3 NOV 2017
5 Nov 2017
The Dharmalab Community Centre, 1814 Pandora Street, Second Floor, Vancouver, BC , Canada

TANTRA CONTACT FUSION: Creating deep intimacy in our dances
(A Touch&Play Event)

Friday night 6-10pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm Plus a blindfold jam 7-10pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

WHERE: The Dharmalab Community Centre
1814 Pandora Street, Second Floor, Vancouver

Even though Contact Improv 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. Often this vulnerability and intimacy is avoided out of fears and habits to keep us safe. Finding your own safe edge we’ll explore the balance of control and surrender. In a safe container, incorporating stillnesses, slow-motion, eye-contact, energetic awareness, and more – we’ll explore being more deeply present with our partners.

The event will begin with a consent workshop on Friday Evening required for all participating:
ConSensual: Contact Improv & The Art of Consent

At the core of CI is the constant dance of consent. In this workshop we will be practicing this dance of saying and hearing “No” & “Yes” both verbally and non-verbally. This act of trust brings us into deeper intimacy when we hold ourselves and partners with respect. This listening practice guides our dances toward greater empathy and presence. By incorporating Non-Violent Communication, Tantra-inspired exercises, stillness, eye-contact, and energetic awareness, we’ll explore being more deeply sensual, consensual, and present with each other.

The weekend event will include a BLINDFOLD JAM Saturday 7-10pm only available to those attending the weekend workshop:

INFO: Kayte Gillespie – wcciassociation@gmail.com or 778-919-5283

Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improvisation 29 years ago. Over the past 22 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Professor of Dance at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Over the last 10 years in his desire to integrate communication and intimacy skills in his life and teaching he has studied Non-Violent Communication, Tantra, Butoh, BDSM and Byron Katie’s “The Work”. 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/ . Additionally he is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ recently released documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.” (Video Clip from the film http://vimeo.com/38268635 ) He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com

INFO: Kayte Gillespie – wcciassociation@gmail.com or 778-919-5283

COST (sliding scale):
Early Bird Special – Before September 30, 2017 – $145 – 170
After Sep 30, 2017 – $160 – 200

To register please send a payment via paypal or etransfer (if within Canada) to wcciassociation@gmail.com. Please include your full name and email address.

CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 778-919-5283, , https://www.facebook.com/events/141199503137854
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