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.

Come celebrate 30 years of creative living. This Homecoming Celebration is an opportunity for Earthdance founders, past Staff & Board, and long-time community members to come together in celebration of Earthdance's 30th Anniversary. Join us for a full day of wonderful company, delicious food, dancing, and storytelling. All are welcome!

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Don't miss this opportunity...

This Summer/Fall at Earthdance, engage in interdisciplinary somatic festivals, Contact Improvisation workshops, and a transnational dance immersion. Donna Mejia, Daniel Lepkoff, Tim O'Donnell, and several teachers from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) return to Earthdance for this vibrant season of somatic programming.

Register for you or a friend by July 1st and receive the 30th Anniversary Discount!
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Defy categorization

For those unafraid of breaking down categories and challenging the dividing lines between a host of movement and improvisation forms, come get your feet wet with Moving Arts Lab 2016, a non-heirarchical, festival approach to somatic exploration. Over 15 teachers from the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (IIAC) will bring their curiosities and personal investigations.

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Call for submissions!
Dance Films Association (DFA) and Earthdance announce the IMAGINE Festival: Film, Technology, and the Body in Action (IMAGINE) Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017. The IMAGINE Festival (IMAGINE) explores relationships between technology and the human body in action. The weekend will be preceded by two residencies at Earthdance to be held in the Spring and Fall of 2017. Projects from these residencies will be presented at the festival.
Call for submissions for these residencies is open from now until June 30, 2016!


Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

August 7, 2016 - 5:00pm - August 13, 2016 - 3:00pm
A 6­-day residential workshop focused on dance improvisation, performance, and related work. Our time will be spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities. Dancing, watching,...
August 18, 2016 - 5:00pm - August 21, 2016 - 3:00pm
A 3-day festival for exploring and blurring the lines between a host of forms: voice, improvisation, performance practices, composition, physical theater, and more.
September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm - September 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
This is a 6 day residential conscious movement retreat with Amara Pagano.   The Six Doorways to Love covers six core values that when embodied awaken love: Honesty, Self-responsibility, Kindness...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

June 28, 2016 - 5:00pm - July 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Facilitated by Margaret Paek & Rythea Lee Summer is on high during this family-oriented Contact Improvisation Jam. Enjoy brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, fun and games, and dances of all shapes...
July 5, 2016 - 5:00pm - July 9, 2016 - 3:00pm
Touch & Play festivals have a history of exploring the edges of what CI can be and are known as events in which personal and communal celebration and growth reach new levels. The Touch & Play...
July 10, 2016 - 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...
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