1st Sunday Music and Movement Jam

With SPECIAL SHOWING by current Artists-in-Residence Mary Pearson, Sara Kraft and Gabriel Forestieri.

Programming category: 
February 5, 2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The Works-in-Progress by Artists-in-Residence showing is at 6:30.

Once a month the Umbrella Studio fills with a celebration of movement and music!  A live soundscape is provided by a local musican.  Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm.

All dance levels and styles are welcome. 

This month we have Moti Zemelman who plays vocal-electronic music for dancers, performers, and lovers of sound.  In 2007 he released his debut CD, Doorwaves.  His music is inspired by the love and practice of dancing, teaching and playing music for Contact Improvisation.  Moti's vocal acrobatics range from Gyoto monk throat singing to perfect trumpet imitations to alien utterances.  Using electronic loopers and effects to create vocal layers he is a one-man bazaar.  If Bobby McFerrin and Moby had a baby...

Faculty
Moti Zemelman

Moti Zemelman, MFA, is based in Greenfield, MA and began practicing Contact Improv 27 years ago. Over the past 20 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. 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.

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