Contact Improv Boston presents:
25th Annual May Jam   

             Friday - Sunday, May 27-29, 2016
     Rolling into May Jam 

 25 years of Contact  © John Barrett 2010
 Time to Celebrate 
   Lots of dancing and playing

     Jeff Bliss
      Artist-in-residence

 Jamming Fri thru Sun
  ⇒ Friday night: Welcome Jam
  ⇒ Open Jamming all day Saturday and Sunday
  
⇒ Saturday evening: Live Music & Dance Jam 
                          (with Improvised Music by Shamou)
  ⇒ Great breakfasts and lunches included
  ⇒ Sunday night pot luck for particpants
  ⇒ Monday, off-the-dance-floor gathering

  ⇒ Friends!   Fun!   Community!

 Want to skip some details?  Go right to registration. 



WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday
Registration and Welcome jam................................7:00-10:00pm

Saturday
Doors open for personal warm-up and breakfast........9:30am
Opening Circle and group warm-up.........................10:00am
All day jamming...................................................10:00am-5:30pm
Lunch served (times approximate)...........................1:00-2:30pm
Dinner break at local restaurants.............................5:30-8:00pm
Music and Dance Jam w/ Shamou............................8:00-10:30pm
        (Saturday night is open to the public, invite your friends)

Sunday
Doors open for personal warm-up and breakfast........10:00am
Gather for group warm-up......................................10:30am

All day jamming....................................................10:30am-4:00pm
Lunch served (time approximate)..............................1:00-2:30pm
Closing circle..........................................................4:00-5:00pm

Out of the space.....................................................6:00pm
Sunday evening party for May Jam participants...........details TBA

Monday
Off-the-dance-floor gathering.  Likley a picnic.............details TBA



COSTS and REGISTRATION:

FINANCIAL AID and SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS:

To ApplyIf you are in need of financial aid, we offer a limited number of applicants $25-off their fee on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply on the registration form.

To Donate: If you have, even a little extra, please donate to the scholarship fund to help your fellow dancers afford to come to CIB events. Donate when you register online.


ON-LINE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT PRICING:
IMPORTANT: Discount pricing applies ONLY if you register and pay on-line.
On-line registration closes, midnight, May 25.

♦ $75 - Student Rate - Full-time student or those unemployed.
♦ $95 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $110 - Professional rate - Pay this rate if you can.
♦ $125 - Supporting the Arts!

 ♦ To Register, click here ♦♦ 


Walk-in pricing:

FULL JAM "At the door":
$95 - Student Rate - Full-time student or those unemployed
$115 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
$130 - Professional rate - Pay this rate if you can.
$150 - Supporting the Arts! 

À LA CARTE - BITS AND PIECES OF MAY JAM (at the door only):
Friday Night Jam only, $12 ($8-16, sliding scale)
Saturday Daytime, only - Jamming & food: $55 (sliding scale, 49-70)
Saturday evening Dance and Music Improv Jam, only - $17 ($12-25, sliding scale)
Sunday Daytime only - Jamming & food: $55 (sliding scale, 49-70)

Work Exchange: 

We have a limited number of positions available enabling dancers to save up to one half of their jam registration fee.  Some are appropriate only for local dancers; some make sense for anyone. Contact the Work exchange (WEX) coordinator, to be considered.
wex@contactimprovboston.com


Questions about registering: 

Email Paul: registrations@contactimprovboston.com



OUT-OF-TOWNERS:

You are welcome - come one, come all! We can help you with housing here in the homes of local dancers. Please pre-register and indicate you need housing; we'll work it out for you.

Questions about housing?   Email housing@ContactImprovBoston.com



LOCATION:  

All the weekend's events take place at: 
Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA (Porter Square)
Right across the street from the Porter Sq stop on the MBTA Red Line.
Park on far side of the lot behind Elephant Walk Restaurant, 2067 Mass Ave (across the street, north 3 blocks)

Here's a link to a map showing the Masonic Hall, the T stop and where to park: http://maps.google.com



ARTISTS BIOS:

 Jeff Bliss: Jeff danced professionally with Betty Jones and with Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange for over 10 years.  As a member of Group 6 (with Chris Aiken, Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Julie Carr, and Peter Bingham) Jeff explored composition and performance issues in contact improvisation.  For six years Jeff was artist-in-residence at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center and for 9 years he was a national training artist for the Wolftrap Institute.  Jeff was on the summer faculty of Naropa University and served as senior program manager at the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City for 9 years.  He still teaches family improvisation classes at Jacob’s Pillow every summer and longs for more time to attend jams.

© Catherine MusinskiShamou: Shamou's music career began at an early age in his native Iran.  He studied music in Tehran and performed with the Iranian National Ballet as a dancer.  He moved from there to London and then to the US, continuing his formal music training at Berklee College of Music.  Shamou is also known for his collaborative work with Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co., Mark Morris Dance Company, among others.  He has been a frequent provider of music/sound-scape for improv dancers at CIB, Oliver’s Jam, and Dance New England.  More info about Shamou and links to some of his recordings can be found on his website: www.shamou.com.



THE FINE PRINT:  

Regarding product sales at the May Jam:
If you have items of interest to contact improv dancers (generally clothing) that you would like to sell at CIB events, please contact the organizers in advance.  We have limited space available for vendors, and may not be able to say yes to everyone, so it is important you let us know well ahead of time.

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.



  Hope to dance with you soon at... 
 May Jam, 2016