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.

with Felice Wolfzahn

Whether you're a total beginner or would simply like to clarify and deepen the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation, this weekend workshop provides improvisational exploration for you in a supportive and focused environment.  

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A residency preceding the Spring Equinox Jam

This focused residency, curated by Aaron Brando with Research Catalyst Romain Bigé, invites seasoned improvisation dancers to engage in research and pedagogy through open dancing, labbing and discussion. Dancers involved in the residency share the fruits of their research with the community during the Spring Equinox Jam through classes, presentations, and more.

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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

March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm - March 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
This weekend introduces and lays out the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation for total beginners and those who would like to clarify and deepen their introductory skills. Through this playful...
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...
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

March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm - March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
CIGR is a week-long artist residency for seasoned improvisation dancers to engage in research and pedagogy through open dancing, labbing and discussion, culminating in the Spring Equinox Jam. We...
March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm - March 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Bodies tumble and energy flows as we melt away the layers of winter and dive into Spring with the practice of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing. The...
April 2, 2017 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
An opportunity for college students studying Contact Improvisation to experience Earthdance, take a class together, jam with members of the Earthdance community, and enjoy a home-cooked meal. 3:30 -...
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