Summer EXCHANGE: at the Farm and in the Studio
Summer EXCHANGE: at the Farm and in the Studio
June 14 & 15 || DANA IOVA-KOGA of INKBOAT | elemental vessel workshop
SUMMER SERIES: FARM + STUDIO + RETREATS w/ MIZU DESIERTO
Wednesdays, June 5th-July 17th || COMPOSING THE PATH: performance workshop
July 28-August 5 || SUMMER FARM DANCE RETREAT
October 4-6 || FALL HARVEST FARM DANCE RETREAT
Before registering for a workshop, please review the sliding scale economic justice information below the artist descriptions, as well as both of these forms: WITD INCLUSIVITY & ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT & WITD LIABILITY WAIVER
DANA IOVA-KOGA | elemental vessel || Friday, June 14th 7-9pm @ Waterline Studio & Saturday, June 15th @ Prior Day Farm 12-6pm
I believe that cultivating awareness of our physical bodies through movement, and re-tuning our attention to the non-human natural world that surrounds us are two sides of the same practice. Our bodies are landscapes of tissue and bone, with rivers and tides, forces and weather, and home to diverse micro communities of biological ecosystems. Likewise, the earth is a moving body. We humans and our earth are all vessels, containing the material and energetic dynamic, interrelated, constantly moving diversity of life. INFO Sliding Scale $150-$275
MIZU DESIERTO | composing the path + all farm dance exchanges & retreats
I discover work through observations of fleeting moments….precious and difficult. daily and ecstatic. This is why I must create—because it is one of the truest places for me to know the depth, complexity and beauty of all it means to be human. It is the place I can be the most honest, the most free of social conventions and boxes, and the most natural me. I am drawn to raw and rough expression, experiences that make me unsure of whether I am laughing or crying, and bodies/minds/actions on the edge of living. INFO Multiple levels of engagement and exchange offered.
WEDNESDAYS 7-9pm, June 5th-July 17th || COMPOSING THE PATH: a 7-week performance intensive for those wanting to step into making their own work for the stage. We will be researching different modalities for composition of solo and group work as well as learning about production of the work—costumes, props, lighting, marketing, etc. @ Waterline Studio with a final performance at THE HEADWATERS THEATRE; Sliding Scale $200-350
July 28-August 5 || SUMMER FARM DANCE RETREAT: camp. farm. dance. be. ritual. create. All barter experience. Registration fee is for food and materials cost only, any additional contributions will benefit the land. @ Prior Day Farm. Sliding Scale $150-350
October 4-6 || FALL HARVEST FARM DANCE RETREAT: camp. farm. harvest. ritual. can. preserve. create. barter experience. Registration fee is for food and materials cost only, any additional contributions will benefit the land. @ Prior Day Farm. Sliding Scale $60-200
From right inside the city, let’s turn off our phones, turn off our lives and tune in to the land and to each other. Stepping out of the usual models of economic exchange, workshop participants will offer their time and labor to the land, and to the future visions of the farm in a barter of dance experiences, led by Mizu Desierto. Plan to put your feet deeply in the earth and invoke the primal, the hidden, and the healing. We might also dig a garden bed…clear a field of weeds…paint a fence…or deep clean a chicken coop. Expect an equal experience of work and dance…but also a blurring of the lines…can our work become dance? Can our dance become our work?
*For the retreats, participants are expected to stay at the farm and inside of the experience, as they would in an out-of-town retreat. We will turn off our phones and computers, in favor of spaces of silence and sharing. Participants will need to bring their own tents and sleeping bags. Food will be provided and we will cook together throughout the week.
For pricing we are inspired to use this model by Worts and Cunning. Please follow this link for credit and in-depth information on how it works.
The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice
The sliding scale is a tool that allows for the services of our teachers to be obtained at multiple price points based on the circumstances of the purchaser. We believe that teachers deserve to get paid and students deserve classes which recognize the multiple realities of economic access and privilege that exist. Please refer to this graphic and do your best to truthfully select at the price point that most accurately fits your economic reality. There are a limited amount of slots for the two lower price points at the end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you register at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford a higher registration price, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.
ALL SUMMER PASS: ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDED
$750 | I have extra to share and am willing to pay more to cover someone who pays less.
$600 I am comfortably able to meet all my basic needs; including food, shelter and transportation.
$450 I frequently stress about meeting my basic needs & don’t always achieve them. (limited slots available, first come, with priority for Black, Indigenous, QPOC and participants with disabilities).
All Registrations are final. While we are unable to offer refunds, you are welcome to personally sell your spot to someone else before the workshop begins.
For any additional questions or information, please contact Mizu