Contact Improv Boston's Annual:
FALL JAM & WORKSHOP
with Chris Aiken, Artist-in-Residence
Friday - Sunday, October 10-12, 2014
 Workshop: Two mixed-level classes with Chris
    Poetics of Contact - Touch, Flow & Imagination
⇒ Fall Jam: Three daytime jams + evening jam (w/music)

  We welcome you with
  Fantastic Dancing, Fun & Friends:

© William Frederking 2009

♦ Great Classes 
   (Open to most experience levels. Beginners, check w/ registrar)

♦ Exciting Jamming
  All levels of experience welcome

♦ Saturday night Music and Dance Jam
  with Moti Zemelman (open to the Public)

♦ Delicious breakfasts and lunches included

 

            ♦ On-Line Registration has ended ♦            

Walk-in Attendance for all the jamming portions of the event is still available. Register for all jamming at the door for a discount: Saturday, 1pm on    OR...  
Walk-in for any a la carte bit, Saturday afternoon, on.  

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PLEASE NOTE: There is plenty of room in the jamming-portion of this weekend but the workshop with Chris Aiken is now fully subscribed.  
Please join us for the jamming portion of the weekend.  Pre-register for all the jamming at a discount or walk in for á-la-carte bits.  If you would like to join the waiting list for the workshop, register for the jamming and send an
email to the registrar indicating your interest.  

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Click to skip ahead & Register ♦

PLEASE NOTE TWO POINTS:
♦ Workshop attendance is limited to those also attending the Fall Jam.
   The workshop is now full.  
   
Registration for the jamming portion is available!

Workshop is size-limited; register early.
♦ New Format!! Fall Jam jamming is after the workshop (see schedule).
Attend both and practice your new skills. Or just come for the jamming. 



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Please note: Workshop registration is limited to those attending both Workshop sessions & the Fall Jam.
Poetics of Contact: Touch, Flow and Imagination

In this workshop we will alternate physical research, skill development, and the focused practice of contact improvisation.  Ultimately our goal will be to have dances that are exploratory, clear-boundaried, and fun.  What seems essential is the ability to attune one’s physicality and intelligence to meet the needs of the dancing.  It is skillful, imaginative play.



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Fri Evening & Sat morning):
Friday
Registration for Workshop.................6:45-7:30pm
First Workshop Session.....................7:30-10:00pm

Saturday
Space opens....................................9:15am
Breakfast.........................................9:30-10:00am
Second Workshop Session.................10am-1pm
Lunch.............................................1:00-2:30pm


FALL JAM SCHEDULE (Sat afternoon thru Sunday):
Saturday
Registration for Fall Jam...................1:00-2:30pm
Lunch.............................................1:00-2:30pm
Jamming.........................................1:30-6:00pm
       (Opening Circle at ~2:30pm)
Dinner break (at local restaurants).....6:00-8:30pm
Music and Dance Jam (w/Moti)...........8:30-10:30pm
       (Open to the public - Bring your friends)

Sunday
Breakfast........................................9:30-10am
Double Session of Jamming..............10am, on all day  
Lunch.............................................12:30-2pm
Out of the space..............................6:00pm



COSTS AND REGISTRATION:

New Scholarship Fund: At this event, we are starting a Scholarship Fund for use at future weekend events. Any payments above the Professional Rate will be matched by CIB and saved for this fund. Please contribute when you register.

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 registrar, to be considered.
registrations@contactimprovboston.com


EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT PRICING (available on-line only):

On-Line Registration has closed.  
Walk-in registration is available at the door for all jamming or a la carte bits

♦ Registration for the jamming portion is available! ♦ 
REGISTER HERE 

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PLEASE NOTE: There is plenty of room in the jamming-portion of this weekend but the workshop with Chris Aiken is now fully subscribed.  
Please join us for the jamming portion of the weekend.  Pre-register for all the jamming at a discount or walk in for á-la-carte bits.  If you would like to join the waiting list for the workshop, register for the jamming and send an 
email to the registrar indicating your interest.  

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Register early, the Workshop option will fill quickly!
On-line Registration closes October 8, midnight.

Workshop plus Fall Jam
Until September 30, Workshop registration is limited to those also attending the Fall Jam. (If you would like to join a wait-list for a "Workshop Only" possibility, contact the registrar.)
$80  -  Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$95  -  Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$110 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$111+ Supporting scholarship fund. (CIB matches 100%, up to $1000 total)

Fall Jam only
Begins Saturday at 1pm
$50  -  Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$65  -  Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$80  -  Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$81+   Supporting scholarship fund. (CIB matches 100%, up to $1000 total)


AT THE DOOR PRICING (walk-in):

Full Fall Jam (includes daytime jams, meals and Saturday evening, not Workshop)
Begins Saturday at 1pm 
$65  -  Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$80  -  Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$95  -  Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$96+ - Supporting scholarship fund. (CIB matches 100%, up to $1000 total)

À la carte - Bits and Pieces of the Fall Jam 
Saturday Night Music and Dance Jam w/ Moti - $15 (sliding scale, $12-20)
Saturday Afternoon Jam only - $25 (sliding scale, $20-40)
Sunday Day Rate - $45 (sliding scale, $40-60)


QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION:

Email the registrar at: 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 register early and indicate you need housing; we'll work it out for you.



LOCATION:  All the weekend's events, Workshop and Fall Jam 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



TEACHER BIO:
© Source to follow Chris Aiken is a leading international teacher of contact improvisation and dance improvisation. His approach to contact has evolved through years of practice and collaboration with many of the seminal figures in this field: Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung and Peter Bingham. Over the past eight years he has toured and performed extensively with Angie Hauser, bridging the worlds of contact, dance improvisation and contemporary performance. Chris began his contact teaching in Boston with his dear friend, Olivier Besson.



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.



FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email the registrar: registrations@ContactImprovBoston.com



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AND DANCE!