Sept. 22-24, 2016

Middlebury, Vermont

Mindfulness in Performance

Friday, Noon-1:30 p.m.

Wilson Hall, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
Panel discussion 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

December 9-11, 2016

Austin, Texas

Body and Earth: Cultivating Connections

Friday Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m.: Body and Earth book reading
Sat. Dec. 10: Awakening Whole Body Intelligence 1-6 p.m. ($125)
Sun. Dec. 11: Moving/Writing 1-6 p.m. ($125 or both for $195)

Experiential anatomy, Authentic Movement, Writing
Hosted by: Susan Prins and Beverly Bajema

Percentage of proceeds supports the Bates Dance Festival 35th Anniversary!


January-August, 2017

Monterey, California

Communicating in a Changing World, course and workshop with Nükhet Kardam

At the Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Faculty in the Department of Development, Policy, and Practice
Monterey, CA

May 29-June 3, 2017

United Kingdom

Body and Earth International Retreat 2017: Refreshing Whole Body Intelligence

with Caryn McHose and Andrea Olsen

At The Old Mill Centre, village of Skeeby, on the edge of Yorkshire Dales See
Hosted by: Susanna Recchia and Fabiano Culora – See;

June 10-11, 2017

Northampton, MA

Practicing Presence Festival

Connecting contemplative and somatic practices with articulate dancing

with Paul Matteson, Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose, Jennifer Polins, Scotty Hardwig and Peter Schmitz

Workshops Saturday and Sunday, Performance Sat. 8-9:30pm

At STUDIO4, 25 Main Street 4th floor (The School for Contemporary Dance & Thought)
Saturday, 8-9:30 p.m: Performance with Jen Polins, Andrea Olsen, Paul Matteson, Scotty Hardwig and Peter Schmitz
Sunday 2-5: Moving/Writing (Caryn and Andrea)
Contact for details.


Saturday June 24, 2017

Maine and Global

Global Water Dances

July 7-9, 2017

Chicago, Illinois

The JIM (Joy in Moving)

Hamlin Park Theater, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3034 N. Hoyne, Chicago

The Chicago Moving Company:

Friday, July 7  7:30 PM: Informal performance with Lisa Gonzales

Saturday, Sunday Workshop: Moving/Writing Registration and information:

July 25-30, 2017

San Marcos, Texas

The Fluid Body: A Somatic Journey

32nd Annual Body-Mind Centering Association Conference
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA
July 25/26: Pre-conference with Barbara Dilley
July 26/27: Pre-conference with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
July 27-30: Main Conference.
Sunday, July 30: 3-hour workshop with Andrea Olsen, Featured Presenter



Body and Earth Workshop

Quito and Sacha Ji Retreat Center
Hosted by Alegria Acosta



Bates Dance Festival

Professional Training Program Faculty
Lewiston, Maine
July 16-August 7, 2016
Body and Earth: Cultivating Connections

Middlebury College Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California

February-May 2016
Visiting faculty (2016-18)
Co-teaching with Professor Nükhet Kardam: Communicating in a Changing World


Microworks Exhibit APE

Window at 126 Main St, Northampton, Massachusettes
December 18th, 2015 5 – 8pm
Display of film by Scotty Hardwig and reception
Exhibit December 17th – January 4th
A display of 100+ artists celebrating A.P.E.’s 38+ year history of exhibitions
413 586-5553

Riff Talk/ Invisible Histories

25 Main Street, 4th floor, Northampton MA

Friday, November 13, 2015  6-7:30 p.m, Contact Quarterly 40th Anniversary Celebration, 7:30-8 p.m.

with Yoshiko Chuma, Peter Pleyer, Nancy Stark Smith, Aretha Aoki and Andrea Olsen

Residency at Colby College

Waterville, Maine
October 25, 26
Sunday workshop; Monday lecture/performance

Celebrating 50 Years of Environmental Studies at Middlebury College

Performance of Dancing in Wild Places: Seaweed and Ocean Health
Sunday, Oct 4, 2015, 2 p.m. at Middlebury College Dance Theatre, Middlebury, VT. Free as part of celebration events October 8-10, 2015

Middlebury College and Smith College

Teaching Body and Earth and Anatomy and Kinesiology: Middlebury College
Scientific Principles in the Teaching of Dance, Graduate Course: Smith College
September-December 2015

Maine Seaweed Festival

Performance of Dancing in Wild Places: Seaweed and Ocean Health
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Portland, Maine

Body and Earth Training, Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose

6-Day Immersion: Deepening the Investigation, Andrea Olsen and Caryn McHose
August 11-16, 2015
Holderness, NH, USA
Begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. and ends Sunday at 1 p.m.
$800 plus housing ($700 for early registration by February 1, 2014 with $100 non-refundable deposit).
Contact: Kevin Frank at Resources in Movement 603-968-9585

Film Project:

With Caryn McHose, filmmaker Scotty Hardwig, and dance artists Susanna Recchia, Eeva-Maria Mutka, and Fabiano Culora
June 14-22, 2015. Pen Pynfarch, Wales and London, England

Body and Earth Advanced Practitioner Retreat at Pen Pynfarch, Wales

5-Day Immersion June 14-19, 2015

Distinguished Visitor Programme at University of Central Lancashire, Great Britain with Caryn McHose

Lecture: Reimagining our Relationship to the Dancing Body; Somatics workshops for students, faculty, and guests.
June 8-12, 2015

Embodied Writing Retreat with Mandoline Whittlesey

Aveyron, South of France. June 1-6.
Information and registration:

2015 BMCA European Conference

Ghent, Belgium. May 27-June 1. Presenting May 31.

Dancing in Wild Places: Seaweed and Ocean Health

Performance: Sunday March 29, 2 p.m. at Kendall Hall Studio 3, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Free.

Improvisation Workshop with Peter Schmitz

Class on Saturdays, January 31-February 21, 10-12 a.m. The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, The Northampton Arts Trust Building, 33Hawley Street, Northampton, MA. 413 695-1799


Lecture and Workshop at the Sophia Institute

January 10-11, 2014
Contact Carolyn Rivers: 843 720-8528
Friday Night Lecture 6:30-8:30pm “Re-imagining our Relationship with the Natural World”
Saturday Retreat 9:30am-5:00pm “Writing Yourself Home: Embracing Your Authentic Voice”
Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC

In-Depth January Body and Earth Retreat, with Caryn McHose

Event Rescheduled – Now November 2014 with Olsen
Ecological Retreat Center Sacha Jí,  San Pablo del Lago
Imbabura, Ecuador
$1500 ($1,350 for early registration by October 31, 2013)
Contact: Alegría for Sachi Ji:

Lecture and Workshop at Wesleyan University

Lecture/Performance: “Moving through Time and Place”
Tuesday, March 4 at 5 p.m.
Place: (TBA), Middletown, CT
As part of the Schumann Lecture Series: Re-Envisioning the Commons
Contact: Nicole Stanton
Wesleyan University College of the Environment Website

Workshop: “Body and Earth: Perspectives on Dance as Culture”
Wednesday March 5, 2014 10:30-12:30 & 1:30-3:30
Location: Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio
Workshop for Perspectives on Dance as Culture

Residency and Lecture at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Exhibit by Josie Iselin: Seeing the Unseen: The Secret Life of Seaweed
March 8-27
William Cole Tellman Library
425 Van Buren Street
Monterey, CA

Lecture/Performance: Andrea Olsen and Josie Iselin
Thursday, March 27, 12:30-1:30
William Cole Tellman Library

The Place of Dance Book Celebration at Middlebury April 5-6

Place of Dance Book Celebration Performance
Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m.
Middlebury College Dance Theatre, Middlebury, VT
Dancers Christal Brown, Catherine Cabeen, Andrea Olsen, Peter Schmitz, and Doug LeCours; MC’s Caryn McHose, Alex Draper and Helen Young; lighting designer Jennifer Ponder; musician/author John Elder; and dramaturg Dana Yeaton. Free, but limited seating so come early.

Workshop: “Finding Your Feet” with Caryn McHose and Andrea Olsen
Saturday April 5, 2-4 p.m. Dance Theatre

Book Photo Exhibition from The Place of Dance
Ten images including faculty, alumni, and current students
February 21-May 8
Davis Family Library, Upper level, Middlebury College

An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed
Book Photo Display by Josie Iselin
April 4-18, 2014
Davis Family Library, Atrium, Middlebury College

Josie Iselin and Andrea Olsen, lecture
Thursday April 10, 12:30-1:20 (books available)
Woodin Colloquium Series in Environmental Studies
Hillcrest, The Orchard Room 103 (free)

The Place of Dance Book Celebration April 12-13

The Place of Dance – Book Reading
Saturday, April 12, 5 p.m.
WINDOW, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA.
Contact: 413 586-5553 (free)

The Place of Dance – Performance
Sunday, April 13, 2 P.M.
Scott Dance Studio, Smith College (off Green Street), Northampton, MA.
Featuring artists from the book: Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser, Lisa Gonzales, Paul Matteson, Peter Schmitz, Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas, and Pamela Vail. Lighting by Kathy Couch. Video installation by Jim Coleman
Free; limited seating—come early!
Contact (to confirm location): 413 586-5553

Landscape, Design, and the Environment

Speakers Series at Smith College
Monday, April 14, 2014
“Designing Space With the Body in Mind”
2:40 pm, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

Residency and Lecture at the University of California at Santa Barbara

Public workshop: Remembering Flow: Balancing the Nervous System in Movement
Saturday, May 17, 12-5
$60-95 sliding scale; Registration opens March 1
Department of Theater and Dance
HSSB Ballet Studio, University of California, Santa Barbara
Registration Contact:
Plus additional classes and lectures during the residency May 17-21

29th Annual U.S. Body-Mind Centering Association Conference

June 27-29, 2014
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Workshop: “Dancing Through the Nervous System”

Austin, Texas Workshop

July 5, 6
Contact: Susan M. Prins

Body and Earth Training and CELEBRATION with Caryn McHose  

3-Day Introduction
August 8-10, 2014
Holderness, NH, USA
$350 plus housing ($300 for early registration by February 1, 2014)

10th Year Body and Earth Anniversary: Deepening the Investigation, with Caryn McHose

August 11-16, 2014 – A retreat for experienced practitioners
Holderness, NH, USA
$800 plus housing ($700 for early registration by February 1, 2014)
Contact: Kevin Frank at Resources in Movement  603-968-9585

3rd Annual Embodied Writing Retreat, with Mandoline Whittlesey

August 31-September 6, 2014
By the ocean in Brittany, France
Register with:

Information soon on projects and retreats in England, Ireland, and New Zealand, fall 2014

Spring 2015

Experiential anatomy at Mount Holyoke College, Spring term 2015
South Hadley, MA

4 thoughts on “Schedule

  1. do you do an email news letter ? re: Information soon on projects and retreats in England, Ireland, and New Zealand, fall 2014, as i’d like to attend in the UK or Ireland

  2. Hi Andrea,
    I’m based in France and the UK. Are you likely to be running any courses close(ish) to me in 2015?



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