The intensives are workshops within the festival studying with one of two artists. These are limited to 30 participants each and consist of 4 hours of daily working in a group.
Morning sessions will be 9:30am-1:30pm Afternoon sessions will be 2:30pm-6:30pm
Because of the focused and cumulative nature of the work, participants in the intensives are asked to enroll and participate in all 4 days.
2017 Intensive teachers are Keith Hennessy and Ishmael Houston Jones

Daily Classes

Daily classes will be ongoing from 9:30am to 7:00pm every day. Each class is 2 hours in length and will be taught by a rolling roster of the 8 teaching artists (no intensive teachers). Classes will consist of somatic inquiry/improvisation, technique classes + composition work. These can be signed up for as part of the festival package or on a walk-in basis, however each class is limited to 20 participants.
Studio 2
live music when available*


Throughout the festival and alongside the daily classes will be informal workshops, labs and discussions in the smallest of the 3 studios. These will be determined by the members of the festival but could include everything from score/choreography conversations, discussions about diversity and/or socio-political issues or the applications of costuming + sets/location for performance. Studio 3 can also be used as a down-time room.
Studio 3

Movie Night

There will be one movie night/slumber party from 8-11pm on Thursday [opening night]

Open Studio

When a studio is open w/ nothing scheduled it is available for labbing or training. There will be open studio times most evenings throughout the festival in order to lab or perform with + for one another.


There will be 2 public performances featuring each of the 2017 teaching-artists on Friday and Saturday nights.
There will also be 1 informal group evening performance by attendees of the festival. This is called the Thing and will take place on Sunday evening * more information will be available soon *

*Please stay tuned for more information on the performances