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


January 25-27, 2019 Advanced CI Workshop with Paul Singh
March 15-17, 2019  Advance CI Lab for Women with Sarah Konner and Shura Baryshnikov
April 26-28, 2019 CI Workshop with Tim O’Donnell

Contact Improvisation Practice: Defining the Indescribable through Active Relationship (advanced level)

Contact Improvisation
WITH Paul Singh
January 25-27, 2019

This weekend will spend time addressing what an advanced practice is and how it helps us move the form forward. As there will already be a high level of skills sets in the room, I want to take time to move beyond teaching tricks and instead dive into the indescribable. We’ll spend some time warming up our solo dances – the only way to really understand the CI duet is when you really take the time to understand yourself first. The group will share the same physical gounding principles to get us all comfortable with sharing weight and taking risk together. I want to do research into redefining focus, confusion and relationship. We’ll investigate shared synchronized narratives as well as purposefully mismatching autonomies.

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CI Principles – From the Ground Up, A Journey through the Chakras

Contact Improvisation
NOVEMBER 9-12, 2018
This all Levels workshop will support each individual, regardless of experience, to grow in their own solo and contact improvisation embodiment and skills. Each session will focus on one of the 7 major chakras as a lens through which we will build solo and partnering skills that support contact improvisation. Working from the ground up we expand our abilities to listen to ourselves and our partners so that the flow of life energy can move effortlessly through us as we improvise in contact. The following themes gleaned from the 7 major chakras will weave their way into the workshop: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Sound and Vibration, Light and Perception and Opening to the Source or the Mystery.
Note: This is a three day workshop which starts on Friday and ends on Monday afternoon. We are asking for a commitment to the full workshop due to the nature of the material.

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Our Moving Bodies: Advanced CI Lab Weekend for Women

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. Throughout the weekend, we will lead a few structured warm-ups and offerings, but the primary focus will be playing, dancing, and investigation together on topics of shared interest.

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Contact Improvisation

An Intermediate Contact Improvisation Workshop with TIM O’DONNELL APRIL 27-29, 2018 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.

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