Summer 2020 Programs
2020 theme: 'Cultivating Interrelationality'
Facilitated by Sheila Skemp & Samantha Burnell
Earthdance’s annual Summer Jam is about abundance and play. One of the biggest events of the year, the Summer Jam averages 180–200 people and takes place across all corners of the land. Sunning, sauna-ing, quarry swimming, frisbee playing, tenting, resting on the earth, children squealing, packed and sweaty studio dancing, performances, bonfires, and all kinds of indoor and outdoor play...the Summer Jam invites a total, multigenerational celebration of life, family, and community. The Summer Jam is particularly geared toward anyone looking to experience a festival atmosphere, as well as to families looking for a variety of offerings to suit all ages. The Summer Jam includes a Youth Program available from 10am–1pm time each day for youth ages 1–16.
Rooted Essence Dance & Healing Arts presents PUSH, a 3-day residency and retreat with a Free public workshop Thursday, July 23, 6–7pm. Come experience master instruction in Contemporary, African, and Lyrical genres. Free and open to all. All dance levels welcome; some dance experience desired.
After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting rural North African/Arab dances, Yoga, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary Technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip work, and attentive bodywork feed the mix. Each morning features three hours of bodywork (stretching, alignment, yoga, & somatic science). Each afternoon, we dance!
With Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser
Dance Improvisation and Performance Intensive (DIPI) is a 6-day residential workshop featuring the research and teaching of Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser. The intensive focuses on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Time is spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities. Dancing, watching, talking, performing, and composing will be a part of our daily practice and research. The material of this intensive is informed by Chris and Angie’s experience with a wide range of forms. There are recognizable influences from contemporary dance training, Contact Improvisation, fascia research, Alexander Technique, ecological psychology, and visual & architectural design. The intensive culminates in a public performance.
a festival meeting ground for interdisciplinary exploration
Come investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image, and performance can inform human culture. With multiple workshops each day, teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) and participants from around the world create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities—voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more. Open to all levels & backgrounds.
A special festival performance by teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) as part of Moving Arts Lab 2020.
2020 teaching artists will share practices and performance sketches from their ongoing creative research into voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more.