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 over two decades.

Announcing our celebration year

Earthdance celebrates 30 years of improvisation and creative living next year! Programming will include workshops by Steve Paxton & Lisa Nelson, Andrew Harwood, Nancy Stark Smith, Susan Schell & Shakti Sadeh, and Sarah Shelton Mann. And that's just the beginning...

A time for deep study...

Kirstie Simson is a force of nature. Her work explores the potential of the body's primal urge to move. This 3-day workshop invites you to explore: What moves us and why? How can we find deep inspiration and rigor, and a daring to go beyond inherent ideas of limitation? Come study September 24-27.

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Come play!

Our bi-annual celebration of natural abundance and caring community is here! We invite you for our annual Fall Work Weekend to garden and build, eat and rejoice, dance and play. This year's Fall Work Weekend includes a workshop on permaculture, nutritional therapy, and somatics: The Richness of Time/Embodied Ecology and Fermentation with Matthew Nelson and Kendy Radasky. Come harvest with us Friday-Sunday, September 11-13.

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A scholarship for the Falling Leaves Jam

The Diversity Scholarship is now open for attendance to the Falling Leaves Jam October 22-25, 2015! We encourage anyone who has a budding relationship with CI, feels they are part of an under-represented group, and who has not attended an Earthdance seasonal jam before to apply. The deadline is Monday, September 14th.

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Apply by September 21st

The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency curates performance and visual artists, activists, scholars, and those interested in developing new forms across disciplines. E|MERGE 2016 will take place from February 14th-28th and culminate in a weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research, and more! The deadline is September 21st.

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Earthdance Blog

Mar 16 2015 - 11:07am
  As the snow begins to melt and the creatures stir from their winter cocoons, Helen Goodrum...
Mar 10 2015 - 2:10pm
How we can help support to keep the proposed pipeline out of our community?
Mar 6 2015 - 10:42pm
  E|MERGE participant Mara Mayer began her E|MERGE journey this year in a collaborative pool...

Upcoming Events

September 11, 2015 - 5:00pm - September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Where would we be without the helping hands of our community? We invite you for our annual Fall...
September 13, 2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for this one-day workshop as part of Fall Work Weekend. Drawing from permaculture,...
September 13, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Every second Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A...
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