Visual Arts Dance Music
2 weeks - Spring and Autumn 2017
Application guidelines 

Online application form. Application fees are $30 for DFA members and Earthdance affiliates; $40 for non-members. 


Earthdance/Dance Films Association

Earthdance/Dance Films Association

IMAGINE festival Residencies


Dance Films Association (DFA) and Earthdance Creative Living Project (Earthdance) announce the IMAGINE Festival: Film, Technology, and the Body in Action. IMAGINE will include a weekend of immersive film screenings, body and technology-based workshops, dialogue sessions and video installations on the Earthdance campus, an artist-run center, that includes dance studios, work laboratories, and unconventional performance spaces located on 125 acres in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.

IMAGINE Festival explores relationships between technology and the human body in action. IMAGINE will be preceded by two residencies at Earthdance for one to two weeks in the spring and fall. Spring Residencies will be focused on dance film and performance with projection; Fall Residencies (leading right up to the Festival) will be more installation and immersive based. IMAGINE seeks projects that engage in questions or criticisms around recent technological advancements, exploring ways to utilize technology to strengthen connections between people, communities, and the natural environment.



Creating or developing original work for the IMAGINE festival.

Accommodation Information 
  • Lodging in a dormitory-style Gratitude Lodge.
  • Vegetarian meals prepared and cleaned up collectively by Earthdance staff and CIRs. Earthdance staff will coordinate the menu and ordering.
  • Community-living atmosphere with opportunities to share your work and alongside the local community.
  • A wood-stove sauna nestled in the woods.
Studio Information 
  • 2 large dance studios with sprung maple floors and radiant heating
  • Several cabins and other spaces ideal for installations, private work space, and unconventional performance spaces for Creators-in-Residence (CIRs)
  • The great outdoors: more than 125 acres of meadow and forest for art-making and respite
  • A church and community center for site-specific work (through collaboration with a local congregation)

The 125 acres of land and facilities provide rustic retreat environment including accommodations, vegetarian meals, beautiful studio spaces, sauna, and hiking trails. Earthdance is a particularly supportive setting for personal retreats, yoga and meditation groups, somatic trainings, dance & theater artists and companies, community gatherings and more! Retreats and private events can last anywhere from one day to one month, or can occur at multiple times throughout the course of the year.

252 Java Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
United States

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