Neige Christenson has enjoyed over 30 years of exploring, teaching and performing Contact Improvisation, supported and enriched by the practice of Authentic Movement. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, and is a graduate of the National Theater Institute and Smith College, where she first discovered Contact. She actively supports both her home-jam in Boston and the CI programming at Earthdance. Her teaching encourages opening the improvisational mind and body to full presence and connection with self and other.
An avid practitioner of CI since the 1980s, Chisa Hidaka is the founder of the
Dolphin Dance Project (www.dolphin-dance.org) in which she dances in and
directs films featuring improvisations between wild dolphins and trained human
dancers in the open ocean. Chisa is an MD (Cornell ’94) who also works in
orthopedics research and teaches Anatomy for dancers at Barnard College.
The snow falls on a busy Earthdance. This has been a time of transition and regeneration, as Krista DeNio generously passes along the spirit of Earthdance that she has inherited and nurtured over the past three and a half years as Executive Artistic Director.
This year, in recognition of the indescribable role that community members play in our livelihood, Earthdance is holding a first-ever FALL Work Weekend & Community Town Hall to bring our community together.
It has long been evident that the Earthdance community holds the key to Earthdance's vitality and longevity. Though internally an organism constantly shifting and churning, Earthdance has been grounded by the constancy, strength, and commitment of its surrounding family.
Come connect with others, work on the land, clean up the grounds and prepare for the next season!
Of course, as we build and plant, we also dance, play and improvise!
The Community Meeting on Saturday April 27th from 3-6pm provides space for us to reflect on where we have grown together, plan for the future, and renew our collective commitment to this community.
Waterwheel Show and Tell: 6:30pm
+ an OPEN JAM: 7pm
What it is Waterwheel:
Join us an evening of performances by E|MERGE artists-in-residence.
Each year E|MERGE artists-in-residence share their works-in-progress developed during this two-week interdisciplinary artist residency.
The Performances will include: