in Marfa

Marfa, TX

August 3-7, 2017
travel days – Aug 2 & Aug 8

DANCE RANCH MARFA is a five day workshop, created and led by Lower Left, intended to provide dedicated spaces, performances, and practice periods for collective and individual learning and exploration. We integrate Ensemble Thinking, ReWire-Dancing States, and other dance making techniques, including Contact Improvisation, during DANCE RANCH MARFA. We use this time in Marfa to work, play, wonder, and collectively widen compositional and performative skills. During the intensive, we workshop together several hours a day, rest as needed, enjoy down time and the sky, and end the week with a performance offering to the Marfa community.
Lower Left is known for collaboratively working across muliple time zones and communities to reach lots of different kinds of goals we find to be important. In current times, we find much importance in fostering our cooperative and individual power to move.

This year’s facilitators in Marfa: Nina Martin, Andrew Wass, Leslie Scates and Margaret Paek

To register – – –
With your:
Cell phone
Briefly introduce yourself
Send your $100 deposit to (earmarked “Dance Ranch”) to:
Marfa Live Arts
PO Box 1365
Marfa, TX 79843

Cost – $300 Registration –
$100 deposit
$200 remainder due by Aug 3

Travel and Housing to be arranged by you
Lower Left will connect workshop participants for housing and travel coordination.

Marfa is an unique, beautiful community in West Texas. Situated three hours driving distance from the nearest airports (El Paso or Midland/Odessa), close to Big Bend National Park, and a high desert, Marfa is a wonderful place to get away from usual life and immerse yourself in art and dance.

Because of the location, one day prior and one day after the workshop is reserved for travel. Airplane reservations should be made with ample time for travel :

– arrive  on August 2

Your in-bound  flight should arrive at the airports no later than 1 or 1:30pm

– depart after 12 noon on August 8.

Your out-bound flight should leave the airport no earlier than 10am

here is the TRAX shuttle information:

Call 1-855-TRY-TRAX (1-855-879-8729) for more information and to schedule a pick up or drop off. This is a shuttle service that gets folks to their doctor’s appointments and the airport.

Pick-ups at El Paso (ELP) or Midland Odessa (MAF) airports.  Approximately $35 one way.


Marfa info (including travel and hotels) –

El Paso shuttle –
Midland Shuttle –
VRBO (search Marfa) –
AirBnB (search Marfa) –