Contact Improv Boston's Annual:
FALL JAM & WORKSHOP
Paul Singh, Artist-in-Residence
Friday - Sunday, October 9-11, 2015
 Workshop: Two mixed-level classes with Paul
⇒ Jamming: Three Contact jams + evening jam with music

    "Contact dancing is a sport.  It's an artform.
     It's a fast paced race to an unending finish line." 
                                                                           
Paul Singh

Paul Singh © by Andrea MohinFall Jam and Workshop is:

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

♦ Exciting Jamming 
  All levels of experience welcome

♦ Saturday night Music & Dance Jam
  w/ Stan Strickland (open to the Public)Stan Strickland    

♦ Delicious breakfasts and lunches included 




PLEASE NOTE THESE IMPORTANT POINTS:
♦ Two options for registration: The whole event or only the scheduled jams.
The workshop is full.  Pay at the door for any and all jamming sessions.
♦ The schedule intermixes workshop and jamming sessions.
Designed to be convenient for both registration options (schedule below).
♦ Workshop registration is size-limited.  REGISTER EARLY.  Workshop will fill.
Jamming-only option will remain available after workshop is full. 

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Registration is open 
CLICK HERE TO SKIP SOME DETAILS AND GET RIGHT TO 
REGISTRATION

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Paul Singh, Artist-in-residence
 Philosophy for the weekend: 
Contact Dancing is a guided meditation in patience, as well as a the greatest test of lighting quick instincts. Bring all of yourself to the dance floor - your aches and pains, your memories good and bad, projections of your future self, all of your expectations, all of your talents and all of your weaknesses. This workshop (and hopefully the entire weekend of jamming) will be a place to shed all of your unnecessary pieces.

Goal for the weekend:
I want to challenge every body in the room. Let’s use sweat and limbs to decipher time and space. Together we will ask very good questions and be brave in scouring for the answers. Can we challenge our current idea of improvisation? Can we create a practice that allows us to honestly have the opportunity to move in any directions possibly? Can I meet and hear another body and remain true to my personal spontaneity? Can we tear through space as hungry animals and have regard for all things near us?

 



SCHEDULE:
Friday
Doors open; Registration and warmups..........................6:45pm
Welcome Jam (open to all registrants)............................7:00-10:00pm

Saturday (NOTE: Saturday 2:30-5:30 for workshop registrants only)
Doors opens; Registration & warmups (open to all)..........9:30am
Breakfast (open to all registrants).................................9:30-10:30am
Opening Circle (open to all registrants)..........................10:30am
Morning Jamming (open to all registrants)......................10am-2:30pm
Lunch 
(open to all registrants)......................................1:00-2:30pm
Workshop Session (workshop registrants only)................2:30-5:30pm
Dinner break...............................................................5:30-8:00pm
Music and Dance Jam with Stan Strickland......................8:00-10:30pm
  (Evening jam open to all including the public. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!)

Sunday (NOTE: Sunday until 1pm for workshop registrants only)
Doors open; warm-ups (workshop registrants only)..........9:00am
Breakfast available (workshop registrants only)................9:15-10:00am
Workshop Session (workshop registrants only).................10am-1pm
Lunch 
(open to all registrants).......................................1:00-2:30pm
Afternoon Jamming 
(open to all registrants).....................1:00-4:30pm
Closing 
(open to all registrants)......................................4:30-5:00(ish)
Out of the space by........................................................6:00pm



COSTS & REGISTRATION: (Registration is open; see link below)

Pay-it-forward Scholarship Fund: At our recent weekend Jam events, Contact Improv Boston initiated a scholarship program to make our events more accessible to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.  We collected your contributions and now make those funds available for those who truly need financial support.  

For Fall Jam, we are offering a limited number of applicants, $25-off their fee on a first-come-first-served basis. (That's 23% off the full event and 40% off the jamming only option).

To apply for a Scholarship: If you wish to apply and cannot otherwise afford to attend, fill in the appropriate section when you register.

Everyone: When you register, please contribute to the Pay-it-forward Scholarship Fund.  CIB will distribute the funds at future weekend events.


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

Register early, the Workshop option will fill quickly!

There is plenlty of room in the jamming sessions of this event for walk-in jammers.  Just arrive at the door, pay and dance! 
We will accept discounted jamming-option registrations until midnight on Oct 7th, or anyone can walk-in for any or all jams, a-la-carte.

Unfortunately, the workshop option is full.  
If you would like to be on a wait-list for workshop cancellations, contact the registrar at: registrations@contactimprovboston.com

On-line Registration closes October 7, midnight.

Option 1 - Full Event (Workshop and Jamming Sessions)
Initially workshop registration is limited to those attending both Workshop and Jamming sessions.
After September 30, if Workshop is not yet full, we may open a Workshop-only registration option.
(If you would like to join a wait-list for this "Workshop-Only" option, contact the registrar.)

$110 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$125 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$140 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$150 - Supporting the Arts rate

Option 2 - Scheduled Jamming Sessions only
See schedule above

$60  -  Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$75  -  Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$90  -  Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$105 - Supporting the Arts rate

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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AT THE DOOR PRICING (walk-in):

Option 2 - Scheduled Jamming Sessions only
(includes all event activities and meals, except workshop sessions)
$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.
$110 - Supporting the arts rate

À la carte - Bits and Pieces of the Fall Jam 
Friday night Welcome Jam $12 (sliding scale $10-15)
Saturday Night Music and Dance Jam w/ Stan - $15 (sliding scale, $12-25)
Saturday Morning Jam only - $30 (sliding scale, $25-45)
Sunday Afternoon Jam only - $25 (sliding scale, $20-40)


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.

Questions about housing?   Email housing@ContactImprovBoston.com



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: Paul Singh lives and dances in New York City. He earned his BFA © Steven Shreiberdegree in Dance from the University of Illinois, USA, where he focused on a variety of dance methods including Alexander Technique, Ballet, Modern and Contact Improvisation. He began his studies in CI with Chris Aiken and since then has studied with Angela Dony, Yaniv Mintzer, Ray Chung and others. While recently visiting CI festivals in Israel, India, Russia, Spain and Germany, Paul spent time participating in intensives as well as assisting or teaching fundamentals in falling, flying, failing and laughing. As a student and teacher, he uses his understanding of Bartenieff Fundamentals as well as his innate sense of spatial awareness to explore more deeply the ideas of being grounded, becoming softer, and forgetting the difference between up and down.
There is a brief video of Paul dancing with Tim O'Donnell on YouTube. Check it out.



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!