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Dance Map Directory
contemporary dance & improvisation resources worldwide


Dancers at ECITE 2017, Tuscania, Italy, August 2017. Photo © Cristina Crippa

Welcome to CQ’s 2018 Dance Map Directory. Movers of all ages regularly ask us for guidance on where to study and practice the kinds of dance, movement, and somatic work represented in our publications. Every year we are thrilled to include more resources. Here you will find an expanded list of academic and independent dance programs, somatic programs, organizations, artist residences, retreat centers, festivals, dance-related events, products, and services. We hope you find what you're looking for, as well as inspiration to explore.

For deadlines and specs on how to submit your Dance Map Directory listing, click here.

Updated January 1, 2018

Academic (Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Programs)

Arizona State University
ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute
Tempe, AZ, United States
BA in Performance and Movement with specialized tracks;
BFA in Dance Education; BFA in Dance; MFA in Dance;
MFA in Dance with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media
and performance; Minor in Dance

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to provide an environment of innovative and provocative learning for students pursuing the study of dance as artists, teachers, and scholars. With course offerings in many different styles, from urban and postmodern contemporary to ballroom and ballet, ASU offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that promotes creativity and collaboration. As a dance student at ASU, discover your unique goals through performance opportunities, careful guidance from accomplished faculty, and master classes with world-renowned guest artists.
(480) 965-5337 | |

Bennington College
Dance Program
Bennington, VT, United States

Focus on creating new dance work and, by so doing, learn about the dynamic interrelationship of multiple elements and multiple disciplines. Collaborative opportunities; remarkable facilities.
(802) 440-4547 |

Denison University
Department of Dance
Granville, OH, United States
BA in Dance, Minor

A small and vibrant liberal arts school, Denison is committed to intellectual and artistic investigation in multiple areas of study: Movement Practices include Modern/Postmodern, African/Diaspora, and Performance in various genres; Dance Studies encompass Cultural Studies, Movement Analysis, Composition/Improvisation, and Somatics. Courses are taught by three active and accomplished artists/scholars and complemented by a rich Guest Artist Residency Program.
(740) 587-6712 |

Five College Dance Department
Amherst, MA, United States

Dance in the intellectually and artistically vibrant academic community of the Five College Dance Department, offering over 100 courses a year through the coordinated curricula of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Intensive, varied dance training combining faculty, facilities, and numerous choreographic and performing opportunities.
(413) 559-6622 |

Gustavus Adolphus College
Department of Theatre and Dance
St. Peter, MN, United States
BA Dance, Dance Minor

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s mission emphasizes the value of performance as a vital means of working for social justice and personal transformation. Our program seeks to produce technically skilled, articulate movers who use dance as a way to perceive, discover, create, and communicate. In addition to our accomplished faculty, teaching and choreography is supplemented by nationally recognized guest artists.
(507) 933-7353 | |

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA, United States
MFA, Dance

Hollins’s MFA program provides students a wide range of experiences, opportunities, mentorships, and exposure to the international dance field. Students gather for five weeks during the summer on the Hollins campus, then travel to Frankfurt, Germany. The European Study is in collaboration with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company.
(540) 362-6575 | |

Mills College
Dance Department
Oakland, CA, United States

At Mills College, you’ll be encouraged to push the boundaries of your artistic vision. You’ll integrate your physical and intellectual practice with close mentoring by our renowned faculty and support from our inclusive community of dancers. Find inspiration in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area’s innovative dance scene, while you expand every dimension of your art at Mills.
(510) 430-2175 | |

Oberlin College
Department of Dance
Oberlin, OH, United States
BA in Dance

The Oberlin College Dance Department encourages students to create, perform, and think about dance in a manner that is consonant with their studies in the liberal arts. The curriculum offers various approaches to the study of movement, with an emphasis on connecting physical and intellectual learning. We support students’ curiosity and encourage a willingness to take risks and explore new ideas.
(440) 775-8152 | |

Rowan University
Department of Theatre and Dance
Glassboro, NJ, United States
BA in Dance

The Rowan University BA in Dance is committed to experimental and collaborative movement training coupled with intellectual engagement. Students develop individual artistry through performance opportunities, close faculty mentorship, and exposure to current performance practices. Introductory courses like Dance Improvisation increase body awareness and encourage movement invention, while the upper-level courses—Advanced Styles and Composition—explore the expressive potential of the body. Rowan is situated near the cultural centers of Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore.
(856) 256-4030 | |

Sarah Lawrence College
Dance Program
Bronxville, NY, United States
BA in Liberal Arts, Concentration in Dance; MFA in Dance;
MS in Dance/Movement Therapy

The Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program provides an inclusive curriculum that exposes students to vital aspects of dance through physical, creative, and analytical practices. The faculty includes award-winning dance artists with active, creative professional practices. Proximity to New York City allows the infusion of the richness of the NYC dance community into the curriculum. Students are encouraged to study broadly, widen their definitions of dance and performance, inform their practice with ideas that stretch beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and engage in explorations of form and function. A variety of performing opportunities are available in both informal and formal settings.
(914) 337-0700 | | |

Skidmore Summer Theater Workshop with SITI Company
Skidmore College/Office of the Dean of Special Programs
Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Non-credit and undergraduate credit

From June 3–30, 2018, Skidmore College will offer an intensive workshop for 60 international artists led by SITI Company offering the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Viewpoints, Composition, Speaking, and Movement taught by Barney O’Hanlon. Participants will create new work and perform in a piece directed by Anne Bogart.
(518) 580-5596 | |

Smith College
Department of Dance
Northampton, MA, United States
BA, MFA in Dance

All graduate students receive fellowships in the two-year co-ed MFA program embedded in the Five College Dance Department. The faculty includes renowned improvisation artists Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, and Mike Vargas. Areas of specialization: performance, choreography, creative process, dance-film, music, pedagogy, dance science, critical theory, and dance research. As technique instructors, fellows obtain significant experience teaching in higher education. Intimate community. Close mentorship.
(413) 585-3232 | |

Texas Woman’s University
Department of Dance
Denton, TX, United States
BA in Dance Studies, BA in Dance Education with teaching certificate,
MA in Dance, MFA in Dance, PhD in Dance

TWU’s Department of Dance provides a comprehensive liberal arts–based dance program with a rigorous yet noncompetitive creative culture. The bachelor’s programs develop students as dance artists and educators. The master’s programs merge studio work with an in-depth study of dance as art and cultural expression, providing students the skills and knowledge needed to impact the field of contemporary dance. TWU’s doctorate in dance is a research-oriented program with a low-residency, cohort format. Students connect theory with practice in such contexts as artistic process, dance studies, pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching.
(940) 898-2086 | |

The Ohio State University
Department of Dance
Columbus, OH, United States

Located in a state-of-the-art facility near the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State Dance integrates physical practice, creative process, and theoretical inquiry through Movement Practice, Improvisation, Choreography, Performance, Analysis, Criticism, Filmmaking, Design, Intermedia, Technology, History, Theory, Literature, Writing, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Graduate associate and fellowships awarded; NASD accredited. “Ohio State Dance—a nest of brilliance” (William Forsythe).
(614) 292-7977 | |

Trinity Laban and Independent Dance with Siobhan Davies Dance
MA/MFA Programme in Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice
United Kingdom

This programme provides a rigorous learning and research opportunity for mid-career dance artists. Two core modules, Embodied Practice and Investigative Practice, are delivered by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance in the Siobhan Davies Studios. This professional environment allows for intensive and focused somatic, creative, and theoretical inquiry with significant artists and a skilled peer group. Students in need of financial aid can apply for bursary support. Deadline for applications: July 1, 2018.
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The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Los Angeles, CA, United States

UCLA World Arts and Cultures/Dance offers two graduate programs, with faculty including Kyle Abraham, Anurima Banerji, Susan Foster, Dan Froot, Victoria Marks, Janet O’Shea, Lionel Popkin, David Rousseve, and Cheng-Chieh Yu. An MFA is offered for those pursuing a professional choreographic career, and an MA/PhD is offered for those more focused on scholarly approaches. Both degrees combine wide-ranging perspectives on the arts, globalization, curation, film, ritual, politics, and critical dance studies.
(310) 825-3951
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance
Urbana, IL, United States

The MFA Program in Dance fosters substantive choreographic research that posits dance as a force in contemporary culture. The program embraces a wide spectrum of individual movement research and embodied practice, and boasts a new facility dedicated to graduate research. Faculty include Jan Erkert, Sara Hook, Linda Lehovec, Jennifer Monson, Rebecca Nett-Fiol, Tere O’Connor, Cynthia Oliver, Kirstie Simson, Endalyn Taylor, John Toenjes, Renée Wadleigh, and Abby Zbikowski.
(217) 333-1010 | |

University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main
Department of Contemporary and Classical Dance (ZuKT)
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BA Dance, MA Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE),
MA Choreography & Performance (MA CuP)

The BA dance program, with Dir. Prof. Dieter Heitkamp, is built on seven interconnected columns—technique, creativity, body awareness, theory, project work, interdisciplinarity, and performances. MA CoDE, with Dir. Prof. Ingo Diehl, supports dance-makers by reconsidering fundamentals of their practice and the function of the teacher/facilitator in the learning process. MA CuP, with Dir. Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst, is designed toward dance, body, movement, choreography, and performance, as well as scientific method. In cooperation with the Institute for Applied Theater Studies, Justus-Liebig-University of Giessen. ZuKT collaborates within an international network of artists, theatres, and institutions.
+49 69 154 007 146 |; | (MA CuP)

University of San Francisco
Dance Program
San Francisco, CA, United States
Performing Arts and Social Justice Major, Dance Concentration; Dance Minor

The University of San Francisco Dance Program offers a unique educational model in the performing arts: a four-year program designed to provide in-depth training and practice of dance as social action, grounded in rigorous technical and choreographic exploration. The Performing Arts Dept. offers a Major in Performing Arts and Social Justice with a Dance Concentration, and a Minor in Dance.
(415) 422-5979 | | |

University of Utah School of Dance
Modern Dance Program
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
BFA and MFA, MFA Graduate Certificate in ScreenDance, Minor in Dance, Secondary Teaching Licensure in Dance

One of the oldest and top-ranked programs in the country, the Modern Dance Program cultivates multiple means of knowing through a rigorous investigation of dance as an aesthetic, intellectual, creative, physical, and cultural practice. Developing future leaders in the art form, the department prepares dancers for the many opportunities and challenges of the profession.
(801) 581-7327 | |

York University
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Toronto, ON, Canada
BFA Choreography/Performance, Dance Education; MFA Choreography/Collaboration/Creation; MA Dance/PhD Dance Studies

Moving Minds and Bodies: bold approaches that provide top-level training in the areas of contemporary dance forms, choreography, teaching, production, design, screendance, movement analysis, writing, history, and ethnography. Hands-on professional training in an interdisciplinary environment, cultivating creative and independent work. Engagement in performing, teaching, and research initiatives with the York Dance Ensemble, schools and community outreach, the Dance Student Association, and the Installation Incubator Project. Chair: Susan Cash.
(416) 736-5137 | |

Independent: Certificate Programs

Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies
Alexander Technique Teacher Training
Annapolis, MD, and Greensboro, NC, United States

CBAS is a three-year teacher-training program composed of monthly sessions of two to four days in Greensboro, NC. In addition, trainees attend residential workshops and receive private lessons throughout the year and complete independent-study projects. The program is designed for professionals and mature learners who weave the training into their lives. Director Robin Gilmore and other faculty members teach annual residential workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad.
(410) 268-2841 | |

DanceAbility International
DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course
Various locations
Alito Alessi, Director

Four weeks. Learn to teach improvisation and performance-making to groups of ALL abilities and disabilities. Also great for personal artistic and somatic research whether you plan to teach or not. Contact improvisation partially informs this method. Manual with hundreds of exercises included. July, 2018: Vienna, Austria; or September, 2018: Rome. Inquire about 5-day and Master Trainer’s courses also.
(541) 357-4982 | |

Eastwest Somatics for Dance and Movement
St. George, UT, United States
RSMT through ISMETA; RYS 200 & 500 through Yoga Alliance

Land to Water Yoga, Intrinsic Dance, and Shin Somatics® Integrative Bodywork. Sondra Fraleigh and Eastwest Associates teach international workshops and retreats in the United States, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Italy. International conferences in Zion, Utah, every other year. Stay tuned for opportunities to present.
(585) 298-3734 | |

Institute for Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy
Holistic Dance and Movement Pedagogy Teacher Certification
Andrä-Wördern, Austria (close to Vienna)

Sabine Parzer offers Teachers Training; Advanced Teachers Training; and open workshops in Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Contemporary Dance Improvisation, Applied Anatomy, Somatic Studies, and Holistic Dance Technique with international guest teachers for personal in-depth study and integration in diverse professional fields.
+43 676 7241819 | |

Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy
ISMETA-approved Training and Professional Development Programme
UK, Lithuania, and Russia—Founded by Linda Hartley

Training in Somatic Movement Therapy and Education based on principles of Authentic Movement, Body-Mind Centering®, Experiential Anatomy, Infant Movement Development, and Somatic Psychology. Offering a diploma for professional practice, individual modules for CPD, and workshops.

The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice
500-hour certificate in Somatic Movement Education
Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice is a container for rigorous, joyful, embodied research, with an anti-racist/anti-oppression framework, oriented toward developing knowledge and discourse about the intersections of political movements and the body. Through the study and practice of embodied anatomy, developmental movement, and other methods, faculty and students seek to honor the lineage and further develop the Somatics field so that it may expand and become more inclusive, accessible, and relevant to communities that have not historically been invited to contribute to or participate in the work.

Lower Left Dance Ranch Berlin/Marfa
Program of Marfa Live Arts
Teacher Certification in ENSEMBLE THINKING

2018 Dance Ranch Labs: Berlin, Germany, January 20 & 21; Marfa, Texas, July 18–25. Committed to artistic innovation through research, performance, and teaching Contact Improvisation/Ensemble Thinking/ReWire–Dancing States. Members: Nina Martin, Margaret Paek, Andrew Wass, Leslie Scates, Kelly Dalrymple-Wass, and Shelley Senter.
(432) 295-0637 | |

MamaDances International Teachers Training 2018
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Certification in Mom and Baby Dance and/or Parent and Child Dance

Begun in 2006, MamaDances is a relational art that promotes holistic health of parents, children, families, and communities through music and movement. It enhances parent-child bonding and forges social connections through an active, playful, creative, and celebratory dance experience. The affiliated weeklong trainings are sophisticated yet simple consolidations of contemporary, traditional, folk, cultural, creative, and somatic approaches, designed to help dancers, dance teachers, and dance/movement therapists—as well as perinatal support professionals or preschool educators who have a strong movement background—implement or enhance their own similar programs with teaching manuals, class plans, choreography, music playlists, supporting video, and promotional support.
(888) 687-9796 | |

Patricia Bardi—VMI Somatic Practice
Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Worldwide
Accredited as Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator through ISMETA, Licensed Natural Health Practitioner, KTNO for health insurance, VMI Somatic Practice Certification Program in Vocal Dance & Voice Movement Integration
Program leads to a registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator and is centered in Amsterdam and accredited by ISMETA and KTNO. The training develops skills connecting dance, movement, voice, improvisation, bodywork, and physical repatterning education. New group begins each autumn. Organ Rebalancing—an advanced bodywork practitioner postgraduate program—is also accredited by KTNO. The Rocca Project, located in the beautiful landscape of Roccatederighi, Tuscany, Italy, is an interdisciplinary performance and healing arts program offered annually in July/August.
+31 (0)6 246 17853 | |

Somatic BODY Training
500-hour certificate in Somatic Movement Education
Earthdance Retreat Center, Western MA, United States
April 2018–February 2020

Study embodiment with Christine Cole through dance, performance, nature, and touch in a 500-hour ISMETA-approved program that guides you through the developmental patterns and illuminates the intricacies of the body systems through cellular awareness. Get the skills to start a Somatic practice, or invigorate your own!
(413) 320-7556 | |

Tamalpa Institute
Kentfield, CA, United States, and worldwide
Tamalpa Practitioner & MA/PHD Options

Tamalpa Institute, founded in 1978 by dance and expressive arts therapy pioneers Anna and Daria Halprin, offers a comprehensive training program and workshops in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process®, a movement-based expressive arts approach that integrates movement/dance, visual arts, performance techniques, and therapeutic practices. Students learn to incorporate the principles and tools of embodied creativity into their personal development and professional practices and take the work into such fields as expressive arts therapy, education, arts, consultation, health care, and community service.
(415) 457-8555 | |

Independent: People, Places, & Programs

Aileen Crow
New York City & New City, NY, United States
Creativity Counseling and Performance Coaching

Creativity Counseling and Performance Coaching for individuals, couples, and groups. Aileen combines Mindell’s Process Work with Authentic Movement, Solo Focusing, and Art, as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Laban Movement Analysis, and Alexander Technique Plus.
(845) 634-5249 |

Bates Dance Festival
Lewiston, ME, United States
For three weeks each summer, an international community of students, faculty, educators, and professionals gather on the beautiful Bates College campus to learn, create, perform, and exchange in a cooperative environment. A laboratory for contemporary dance, faculty for 2018 includes Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser, Michel Kouakou, Rachel List, Shakia Johnson, and Sara Juli.
(207) 786-6381 | |

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Berkeley, CA, United States
Embodying the Embryological Foundations of Movement: A Body-Mind Centering® Workshop, August 18–29, 2018. Join Bonnie in this 9-day, embodied, in-depth journey, and explore how your body created its form. Uncover the processes and templates that underlie the patterns of your movement, body, and consciousness. Discover deep possibilities for addressing change. Begin to unravel the mystery of embryological development as it relates to cellular consciousness, movement, and mindfulness.
(510) 243-1500 | |

Breitenbush Contact Improv Jam
Detroit, OR, United States
35+ years of this 8-day jam, mid-March each year, at a mountain wilderness hot-springs retreat in Oregon. Beautiful tree-surrounded studio; guided warm-ups and evening performances; much open, focused jamming; afternoon workshops with guest master; organic, vegetarian meals provided. Various price options. Limited space; fills fast.
(541) 357-4982 | | |

Contact Improv Boston
Boston, MA, United States
Weekly events for dancers at all experience levels. Tuesday evening: jams, classes, and Underscores in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Sunday morning: classes/jams in Arlington center. Large residential weekend gatherings welcoming dancers from far afield: May Jam on Memorial Day weekend; Fall Jam on a weekend early in October; winter workshops throughout February and March. For info on many CI and improv events in the Boston area, join the Yahoo! Group ContactImprovBoston.

Workshop, Residency, and Retreat Center
Plainfield, MA, United States

A dynamic mix of dance, somatics, interdisciplinary arts, sustainable living, community, and social justice. Earthdance has been bringing year-round programming, including workshops, festivals, Contact Improvisation jams, creative residencies, performances, retreats, and rental space to the Pioneer Valley for over 30 years.
(413) 634-5678 | |

Spring 2018 East Coast Jam
Claymont Society, Claymont Court
Charles Town, WV, United States

Four full days of dancing at idyllic Claymont Court Estates, near Charles Town, West Virginia! Jammers make the jam—warm-ups, workshops, performances, and other structures are initiated and led by us. Join us, and invite those with whom you love to dance. April 11–15, 2018. Contact: Idelle Packer.
(828) 329-7761 | |

Independent Dance
Siobhan Davies Studios, London, United Kingdom
Independent Dance (ID) is an artist-led organisation that supports dance artists in their ongoing development. It provides a year-round programme of opportunities to learn, share practice, and exchange ideas, including regular classes in somatically informed approaches and improvisational techniques, workshops and intensives, discussions, performances, and an MA/MFA Creative Practice.
+44 (0)20 7091 9650 | |

Ku & Dancers
Taipei, Taiwan
i-lab 2018, Taitung CI & Improv. Dance Workshop, CI JAMs!

i-lab 2018: An open lab (3rd Sunday evening monthly) to provide a space for anyone interested in improvisation dance performance and to create a dynamic community devoted to the practice of improvisation dance, recognizing its contribution to the artistic diversity and potential for making positive social changes; Taitung CI & Improv. Dance Workshop: in Taitung in early Jan & July; CI JAMs: every 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoon monthly.
+886-2-28923600 | |

Leviathan Studio
Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada
Hosts workshops in Contact Improvisation during the summer months. This off-grid facility boasts one of the best dance floors, suspended on car tires for good spring. Serving organic food in a well-structured environment devoted to the study of Contact Improvisation.

Movement Research
New York, NY, United States
Movement Research, one of the world’s leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms, offers low-cost, ongoing, and drop-in classes; workshops; winter and summer MELT intensives; as well as festivals, performances, events, and artist residencies. Movement Research programs feature the most established, progressive teachers and creators in dance today. Movement Research publishes the web-based Critical Correspondence and the print-based twice-annual Movement Research Performance Journal; subscriptions are available online.
(212) 598-0551 | |

Ponderosa Movement & Discovery
Lunow-Stolzenhagen, Germany
From May to October 2018, we offer P.O.R.C.H. professional Summer School Program; TanzLand Festival, with intensive training and practices, Contact jams, performances, and collaborative artistic residencies. We are located in a National Park northeast of Berlin. This year with Yoshiko Chuma, Jess Curtis, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Keith Hennessy, Benoît Lachambre, Stephanie Maher, Peter Pleyer, Jen Polins, Maria F. Scaroni, Meg Stuart, and many more.
+49 333 65 549867 | |

SOUL—centre of the body and mind
Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand
Workshops, classes, and trainings, including Embodied Massage, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, contact improvisation, Skinner Releasing Technique, Shin Somatics, movement therapy, yoga, and Pilates. Deep dance trainings; somatic summer schools.
+64 9 8173051 | |

Sten Rudstrom—Action Theater Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Action Theater™ Certification

Regular trainings in Action Theater™ Improvisation, Improvisation, Instant Composition, and Performance Training. Month-long August training, two-week February training, and numerous weekend trainings in cities across Europe.
+49 (0)160 106 2309 | +49 (0)30 6959 8848 | |

West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam (wcciJAM) 2018
Berkeley, CA, United States
June 29–July 3, 10 a.m.–midnight. wcciJAM features open jamming, peer exchange, five-day intensives, family jams, and individual classes taught by teachers from the West Coast and around the globe.

Dance Artist Residencies—a new category!

The Bogliasco Foundation
Fellowship Residency Program
Bogliasco (Genova), Italy

Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco (near Genoa), the Bogliasco Foundation’s Study Center provides one-month residential fellowships for individuals who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities, including Dance. To be eligible for a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Online application only. Application deadlines: January 15 for residencies during the subsequent fall semester; April 15 for residences during the subsequent spring semester.
(212) 486-0874 | |

Workshop, Residency, and Retreat Center
Plainfield, MA, United States

Creators-in-Residence (CIR)—Earthdance’s year-round residency program—offers the beauty and solace of Western Massachusetts and the community-living atmosphere of Earthdance, along with focused time and space for creative research. An opportunity for individuals or groups to develop their work and share with local community, CIRs can offer a weekly class, performance, dialogue, or discussion, or create their own way of engaging with residents and the local community that supports their work’s development.

Ponderosa Movement & Discovery
Lunow-Stolzenhagen, Germany
Ponderosa is a place for all writers, performers, and artists who would like to research, rehearse, and refine their work. Come and settle in at Ponderosa for a while, with all the facilities that the space offers, and work on your artistic projects. We offer the possibility to use your residency time to develop your work; to share and engage with the space; to compose, write, perform, teach, or exchange and present artistic ideas; and to work around any and all sociopolitical inquiries arising from art and art-making.

Publications & Products

Contact Editions
A curated collection of dance and improvisation books and DVDs is available through Contact Editions. Click, and read the full catalog here on our website!

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive
Collected Edition 1972 – 1983 (DVD)
6 programs: narrated documentaries by initiator Steve Paxton, and documents of performances by founding practitioners. Click here for full info.

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