Homecoming Celebration

July 2, 2016 -
10:00am to 10:00pm

In conjunction with the July 4th Jam

Come celebrate 30 years of creative living. This Homecoming Celebration is an opportunity for Earthdance founders, past Staff & Board, and long-time community members to come together in celebration of Earthdance's 30th Anniversary. Join us for a full day of wonderful company, delicious food, dancing, music, storytelling and more. All are welcome!

Ronja Ver

Ronja Ver is a dancer and dance maker, teacher, mother, activist, and lifetime student of performance as meaning-making. Her choreographic work addresses current issues through movement, sound, and awkward audience participation; technical but unpolished, often working with extreme physical states to invite a visceral, nonverbal place of relating.

René Alvarez

René Alvarez (Oakland, CA) once a recreational slam dancer, rediscovered love for dance upon moving to San Francisco in 1999. René trained and performed as a fire dancer while living with the Infinite Kaos collective in their warehouse event space. René began to study Contact Improvisation (CI) in 2000 at the 848 community space, and would eventually transition to focus on CI as a primary movement form.

July 4th Jam 2016

June 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to July 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Facilitated by Margaret Paek & Rythea Lee

Summer is on high during this family-oriented Contact Improvisation Jam. Enjoy brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun and games, and dances of all shapes ans sizes. Revel in the bounty and beauty of 30 years of community collaboration!

Join us for a special Homecoming Celebration on July 2nd in celebration of Earthdance 30th Annviersary.

Photo by Aurore Biry

Dance Improvisation & Performance Intensive 2016 with Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser

August 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to August 13, 2016 - 3:00pm

A 6­-day residential workshop focused on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Our time will be spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities. Dancing, watching, talking, performing, and composing will be a part of our daily practice and research. The material of this intensive is informed by Chris and Angie’s experience with a wide range of forms. There are recognizable influences from contemporary dance training, Contact Improvisation, fascia research, Alexander Technique, ecological psychology, and visual and architectural design.

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Daniel Lepkoff

May 22, 2016 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Class (open level): $10 | 3:30-5:00pm
Jam: $8-12 sliding scale | 5-7pm
Class & Jam: $15-20 sliding scale

"Gravity doesn't know the difference between what is me and what is not me" - Danny Lepkoff

2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Shamou Mou

May 8, 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.

 

4th Sunday CI Class & Jam with Anne Mulvaney

April 24, 2016 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Class (open level): $10 | 3:30-5:00pm
Jam: $8-12 sliding scale | 5-7pm
Class & Jam: $15-20 sliding scale