Come to the magical rainforests and Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to play, improvise, and enhance your Contact skills. Your host and teacher, Moti Zemelman, brings 27 years of C.I. experience to share. We’ll improvise in the beautiful wood floor studios and do site specific dance explorations with the trees and on the beaches. Nightly jams will include live improvised music. During this week long intensive we will be exploring Contact as a way of connecting with self, nature, spirit, and community.
21 – 27 February 2021 | Contact Improv | Moti Zemelman
About the retreat leader
Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improv 28 years ago in 1988. Over the past 21 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 Company (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
Moti’s respected and beloved teachers in the various movement arts have included: Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Ruth Zaporah, Danny Lepkoff, Felice Wolfzahn, Fred Donaldson, Vera Orlock, Martin Keogh, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Ricardo Puccetti, Daniel Trenner, Keith Hennessy, Alito Alessi, Sue Morrison, and many more…