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Dos Rios 2017 – Drop your City Armor

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Hosted on a spacious and wild property near the town of Dos Rios, the land offers the peace and solace of deep rural Northern California. It also provides a beautiful converted hay barn dance studio, a main house, ample camping and access to spring fed swimming holes in the Eel river. During the retreat, nutritious, omnivorous fare will be prepared daily by Leslie Castellano for retreat participants.

Come dance in the barn, swim in the river and discover yourself again unexpected.

JUNE 21 to 27

Fee (including tuition, meals, camping)             $475

                                                                     $525 – after May 15th


$150 deposit by May 15th holds your spot and is non refundable.




We keep the price as low as possible to make it affordable.


This retreat takes place off the beaten path, participants should be prepared for rugged land, wildlife, and know that weather can be variable with possible high temperatures. The wilderness is part of the majesty of Dos Rios!


ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Wednesday, June 21st

CLASSES: Thursday, June 22st – Monday, June 26th

PACK & DEPART: Morning of Tuesday, June 27th
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The edge of improvisation and form. Composition – what is that –

Collaborating with and listening into the “unknown” as the primary practice of composing.

Daily Journal, short puzzles, and research into topics of interests with the “how” question.

Chi Cultivation, dancing, time to reflect and consider your options and creating from them.



Fixity is Overrated

Sourcing from the unpredictable and profound structures of Open Source Forms  (the rebellious outgrowth of Skinner Releasing) this obsessively movement based workshop aims to cultivate dynamic temporary physical ecologies for effortless yet non linear  and non logical experiences of the moving body.  We do this because we are committed to intelligent and radical kinesthetic sourcing as a creative and shifting ground for body based work.

Entering the Spacial Gap

a 3 week series of mixing basics with continued research

January 31 –  February 14

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 12pm

$20 for one / $15 for three or more

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Entering the Spacial Gap

a 2 class series of mixing basics with continued research

November 22 and 23, 10am to 12pm

$20 for one / $35 for two

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110

Fresh Festival 2017


La Alternativa presents it’s 8th annual Fresh Festival in San Francisco. This three week festival hosts performances, practices, and exchanges of experimental dance, with this year’s theme of empathy and disruption. Sara Shelton Mann will be teaching daily workshops during the first week of the Festival from January 2nd to 6th. Performances directed by Sara will be the 13th and 14th.

More Info Here

Entering the Spacial Gap

a 3 class series of mixing basics with continued research

October 18th, 19th, 20th, 10am to 12pm

$20 for one / $45 for three

Joe Goode Annex, 401 Alabama St., San Francisco, CA 94110