Conference Center
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Mailing address: 300 Pulteney St., Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3103

The Evans Somatic Dance Institute and the HWS Department of Dance announce two events:

8th Annual Somatic Dance Conference & Performance Festival
July 6-10, 2022

“Embodying Joy: Empowering Students and Ourselves with Somatic Knowledge” is dedicated to the memory of Cadence Joy Whittier, a beloved professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and an international leader in somatic dance theory, pedagogy, choreography and performance.

Keynote presenters: Peter DiMuro, Andrea Olsen and Onye Ozuzu

The Somatic Dance Conference & Performance Festival features presenters, choreographers and performers from around the globe in four days of sessions, workshops and presentations, three adjudicated dance concerts, and round table conversations. For more information, including the call for proposals, visit Proposals are due by March 15, 2022 and the early-bird deadline for conference registration is June 1, 2022.

23rd Annual Evans Somatic Dance Institute (BETI)
July 1-7, 2022

The Somatic Dance Conference & Performance Festival will be preceded by a five-day, six-evening intensive workshop for experienced and emerging dance educators, including college graduate and undergraduate students planning on becoming teachers. The intensive features sessions in Evans Somatic Dance Technique, Evans Pedagogy, and the creation and performance of a new contemporary dance work. Faculty include Heather Acomb, Bill Evans, Don Halquist, Debra Knapp, and guest artist Edisa Weeks. For more information, including daily schedule and registration options, visit