Kay Cafasso

Kay Cafasso is a certified permaculture designer practicing the thoughtful design of ecological landscapes. Kay is Director of Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design & Education, offering ecological garden design services for homeowners and land stewards.

Margaret Paek

Margaret Paek is dedicated to collaboration and sees dance as a life practice. She is a Lower Left collective artist (www.lowerleft.org) deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Loren Dempster, and their daughter.

Benoît Lachambre

Benoît Lachambre has been evolving in the field of dance since the 1970s. He discovered the release technique in 1985 – a kinaesthetic approach to movement and improvisation – causing a shift in his choreographic style. He devoted himself to an exploratory approach of movement and its sources, with the aim to seek the authenticity of the gesture. His significantly radical approach is based on the awakening of senses, imagining the dreaming body transformating outside the notion of self, with the analyses of gesture in the context of a living environment.

Community SING & Potluck with Penny Schultz

May 8, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony. Songs from around the world celebrate the earth, love, and community. No singing expertise is required, and people of all ages are invited to join!

Sing 5:30-7pm ($5-10 suggested donation)

Dynamic Stability: A Feldenkrais® Workshop with Sarah Young & Fritha Pengelly

June 4, 2016 -
10:00am to 6:00pm

Feldenkrais said, “Good posture is the ability to move in any direction without preparation.” How do our habits limit our possibilities for movement? How does this relate to ‘posture'? In this workshop, we will explore the potency of a dynamic stability and how this can improve our ability to move with both power and ease. Experiential Awareness Through Movement lessons, reflection, and dialogue will provide an environment for learning about one’s habits and discover potential for spontaneous and skillful action. The Feldenkrais Method® is gentle.

Community SING with Penny Schultz

April 10, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

One Sunday a month, Earthdance Co-Founder and community member, Penny Schultz, brings us together to raise our voices in joyful harmony. Songs from around the world celebrate the earth, love, and community. No singing expertise is required, and people of all ages are invited to join!

Sing 5:30-7pm ($5-10 suggested donation)

* Our kitchen is under rennovation so no potluck this month!

 

Moving the Environment: Questions into Form with Daniel Lepkoff

December 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

In this work, the form and composition of our ongoing interactions with our environment are considered as "danced composition." The work can be applied directly to performance and is open to anyone who is interested in movement as a language for communication. This workshop offers practical tools for researching our functional movement and reflexes. Specific exercises look at the details inside of ordinary movement: running, walking, standing, crawling, reaching, stillness...and more.

The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration with Tim O’Donnell

November 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to November 27, 2016 - 3:00pm

A 3-day workshop offering tools for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring - the balance that allows us to risk the unknown more fully. How do we dance in a way that allows us not just to be seen, but understood? How do we listen in a way that helps us take greater risks physically and compositionally? This workshop is open to all levels and backgrounds of dancing. Open jamming is welcome all weekend-long.  Photo by Aurore Biry

Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference 2016

Hosted by the JF/HTHLC Organizers

July 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm

The Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Community (JF/HTHLC) is a year-round initiative that creates opportunities for a multi-racial, inter-generational community of educators, activists, artists, and community builders to work together toward a healthier, more just society. The annual JF/HTHL Conference brings together 30-50 young people to engage in dialogue about and practical application of healthy living practices while providing the tools, possibility, and space for empowerment with support, encouragement, and love.