Earthdance LIVE with Nita Little

April 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Earthdance LIVE: Virtual Sunday Class & Talkback takes the video class necessity emerging out of these times to a new level...Earthdance style! Prepare yourself for a whole new somatic experience – virtual dance improvisation facilitated by renowned teachers from all over the world. Join our faculty of teachers, performers, and somatic practitioners as they guide us in exercises intended to expand our experiential palettes from the comfort of our living rooms. Break into new sensory possibilities through the containment of COVID-19. For anyone with internet access and the ability to join a Zoom call.
Earthdance LIVE features a class from 7–8pm followed by a talkback / potluck with the teacher from 8–8:30pm, where people are invited to gather in the “Earthdance kitchen” for a simulated potluck in the classic tradition we all have learned to love. We encourage you to prep your meal in advance of the class, then enjoy your food around a virtual table!

Join the Zoom event here.

Please arrive at least 10min before 7pm.
This event will be recorded and published on YouTube following the live event. If you do not wish to be part of the recording, please keep your video and sound turned off during the event.
As an internationally renowned center for dance, we strive to be on the leading edge of how to stay committed to our embodied experience and practice. As you can imagine, Earthdance is facing a lot of financial uncertainty as a result of COVID-19. We are offering Earthdance LIVE as a donation-based class with the intention of providing a space for all to come together as a community, regardless of financial ability. We ask that those who are able help keep Earthdance going during this tumultuous time by donating generously as part of our COVID-19 Appeal. Suggested donation: $5–$500.

Please donate here.

Our stellar technical crew will be supporting throughout the class & talkback / potluck. If you have questions about how to install Zoom on your device, please email or call (413) 634-5678.

Nita Little is both a touring artist and a theoretician, working within the academy. She engages in an investigation of the dynamic aspects of embodied states through performance, pedagogy, and theoretical inquiry. A touring dance artist specializing in improvisational forms, she introduces ideas of embodiment as the ecological articulation of presence, the physicality of directed attention, and the flexibility of self-sensing that makes moving important to knowing different forms of intelligence. Her work impacts students and audiences on a number of continents. Nita has a PhD in PerformanceStudies (2014) from the University of California, Davis, her dissertation "Articulating Presence: Creative Actions of Embodied Attention in Contemporary Dance" further develops the theory and practice of this material. She directs Nita Little Dance Research Laboratory, which is an improvisational ensemble based in San Francisco that investigates the materials of her theoretical writings. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Florida. Nita Little is an improvisational choreographer who is interested in the articulation of presence. Bringing together Contact Improvisation and contemporary dance movement, her work emphasizes states and levels of attention which she scores as the means to derive dancers movement relationships and materials. Nita has multiple projects underway. One is process-oriented and engages in the pursuit of performance as research. The other is a new dance film.

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