DRM in Marfa

July 18th- 25th, 2018

travel days – July 17th & July 26th


DANCE RANCH MARFA is a rigorous investigation of the relationship between the self and the group in an art-making context. The workshop is intended to provide dedicated spaces for collective/individual learning and exploration. We use this time in Marfa to work, investigate, and collectively widen compositional, sensorial, and performance skills.

Using Ensemble Thinking, Re:Wire-Dancing States, and Contact Improvisation as points of departure, we will investigate the intra-relationships of the solo body, the weighted body and the ensemble. The days consist of two 3-hour blocks of time in the studio and the theater. There will be a day off midway through the intensive to enjoy the town and the sky. Towards the end of the week there will be a performance in the Crowley Theater, open to the Marfa community.

Lower Left Performance Collective is known for collaboratively working across multiple time zones, genres, and media. In current times, we find much importance in fostering our cooperative and individual powers for self-determination.

This year’s facilitators in Marfa: Nina Martin, Andrew Wass, Margaret Paek, and Kelly Dalrymple-Wass

To register – – –

Email lowerleftcollective@gmail.com
With your:
Cell phone
A short bio
Send your $100 deposit to (earmarked “Dance Ranch”) to:
Marfa Live Arts
PO Box 1365
Marfa, TX 79843

Cost – $500 Registration – $450 if paid in full by April 1st.
$100 deposit
remainder due by July 17th

Work-study discounts are available. Duties include cleaning the studio, set-up and post-performance cleaning, hanging flyers around town. . If interested, please contact us.

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

Marfa is a 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 July 17th

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

– depart after 12 noon on July 26th

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


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) – http://www.visitmarfa.com/
El Paso shuttle – http://www.epshuttle.com/sierra-blanca-tx-marfa-tx.html
Midland Shuttle – http://midlandshuttleservices.com/
VRBO (search Marfa) – https://www.vrbo.com/492531
AirBnB (search Marfa) – https://www.airbnb.com/