Covering Ground and Growing Wings
(The Art of Falling & Flying in Contact Improv)
A Sunday Workshop in Portland, ME with Moti Zemelman
October 15, 2017
Sunday: 1:30 - 5:30pm
SUNDAY - Maine Center for Taijiquan, 500 Forest Ave, Portland
Part One - COVERING GROUND
Falling can be fun! What goes up must come down, and you have to go down to go back up again. Learn how to root, roll, and dig into the Cliffs, Plateaus, and boulders of our bodies to find that negotiation with gravity that we call flying. Find new pathways to the ground. Learn about your soft landing gear. Find ways to be light even as you anchor yourself to the Earth's gravitational pull. Come fall down and cover some new ground.
Part Two - GROWING WINGS
A study in the art of flying, we'll explore lifts, weight-sharing and the dynamics of flight. Learn to develop more comfort with heights, being upsidedown, and using momentum through the air. We will practice listening to the subtle invitations that our partners offer us to go UP and find new pathways towards the sky!
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, 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 where he currently co-organizes the Touch&Play Festival https://2017.touchandplay.org. 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 www.contactimprov.com.
Workshop Cost Options are on a sliding scale based on income:
INFO: contact Deb Grant - (207) 408-2684, firstname.lastname@example.org