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 July 20-23!

Investigate and experience the ways that movement, sound, image and performance can inform human culture. Create an embodied dialogue at the intersection of modalities – voice, improvisation, site-specific performance, physical theater, and more.

This festival-style event includes multiple workshops each day led by teaching artists from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC). 

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Register today! Work study spots still available

Facilitated by Robin Shaw & Nelson Tetreault.

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 ages.

We are seeking more work study participants! Find out more and apply here

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We're seeking a Buildings & Grounds Manager and Summer Volunteers!

The Buildings & Grounds Manager is responsible for regular facility maintenance, custodial work, grounds keeping, and supervision of the buildings and grounds assistant and volunteers. The Building and Grounds Manager interfaces with other maintenance staff and contractors, supports larger capital projects onsite, and must be available to deal with emergencies when necessary.

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Earthdance Volunteers, through the live-work environment, deepen their understanding of interpersonal dynamics, engage in movement and creative opportunities, and develop professional skills in running various aspects of an arts-based non-profit organization. Summer volunteers are ideally able to commit to at least 3 months.
 
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Starting this Fall! Sign up today

SomaticBODYTraining with Christine Cole
October, 2017 - 2019

Study embodiment through dance, performance, nature, and touch in a two-year, 500h ISMETA approved program that guides you through the developmental patterns and illuminates the intricacies of the body systems through cellular awareness. Get the skills to start a Somatic practice or invigorate your own! For dates & more info: somaticbody.com/training/

Some individual workshops open to public:
October 25-29 Spine & Self
December 6-10 Bones, Joints & Marrow
February 2-10 Organs (2018)

Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

July 6, 2017 - July 11, 2017
Contact Improvisation can be an act of freedom and revelation! Touch & Play invites you to unveil yourself in their second year presenting at Earthdance. Explore the chemistry of Contact...
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...
August 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - August 20, 2017 - 3:00pm
This week-long workshop engages Contact Improvisation in an intensive practice & study of ensemble dancing. Through embodied attention training, physical studies, improvisation, compositional...

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...
October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm - October 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
Autumn's vibrancy of colors, shapes, and forms enters our bodies as we play with a range of approaches to Contact Improvisation and community.  Diversity Scholarships available to support those...
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