August 19, 2012 - 3:00pm

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Celebrating 8 years of the WMMAF!  Join us for a weekend of interdiscipinary movement workshops and performances with these local and national artists:  Margot Bassett, Davina Cohen, Karl Cronin, Krista DeNio, Debra Disbrow, Julia Handschuh, Kristin Horrigan, Lani Nahele, Terre Unite Vandale, Jen Polins, Peter Sciscoli and Ben Spatz.

Morning Intensives and afternoon workshops offer a multiplicity of opportunities to study with a number of artists.  Retreat to the woods, enjoy the sauna, gather around delicious food and delve deep into embodied practice.  This year's festival features voice and movement, contact improvisation, site-specific movement in nature and physical theater.  Come for a day or the whole weekend.  

Come for an evening of performance open to the public on August 18th!

Fees include Tuition, Room, and Board:
Student or Retiree/Regular/Professional

Full Festival Attendance: $275/$310/$345
2 Day Option: $215/$245/$270
Single Day: $85/$95/$105
*Partial Scholarships and Work Trades Available, email contact@earthdance.net for more info.

Commuter rate: subtract $15 per day
Same fee for Camping and Guest Lodge

For a full schedule and class descriptions click here


Dancing Self — Dancing World with GABRIEL FORESTIERI

Awakening to Action: Contact Improvisation with KRISTIN HORRIGAN

Voice as Movement and Active Song with PETER SCISCIOLI & BEN SPATZ


Freedom and Joy of Singing with MARGOT BASSETT

Embodied Dramaturgy: Sensing and Making Sense with DAVI COHEN

INSIDE OUT pressing presence with KRISTA DENIO

Seeds of a Story- Creating a Monologue through Character Development with DEBRA DISBROW

Documents and Translation with JULIA HANDSCHUH

Somatic Roots and Membranes with LANI NAHELE

Movement Ritual and Dance Explorations with TERRE UNITE VANDALE

THE LIVING PRACTICE: Improvisational scores and juicy warm ups with JEN POLINS