All workshops begin Friday at 6pm and end on Sunday at 2pm unless otherwise noted.

All Peaceable Barn workshops include:

  • Healthy, delicious meals
  • A gorgeous, buttery dance floor
  • Accommodations for overnight stay
  • An outside bonfire, woods for walking, and birds for watching.

Workshop Details & Registration


September 23-25, 2016 Brad Stoller
December 9-11, 2016 Martin Keogh
January 27-29, 2017 Bradley Teal Ellis
March 3-5, 2017 Shura Baryshnikov and Sarah Konner
April 21-23, 2017 Neige Christenson  

Intimately Rooted: an Inquiry into the Nuance Found in the Pelvic Bowl

An Advanced Contact Improvisational Workshop WITH MARTIN KEOGH DECEMBER 9-11, 2016 Intermediate/Advanced In this workshop we will investigate the relationship of our pelvic floor to the unpremeditated dance and the spontaneous acrobatics of the form. We begin by dilating our sense of time to enter the details of our pelvic bowl…from here we locate our ground to dance while in the act of falling. And dance we will. We continue with the proposition that contact improvisation reveals to us that instability leads to mobility … and great instability leads to exhilarating mobility. read more

Mapping Ourselves: Lab Residency

In this advanced laboratory for only women dancers, we will have the opportunity to investigate questions of athleticism, attraction, intimacy, and risk level with our partners. Through a lens of technicality, we will aim to unlock the possibilities of our freest flying, subtle softness, safety, and flirtatious love affairs in our dances together; accessing this form in its fullness with other women.rimarily be playing, dancing, and investigation together on some seeds and topics of shared interest. If you have been to the Peaceable Barn before, this is a lab residency and not a workshop. We will each need to support the cooking/ cleaning a bit more than usual. read more

Honing the Honest Body: Cultivating Presence in Partnership

An Intermediate Contact Improvisation Workshop with NEIGE CHRISTENSON APRIL 21-23, 2017 The practice of Contact Improvisation stimulates physical creativity, self-awareness, and the ability to listen and communicate in exquisite detail with the entire body. I’m interested in identifying and questioning the ways in which we hold ourselves back from full expression, and what could be released in our dancing if we open up new gateways.  We will have luxurious time for solo exploration, and gradually layer in active witnessing and partnered touch, leading to contact duets that are evocative and image-based. read more