Redwood Stories

A Dance Adventure Camp

Redwood Stories offers a 3-day youth camp that will introduce participants to contemporary dance techniques, site-specific improvisations, and partnering. Participants will be guided in various composition exercises and will create devised performance, unveiling personal stories at the confluence of the environment.


This Dance Adventure will be filled with joy, connection and taking playful risks.

At the end of camp, participants can invite their community to come

and enjoy a Site-Specific Performance!


This is an amazing opportunity for Youth to dive into creative practice and share parts of their process with the support of their community and natural environment.

Intention: to create a space for young women, non-binary, and non-gender conforming youth to connect through expressive arts and storytelling while taking playful risks in the heart of the Redwoods and Smith River. We strive to cultivate a space that invites honesty, vulnerability, and courage to speak one’s truth while providing resources and opportunities to support others in their sharing of oneself.

Names of Instructors: Lauren Godla and Kristen Rulifson

Phone: 707-218-7711 (Lauren) 530-401-4066 (Kristen)

Experience Dates: July 28, 29 & 30th

Time of Day & Length of Time: 10 am- 2pm each day

with a Showing on July 30 at 7pm

Where/Location: TBA

Day by Day Agenda:

7/28:  10-11: Introductions & Ice Breaker Dance games, Silent hike & Improv Activity

11-12: Dance session A (technique)

12-12:30: Lunch Break

12:30- 1:45: Dance session B (site-specific)

1:45-2: Walk back

7/29: 10-12: kayak & writing/poetry activity

12-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-1:45: Dance Session C (making dance out of poetry)

1:45-2: walk back


7/30: 10-10:30 Improv Warm-Up

10:30-12 Collaboration and Composition

(Creating confluences where stories can come together in time and space)

12-12:30: Lunch Break

12:30- 1:45: Rehearsal (site-specific)

1:45-2: Closing Circle

Requirements of Participants: Lunch, Water, Swimsuit, Sunscreen, Sweats (Bring layers, we will move from the sun to the shade) a towel and closed-toed shoes.

Prerequisites: Let us know if you aren't comfortable swimming, you can still participate- but it would be helpful for us to know.

Who: 13-18-year-old young women, non-binary, and non-gender conforming youth.

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