There is no DIPI in 2017 but we will be back for DIPI 2018.  This summer we will be at SFDI in Seattle, Bates Dance Festival in ME, Paris, and Spain.  If you are interested in working with us at DIPI 2018 send and email and we will let you know the dates as soon as we have them.  ahauser@smith.edu

DIPI 2016 

DIPI 2016 1

“Working with Chris and Angie in this setting has fed me for months after (and probably years).  They facilitated a workshop environment of exquisite articulation and easeful collaborative exploration. They crafted the days together in a way that supported depth of work with the quality of a much longer-term collaborative team.”  

— Shaina Cantino Dancer/Choreographer and DIPI 2014 participant

“Doing a workshop with Chris and Angie is a wonder. A wonder of opening to each day’s gifts, expertly guided by two effortlessly intelligent movers. A wonder of internal work that continues from the first day until the final circle. A wonder of confusion and clarity, of zany fun and sudden solemness, of breathless activity and the peace of being still with others. It’s a wonder of environment, of meeting new bodies and people who become new friends, in a natural setting that is one of the treats of being at Earthdance. Angie and Chris are wonders: seamlessly pairing with each other, each offering distinct viewpoints and pathways in, exploring along with their “students.” They’re one of my favorite improvisational duos!”  

— Ted Johnson Dancer with DanceExchange (Washington DC) and Sleep No More original cast (NYC); and DIPI 2014 participant

photo by Jonathan Hsu

Dance Improvisation & Performance Intensive 2016

with Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser

August 8 – 13

Earthdance, Western Massachusetts, USA

Movement research/technique

Performance training

Contact Improvisation



A 6-day residential workshop focused on dance improvisation, performance and other related work. Our time will be spent tuning and stretching our physical and perceptual capacities.   Dancing, watching, talking, performing, and composing will be a part of our daily practice and research.

The material of this intensive is informed by Chris and Angie’s experience with a wide range of forms. There are recognizable influences from contemporary dance training, contact improvisation, fascia research, Alexander Technique, ecological psychology, and visual and architectural design.

Please come ready to immerse yourself in intensive research and practice.


A world renowned center for dance and creative expression, Earthdance provides the ideal setting for this intensive. Much of our time will be spent on the sprung maple floors of the two large, sunny studios. Workshop participants will also have access to the wood-stove sauna, meditation and massage rooms, and more than 125 acres of woods, streams and trails to explore.   Earthdance provides 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day plus snacks and tea as part of the room/board cost of the intensive.

Registration and fee Information at Earthdance website

“Participating in the workshop at Earthdance with Chris and Angie was just what I needed to reinvest in my improvisational practice. I felt supported, challenged, and excited to return home with new information, new friends and collaborators, and a reminder as to why I need to keep improvising. And doing this at Earthdance made it even more potent: the diverse community that came together in this work, and guided so generously by Chris and Angie, really invited my learning to continue beyond the studio.”  

-Matthew Cumbie Dancer/Choreographer with DanceExchange (Washington,DC) and DIPI 2014 participant



Arrival after 5:00pm, Dinner and Orientation, Community Jam


7:30am Breakfast

9:00-1:00pm Morning Session

1:00-3:00pm Break and Lunch

3:00-5:30 Afternoon Session

6:00pm Dinner

Evening events TBD


9:00 – 12:00 Morning Session at Earthdance

12:00 – 1:00  Early Lunch

1:00 – 8:00  – Prep and rehearsal for performance TBD.

8:00 Performance 


9:00 – 12:45pm  Morning Session

12:45 – 1:00pm  Closing Circle

1:00 – 2:00pm     Lunch

2:00-3:00pm      House Clean

3:00-4:00pm      Departures


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