Moving Arts Lab 2020

Facilitated by Peter Sciscioli

August 20, 2020 - 5:00pm to August 23, 2020 - 3:00pm

Programming category: 

a festival meeting ground for interdisciplinary exploration

with teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC)​​​​​

Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists and participants from around the world create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities—voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more. Open to all levels & backgrounds.

2020 Teaching Artists & Workshops tba.

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What is IIAC?
The International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) is a network of performing and creative artists, educators, and producers working across artistic disciplines and continental divides. The body and movement are central to the consortium’s practice, research, and dialogue. IIAC's primary aspirations are: 1) To engage in artists' residencies that offer opportunities for knowledge exchange which feed into larger social, cultural, and educational structures (i.e. workshops, festivals, and academia); 2) To identify and sustain methods for sharing resources and values; 3) To expand a network of partners. Established in 2012 by Brooklyn-based performer, creator, educator, and producer, Peter Sciscioli, IIAC has since grown to include over 60 artists living and/or working in such countries as Australia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, England, Finland, Guåhan, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Japan, North Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, and Uruguay, and from within the U.S. in states including California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and Pennsylvania.








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 
$330 Sustainer Rate
$275 Full Rate
$220 Subsidized Rate
$190 for past E|MERGE & Moving Arts Lab participants (select "I am a former E|MERGE or MAL participant" on registration form)

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

Single Days (Friday or Saturday — does not include overnight)
$90 Sustainer Rate
$80 Full Rate
$70 Subsidized Rate

Single Classes (specify your workshop in "Additional Comments" on registration form)
$25 Single class
$35 Single class + lunch
$15 Single class for Hilltown residents (email

Bring a Friend Discount
Bring a friend who has never been to Moving Arts Lab and both receive $15 off. Write your friend's name in the "Additional Comments" section of registration, and receive your discount upon arrival.

Special Ride Offer
Free pick up available from Northampton on Thursday, August 20; free drop off available in Northampton on Sunday, August 23. 4 slots only — RSVP by August 6! (email Other pick ups/drop offs can be arranged for a fee.

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

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Peter Sciscioli is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator, and producer whose work encompasses dance, music, theater, and film. Since 1997 he has been creating performance works through a choreographic lens with a wide variety of collaborators for concert, site-specific, and theater venues around the world. In 2008, he created Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects, and in 2012 founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures. As a performer, he has worked extensively with Meredith Monk, Jane Comfort, and Daria Faïn, and appeared in work by Jonathan Bepler/Matthew Barney, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Susan Marshall, and Philip Glass/Mary Zimmerman, among others. He has taught his approach to Voice as Movement in countries from Mexico to Macedonia, co-initiated The Sounding Body workshop series at Movement Research (MR) in New York, and offers private lessons and coachings. Peter has been honored to receive support from MR’s Global Practice Sharing (GPS)  program to attend meetings with partners in Eastern Europe and the Caucuses, and to help bring several artists from the region to the U.S. to participate in IIAC and Moving Arts Lab at Earthdance.


Moving Arts Lab is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and by the GPS/Global Practice Sharing program of Movement Research with funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.





photos © Anna M. Maynard