Our Coordinator Team for GUS 2021:
Patrick Crowley started studying Contact Improvisation in 1984 at Hampshire College, then did an intensive with Nancy Stark Smith and many other CI teachers that same year. In the summer of 1990, Patrick studied with Nancy intensively while she discovered the Underscore as its own practice. For the last 12 years, he worked closely with Nancy on many dance projects, including the January Workshop at Earthdance, Glimpse projects, the Northampton Underscore +/- group, and community Underscores in Western Mass. He has been been a GUS site facilitator since 2007 and on the GUS coordinator team since 2017. Patrick has a background in contemporary dance, somatics, bodywork, yoga, meditation, improvisational theatre, performance, and sacred ritual. He has taught internationally at many universities, dance centers, festivals, and healing arts centers.
Sarah Young has collaborated with and performed works by dance makers Nancy Stark Smith, David Dorfman, Jill Sigman, Hilary Easton, Stephan Koplowitz, and the Treehouse Shakers. She was the Executive Director of Earthdance from 2013–2018. She had her first Underscore Talk-Through with Nancy in 2011. Since then, she has participated in Glimpse 2, January Workshop 2020, and the Northampton Underscore +/- group with Nancy Stark Smith. She has been been a GUS site facilitator since 2015 and on the GUS coordinator team since 2020. She became a Feldenkrais practitioner in 2015 under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin, NYC. Sarah is an Alum of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA 2003, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Morocco 2008-10. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.