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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 June 1, 2018

Academic (Undergraduate & Graduate
Degree Programs)

Bennington College
Dance Program
Bennington, VT, United States

Focus on creating new dance work and, by doing so, 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 Composition/Improvisation, Cultural Studies, Movement Analysis, 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 with 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 | |

James Madison University
School of Theatre and Dance
Harrisonburg, VA, United States
BA in Theatre and Dance, Dance Major,
Dance Minor, Teaching Licensure in Dance

The JMU dance curriculum includes progressive levels of modern and ballet technique, dance improvisation and composition, history of dance, performance production and theory of design, anatomy and somatic studies, teaching methods, and repertory ensembles. Elective dance courses include jazz, tap, yoga, Pilates, ballroom, international folk, West African dance, and a summer intensive in contemporary theater and dance in London.
(540) 568-6511 | |

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: expand every dimension of your art at Mills.
(510) 430-2175 | /dance |

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 | |

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 | |

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 | | |

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 | |

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

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 June 8, 2018.
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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, Tria Blu Wakpa, and Cheng-Chieh Yu. An MFA is offered for those pursuing a professional choreographic career, and an MA/PhD 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 | |

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
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 | |

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 2- to 4-day sessions in Greensboro, NC. Trainees also attend residential workshops and private lessons throughout the year and complete independent-study projects. Program is designed for professionals and mature learners who weave the training into their lives. Director Robin Gilmore and other faculty members teach throughout the U.S. and abroad.
(410) 268-2841 | |

DanceAbility International
DanceAbility Teacher Trainings
Various Locations
DanceAbility Teacher's Certificate offered

Four weeks (or Intensives: five days). Learn to teach structured improvisation and performance-making to groups of ALL abilities and disabilities. Also great for personal artistic/somatic research for non-educators. The DanceAbility® method is informed by CI. Manual with hundreds of exercises included. 2018: June, South Carolina; July, Vienna, Austria; December, Hawaii.
(541) 357-4982 | |

Eastwest Somatics for Dance and Movement
St. George, UT, United States
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 | |

Certificate Programs in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS)
Berlin, Germany
EUROLAB Certificate Basic in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies after two years and the title "Certified Laban Movement Analyst" after two further years

The EUROLAB Certificate Programs in LBMS Basic Level and Advanced Level are offered in English in an intensive format starting in July 2019 and are directed by Antja Kennedy. The curriculum includes the practical and theoretical study of Bartenieff Fundamentals (basic six sequences, body connectivity, and whole body organizational patterns), Laban Movement Studies (Space Harmony, Effort and Shape theory), movement observation and notation (including methods of observation, observation exercises, and motif writing), and seminars on the history and application of LBMS. Program goal is to acquire the foundations of a comprehensive movement study and a holistic understanding of movement.
+49 (0) 30 52 28 24 46 | |

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

Summer 2018: Ensemble Thinking, Berlin, May 19–20; Dance Ranch, 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
Mom and Baby: July 2–7
Parent and Child: July 9–14

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 | |

Moving On Center (MOC)
School for Participatory Arts and Somatic Research, 2018–19
Berkeley, CA, United States
Certificate in Somatic Training (128 hours)

Established in 1994 by co-founders Carol Swann (Director) and Martha Eddy, MOC offers rigorous transformative training. A leading pioneer in Somatic Education, MOC integrates numerous somatic systems with the performing arts toward social change. For 2018, MOC's new home is at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley, featuring weekend Somatic Education Modules taught by master teachers: May 2–6: Martha Eddy, G. Hoffman Soto; Aug. 1–5: Carol Swann, Sara Day Hanson, Vitali Kononov; Oct. 24–28: Diane Elliot, Brenton Cheng; Jan. 23–27, 2019: Peggy Hackney, Manuela Mischke-Reeds. Curriculum includes Experiential Anatomy, Developmental Movement, Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals™, Alexander Technique™, Body-Mind Centering®, Axis Syllabus, Hakomi Somatic Therapy, Integration Classes, and Somatic Seminars.
(510) 524-5013 | |

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 | |

Turning the Wheel
Turning the Wheel Productions
Boulder, CO, United States
"The Body Now" Facilitation Certification

A Holistic Journey for Personal Expansion and Community Transformation. Choose to dive into “The Body Now" and emerge with tools to restore communities, nurture leaders, and inspire inclusiveness and collaboration. Uncover how the wisdom of your body guides you to innovations and interventions that change the whole climate of your playing field, be it educational, political, business, spiritual, or artistic.
(303) 449-5720 |

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 | |

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

ImPulsTanz—Vienna International Dance Festival
Vienna, Austria
July 12–August 12, 2018

Next to presenting numerous performances, Europe’s biggest festival for contemporary dance offers 200 workshops and research projects of all levels by internationally renowned teachers, dancers, and choreographers. Amongst the docents for 2018 are Eszter Gal, Keith Hennessy, Jurij Konjar, Jennifer Lacey, Benoît Lachambre, Sabine Parzer, Sara Shelton Mann, Nancy Stark Smith, Mark Tompkins, Samantha van Wissen, and David Zambrano. Workshop booking starts on April 25. On top, ImPulsTanz hosts the five-week training programme ATLAS—create your dance trails for emerging dance artists, a DanceAbility Teacher Training by Alito Alessi, a Somatic Movement Teacher Training by Dieter Rehberg, and the 6th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education with the title “You are here!” which takes place July 27 to 29.
+43.1.523 55 58 | |

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: 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 | |

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 | |

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 | |

Ponderosa Movement & Discovery
Lunow-Stolzenhagen, Germany
From May to October 2018, we will have the TanzLand Festival, the P.O.R.C.H. professional summer modules, our Ponderosa workshops and residencies, and much more, in the countryside outside Berlin. Intensive training, contact jams, performances, and collaborations, with Kathleen Hermesdorf, Keith Hennessy, Benoît Lachambre, Stephanie Maher, Peter Pleyer, Joy Mariama Smith, Maria F. Scaroni, Robert Steijn, and many more.
+49 333 65 549867 | |

Sally E. Dean
Somatic Movement, Costume & Performance
United States and United Kingdom

Sally E. Dean leads the Somatic Movement & Costume Project (2011–2018)—a praxis that includes teaching choreographic and costume design methodologies based on creating and using Somatic Costumes™. These are designed and embedded with sensation and imagery to generate specific body-mind experiences (e.g., Balloon Hat—volume/buoyancy of skull) created in collaboration with costume designers/visual artists Lacunza and Rieckhof. Workshops, performances, installations, films, talks, and publications are offered for somatic practitioners, performance makers, costume designers, and more.
+44(0)7903601571 | |

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)
Northampton MA, United States
SCDT is home to internationally experienced performance artists who are also innovative teachers. The School’s mission is to showcase contemporary movement training and performance practices that embrace multiplicity, arouse curiosity, and emphasize personal choice. Central to the School’s directive is an abiding respect for the tradition and history of reinvention and a commitment to challenging established ideals.
413-570-4491 | |

Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI)
Velocity Dance Center
Seattle, WA, United States

SFDI is a world-renowned international festival providing the opportunity to learn and share experiences with some of today’s most highly regarded dance artists. SFDI is a week of intensives, classes, CI jams, somatic labs, site-specific workshops, performances, and discussions focused on fostering the study and practice of dance improvisation. 2018 faculty includes Paige Barnes, Sally Dean, K.J. Holmes, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Eva Karczag, Karen Nelson, Taisha Paggett, and Wendy Perron, and more. Festival dates: July 29–August 5, 2018.
206-325-8773 | |

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

Regular trainings in Action Theater™ Improvisation, Improvisation, Instant Composition, and Performance. 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!

Desire Lab
Nevada City, CA, United States
Desire Lab offers local and visiting artists safe space to explore, investigate, and pursue their creative desires. In addition to hosting year-round, low-cost residencies for artists working in most mediums, we are creating a platform to invite ongoing dialogue about artistic process and practice; facilitate mutually empowering creative collaborations; and support the work of women, queer, and POC artists.

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, DVDs, and dance products is available through Contact Editions. Come visit the website for the full catalog:

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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