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Bill Evans and Cynthia Williams announce the...

8th Annual Somatic Dance Conference & Performance Festival

“Empowering Students while Caring for Ourselves”

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

Thursday, July 9, 2020 through Sunday, July 12, 2020
beginning at noon on Thursday and ending at noon on Sunday

Intensive Dance Educators Workshop

Beginning at 6:00 pm on Mon., July 6 through 11:00 am on Thurs., July 9.

The conference/festival will be preceded by an intensive dance educators workshop taught by Bill Evans and Heather Acomb.

The intensive will include sessions in Evans Somatic Dance Technique, Evans Pedagogy and the creation (and optional performance) of a new contemporary dance work.

Keynote Presenters:

Peter DiMuro
Andrea Olsen
Onye Ozuzu


For more information, including the call for proposals, visit www.evanssomaticdance.org after December 15, 2019.

Registration opens on January 1, 2020 and closes on June 15, 2020.

Conference Information

For full information, visit the Bill Evans Dance website or Evans Somatic Dance Institute website.

Registration for the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival is not available online.

Registration fees are payable by check or money order only, mailed to Evans Dance Workshop, 2 Rosebank Drive, Providence, RI 02908.

Somatic Conference Scholarships are available for college students registered for the BETI and for students of presenters and choreographers in the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival.

Housing and Meal Information

Residences open on the afternoon of July 6. Residences close by noon on July 12.

Check-in will take place at the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts on the afternoon of July 6.

Each reservation is considered as single occupancy at Odells Village.

Odells Village

Odells Village consists of a group of air-conditioned townhouses each with four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and computer/internet access. There is a shared laundry facility within the pod, and the laundry machines are card access only. The space will consist of living room, kitchen, computer/internet access, linen, pillow, blanket, standard size towel and wash cloth are included on each bed in Odells. You may choose to bring a special pillow, blanket and/or larger bath towel with you. Please be sure to pack toiletries and a hair dryer for your stay.

Laundry Card Information

To obtain a community cash card to access the laundry facilities, please visit this link for more information.


Housing and Meal Requests and Payment


Conferences & Events
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Mailing address: 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3103

Email: events@hws.edu


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.