Spring Work Weekend and Annual Meeting 2017 (FREE)

Work, dance, restore, play, connect

April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm to April 30, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come join us as we kick off the first phase of our Master Facilities Plan renovations and improvements! We will build and clean, garden and rejoice, dance, play, and ready our Farmhouse for the busy Summer season ahead. Come for one day or for the whole time. Stay, eat, and dance for FREE for your labor of love.

More details coming soon!

 

 

Please be sure to RSVP by registering ->
 

(photo credit: Chris Orth)

 

2017 College Jam

April 2, 2017 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

An opportunity for college students studying Contact Improvisation to experience Earthdance, take a class together, jam with members of the Earthdance community, and enjoy a home-cooked meal.

3:30 - 5pm Class (for college students only)
5 - 7pm Jam (community members welcome)
7 - 8pm Dinner

Special Student Rate: $5 Class & Jam | $5 Dinner
Community members: $5 - $15 Jam | $10 Dinner

Please RSVP to contact@earthdance.net

Romain Bigé

Romain Bigé is a philosophy teacher, contact improviser and dance scholar based in Paris, France. A recepient of the agrégation of philosophy, he is currently pursuing a PhD in the École Normale supérieure Contact Improvisation (Sharing Movement. A Philosophy of Gestures), for which he received an ENS Fellowship (2013) and a Fulbright grant (2017).

Kristin Horrigan

Kristin Horrigan is a Professor of Dance and Gender Studies at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT. She has been practicing, researching and teaching Contact Improvisation for 20 years, around the US and abroad in places such as Europe, Australia, Japan and Argentina.

ReSourcing Presence: In Pursuit of the Ensemble in Contact Improvisation

with Nita Little and Ray Chung 

August 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to August 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

This week-long workshop engages Contact Improvisation in an intensive practice & study of ensemble dancing. Through embodied attention training, physical studies, improvisation, compositional scores, discussions, and group research sessions, we develop our collective response-ability by means of the articulation of our presence. Becoming feral, we ride the lip of experimentation.

This workshop is open for all Intermediate to Advanced CI dancers. Skillful movers in other forms are welcome to connect if they are interested.

Nita Little

Nita Little has been delving into the significance of improvisational dance actions the entirety of her professional career, which began with the emergence and development of Contact Improvisation (CI). Originally a modern dancer, she trained with José Limón and first generation Graham and Cunningham dancers as well as Judson pioneers including Judith Dunn, her mentor in ensemble improvisation. Her work with Steve Paxton was research generative of CI and she toured with him, developed teaching methodologies, performance practices, and conceptual understanding of the form.

Ray Chung

Ray Chung is a performer, teacher, engineer, and artist who has a passion for dancing which he likes to share with other people. His main focus is improvisation and he has worked with Contact Improvisation since 1979 as part of improvisational performance practice and integrates other movement forms into his work, including martial arts, bodywork and Authentic Movement.

Moving Arts Lab 2017: a festival meeting ground for interdisciplinary exploration

Facilitated by Peter Sciscioli

July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) 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 and backgrounds.