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Austin Dance Improvisation Festival | Indra's Awarehouse | Friday, 08. December 2017

Austin's First Dance Improvisation Festival!
Dancing all weekend long!
Food by Juice and Joe
Friday Ambient Lounge Dance Jam
Saturday Dance Jam with Live Music
Classes by local dancers and
Featured Artist, Otis Cook; former Performer/Choreographer at Momix, former clown/actor at Cirque du Soleil, former Creative Director/Performer at Pilobolus Dance Theater.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH

7-8 pm Arrival/Check-In/Light Dinner for pre-purchase and full weekend participants

8-11:30 pm ADIF Launch with Kirsche Dickson, Drea Marz, Mia E. Pem, Otis Cook, Leila Noone and Thomas Sommo then our Ambient Lounge Dance Jam w/DJ Brandon

Tickets on sale now! $20 now / $25 at the door




SATURDAY DECEMBER 9TH

7-9 am Breakfast for full weekend participants

9-10 am Savoring Session:
An introduction to the GYROTONIC® Method – Mia E. Pem

10:15 -11:15 am Dancing From Curiosity – Beverly Bajema

11:30 - 12:45 pm Tuning Scores – Lauren Tietz

1 - 2 pm Lunch for pre-purchase and full weekend participants

2 - 3:15 pm Ensemble Thinking – Drea Marz, Kirsche Dickson & Aimee Zivin

3:30 - 4:45 pm Contact Improv – Brandon Gonzalez

5 - 6:15 pm Combat ~ when lyrical isn’t enough – Otis Cook

6:30 - 8 pm Dinner for for pre-purchase and full weekend participants

8 - 11:30 pm Dance Jam with live music
by Brock Roser and friends.
Then DJ Oscar!!!!


SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH

7-9 am Breakfast for full weekend participants

9 - 10:15 am Moving with Polarity: The Dance of the Masculine and Feminine - Odile Del Giudice

10:30 - 12:30 Ecstatic Dance Harvest - Mia E. Pem & Drea Marz
(incorporating everything we’ve done)

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch for pre-purchase and full weekend participants

1:30 - 3 pm Verity Pack ~ a playground for performance and beyond – Otis Cook

3 pm Festival Closing Circle

4:30-6 ADIF Performance for Community

*Schedule subject to change

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$250 for the Whole Weekend Festival includes; classes, jams, performance and food.

$150 Saturday Only includes; classes, Jam with Live Music and food
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$20 Friday ADIF Launch & Ambient Lounge Jam / $25 at the door

$20 Saturday DANCE Jam w/Live Music & DJ Oscar/$25 at the door
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$10 Sunday Ecstatic Dance Harvest (at the door)
$15 Sunday Performance (at the door)
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$15 per workshop (at the door)
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  • Sounds fantastic
  • Updated schedule! FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH 7-8 pm Arrival/Check-In/Light Dinner for pre-purchase and full weekend participants 8-11:30 pm ADIF Launch with Kirsche Dickson, Drea Marz, Mia E. Pem, Otis Cook, Leila Noone and Thomas Sommo then our Ambient Lounge Dance Jam w/DJ Brandon Tickets on sale now! $20 now / $25 at the door www.facebook.com/events/1985270151730680/ www.eventbrite.com/e/adif-launch-ambient-lounge-dance-jam-tickets-41063425812 SATURDAY DECEMBER 9TH 7-9 am Breakfast for full weekend participants 9-10 am Savoring Session: An introduction to the GYROTONIC® Method – Mia E. Pem 10:15 -11:15 am Dancing From Curiosity – Beverly Bajema 11:30 - 12:45 pm Tuning Scores – Lauren Tietz 1 - 2 pm Lunch for pre-purchase and full weekend participants 2 - 3:15 pm Ensemble Thinking – Drea Marz, Kirsche Dickson & Aimee Zivin 3:30 - 4:45 pm Contact Improv – Brandon Gonzalez 5 - 6:15 pm Combat ~ when lyrical isn’t enough – Otis Cook 6:30 - 8 pm Dinner for for pre-purchase and full weekend participants 8 - 11:30 pm Dance Jam with live music by Brock Roser and friends. Then DJ Oscar!!!! SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH 7-9 am Breakfast for full weekend participants 9 - 10:15 am Moving with Polarity: The Dance of the Masculine and Feminine - Odile Del Giudice 10:30 - 12:30 Ecstatic Dance Harvest - Mia E. Pem & Drea Marz (incorporating everything we’ve done) 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch for pre-purchase and full weekend participants 1:30 - 3 pm Verity Pack ~ a playground for performance and beyond – Otis Cook 3 pm Festival Closing Circle 4:30-6 ADIF Performance for Community
  • ADIF community spotlight for today is on Leila Noone and Thomas Sommo. Leila Noone and Thomas Sommo are a unique and versatile movement duo who have worked and toured both nationally and internationally with such companies as Pilobolus Dance Theater and STREB Extreme Action Dance Company. Thomas studied Modern dance at Keene State and has performed at the American Dance Festival and most recently on Broadway in a reading for The Saintliness of Margerie Kempe. Leila studied Performance Studies at NYU Tisch and dance at Fordham’s Alvin Ailey. They have taught movement and performed their unique blend of contact improv, acrobatics, and storytelling at festivals, circus centers, and events across the nation including Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Burning Man, Oregon Eclipse and many, many more. As performers, they pull from a wide variety of movement styles including gymnastics, acrobatics, modern dance, capoeria, ballroom dance, break dance, martial arts, parkour, circus arts and more ~ to create content and tell stories with movement. They enjoy staying playful and using games and props to draw out creativity and new ways of thinking and moving. They love the world-less exploration of movement, dropping into flow state with a partner(s), and the ability of contact improv to expand our perception of what it means to be human and allow us to explore, challenge, and question our relationship with ourselves and with each other. FRIDAY DECEMBER 8TH 8-11:30 pm ADIF Launch with Kirsche Dickson, Drea Marz, Mia E. Pem, Otis Cook, Leila Noone and Thomas Sommo Austin Dance Improvisation Festival December 8-10th Register now & don't miss a thing! www.facebook.com/events/157039854897553/
  • Though I am scheduled to facilitate a session at the inaugural Austin Dance Improvisation Festival this weekend, a recent death in my immediate family makes it impossible for me to attend. My choice to step even deeper into the role of leader in my bio family has everything to do with the ways I've been fed in OUR dance. Thank you, my many loves. And please, if you can, in a moment where you find yourself plugged into the full source of your power, send a wave of that to me and my family in Wichita, Kansas where we will be dancing in celebration for the life of my Uncle Abe. Love.
  • Be there to Launch the First....Austin Dance Improvisation Festival with Kirsche Dickson, Andrea Marz and Mia E. Pem. Be playfully moved into Contact, Community, Depth, Belonging, and Creativity with Otis Cook, Leila Noone, and Thomas Sommo. Finally, stay for the Ambient Lounge Dance Jam with DJ Brandon Gonzalez. Get tickets now.... www.eventbrite.com/e/adif-launch-ambient-lounge-dance-jam-tickets-41063425812 $20 online for Friday Night Launch & Lounge or $25 at the door. Sign up for the WHOLE FESTIVAL (with Friday night included) at www.facebook.com/events/157039854897553/
  • Today's community spotlight is on ADIF's producer and dancer, Kirsche Dickson, PhD!! Kirsche Dickson, PhD is always looking for new ways to bring together her dance scholarship, performance art and everyday embodied activism as a creative, sensitive, skillful listener. When Kirsche was told by a high school classmate in a philosophy class, that Gandhi and Martin Luther King weren't philosophers, she was passionately propelled to question their logic. It was just the beginning of her commitment to gather the knowledge, the skills, and the courage to understand the embodiment of radical, peaceful, social change and to be ever more effective at attempting accountability for being the change she wants to see. She seeks to discover and help create environments where the serene celebration of unity can accommodate complex, new confrontations with individual and communal experiences of coercion. She participates in the swing dance and ecstatic dance communities in Austin, TX, co-organizes and co-facilitates a weekly Austin Contact Improvisation Intro Class and an All Levels Jam at Practice Yoga in Austin, TX. In addition to participating in an intensive two-year program of experiential anatomy through Body Intelligence: Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, she creates ensemble, improvisational performance work. She has recently formed a ****: Where the Ends Meet, with Andrea Mars and Aimee Ziven. Kirsche is also working on a book, compiling her original research on what she identifies as a recurring archetypal figure in American Dance History: the Liberty Goddess. In this work, she brings evolutionary biology and somatic experiential research to bear on the periodic ritualization and racialization of bodily states of dissociation in American History. Austin Dance Improvisation Festival December 8-10th Register now & don't miss a thing! www.facebook.com/events/157039854897553/
  • And NOW a Spotlight on Austin's own Drea Marz!! Producer and dancer in the community of ADIF. Drea Marz is on a journey towards intuitive and improvisational movement mastery and is an experienced mind/body integrator. Over the last decade she has been educated as a massage therapist, an orgasmic meditation trainer, an intimacy and life coach, a yoga teacher, a peer support specialist and improvisational dance facilitator. In 2011 she brought the practice of orgasmic meditation to the state of Texas, with self sustaining practitioner communities now in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. In 2013 she began working as a peer support advocate at the Austin State Hospital where she introduced authentic movement and held group meditations in all the service areas. In this past year she created and helps hold the Austin weekly Intro to Contact Improvisation and all levels jam. She currently teaches improvisational dance techniques at Gilbert Elementary through “Dance Another World”, an organization that facilitates English immersion through dance. Inspired by Nina Martin’s training in Ensemble Thinking, she is now exploring improvisational performance work in a **** called “Where The Ends Meet”. Drea specifically uses practices and tools that are accessible to all, to celebrate the diversity of body and mind that is human being-ness. She supports individuals in opening to the process of discovering their expertise and innate wisdom of themselves, so they may heal and grow and support the healing and growth of those around them. Austin Dance Improvisation Festival December 8-10th Register now & don't miss a thing! www.facebook.com/events/157039854897553/
  • So many of my favorite people going/leading/hosting this event! For those 3 days, the rest of the world can wait.
  • Our Friday Spotlight is on ADIF's featured artist, Otis Cook. Otis Cook is... Sitting Floating Grounding Bounding ~ Free range Groover Non-traditional Mover ~ Center focused plus Hocus Pocus ~ World toured with Cirque du Soleil, Momix & Pilobolus paid Catapult made ~ Always happy to play Action from the Art of Heart ~ Choreographing and drafting Holistically Crafting and Passing it all of to You. OCperformance.carbonmade.com Austin Dance Improvisation Festival December 8-10th Register now & don't miss a thing! www.facebook.com/events/157039854897553/
  • For the spotlight on our ADIF community today, Carlisha Tennille wanted to share about her "Launch of the Jam" Saturday Night! Dancing the “Yes, and...” In our "Launch of the Jam" Saturday night, I intend to guide us through an exploration of jumping into the vibration in and around our bodies, in the present and riding the wave of that ever changing NOW moment with complete acceptance. Once we drop into our personal vibration we will at our leisure welcome the frequencies, of others into our dance, while remaining in connection with our own frequency. Ultimately, we will explore the possibility of being in YES, to what is present within us, AND YES to what is present around us. ~ Carlisha Tennille
  • Today's ADIF community spotlight is on Lauren Tietz! ~human touch, perception and presence~ Lauren Tietz is a dance maker, experimental filmmaker, somatic movement educator and biodynamic craniosacral therapist. Intrigued with the experience of small, daily encounters and the cumulative impressions they make on human beings over time, she is curious about the significance of ~ human touch, perception and presence ~ the magic of collaboration. Influenced by the phenomena of the senses, reflexes and myriad survival methods humans employ in response to danger, safety, pleasure, and poetics she seeks to glimpse the humor and poignancy as well as possibility for transcendence within the human being. www.facebook.com/Earthskybodyworks/
  • Carlisha, is true? Will you be here for this? Strongly considering traveling in... <3
  • Today's "getting to know your ADIF community" spotlight is on..... Beverly Bajema! Beverly Bajema, RCST®, tree climbing Washington State dairy farm girl flies into Austin (1980) to dance with Deborah Hay in first 5 month large group workshop and then twelve more. As a movement based performance artist she collaborates with Daniele Massie to make Farm Girls, The Housecleaners, Vacationing with Daniele and Beverly at the Heart of Texas Motel, and Fools for Fashions, with Heloise Gold on The Great Disappearing Act, with Julie Nathanielsz on Twelve Hours, with Deborah Hay in Living Room Duet. She just completed two year Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training with Body Intelligence and 500 hours of massage therapy school with TLC. Weekly she guides Dancing from Curiosity and Continuum Practice Group in her studio. With Susan Prins she offers a monthly experiential book club (Body and Earth by Andrea Olsen). Yearly she hosts Continuum Movement (Gael Rosewood) and Authentic Movement (Alton Wasson) workshops. She led Sensual Eating Ritual at the July BMC Conference in San Marcos.
  • Getting to know your AIDF community spotlight. Brandon Gonzalez ~ is an interdisciplinary artist and teacher working in the USA and Europe. As a former martial arts practitioner, Brandon began using his body as an artistic medium when introduced to the physical proposals of Contact Improvisation over 15 years ago. Engaging contact improvisation with an intense physicality, as well as a philosophical curiosity, Brandon participated in the Nita Little Dance Research Laboratory along with Ray Chung and other San Francisco based dance artists. His interdisciplinary performances and collaborations have been presented at the San Francisco Art Institute, Texas State University Galleries, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Contemporary, Avignon OFF (France), KOMPANIE OFFSPACE (Germany) WUK (Austria), FemArt Festival (Kosovo), SUNDAY RUN_UP (Sweden), and Festival UrbanApa (Finland). Brandon holds a MFA from the University of California Davis and currently teaches visual art and dance improvisation at Texas State University
  • I'll be traveling! 😭
  • Here is a little brilliance by our featured artist, Otis Cook. https://youtu.be/FOZ6KnVPvIU
  • *Schedule of classes as of November 12th!!! Friday, December 8th 7-8pm Arrival/Check-In/Light Dinner 8-9:30pm ADIF opening - Mia, Drea, Kirsche, Otis 9:30-11:30 Ambient Lounge Dance Jam w/DJ Brandon Saturday, December 9th 7-9am Breakfast 9-10am Savoring Session: An introduction to the GYROTONIC® Method – Mia 10-11 am Dancing From Curiosity – Beverly 11:15- 12:30 pm Tuning Scores – Lauren 12:30-2 pm Lunch 2-3:15 pm Ensemble thinking – Drea, Kirsche & Aimee 3:30-4:45pm Contact Improv – Brandon 5-6:15pm Combat ~ when lyrical isn’t enough – Otis 6:30-8pm Dinner 8-9:30 Launching the Jam with Carlisha 9:30-11:30 Jam with live music Sunday, December 10th 7-9am Breakfast 9-10:15 Witnessing – Jillayne 10:30-12 Ecstatic Dance Harvest (incorporating everything we’ve done) - Mia 12-1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 - 2:45 Performance Choices – Otis 3-4:15 Performance Prep and Festival Closing 4:30-6 ADIF Performance for Community *Schedule subject to change
  • Some qualities to look forward to exploring during this festival; savoring, curiosity, tuning, contact, combat, ensemble thinking, and witnessing.
  • Yes, this is from a very important planning meeting for the festival! Mia E. Pem, Randi Southard, Andrea Marz, Carl Goss and Kirsche Dickson are serious about dancing and serious about bringing you a seriously fun, engaging and deep weekend of dance.
  • After Kirsha's description, I'm interested in attending some of the workshops. Will you be posting more about the workshop schedule? Or, if not, is there some other link to get that information? Thanks for all you do 💞