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CI Beginners Mind: 
Fifty Ways to Enter the Dance
with...Moti Zemelman 

A Full-day Saturday Workshop:
December 1st, 10am-4pm in Arlington, MA

Contact Improv isn't just a dance...© Levi Gershkowitz
It's a way of life!

Seeing, feeling, sensing, surrendering, directing, imitating, collaborating, breathing, contrasting, pausing, connecting!

"Become permeable to your own intuitions and impulses. Connect to your partner, connect to yourself, connect to presence. Every moment is an opportunity to enter the dance more deeply.  Replace ambition with curiosity - Be a beginner... Always."

This workshop offers material accessible to both beginners and experienced dancers wishing to deepen their practice.

St. John's Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 74 Pleasant St (Rte 60), Arlington Center
Here's a GoogleMap:
Enter the Church; thru the furthest rear door on the side street, Lombard Road
Busses: up Mass Ave to Arlington Center: (77 from Harvard Sq) (79 from Alewife Sta)
Street Parking: From Pleasant St (Rte 60) enter the side street, Lombard Road; continue one block; it ends at Lombard Terrace. Plenty of parking on Lombard Terrace.

IMPORTANT: This workshop happens at an unusual venue for CIB - it is neither the Tuesday Jam space nor a space where CIB events frequently happen.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Doors opens; Registration & warmups ...........................9:30am
Morning workshop session............................................10:00am-1:00pm
Lunch break (BYO, we only supply limited snacks)............1:00-2:00pm
Afternoon workshop Session..........................................2:00-4:00pm
Out of the space by......................................................4:30pm


Discount online registration closes midnight, Thurs 11/29/2018

$75 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$65 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$85 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$100 - Supporting the Arts rate

 Click Here for Online Registration  

AT THE DOOR PRICING: (If space is available.)
$90 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$80 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$100 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$120 - Supporting the Arts rate

To Apply: If the lowest level of our sliding scale is too expensive for you, we offer a limited number of applicants $20 off their fee on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply on the registration form. (This aid, if still available, may still be applied to those walking in and paying at-the-door rates.)

To Donate: If you have even a little extra, please donate to the scholarship fund as you register.  Your support enables more dancers to attend CIB events.  Donate when you register online.
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OUT-OF-TOWNERS:  You are welcome - come one, come all! We can help you with housing here in the homes of local dancers. Please register early and indicate you need housing; we'll work it out for you.

Questions about housing?   Email

TEACHER BIO: Moti Zemelman, MFA began practicing Contact Improv 30 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 was 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 directs the Touch&Play Festival. 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

QUESTIONS: Email Paul:


Cancelation Policy:
 •   If the whole event is canceled, we will refund the entire registration fee of pre-registered participants.  If we cancel an event part-way through, we will pro-rate that refund.
•   If a registered participant withdraws from an event more than two weeks before the event, we will fully refund their registration fee, minus a $10 administration fee.
•   If a registered participant withdraws less than two weeks before the event, no refund will be issued.  Also applies to no-show, (but please let us know so we can plan better.)
•   We will consider hardship situations for refunds before and during the event.  Please contact the registrar.