SOMA Fest L.A. — Somatic Movement Arts Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Dance, Drama
Location of Festival Los Angeles, California, USA
Festival Contact Information

Teri Carter, Director
P. O. Box 241193
Los Angeles, CA 90034 USA
Phone: +01 310-488-9879

Festival Description

The annual Somatic Movement Arts Festival, Los Angeles, features artists from diverse somatic forms. In a week of workshops and performances we present these mind/body practices to help people toward a wide range of goals, including discovering ease in everyday movement, developing athletic virtuosity, preventing injury, and reconnecting with the self. The SOMA Fest provides an easy forum for individuals to experiment with a variety of somatic practices… The festival was launched in 2006.

Festival Dates September 24 - 29, 2013
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Festival Events:

Featured performances 2012:
  • The Summer of Peace 2012
    Performance — September 21, 2012, 6:30pm
    • Join with TENS of THOUSANDS of others to create a culture of peace in our lifetime! The Summer of Peace 2012 is the first-ever 3-month celebration and call to action for inner and outer peace, complete with online and live events and many ways for you to participate! Together, we will acknowledge, celebrate and accelerate a peace wave that has been quietly emerging around the world, across multiple sectors of society and from inner to international levels. 2012 is the year that we will take this peace wave to new heights!
    • Venue: Continuum Studio, 1629 18th St. #7, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
      Price: $20 general/$15 Student/Senior
    • Tickets:, or
  • EmbodYment
    Performances — Saturday, September 22 at 8:00pm at Highways Performance Space and Sunday, September 23, 4:00pm at the Continuum Studio (see ticketing and venue details below). Artists Panel Discussion to follow each performance.
    • Festival Performances present kinesthetically charged contemporary and improvisational work from International and Local Artists that amplify keen physical articulation and prowess. Lewis Segal of the L.A. Times wrote, “Real body awareness… These performers are a breed apart… Brilliant harnessing of the body”… Artists participating in the 2012 SOMA Fest include award winning Stefan Ferry, a prominent member of Israel’s Gaga Dance form spreading across the globe and acclaimed in NYC, stemming from the Batsheva Dance Company. Shel Wagner-Rasch (Somatic Experiencing), Teri Carter, SOMAfest Founder (Fluid Anatomy) and Emilie Conrad (Continuum) plus 9 other celebrated somatic artists from the U.S. and Israel. For SOMA Fest details, schedule, workshop and registration information, and faculty bios, please see or contact Teri Carter, (310) 488-9879,
    • Venue — Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404
      Price: $20 general/$15 Student/Senior
    • Tickets:
    • Venue — The Continuum Studio, 1629 18th St., #7, Santa Monica, CA 90404
      Price: $20 general/$15 Student/Senior
    • Tickets:
Workshops/Labs 2012:
  • Workshops and Performances with Somatic Artist/Educators from across the US and Israel
  • Workshops Daily: 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Somatic Performance Lab: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-3:30pm, Culminating in Sunday’s 4:00pm Performance
  • Workshops and labs take place at Highways/Continuum Spaces, 1651/1629 18th St. (& Olympic) / Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Contact: Teri Carter, email,, 310-488-9879


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