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BODY MUSIC with Keith Terry:

a musical movement practice for the cultivation of rhythmic precision and neuroplasticity.

Keith has developed a physical approach to developing polyrhythmic musicality. Through his practice of Body Music, Keith invites us with hands, feet and voice, into a polyrhythmic world of music making. As an internationally acclaimed percussionist, Keith can support any and all to find ease in a deeper “felt sense” of rhythm and timing.


Keith Terry is a teacher, musician, dancer and performer. For almost 20 years Keith has been organizing Body Music festivals around the world: building community, inspiration and collaboration worldwide. The act of making music and movement supports the complex neurological processes of neuroplasticity. A weekend with Keith is like going to the brain spa. You will leave with new capacity and practices to take home with you, and to share with others.

Join us Thursday the 14th, 4pm - Sunday the 17th, 4pm!


We offer 3 full scholarships for Black, Indigenous and People of Color [BIPOC] folks in each session. As well as 3 Work Trade spots in each session. If interested please select 'BIPOC Scholarship' OR 'Work Trade' when registering via the link below. For more information about the work trade exchange, go to the Work Exchange page.


Keith Terry is a percussionist/rhythm-dancer/educator whose artistic vision has straddled the line between music and dance for more than four decades. As a soloist he has appeared in such settings as Lincoln Center, Bumbershoot, NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI’s The World, the Vienna International Dance Festival, and the Paradiso van Slag World Drum Festival in Amsterdam. His groups Corposonic, Slammin All-Body Band, Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble, Crosspulse Duo with Evie Ladin, Professor Terry’s Circus Band Extraordinaire, and Body Tjak (with I Wayan Dibia) have performed in a variety of venues, including Joe’s Pub, WNYC, and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors (NYC), Grand Performances, LACMA Jazz, the Roxy, and the Skirball Center (LA), SFJazz, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Woodford Festival in Australia, and the Bali Arts Festival. In addition, Keith has performed with a wide range of artists including Charles “Honi” Coles, Turtle Island Quartet, Bill Irwin, Jovino Santos Neto, Barbatuques, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Kenny Endo, Freddie Hubbard, Tex Williams, Robin Williams, and Bobby McFerrin. As a producer he has created 5 CDs and 4 DVDs for Crosspulse Media.

From 1998 to 2005 Keith was on the faculty at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, where he designed and taught a dozen courses on the relationship of music and dance; deep listening; synchronicity, time, and timing; and intercultural communication in the arts. In 2006 he conceived and directed the first International Body Music Performance Project for the Orff Institute in Salzburg. Keith tours extensively in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, where his Body Music performances, workshops, residencies and choreographic commissions are popular among professional performers and educators. Keith Terry is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow and the Founding Director of Crosspulse, a 32-year old Oakland, California-based arts organization dedicated to rhythm-based intercultural music and dance. Keith is also the Founding/Artistic Director of the Crosspulse project, the International Body Music Festival (IBMF), an annual 6-day Festival which explores the language of body music from culture to culture. Now in its sixth year, IBMF has been produced in San Francisco/Oakland, US; São Paulo, Brazil; and Istanbul, Turkey.

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