Contact Improv Boston presents:
23rd Annual May Jam, in two parts:


♦ WEEKEND JAM: Friday - Sunday, May 23-25, 2014 plus...

♦ MONDAY CLASS "Clarity in the Unknown"  May 26

© B.B. Ames both with:   Tim O'Donnell
Artist-in-Residence for the Jam, and teacher for the workshop

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  You can walk in and pay at the door for the whole weekend OR any part of the Weekend Jamming (Fri-Sun)

MONDAY'S CLASS w/ TIM IS SOLD OUT.
For wait-list: registrations@contactimprovboston.com



WEEKEND JAM:

  ⇒ Jamming Friday through Sunday
  ⇒ Artistic leadership by Tim O'Donnell...
                 (back by popular demand)
  ⇒ Friday evening: Welcome Jam
  ⇒ Saturday evening: Live Music & Dance Jam
             with cellist, Stephen Katz
  ⇒ Great breakfasts and lunches included
  ⇒ Friends!   Fun!   Community!

MONDAY CLASS:  Clarity in the Unknown
An all-day Class w/ Tim O'Donnell

   Six hours of CI instruction
  ⇒ Mixed level material
  ⇒ Light lunch included



IMPORTANT NOTE:  Monday-Class-Only, is now a registration option.
Jump to the registration link
BUT, there are only a few slots available for this option.  These will go on a first-come-first-served basis so don't delay.



CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Clarity in the Unknown

From Tim: "From a place of deep physical listening we will focus on cultivating our responsiveness rather than our re-activeness, recognizing and then altering our known pathways, and composing through dialogue to create new layers and textures that deepen our dancing.

I am interested in how we dialogue with each other, the space, our viewers and ourselves. Actively perusing our own understanding of our body and its relationship to gravity will help ground how we communicate in a constantly shifting environment. How do we dance in a way that allows us not just to be seen, but understood? How do we listen in a way that helps us take greater risks physically and compositionally?

Through attentive and dynamic listening we can find balance in falling, redirecting and soaring. It is this balance in listening that allows us to risk the unknown more fully in our dancing. With care and attention we will pose and explore questions, ideas and concepts, working through exercises and scores that will hone our skills as movers and thinkers.
"



WEEKEND JAM SCHEDULE:

Friday       7:00-10:00pm         Registration and Welcome Jam

Saturday   9:30 a.m.                Doors open for Registration and personal warm-ups
                                                                   (Breakfast available)

                  10:00am                  Opening Circle

                 10:30am-5:30pm      Group Warm-up into All Day Jamming

                ~1:00-2:30pm          Lunch available

                5:30-8:00pm            Dinner at local restaurants

                8:00-10:30pm          Music & Dance Improv Jam, with...
                                                         Stephen Katz
                                                 (evening open to the public; bring your friends)

Sunday   10:00 am                  Doors open for Registration and personal warm-ups
                                                        (Breakfast available)

               10:30am-2:00 pm      Group Warm-up into Open Jamming

               2:00 - 2:30               Harvest and closing circle

               2:30 - 4:00               Lunch and leave-taking

               Sunday evening        Backyard party; details to be announced

MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE:

Monday    9:45am                    Registration and personal warm-ups

                10am-5pm                Workshop with Tim

                                                     (1-hr break, light lunch available)

                5-5:30pm                  Closing and clean-up



COSTS and REGISTRATION:

IMPORTANT: Pre-registration discount pricing applies ONLY if you register on-line, in advance. Pre-registration will close May 21.


WEEKEND JAM PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT PRICING
(Includes all-day Saturday and Sunday, plus Friday and Saturday evening jams, but not Monday Class)
♦ $65 - Student Rate - Full-time student or those unemployed.
♦ $80 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $95 - Professional rate - Pay this rate if you can.
♦ $110 - Supporting the Arts!

Monday class is sold out. Join the wait-list: registrations@contactimprovboston.com
MONDAY CLASS PRE-REGISTRATION DISCOUNT PRICING
♦ $55 - Student Rate - Full-time student or those unemployed.
♦ $70 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $85 - Professional rate - Pay this rate if you can.
♦ $105 - Supporting the Arts!

 TO PRE-REGISTER ON-LINE, CLICK HERE 

Please register soon - The Weekend Jamming option will always be available, but there are only a few slots available for the Monday Class. 

(Early registration really does help us plan the event.)


WORK EXCHANGE POLICY: 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


AT THE DOOR PRICING:

WEEKEND JAM "At the door" (Includes jamming all-day Saturday and Sunday plus Friday and Saturday evening jams, but not Monday Workshop):
$80 - 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.
$130 - Supporting the Arts! 

À LA CARTE - BITS AND PIECES OF MAY JAM (at the door only):
Friday Night Jam only, $8-16, sliding scale
Saturday Daytime Only - Jamming and food: $45 (does not include the evening jam)
Saturday evening Dance and Music Improv Jam only, $10-20, sliding scale
Sunday Daytime Only - Jamming and food: $30

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTERING: 

Email Paul and Derek: 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 plus Tim's workshop 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:  Tim O'Donnell is a New York-based dance artist who teaches and performs in both the United States and Europe. His exploration in dance, movement and improvisation is strongly rooted in deep physical listening while maintaining a sense of adventure. He has taught and performed for numerous organizations, universities and festivals most recently including the American Dance Festival, Arizona State University, Dance Ireland, Dance New Amsterdam and Movement Research. He holds an MFA in Dance, has maintained a private practice in therapeutic bodywork and somatic movement since 1995 and has been on faculty at Movement Research since 2005. He is currently teaching at ASU as a guest faculty member.



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 the May Jam, 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 your entire registration fee.  If we cancel an event part-way through, we will pro-rate your refund.
•   If you withdraw from an event more than two weeks before the event, we will fully refund you.
•   If you cancel less than two weeks before the event, you may choose to either receive 75% of your funds back, or apply 75% of your balance to a future CIB event.
•   If you have to cancel due to a hardship (such as illness, injury, or family emergency), please contact the registrar and explain your situation to be considered for a full hardship refund.



FOR MORE INFO, OR TO ASK A QUESTION:
Email: contact@contactimprovboston.com
For registration issues, email Paul and Derek: registrations@contactimprovboston.com



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!