Transnational Dance Immersion 2020

With Donna Mejia

July 23, 2020 - 5:00pm to July 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

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After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting rural North African/Arab dances, Yoga, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary Technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip work, and attentive bodywork feed the mix. Each morning features three hours of bodywork (stretching, alignment, yoga, & somatic science). Each afternoon, we dance!

Each year, Donna Mejia generously donates her teacher fees to Earthdance. All proceeds support Earthdance’s Diversity, Equiry & Inclusion Scholarship!

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Our Fees Explained
Our fees are priced on a sliding scale to help allow for a diversity of people to attend. We ask that you please pay at the highest level you can afford:

The Sustainer Rate is for those able to help sustain someone else’s tuition.
The Full Rate is for those comfortably able to pay at cost (what it costs for Earthdance to run this program).
The Subsidized Rate is for those needing financial assistance to attend.

Tuition, Room & Board 
(prices shown include meals and dormitory-style lodging)

Full Workshop 
$450 Sustainer Rate
$400 Full Rate
$350 Subsidized Rate

Housing Options
Commuting: $15 off/night
Camping: $10 off/night

$20 off for all past participants (email contact@earthdance.net)

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Our Community Ethos
During all Earthdance workshops and jams, participants contribute 1–2 shifts (typically Meal Cleans) and participate in a Final House Clean on Sunday. This is to enable a process of collective care for the space, where participants and staff work side-by-side to establish a shared sense of home. If, for whatever reason, you are not able to participate, please email contact@earthdance.net.

 

Donne Mejia (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Dance, CU Boulder Theatre and Dance Department) is a choreographer, scholar, instructor, and performer specializing in contemporary dance, traditions of the African and Arab Diaspora, and emerging fusion traditions in Transnational Electronica. This genre provides a rich arena for the study of cultural imperialism, gender representation and electronic/digital globalization. Donna is also an authorized instructor of the Brazilian Silvestre Modern Dance Technique and is a lauded representative of this esoteric study of dance.

photos © Carrie Meyer