Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.

29 SEP 2017
1 Oct 2017
Lisbon, Lisbon , Portugal

The LX Dance Festival Contact Improvisation, is the first Contact-Improvisation Festival in Portugal. Promoting the encounter and exchange between practitioners and professionals, contributing to the creation of a new vision and expansion paths for Contact-Improvisation in Portugal. A meeting made by Portuguese and world people working in Portugal, with the intention of passing the magic of this country to the world. The Festival will held meetings, jams and workshops with artists and specialists in Dance, Contact and Improvisation


Prices and Type of registration options:
- Festival 3 days early bird: 120 euros – Until August 30th
- Festival 3 days: 150 euros – After 30th August
- Festival 3 days: 180 euros – at the box office on Festival days
- Festival 2 days early bird: 100 euros- Until August 30th
- Festival 2 days: 130 euros- After 30th August
- Festival 2 days: 150 euros – at the box office on Festival days
- 1 day: 70 euros
- one JAM: 10 euros
- two JAM: 15 euros
- three JAM: 30 euros

CONTACT: Rita Vilhena, +351927310107, , https://festcilx17.wixsite.com/lxci/programa-festival-1
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14 OCT 2017
15 Oct 2017
The Living Room (Formerly Studio 408), 408 Broadway, S.Portland, ME USA

FALLING UP: Covering Ground & Growing Wings
(The Art of Falling & Flying in Contact Improv)
A Weekend Workshop in Portland, ME with Moti Zemelman

WHEN: OCT 14-15
Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1:30-5:30pm

SATURDAY – The Living Room (Formerly Studio 408) 408 Broadway, S.Portland
SUNDAY – Maine Center for Taijiquan, 500 Forest Ave, Portland

or contact Deb Grant – (207) 408-2684, debagrant@yahoo.com

Falling can be fun! What goes up must come down, and you have to go down to go back up again. Learn how to root, roll, and dig into the Cliffs, Plateaus, and boulders of our bodies to find that negotiation with gravity that we call flying. Find new pathways to the ground. Learn about your soft landing gear. Find ways to be light even as you anchor yourself to the Earth’s gravitational pull. Come fall down and cover some new ground.

A study in the art of flying, we’ll explore lifts, weight-sharing and the dynamics of flight. Learn to develop more comfort with heights, being upsidedown, and using momentum through the air. We will practice listening to the subtle invitations that our partners offer us to go UP and find new pathways towards the sky!

Moti Zemelman, MFA began practicing Contact Improv 29 years ago. Over the past 22 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto NaciĆ³nal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA where he currently co-organizes the Touch&Play Festival ( https://2017.touchandplay.org/ ). He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co. (Holyoke, MA, USA) and is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.” As a musician Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams and in 2007 released his debut CD, Doorwaves. He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com.

or contact Deb Grant – (207) 408-2684, debagrant@yahoo.com

Earlybird – $115-130… After SEP 30 – $130-150 (sliding scale)
Earlybird – $80-100… After SEP 30 – $90-110 (sliding scale)

CONTACT: Deb Grant, (207) 408-2684, , http://www.contactimprov.com/portlandworkshop.html
Permalink — Updated: Sep 19 2017