7 NOV 2015
8 Nov 2015
AVANT DANCE CENTER, 865 Spring St., Westbrook (Portland), ME USA

Ecstatic Contact Improv:
Creating deep intimacy in our dances

WHEN: NOV. 7-8 —
Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1:30-5:30pm

WHERE: AVANT DANCE CENTER, 865 Spring St. Westbrook, ME

INFO & REGISTRATION: Kellie Ryan 207.245.4350 kellieryan@gmail.com

Even though CI is a dance form that offers more intimacy than any other dance form I know of, there are so many ways that we can continue to deepen in these states. We’ll start by getting comfortable with the physics of this form in a safe container. incorporating stillness, slow-motion, eye-contact, energetic awareness, and tantric principles – we’ll explore being more deeply present with our partners.

Founder of CI, Steve Paxton, is quoted ‘If you’re dancing physics, you’re dancing contact. if you’re dancing chemistry, you’re doing something else.” Let’s challenge this notion in our dancing. Investigating the chemistry underlying the physics of this form asks us to deepen our awareness of our emotions and our sensuality before during and after a dance. A conscious and joyful sensuality can be practiced within CI that involves a continual listening for the “Yes” and “No” our bodies offer each other moment to moment. Live music by Moti throughout the workshop! Whether you are new to CI or a seasoned dancer this workshop will offer new skills and ways to enter the dance.

- “Just the pleasure of moving and the pleasure of using your body is, I think, maybe the main point. And the pleasure of dancing with somebody in an unplanned and spontaneous way, when you’re free to invent and they’re free to invent and you’re neither one hampering the other – that’s a very pleasant social form!” – Steve Paxton

Moti Zemelman, MFA began practicing Contact Improv 28 years ago. Over the past 20 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 Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA. He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co. (Holyoke, MA, USA) and is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ soon to be released 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.

INFO & REGISTRATION: Kellie Ryan 207.245.4350 kellieryan@gmail.com

COST: Earlybird – $95-150 …. After Oct. 25 – $125-175 (sliding scale)

CONTACT: Kellie Ryan, 207.245.4350, , https://www.facebook.com/events/1517670878524382/
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