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Sorry this workshop is full

Mindful Touch: 
Improvisation is a direction of effort, never a result.  


Olivier asks, "How do we create a dance with space, allowing it to flower in our presence?"

"We play with various ways of seeing while exploring the many layers of mindful touch to guide us into newly charted territory where the known and the unknown merge.  Each response contributes to the constantly evolving playing field, putting bodies in play, behaving like moving forces and drawing each other along."

The workshop offers material both accessible to beginners and multi layered for experienced dancers wishing to deepen their practice.

St. John's Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 74 Pleasant St (Rte 60), Arlington Center
Here's a GoogleMap: tinyurl.com/ks2nj7c
Enter the Church; thru the furthest rear door on the side street, Lombard Road
Busses: up Mass Ave to Arlington Center: (77 from Harvard Sq) (79 from Alewife Sta)
Street Parking: From Pleasant St (Rte 60) enter the side street, Lombard Road; continue one block; it ends at Lombard Terrace. Plenty of parking on Lombard Terrace.

IMPORTANT: This workshop happens at a new venue for CIB - it is neither the Tuesday Jam space nor a space where past CIB events frequent happen.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Doors opens; Registration & warmups ...........................9:30am
Morning workshop session............................................10:00am-1:00pm
Lunch break (BYO, we only supply limited snacks)............1:00-2:00pm
Afternoon workshop Session..........................................2:00-4:00pm
Out of the space by......................................................4:30pm


Discount online registration closes 6pm, Friday 11/3/2017
Sorry, but this workshop is full.

$75 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$65 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$85 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$100 - Supporting the Arts rate

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AT THE DOOR PRICING: (If space is available.)
$90 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$80 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$100 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$120 - Supporting the Arts rate

To Apply: If the lowest level of our sliding scale is too expensive for you, we offer a limited number of applicants $20 off their fee on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply on the registration form. (This aid, if still available, may still be applied to those walking in and paying at-the-door rates.)

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.  Donate when you register online.
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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

TEACHER BIO: Olivier Besson has been involved with the study and experimentation of improvisation and contact improvisation since 1980. He is a Boston based dancer whose performance work has been presented in Japan, Russia, France, Taiwan, India, and throughout the US. He is currently associate professor of dance teaching improvisation and CI full time at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He has also been on faculty at Canal Danse (Paris) Centre National des Arts du Cirque, Bates Dance Festival, Emerson College and the School of Fine Arts at Boston University.

QUESTIONS: Email Paul: registrations@contactimprovboston.com


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.