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Qi Gong Videos by Lee Holden for Middlebury College:

Awakening Whole Body Intelligence: Energize (10 minutes)
Awakening Whole Body Intelligence: Relax and Clear Stress (20 minutes)
Overview of Qi Gong Basics (30 minutes)
Supported by the Fund for Innovation at Middlebury College, the Whole Body Intelligence project is hosted by faculty Andrea Olsen and Nükhet Kardam, with events throughout the year on the Middlebury, Vermont and Monterey, California campuses.

Whole Body Intelligence with Qi Gong



And INVITING translations!

Body and Earth: Seven Web-based Somatic Excursions

With Caryn McHose, filmmaker Scotty Hardwig, and dance artists Tzveta Cassabova, Miguel A. Castillo, Fabiano Culora, Doug LeCours, Tina Lugor, Paul Matteson, Cameron McKinney, Eeva-Maria Mutka, Susanna Recchia, and Sarae Snyder. Production assistance by Daniel Houghton and Matt Lennox. Funding provided by the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative at Middlebury College, with filming on location at Middlebury, Vermont; Bramble Hill Farm in Massachusetts; Pen Pynfarch Retreat Center in Wales; and London, England.

ARE YOU INTERESTED in translating the film texts into your language? Spanish, French, Russian are now in the works. Help move the films out into the world; we will post and credit (and update) translations that you send. Contact:


Mindfulness in Performance
Panel discussion and performance

Panel with Erin Quinn, Andrea Olsen, Nükhet Kardam, and Bob Hanson
As part of the 2016 Clifford Symposium
Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement
Sept. 23 noon-1:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont

Moving in the Moment

An evening of improvisational dance and music by improvisers Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser and over twenty Bates Dance Festival faculty and musicians.
Bates Dance Festival
July 27, 2016. 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Gym, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

Practicing Presence Festival

Performance of New Works by Paul Matteson, Jen Polins, Jennifer Nugent, Peter Schmitz, and Andrea Olsen
School for Contemporary Dance and Thought
June 4, 2016
Northampton, MA