Falling Leaves Jam | Breathe in Autumn

A three-day contact improvisation gathering facilitated by Catherine Lessard and Philip Shinnick

Programming category: 
October 25, 2012 - 5:00pm - October 28, 2012 - 3:00pm

As the leaves turn to multicolored fall, come harvest the fruits of contact improvisation in community.  One of the most beautiful times of year to enjoy the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, celebrate old friends and new growth.

Facilitated by Catherine Lessard and Philip Shinnick

Tuition/Room/Board All Inclusive

Full Jam Option:

Retiree/Student Rate: $220

Regular Rate: $250

Professional Rate: $280

1 Day Less Option (either Thur-Sat or Fri-Sun):

Retiree/Student Rate: $170

Regular Rate: $200

Professional Rate:$230

Young Persons Rates: 0-3yrs come for free, 3-10yrs $100, 10-17yrs $180

Camping: $10 off each day

Commuting: $15 off each day

Private Room: $50 more per person

Single day option available for $65-85/day/person.  Please be in touch with Hilary in the office by emailing her at contact [at] earthdance [dot] net to let her know what day(s) you're interested. 

Philip Shinnick

Philip Shinnick is a visual artist and a dancer. He feels grateful for being able for the last 12 years to learn and move with the Northampton/Earthdance contact improv community. Phil lived in Northampton from 2000-2004. The next 8 years, he has divided his time between Montreal and NYC, where he continues to learn and move, labing, and teaching, and finding time to do tango. http://www.philipshinnick.com/

Catherine Lessard

Catherine Lessard transmits with passion and coherence the key principles of dance improvisation, contact improviation and Authentic Movement since 2001. She has studied and performed with masters such as Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Zoe Avstreih, David Zambrano, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simpson, Patricia Kuypers and Ray Chung. She has experience in Body-Mind Centering and Butoh, and has professional training in music and communications. She also received a 300 hours training in gestalt practice. Combining, in a unified pedagogy, both a sharp artistic vision and a hungry curiosity for science, Catherine teaches and performs improvisation regularly as a guest teacher around the world, in several improvisation festivals and institutions (Freiburg, Paris, Grenoble, Toronto, New-York, Earthdance, Boston, Nantes), as well as in the Dance department of UQAM University in Montreal. She has served as president of the Montreal Association for Contact Improvisation from 2007 to 2009. Catherine’s workshops are explorations of human expression through breathing, awareness and various nuances of touch and movement, offered in a deep atmosphere of respect and discovery.

*Photo by Vero Boncompagni

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