2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with John Hughes

October 11, 2015 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

Every second 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.


Kendy Radasky

Kendy Radasky, M.S., NTP is an ecologist, permaculture and biology teacher, and a nutritional therapist. Her early training as an ecologist gave her a clear understanding of the complexity and significance of interrelationship among living systems. As a teacher and therapist, she enjoys helping people build awareness and consciousness – to awaken to themselves and their relationships to their world.

Fall Work Weekend 2015

September 11, 2015 - 5:00pm to September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Where would we be without the helping hands of our community? We invite you for our annual Fall Work Weekend to garden and build, eat and rejoice, dance and play. Come for one day or stay the whole time, and pitch in where you can. Stay, eat, and dance for free!


Work Weekend activities:

Welcome Potluck & Fire Circle | Friday, September 11th 6pm
Warm food, good friends, and a welcoming fire circle to kick off the weekend.

The Richness of Time: Embodied Ecology & Fermentation with Matthew Nelson & Kendy Radasky

in conjunction with Fall Work Weekend

September 13, 2015 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for this one-day workshop as part of Fall Work Weekend.

Drawing from permaculture, nutritional therapy, somatics, and dance, this workshop investigates the transformational nature of time. Fermentation, by design, increases the vitality of our food. We are living systems, and our movement in time can be similarly enlivening.

Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson is a movement artist, activist, educator, and researcher particularly in love with the participatory act of dancing. Eternally curious, he asks questions about living embodiment, making meaning of objective kinesiology through the subjective wisdom that comes from moving. His lineage includes an MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, certification in Laban Movement Analysis with IMS, Massage certification, and Pilates certification from Long Beach Dance Conditioning.

Ione Beauchamp

Ione Beauchamp MFA, RSMT, RYT is a dancer, choreographer and somatic movement
educator with specialties in The Trager Approach, Body-Mind Centering and Yoga.  Ione
received her MFA in Dance from NYU and her BA in Dance, from Barnard College.  She
has taught Dance Technique, Movement Improvisation and Experiential Anatomy at
UAlbany and Bennington College, amongst others.  Her choreography has been
presented at numerous festivals throughout the US, NYC and abroad.  As a “downtown

Charlie Shew

Charlie Shew grew up in Ithaca NY and was heavily influenced by its fertile
music scene in the late 60s and early 70s. Learning drums and bass at the
age of 12 and starting in bands by 13, Charlie quickly realized that he had
found his calling.

As a multi­instumentalist, Charlie has held down different musical duties over
the years on drumset, percussion, bass, guitar, keyboards and some horns.
He has studied African and Latin rhythms extensively and is well versed in many styles on both bass and guitar.