Nita Little:
Relational Intelligence in Contact Improvisation

A brief introduction to Relational Intelligence in Contact Improvisation

August 30 & 31

This movement workshop will introduce dancers to body-based practices that rethink and retrain our relational skills through understanding how our embodied states influence our communicative impact and abilities.

This material stems from 5 decades of movement work formed on the ground of contact improvisation.

Our work in this single day offers dancers the recognition that moving well together allows us to become more than single beings. Expanding who we are together frames what we can be and what can arise in the immediacy and vitality of each moving moment.  

Who is this Retreat for?

 CI dancers and people with movement skills


August 30: 5p-9p

August 31: 5p-9p


“Nita’s teaching and presence have informed my embodiment – the way I move, the way I direct my attention, and the moment-to-moment choicemaking about how and who I am in the world. Her teaching is generous, sharp, honest, and…magical.”

About Nita Little

Nita Little, PhD, is an activist for embodied relational intelligence and a teacher, choreographer, and scholar of improvisational dance. She is one of the foremost developers of Contact Improvisation since its inception in 1972. She specializes in physical and mental relations between people and their worlds. Nita is invited to teach and speak to people worldwide.

Retreat Location

WildHeart is located on 46+ beautiful acres in the Hudson Valley. Retreatants will have the option to stay in a single room, double room, dorm, or camping in either our main retreat center or in private two-bedroom cabins. All options have access to shared kitchens and bathrooms. Daily events will take place in the studio, shared common spaces, and outdoors. Retreatants are welcome to enjoy the lawns, walk in the forest, and swim and boat in the lake during their stay! More info about directions and transportation options HERE.

If you have any questions, concerns about pricing, or need assistance attending, please do not hesitate to reach out personally.



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