DANCING WITH HORSES: A Workshop in The Catskills

AUGUST 11-13, 2022


Produced by The Equus Projects and BodyStories

at the Middlebrook Arts Research + Residency Center in Jefferson, NY

Two days of exploration into the interspecies dialogue between humans and equines guided by JoAnna Mendl Shaw in collaboration with Catskill equestrian, equine trainer and musician, Dan McCarthy of Catskill Natural Horse.


Learning to move in tandem with an equine partner, offers rich territory for deepening one's own embodied awareness. Physical Listening focuses on our sensory, physical intelligence  emphasizes exploration in relationship to other sentient beings.

A Workshop for anyone who has always dreamed of dancing with a horse!

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Morning studio warmup sessions  Hands-on experiences with the horses: Basic ground skills of leading a horse on a lead line and moving with grazing equines.

The afternoon studio sessions

Somatic explorations, improvisational scores and choreographic strategies taught from an interspecies perspective


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Morning Warmup & Interspecies Tuning

Pasture time with horses & basic lead line training

Choreographic Explorations with Equines and Curious Movers

Opening Night Dinner

Delicious Breakfasts & Lunches

Process and Debrief Time

COST: $450

Payment via: VENMO

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Payable to The Equus Projects

To hold your place in the workshop please send or VENMO a $50 Deposit


For more information contact Teresa Fellion



JoAnna Mendl Shaw