The Marsh Studio offers aerial act creation retreats, workshops, classes and performances for aerial artists of all levels and aspirations.
Local trapeze classes are offered on a weekly basis, gentle exercise for every age group.
The Marsh Studio is a venue for performance arts…aerial dance, theater, modern dance, and music. The architecture of the space and serenity of nature surrounding the studio create an atmosphere of intimacy and beauty
Retreats give guidance to those who want to deepen their performance art and their intuitive skills for creating aerial dance, culminating in an opportunity to perform a solo which emerged from the days spent here.
Our beautiful location in coastal Georgia serves as the perfect environment for immersing yourself in artistry.

The Marsh Studio Presents

Performances are at 5:00 pm

Golf cart shuttle from Blue Heron Lane.


WHEN: APRIL 28  and 29 at 5:00 pm


TICKETS: $12 – $15



CONTACT: Susan Murphy

PHONE: 912-437-3755 


Caroline Calouche & Co. (CC&Co.) is back with more inspiring and entertaining repertory works at The Marsh Studio on April 28 and 29 at 5pm.   CC&Co. is a non-profit cirque and dance company based in Charlotte, North Carolina with a mission dedicated to inspiring people of diverse backgrounds to explore beyond their boundaries through performance and education.  
They will present their signature contemporary dance work ‘Trust’ that blends acrobatic and contemporary dance partnering to portray the trials and tribulations that a leader undergoes when learning to depend on others to succeed in their vision.  Caroline Calouche and the gracefully athletic dancers will present their new aerial silks work ‘Reverie’, aerial hoop solo from ‘Star Gazer’, a new contemporary work ‘a toi’.  
The program concludes with chapters from a re-boot of a 2014 work called ‘Lingua’ that focuses on how language affects how we perceive the world.  The idea for ‘Lingua’ began when Caroline first visited The Marsh Studio and met Susan in 2013 at one of her Aerial Dance Retreats.  ‘We worked on connecting text to a dance and speaking while moving in the air’, recalls Caroline.  ‘My aerial rope solo that I created at Susan’s was about the secret language that my twin brother and I spoke when we were very young.   These explorations stirred an interest in me to learn more about how we communicate, how language has evolved and how it has affected us.’  
At a show of Caroline Calouche & Co.’s, you can always expect to be entertained and inspired.  Visit her website or our YouTube channel to learn 
See you at the show!
Susan Murphy

Aerial Art You Create Retreat Announced April 11-15, 2018

Welcome to The Marsh Studio where Susan Murphy and Don Carson together have created an Authentic Aerial Theater and Training Center like no other. Performances, Retreat Workshops and Personal One -on-One Training Classes are offered. Weekly exercise classes with gentle movement therapy are also offered.
Located just outside of historic Darien, GA on the beautiful coastal marshlands. A quick hour and fifteen minutes from the Jacksonville International airport and just fifty-five minutes from the Savannah International airport.  The Brunswick, GA regional airport that is serviced by Delta airlines is a quick 25 minute drive.
The Marsh Studio Video Presentation
“And this was my true task, to be the music of the body. For truly the body needs a song, a spirit, a soul. And no less, to make this work the soul has need of a body, and I am both of the earth and I am of the inexplicable beauty of heaven where I fly so easily, so welcome, yes…” Mary Oliver
Our Laurels
These are from our students and professionals that have attended workshops and retreats at Marsh Studio.
Throughout Susan’s workshop, I had moments of extreme peace and serenity as though everything else had melted away. Letting myself dive into the emotions we were trying to convey through movement took away all fears and inhibitions about performing. That has taught me to simply move in that moment.

Sarah Johns


“Susan can turn a stale space into a whole new learning environment. I was stuck and Susan allowed me to unfold and nurture my true movement. Working with Susan reminded me that the roots of movement begin inside and work their way out to the limbs. This was a great accompaniment to my aerial training and taking the next step in creating my own choreography.”

Alissa Lynn Feller
New England Center for Circus Arts

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