Re:Folk|Us

A Fully Interactive Weekend of Fusion Partner Dance, Workshops, Immersion in Nature, and Community

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As we feed this revolution of the way we connect and move together, we acknowledge the value of understanding where we’ve come from. So we ask this ubiquitous question again, what is Fusion? Is it the bringing together of multiple coherent dances? Is it something entirely new – living, emergent, and wholly in the process of cocreation in every moment? Or, is it both?

Re:Folk|Us intends this very act: to explore and evolve Fusion as an emerging Folk dance; to dive into the facets of our shared traditions that contribute to the dance we are cocreating; to understand how we as a community are collaborating on and crafting something exciting and new while understanding, drawing on, and preserving those elements of historical dance that thrill us and inspire us. To gather and re-focus ourselves as people endowed with the power to create meaningful culture for ourselves.

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Spend 3 days at historic Heidelman Lodge: a beautifully robust ski lodge built at the turn of the 20th century by German emigrants and their children for “seven generations”; nested amidst the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Learn Fusion Partner Dance from Cocréa developers Wren LaFeet and Antje Schäfer in workshops designed to tease your curiosity of what’s possible in connected movement, and inspire you into deeper presence with yourself, your partner, the earth and music. Weave community around Fusion dance while communing with Nature and celebrating our ability to re-create ourselves as well as honor where we’ve come from.

What you’ll receive:

  • 3 days of body freeing, heart nurturing workshops!
  • 2-3 nights of booty bumping and soul soothing dancing!
  • All organic catered community meals!
  • Accommodations in beautiful, historic dorm style rooms!
  • Abundant access to pristine nature adventures!
  • Opportunities to share skills and stories (optional Thursday activities)!
  • Time Travel!
  • Ping Pong!
  • Exposure to the rich tradition of the Nature Friends!
  • Solitude, Preservation, Celebration!

Join us and take your Fusion Dance and community to the next level!

Heidelmann Common Room

All ticket tiers are open and we invite you to pay at the level you are able. If you can pay more, please do and leave the lower tiers open for others who may not. Thank you!​

~Retreat officially begins FRIDAY AFTERNOON~
6 meals and accommodations included beginning with Friday dinner.

Optional Thursday Arrival: additional $40
Join us early for an additional 2 meals and a half-day of socializing, skill sharing, story telling, being in the mountains, and casual dancing at night. Be sure to select this option when checking out!
~Accommodations Included~
 

 

A little about Folk Dance from Wikipedia to pique discussion:

Folk dances are dances developed by groups of people that reflect the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region.

They share some or all of the following attributes:

  • Dances are usually held at folk dance gatherings or social functions by people with little or no professional training, often to traditional music.
  • Dances not generally designed for public performance or the stage, though they may later be arranged and set for stage performances.
  • Execution dominated by an inherited tradition from various international cultures rather than innovation (though folk traditions change over time).
  • New dancers often learn informally by observing others and/or receiving help from others.

More controversially, some people define folk dancing as dancing for which there is no governing body or dancing for which there are no competitive or professional institutions.

There are a number of modern dances, such as hip hop dance, that evolve spontaneously, but the term “folk dance” is generally not applied to them, and the terms “street dance” or “vernacular dance” are used instead. The term “folk dance” is reserved for dances which are to a significant degree bound by tradition and originated in the times when the distinction existed between the dances of “common folk” and the dances of the “high society”.

For the whole article, click here.