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.

E|MERGE 2016

February 14, 2016 - 5:00pm to February 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long creative residency taking place each winter at Earthdance. Performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, and those interested in developing new forms across disciplines and backgrounds come together to explore new modes of creation and collective decision-making processes. Through structures that allow for risk-taking and the interchange of ideas, E|MERGE provides a fertile space for pushing the boundaries of leadership and hierarchy, and undoing assumptions about creative processes.

New Year's Jam '15 - '16

facilitated by Leslie Castellano and Jovanina Pagano

December 27, 2015 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

Frosted air, frozen ground, and blazing fires.  As winter swirls outside, we come together on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation.  Bodies radiate heat, fog the windows, and co-create a weekend of magic, intimacy, and celebration. Workshops, performances, and nonstop dancing ring in the New year with utter joy at our biggest Jam of the year.

*3rd Sunday CI Class & Jam with Ione Beauchamp

August 16, 2015 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

Every *fourth 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

*this month's class & jam will be on the 3rd Sunday of the month

Community SING & Potluck with Penny Schultz

June 14, 2015 -
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) | Potluck 7-8pm (bring a dish or pay $5)

Sauna will be hot & available after the Sing for $4/person! (please bring your own towel).