A great benefit to time at Workspace for Choreographers, an artists’ retreat in Sperryville, Virginia, is the chance to work, uninterrupted by technology and routine. Equally important is the chance to not work. Cooking nice meals, taking walks and hikes, going into town, reading, sleeping (10 hours a night!), writing, drawing–all of these tangential activities show up in subtle and salient ways in the rehearsal process. Cassie, Paloma, and I spent a great week together making new material in and out of the studio for Cassie’s How to Lose a Mountain, and developing new methods for creating movement when we’re out on the trail next spring.