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Finding Your Inner Compass
Skills for Navigating Contact Improvisation

On-line discount registration for this event is closed,
but there may still be room for walk-in registration.
Contact the registrar to see.


 Neige says: "As we learn to listen deeply to our bodies, we can notice our inner compass and follow its lead."

The more we experiment with gravity, the more we can trust in our ability to negotiate the play of weight exchange, leading to graceful lifts and melting falls.

Proximity and touch:
In this workshop, participants will be invited to partner-up and practice the form in contact.  As always, everyone has free agency to engage in the exercises to their own degree of comfort. 

Experience Level:
The material in the workshop will be both skill-based and principle-based, making it engaging for dancers with a broad range of Contact Improvisation experience.

We expect participants to have a foundational understanding of the form - to have attended classes or jams and have gained a good sense of how to share and listen to weight, both your own and a partner's. 

Covid considerations: 
Contact Improv Boston does not require masks or vaccinations.

Please be mindful of your activities particularly in the week before the workshop and take an antigen test in the 24 hours before the workshop, if possible.  We will have tests available when you arrive at the church.

Do not attend if you test positive (even without symptoms), or if you are feeling sick (even with a negative test), or if you have been in close contact with somebody with active Covid symptoms in the last few days. Your registration fee will be refunded. You must notify the registrar in order to receive this refund.  

Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Doors open ...................................................................10:15
Prompt arrival for registration and warm-up .................10:30am
Workshop activities........................................................11:00-5:00pm
Snack break sometime in the middle (BYO, please)
Out of the space by........................................................5:30pm

Register soon.  Registration is limited to 30 participants. 

On-line Discount Pricing:   
Discount on-line registration closes midnight, Wednesday, 10/11/2023
$75 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. 
$85 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. 

$60 - Student rate, also unemployed or severe economic situation
$95 - Supporting the arts rate

Financial aid fund:
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. 

To Contribute: If you have even a little extra, please contribute to the financial aid fund as you register.  Your support enables more dancers to attend CIB events.
Help with financial aid when you register online. 

 ♦♦ On-line discount registration is closed ♦♦

At the door pricing: (if available)
$85 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. 
$95 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can.
$65 - Student rate, also unemployed or severe economic situation
$110 - Supporting the Arts rate

St. Mary Orthodox Church, 8 Inman St, Cambridge (Central Sq: right behind Life Alive Cafe)

Transportation: Accessible by T (Red line to Central Square) or if you drive, allow time to find parking. There are some parking spots in the lot behind the church; check there first.

 Neige Christenson has been an avid Contact Improviser since the mid-eighties, as a devoted jam facilitator, teacher and performer. Her teaching encourages opening the improvisational mind and body to full presence and connection with self and other. She has an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, and has taught CI in Germany, Canada, California and throughout New England. Her writing on CI has appeared in Contact Quarterly and Proximity magazines. Her CI videos: youtube.com/user/neigedance 

About the workshop, email Neige: neigechristenson@gmail.com
About registration, email Paul: registrations@contactimprovboston.com

Cancellation Policy:
•   If CIB finds it necessary to cancel the entire event for any reason, we will refund the full registration fee of registered participants.
•   If a registered participant withdraws from an event for any reason by midnight, Friday, 1 week before the event, we will fully refund their registration fee.  
•   If a registered participant withdraws closer to the event for health (or exposure) reasons and notifies the registrar, a full refund will be issued.
•   If a registered participant withdraws closer to the event date for non-health related reasons or does not notify us, no refund will be issued.  Also applies to no-show.
•   We will consider hardship situations for refunds before and during the event.  Please notify the registrar.