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    2011: Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan


Limited Scholarship & Workstudy Available for many events. Click here for more information.

Ongoing Projects:
SEEDS - Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance and Science

Julius Ford/Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Project
The Julius Ford/ Harriet Tubman Healthy Living Conference (JF/HTHLC) is a week long, intensive gathering of between 50-70 young people, educators, organizers and facilitators, to engage in key identified aspects of healthy living, critical thinking and communication skills, integrative arts and performance, nutrition, contemplative practices and sustainable living technologies.

Local Programming:
Maureen Shea leads creative contemporary dance & portable Pilates classes at the Cummington Community House.  For more info, please visit grasshoppadance.org

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September 2011

Sep. 2-7. Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society - Silent Mindfulness Meditation Retreat. Teachers: Noah Levine, Vinny Ferraro & Others. At this Silent Insight Meditation retreat, we focus our attention to our breath, body, heart and mind. The instructions will be based upon the Four Foundations of Mindfulness in combination with exercises in lovingkindness and compassion.  This event is organized by a private group renting Earthdance. For more info & to Register: http://www.againstthestream.org/programs/residential-retreats/east-coast-retreat

Sept 4 - No Jam this Sunday. Please note the Movement Jam is on the 2nd Sunday this month, rather than the first sunday. See Sept 11 listing below!

Sep. 8-11 WEAVE. A unique 3-day experience, exploring various practices and perspectives, with content ranging from the inner landscape to the outer landscape, bridging the worlds of somatic awareness and exploration, bodywork &holistic wellness, and permaculture & wilderness skill—in both dialogue & practice.

Sep. 11 - Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music. Featured Artist: Stephen Katz. 8:00 - 10:00pm.. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments to play after 10:00pm. $10-$15. Please note the Movement Jam is on the 2nd Sunday this month, rather than the first sunday.

Sep. 15 - 18 Moving Memory with Paloma McGregor. Participants will learn tools for creating and developing a personal movement vocabulary along with exercises for crafting evocative writing.  Techniques include Bartenieff Fundamentals, Liz Lerman's Toolbox and Paloma's Rooted/Reaching movement approach and more. 

Sep. 16 - 23 Sacred Lasya 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Module 1 with Coby Kozlowski and Danny Arguetty. We invite you to journey with us as we embark on this sacred voyage to tap our inner essence, savor the beauty, relish the sweetness, and dance in the intoxication of the gift of life. This event is organized by a private group renting Earthdance. For more information visit http://www.sacredlasya.com.

Sep. 18 - 3rd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam. An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Open Level CI Class with Lani Nahele3:30 -5:00pm. Contact Jam: 5 - 7pm. Sliding Scale Cost: Class only: $10, Jam only: $8-12, Class & Jam: $15-20.. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing.

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October 2011

Oct. 2 - Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music. Featured Artist: Stan Strickland. 8:00 - 10:00pm.. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments to play after 10:00pm. $10-$15.

Oct. 20 - 23 - The Earthdance Falling Leaves Jam: A 3 Day Contact Improvisation Gathering.

Oct. 23 - 3rd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam. An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Open Level CI Class with Stephen Yoshen 3:30 -5:00pm. Contact Jam: 5 - 7pm. Sliding Scale Cost: Class only: $10, Jam only: $8-12, Class & Jam: $15-20.. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing.

Oct. 23 - 27 - Intuitive Systems for Contact Improvisation - Eckhard Muller & Daniela Schwartz. Through respectful listening and body actions like scanning, sensing, reading, leaning, proposing, following, accepting, resisting, balancing, counter-balancing, etc, we will engage ourselves in an open physical dialogue. Understanding and integrating some of the principles, we will find more trust and freedom in our own body, own movements and in the communication with our partner.

Oct. 28-30 - Fall Into Stillness – Autumn Renewal Retreat with Instructors:  Inka Rector  and  Sharon Penz.

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November 2011

Nov. 6 - Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music. Featured Artist: Mike Vargas. 8:00 - 10:00pm.. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments to play after 10:00pm. $10-$15.

Nov. 6 - 18 - Figure Space with Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson - 3 Workshop Series: Session 1.

Nov. 18-20 - Anatomy of Presence with Leigh Evans. Contact the energetic source of your creativity and cultivate inner presence. Develop an intuitive, awakened body, through Butoh, Suzuki Theater Method, Indian Odissi Dance, Yoga, and Authentic Movement. Awaken awareness practices to integrate unconscious impulse with conscious creative expression.

Nov. 20 - 3rd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam. An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Open Level CI Class with Patrick Crowley 3:30 -5:00pm. Contact Jam: 5 - 7pm. Sliding Scale Cost: Class only: $10, Jam only: $8-12, Class & Jam: $15-20.. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing.

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December 2011

Dec. 4 - Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music. Featured Artist: John Hughes. 8:00 - 10:00pm.. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments to play after 10:00pm. $10-$15.

Dec. 17 - Earthdance Holiday Party

Dec. 18 - 3rd Sunday Contact Improvisation Jam.
An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Open Level CI Class with Christine Cole 3:30 -5:00pm. Contact Jam: 5 - 7pm. Sliding Scale Cost: Class only: $10, Jam only: $8-12, Class & Jam: $15-20.. Come join us for an exciting afternoon of dancing.

Dec. 27- Jan. 1 - New Year's Jam. Our biggest Contact Improvisation event of the year!

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January 2011

Jan. 2-20 - Nancy Stark Smith 3-week Training.


*In addition to the programs listed, Earthdance also rents out our facility at many other times. To register for these other rental events, please contact the group leader directly, rather than Earthdance.

 

 

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