Contact Improv with Moti

August 5, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sirius Community - Octagon Hall
72 Baker Rd
Shutesbury, MA 01072
(413) 259-1251


Class 2:30pm-5:00pm
Jam 5:00pm-6:30pm
Community Dinner 6:30pm-7:30pm *

Through the physical principles of touch, momentum, and weight sharing, this dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. Together we create a safe space to explore these skills and let our curiosity and joy lead the dance.

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, Guatemala, 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 both 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’ 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

* For dinner reservations following the workshop or to arrange overnight accommodations please email at least 24 hours in advance.