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.

Join us November 23-26!

A weekend for attentive and dynamic listening in Contact Improvisation. Discover the balance in falling, redirecting, composing, and soaring that allows us to risk the unknown more fully.

Morning classes inspire focused afternoon jamming and evening Jams open to all. Begins Thanksgiving Day with a community potluck feast & Jam.

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Registration is now open!

December 28, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Facilitated by Rebecca Bone and Daniel Cook

As winter swirls outside, we come together on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation, co-creating five days of magic, intimacy, warmth, and dancing celebration. Workshops, performances, bonfires, and nonstop jamming ring in the New Year at our biggest Jam of the year.

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A Winter Workshop with Daniel Lepkoff

The work considers the body's interactions with its environment as material for dance. Specific exercises look at details inside of ordinary movement and propose strategies to inspire our imagination and create mystery, music, and geometry.

For anyone interested in researching movement and developing their presence as a vehicle for communication. 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm - November 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
 
December 7, 2017 - 5:00pm - December 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
  The work considers the body's interactions with its environment as material for dance. Inside of a moment lies an opportunity to move our attention and frame questions before an answer appears...
January 7, 2018 - January 26, 2018
a 3-week "continuing" workshop (+ 3-week extension) for people who have attended other intensives with NSS The January Workshop is a 3-week residential workshop taught by Nancy specifically...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

November 26, 2017 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Every 4th Sunday of the month, the dance floor becomes a learning lab for Contact Improvisation. Old- and new-timers discover the form together with a class that leads easefully into a jam. All dance...
December 10, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All...
December 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - January 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
As winter swirls outside, we come together on the dance floor to find new connections through Contact Improvisation, co-creating five days of magic, intimacy, warmth, and dancing celebration....
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