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Experienced Workshop in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement

2022 Dates TBA
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Faculty: Daphne Lowell and Alton Wasson 
Prerequisite: Week I or the equivalent (30-35 hours moving & witnessing experience)
Schedule TBA
A 6-day retreat. Expand individual practice. Enhance witnessing. Dialogue about Authentic Movement in a community of peer movers. Daily warm-ups with live music, hour-long round robins, small faculty-led groups or peer groups. Choose between several options: sessions outdoors, work in other media, work with partners, time alone.

This workshop will be a time for retreat and rejuvenation, and for meeting with others who are experienced in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement. Our goal is to create a community of movers for those who have completed Week I or the equivalent. We will provide support for the practice of moving and witnessing. We assume that participants have experience in witnessing and are able to take responsibility for themselves and their processes while moving for longer periods of time.

NEW! Sunday schedule: Registration 1-2pm; Introductory Session 2:30-4pm; Movement Session: 4:30-6:30pm


Guided Movement Meditation with live musical accompaniment. Round Robin movement session. Creative forming. Sharing in small groups. Contemplative Dialogue about the practice.


Choose between several structures for moving, witnessing and sharing, including sessions outdoors, exploring other media, work with partners, or time alone.


Dancing. Live music. Pot-luck. Free nights to explore the area. Closing ritual.

Setting – Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

The Hampshire College 800-acre campus features beautiful orchards, woods, meadows and scenic hiking trails in the heart of rural New England, only a few hours away from New York City and Boston.

Two beautiful, clean, air-conditioned, sprung-floored studios provide ample space for the workshops. 

Housing is available on campus in shared apartments. Private, single bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen. (In the past we have had apartments with 3-5 bedrooms, plus kitchen and 1 bathroom.) Kitchens include stove and refrigerator but no cookware, serving ware, utensils, etc. Linens (sheets, pillow case, towels, 1 pillow, 1 blanket) are provided by the college. Meals are not included in the cost of housing. We will offer a limited supply of cookware and utensils for you to share.  
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Contemplative Dance,
Mar 4, 2020, 12:42 PM
Contemplative Dance,
Mar 4, 2020, 12:42 PM