Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive 2018

with Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser

August 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Programming category: 

Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive (DIPI) is an annual 6­-day residential workshop featuring the research and teaching of Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser.  

Presented in August at Earthdance the intensive focuses on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Time is spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities. Dancing, watching, talking, performing, and composing will be a part of our daily practice and research.

The material of this intensive is informed by Chris and Angie’s experience with a wide range of forms. There are recognizable influences from contemporary dance training, Contact Improvisation, fascia research, Alexander Technique, ecological psychology, and visual and architectural design. The intensive culminates in a public performance.

This workshop is currently full, if you would like to be put on the waitlist please email

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(photo credit: Jonathan Hsu)

Tuition, Room & Board All Inclusive:
Professional Rate:  $725
Full Price:               $675
Subsidized Rate:   $625

Camping: $5 off/day  |  Commuting: $15 off/day

Sample Schedule:


Late afternoon arrival, Check-in,  Dinner and Earthdance Orientation, Community Jam


7:30am Breakfast
9:00-1:00pm Morning Session: Warm up, solo improvisation practice techniques, contact improvisation
1:00-3:00pm Break and Lunch:  time for napping, sauna, walking in the woods
3:00-5:30pm Afternoon Session:  Ensemble improvisation and performance
6:00pm Dinner

Evening events include open dancing, body work and discussions


10:00 – 12:00pm  Morning Session at Earthdance
12:00 – 1:00pm  Early Lunch
1:00 – 5:00pm  Afternoon Session in Northampton:  Rehearsal and performance prep
8:00pm  Public Performance 


9:00 – 12:45pm  Morning Session
12:45 – 1:00pm  Closing Circle
1:00 – 2:00pm   Lunch
2:00-3:00pm   House Clean
3:00-4:00pm   Departures