2012 CI College Jam

College students are invited to come visit Earthdance and explore the practice of Contact Improvisation (CI)

April 8, 2012 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

3:30-5:00 CI Class for Students Taught by Patrick Crowley ($5)

5:00-7:00 CI Jam
($5-10 or free with class)
7:00  Light Supper
($5 students, $7-10 others)

Inward focus takes into the proprioceptive body to deepen in skills of pouring weight, following the contact point, feeling support, and finding lightness. Then we will find flight and follow-through with momentum through different ways of supporting and being supported. Come ready to explore what is possible with movement! The class will help propel us into more open jamming!

Artist-in-Residence: Gabriel Forestieri

Director of projectLIMB and performer in Sleep No More.

January 14, 2012 (All day) to February 8, 2012 (All day)

Gabriel Forestieri is Choreographer/Director of projectLIMB. He is intent on connecting communities with their landscape, resources, and each other. ProjectLIMB has performed in Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington D.C., Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Brazil, Thailand, and New York City. ProjectLIMB's work has been presented in NYC at DTW, the Tank, Solar One, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, White Wave, The Puffin Room, and Symphony Space.

E|MERGE: Interdisciplinary Artist Residency

A 12-day collaborative residency for 30 interdisciplinary artists including a weekend of workshops and performances of works in progress.

February 14, 2012 - 5:00pm to February 26, 2012 - 12:00pm

E|MERGE encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration toward forging new creative relationships, that bridge known and unknown territories.

This year's E|MERGE Artists-in-Residence are:

Developing a Character through Embodied Practice

with Allison Ross


February 19, 2012 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm

In this workshop we will explore physically. We will delve into emotional states. We will use our eyes to tell a story.We will use text to inspire movement and use architecture and perspective to create texture and nuance for movement narrative.

My hope is to provide a variety of tools to find a character's essence. Through exploring the capacity of our anatomy, muscular states of tension, and fluid systems, we will hone our abilities to make specific and dynamic choices as solo and ensemble performers.