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Dos Rios 2017 – Drop your City Armor & The Anatomy of Next / The Anatomy of More

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 Rescheduled from the summer,  we are excited to once again be with you all dancing in one of the most magical places on earth.  

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 for retreat participants.

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

Drop Your City Armor:  Bring your summer dancing into the harvest of your own practice. Spend five fabulous days with Sara and Abby as your guides. This annual workshop is open to all levels of experience. Bring your journals and an open mind.

The Anatomy of Next/the Anatomy of More:  This year we are offering an additional three days of study for those who would like to dive more deeply into the work. It is open to participants who are attending the first five days as well as those who have attended previous years. Other  experienced students are welcome with the approval of the instructors.  


Fee (including tuition, meals, camping) : $475

                                                                           $525 – after August 15th

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




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


Drop Your City Armor

ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Wednesday, September 27th

CLASSES: Thursday, September 28th – Monday, October 2nd

PACK & DEPART: Morning of Tuesday, October 3rd


The Anatomy of Next / The Anatomy of More

ARRIVAL TIME: Between 2pm & 4pm on Tuesday, October 3rd

CLASSES: Wednesday, October 4th – Friday, October 6th

PACK & DEPART: Morning of Saturday, October 7th


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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!





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.

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