Leslie Cerier

For over 30 years, Leslie Cerier, “The Organic Gourmet” Chef has been teaching hands-on vegetarian cooking for health and vitality worldwide, writing cookbooks and developing recipes for individuals and organic food companies focusing on farm to table, organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods that are not just good for you, but also pleasurable, delicious and good for the planet. Leslie is passionate about helping people expand their palettes.

Western Mass Moving Arts Festival

A forum for cross-disciplinary performing arts training and exchange

August 16, 2012 - 5:00pm to August 19, 2012 - 3:00pm

Celebrating 8 years of the WMMAF!  Join us for a weekend of interdiscipinary movement workshops and performances with these local and national artists:  Margot Bassett, Davina Cohen, Karl Cronin, Krista DeNio, Debra Disbrow, Julia Handschuh, Kristin Horrigan, Lani Nahele, Terre Unite Parker, Jen Polins, Peter Sciscoli and Ben Spatz.

The Julius Ford/ Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference

An inter-generational, social justice and community training ground

July 30, 2012 (All day) to August 3, 2012 (All day)

The Julius Ford/ Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference (JF/HTHLC) is a week long, intensive gathering for young people, educators, organizers and facilitators, to engage in key identified aspects of healthy living, critical thinking and communication skills, integrative arts and performance, nutrition, contemplative practices and sustainable

Nomadic College 2012

An annual gathering organized by the Axis Syllabus Research Community 

June 4, 2012 (All day) to July 1, 2012 (All day)

The Nomadic College (NC) is an annual gathering organized by the Axis Syllabus Research Community hosting workshops, lectures, a choreographic laboratory, jams and artist residencies. After many years traveling all across Europe, the NC is happy to return to North America in June 2012 to reside at the beautiful Earthdance.

Angie Hauser

Angie Hauser is a dance-artist and teacher. Her work and research is grounded by questions of improvisation, performance, and collaboration. Since 2000, Angie has been a member of the Bebe Miller Company. She received a 2006 BESSIE award for her work with the company. Her dancemaking projects include collaborations with many gifted artists including Chris Aiken, K.J. Holmes, Darrell Jones, Andrew Harwood, and Kathleen Hermesdorf. She has also danced with the companies of Elizabeth Streb, Liz Lerman, and Poppo Shiriashi.

Steve Paxton

Steve Paxton has researched the fiction of cultured dance and the 'truth' of improvisation for 40 years. He performed with the Merce Cunningham Dance Co. from 1961-65, and was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater, Grand Union, Contact Improvisation, and Touchdown Dance for the visually impaired (UK). He lectures, performs, choreographs, and teaches primarily in the US and Europe. In recent years, he has presented work at MOMA, at DIA Chelsea and Beacon, and was awarded the Golden Lion from the Venice Biennale and a NY Bessie Lifetime Achievement Award.