Photo: Chris Randel

Registration closed for this event.  
Send urgent
email to consider attending the Saturday/Sunday workshops, but...
Everyone is Welcome to attend the Friday Evening Jam

Photo: Derek FowlesDegrees of Freedom: 
Chris Aiken designed this workshop to facilitate periods
of extended, focused dancing interspersed with opportunities
to dialogue about contact improvisation. 

"Our concern will be to create an atmosphere where skillful dancing is understood not only in terms of movement, but in terms of awareness, ethical choice making and creative collaboration.  We will work as a community to create a clear space for practicing this amazing form called contact improvisation."

Appropriate for intermediate/advanced level contact improvisers.



WEEKEND SCHEDULE:  March 23-25, 2018

Friday (Friday jam only is open to the local community.)
Registration and Welcome Jam..............................................7:00-10:00pm

Saturday (Limited to workshop registrants)
Doors open for late registration and personal warm-up........9:30am
Morning Workshop Period.....................................................10am-1pm
Lunch break (BYO or at local restaurants)..............................1:00-2:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Period...................................................2:30-5:30pm
Out of the space by...............................................................6pm

Sunday (Limited to workshop registrants)
Doors open for personal warm-up........................................9:30am
Morning Workshop Period.....................................................10am-1pm
Lunch break (BYO or at local restaurants)..............................1:00-2:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Period..................................................2:30-5:00pm
Out of the space by..............................................................5:30pm

Please note: CIB provides snacks only for workshops. Meals are BYO or at restaurants.



COSTS AND REGISTRATION:

Pricing for Full Weekend

♦ $175 - Full-time student (also those unemployed or severe economic issues)
♦ $190 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $210 - Professional rate - Please pay this rate, if you can.
Photo: Derek Fowles
♦ $230 - Supporting the Arts!

On-line Registration is Closed
If you want to attend the Saturday and Sunday workshop 
send urgent email to 
registrations@contactimprovboston.com


All are welcome to the 
Friday evening jam

(included with workshop registration)
Open to the local community. Walk-in and pay at the door.
♦ $10 Regular price (sliding scale $8-15)


Financial Aid and Scholarship Donations:

To Apply: If the lowest level of our sliding scale is too expensive for you, we offer a limited number of applicants $40 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 as you register.  Your support enables more dancers to attend CIB events. 


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 Registration:

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HOUSING AND OUT-OF-TOWNERS:

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.

Locals: Please open your guest bedroom, extra couch, floorspace, etc, to our workshop visitors. We need the space and it builds the community.  Also, it's fun to get a little closer to dancers from afar.

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



ARTIST'S BIO:

 Chris Aiken has investigated contact improvisation and improvisational dance and performance for over three decades.  His work has evolved through ongoing dialogues and collaborations with dancers such as Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Angie Hauser, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simson, Ray Chung, Peter Bingham, Andrea Olsen as well as ongoing dialogues with scientists, philosophers, scholars and somatic practitioners.  He is a professor of dance at Smith College and the Five College Dance Department and regularly teaches and performs internationally.  



CANCELLATION 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.