Now, the fire is on. I mean literally, because it is cold outside and we have hit November. So now is the time to huddle with your favorite artist friends and to come out to Stolzenhagen and create yourself a working residency or winter retreat. The rooms are warm but empty and the sunsets are shivery but brilliant… And some geese are still dancing here navigating their way south.

Winter Residency

After a full summer season we would like to open the space for artists who would like to explore the area and the space pOnderosa has to offer. This is an invitation to bring your own work to the space, share the space, engage with the space, perform, teach, exchange and present ideas, forums and politically social inquires about art making. For more info click here

Stay tuned for winter/spring workshops!  Already starting in February 2016 -  A facilitated  Contact Improvisation/ Underscore weekend, Contemplative Movement Practice, yoga and some psychic jogging with Stephanie Maher. Jen Polins will join us with her School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) on a Berlin/Stolzenhagen excursion.

P.O.R.C.H 2016 dates will soon be announced...

News Flash! A new seminar house in Stolzenhagen, TaubenBlau will be opening in March! pOnderosa will share its heated floors and initiate the space for quiet retreats, yoga and the Living Library gatherings

The TaubenBlau Act 2016

During February - April 2016, Stephanie Maher will embark on her next three year project, the TaubenBlau Act, inviting artist of all disciplines to research, breed and care for carrier pigeons as a way to slow down our communication and pass our artist practices in a more flighty way. 

Please contact Maher if this sparks your curiosity!

pOnderosa Getaway

The pOnderosa Seminar & Guest House offers the perfect destination for creative groups, providing a unique getaway with inspiring workplaces for discovery, exploration and retreat. We offer large communal spaces with sprung-floor studios for seminars, workshops or performances. We have a large, fully operational kitchen, various private rooms with or without bathroom, cabins and a tenting area.

For more information, please email

Photo:Tom O’Doherty

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Uli, Steph, Agne, Kata, Carol & Adi

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Ponderosa is an international artist run/nonprofit organization that encourages the expression of the creative body and mind, the esoteric critic and the conceptual freak. Ponderosa, an orientation in multi-disciplinary layers turning the regular into dance and art. 

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