Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

work, dance, restore, play, connect

Come join us as we kick off the first phase of our Master Facilities Plan renovations and improvements! We will build and clean, garden and rejoice, dance, play, and ready our Farmhouse for the busy Summer season ahead. Come for one day or for the whole time. Stay, eat, and dance for FREE for your labor of love.

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with K.J. Holmes, Nóra Hajós, Karen Nelson

A week-long workshop of improvisations in Somatics, Contact Improvisation, Tuning Scores, Logomotion

Influences include Body-Mind Centering™, Embodied Life imbued Feldenkrais™movement and listening practices, Process Oriented movement work of Amy and Arnold Mindell, and the profound underlying states discovered in Tuning, Contact Improvisation, Material for the Spine and Logomotion.

Nóra, K.J. and Karen’s shared history brings over 30 years association, collaboration, performance and research with each other, and with their mentors Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti and others. 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm
Your dance is unique and continuously threading through many forms, studies, observations, inspirations, and influences. We will explore various styles of improvisation that point us towards...
June 10, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:30pm
Moshe Feldenkrais said: “We act in accordance with our self-image.”
July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm - July 23, 2017 - 3:00pm
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...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

June 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - July 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Summer is on high during this family-oriented Contact Improvisation Jam. Enjoy brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun & games, and dances of all kinds. Includes programming for kids of all...
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