All are welcome at Dance Playground! As the physical structure of a playground provides a framework for play, this collaborative and improvisational dance class will use music, poetry, color, and sound to guide our movements while strengthening body awareness, creativity, and collaboration. This class is not about getting it right, it is about feeling alive and free in our bodies, and celebrating the process. Even as we play, we will balance the weights and the joys of being fully human. We hope you'll join us! No class Thanksgiving week.
Led by local dance artist, Ellen Smith Ahern, this wild, interdisciplinary performance explores human and more-than-human relationship through story, song, sculpture and dance. With live storytelling and folks music, a migrating herd of creature-like lanterns, curious movement and a healthy dose of humor, Vulture Sister Song brings together artists and community members to celebrate the possibilities of vibrant interdependence.
FALL FOR DANCE is Stone Valley Dance Collective's inaugural stage performance that will feature an inspiring program of new choreography to include modern dance, contemporary ballet, rhythm tap, jazz dance, hoop dance, and contact improvisation. The Stone Valley Dance Collective is a newly formed group of dance professionals and enthusiasts dedicated to bringing quality dance classes and performance opportunities for adults in the Rutland County area.
We are thrilled to introduce the first Junction Dance Festival, a three-day dance fest to expose and share with the community the wonderful talent of local amateur and professional dance artists. 40+ dancers from Vermont, New Hampshire and beyond will be gathering in downtown White River Junction for a whole week-end and will introduce you to their specific dance style and mode of choreographic expression.
Join an expert arborist and aerialist team for a unique outdoor workshop where you learn the ropes of climbing as well as flex your creative spirit from the safety of harness dancing. For any curious movers - aerialist, climber, researcher, dancer, arborist, acrobat, explorer - ascend into a world of aerial exploration and personal discovery with nature as your creative backdrop. No prior experience necessary, just your desire and openness to move your body and commiserate with nature.
Mountain Movement Intensive is a week-long intensive led by Jeremy Cline at The Sable Project in Stockbridge, VT. Designed for dancers, circus artists, physical actors, creative athletes, directors, and choreographers, time will be split between movement technique class and the creation of a new work, which will be presented on the last day of the intensive to the Sable/Stockbridge community.
Adrienne Maree Brown writes in Emergent Strategy, “what we attend to grows.” In spring, a time of awakening and growth, this holds a special truth. With turmoil both locally and globally, we must work to cultivate joy, we must choose to give our attention to joy. Yes, joy as smiles, as love, as possibility, as pure delight, and joy as encompassing our pain as well as our happiness. Our pain and sorrows in communion can birth a joy of collectiveness.
Come Dance With Us!
Dance and Drum Theater
hosted by Onion River Campground - Marshfield, VT
byo Picnic, Swimming, pyo blueberries, crafts
vda member artists' pop-up performances