Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

12 FEB 2018
7 Mar 2018
Festin Argentina - Buenos Aires 2018
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CONTACT: ciete cielos
Permalink — Updated: May 17 2018
12 FEB 2018
7 Mar 2018
Festin Argentina - Buenos Aires 2018
julian alvarez 2335, CABA, CABA, Seleccione..., Buenos Aires 1425, Argentina


CONTACT: ciete cielos
Permalink — Updated: May 17 2018
17 MAR 2018
24 Mar 2018
Goddess Garden Eco Retreat, Playa Grande, Cahuita, Limon , Costa Rica

5th Annual Contact Improv Retreat in Costa Rica
❀ with Moti Zemelman ❀ March 17-24, 2018
@ Goddess Garden, Cahuita, Costa Rica
INFO/REGISTER: www.contactimprov.com/costarica

  • Register by Dec 31 for $100 discount

Come to the magical rainforest and Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to play, improvise, and enhance your Contact skills. Your host and teacher, Moti Zemelman, brings 30 years of CI experience to share. We’ll improvise in the beautiful wood-floor palapa studio and do site specific dance explorations with the Goddess Tree, in the pool & on the beach. Nightly jams will include live improvised music. During this week-long intensive we will explore Contact as a way of connecting with self, nature, spirit and community.

Cost includes:
❉ 7 Nights accommodations
❉ Morning warm-ups
❉ Daily Contact classes and Jams
❉ 3 healthy nutritious meals per day
❉ Excursion to the Cahuita National Park
❉ Transportation to and from San Jose to
Goddess Gardens

For details and registration:
or e-mail: moti@contactimprov.com

  • Register by Dec 31 for $100 discount

Pura Vida!


Moti’s intensive was hands down the best contact dance intensive I have ever taken. Moti was able to create a space where community could flourish and where we were able to explore ourselves at so many levels. Contact dance was the vehicle through which we delved deeper into ourselves and what in means to be in community with each other. I cannot recommend his teaching enough.
- Rosemary Macadam (Toronto, Canada)

This Retreat was an absolute highlight in my over 30 years on again off again CI dance life. Moti is a sensei, a true master teacher, who has fed my love for CI on a very deep level and has brought out new curiosities and inner explorations into my being a CI practitioner, who wants to see this form spread to the edges of the earth.
- Cornelia Hoehle, (USA/Germany)

The combination of a paradise jungle/ocean location and Moti’s loving, experienced teaching made this a contact improv dancer’s dream.
- Bobby Dolan, (MA, USA)

Este retiro fue una experiencia hermosa. El lugar y la naturaleza que lo rodea son hermosos… La oportunidad de compatir con gente de otros países que está en la misma frecuencia de uno, gente sensible, abierta, es maravilloso… Y por supuesto la belleza y dulzura de Moti, junto con su enorme experiencia enseñando CI… Todo esto hace de esta experiencia algo digno de vivirse al menos una vez en la vida.
- Emmanuel Ramírez (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Fue una experiencia maravillosa, de gran crecimiento y aprendizaje. Sentir el cuerpo vivo y en movimiento, concentrarse en la pequeña danza, alejados del mundo por unos días para descubrirnos y abrirnos a la maravilla del contacto. Asistir a este retiro fue una experiencia que como artista escénico y ser humano, es invaluable. Gracias.
- Marianna Musso, (Argentina)

Info in Spanish -
Para ver la información de este evento en español haga clic aquí:

Pricing tiers: (in US Dollars)
✾ 6 person dorm: $1095
✾ Triple: $1295
✾ Double: $1495
✾ Private Room: $1895

  • Register by Dec 31 for $100 discount
CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 4134752651, , http://www.contactimprov.com/costarica
Permalink — Updated: Sep 19 2017
20 MAR 2018
27 Mar 2018
Srithanu, Koh Phangan , Thailand

A festival for Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Dance on Koh Phangan in March 2018.

250€ early bird ticket
290€ regular ticket

CONTACT: The Festival Team, , http://thailandcontactfestival.com/
Permalink — Updated: Aug 16 2017