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Flying Toward Familiar
Joe HararyFall Jam and Workshop 

October 8th and 9th
With Jacob Regan
and Jen Passios

On-line registration closes at midnight, Wednesday, Oct 5.  
We are accepting walk-in registrations.
You can simply show up at the Masons Hall for the event, per the schedule below and register there. Payment will be as below.

"This weekend's work will be driven by exploration, risk taking, and curiosity in service of building a positive relationship with the unknown."

The class content will concentrate on tools for falling, building dynamic stability, working through rebound, reaction crafting, and recognizing choice in composition.

Our work together will include both improvisational exercises for the solo body and experiments in contact with one another that aim to support further investigation in a jam setting. 

"Let’s spiral toward the unknown and see what we find."



Joe HararyJacob and Jen
are both professional contemporary dancers by trade and avid CI practitioners. They are also former Bostonians, who not so long ago, were frequent favorite CIB facilitators.
We welcome back old friends who have taken wing and independently shared their skills as performers with audiences around the world.



Artist’s Impression, by Iku OsekiHonk! Lunch Dance Break: During our Sunday lunch break, the Honk Parade of Activist Bands will march by.  If you have never experienced Honk you won't want to miss joining the fun of watching, but more likely dancing, along with some of the marching bands. 



Experience and Skill level: This workshop is a collective skill building intended for dancers of all levels of CI experience. 

Proximity, Touch and Consent:  Although we will keep our masks on during the 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, and with full consent. 



IMPORTANT: Read about what's different this year...
As with the May Jam 2022, this weekend has health related requirements because organizers want to attempt to protect participants from possible risks of Covid. We also want to create a container to build deeper connections between participants in this workshop.

Vaccine and Masks:  All participants must wear well-fitting masks (except when eating or drinking) and must show proof of full vaccination (booster not required) upon entry. 

Arrivals:  Doors will open at 9:30 both Saturday and Sunday. We encourage registrants to arrive in the space and be ready to dance by 10am.  The classes will start promptly. 

Housing for Out-of-Towners:  Please contact your personal Boston area friends if you need help staying overnight. Because Covid numbers are still high, the organizers decided that non-local dancers would need to make their own housing arrangements. 

Lunches:  In a break from long past practices, CIB is not providing any food at this event. We have scheduled 1.5-hour down time in the middle of each of our dancing days. You can enjoy lunch at local restaurants. do take-out, or BYO and eat outside or spread throughout the Masons Hall lobby.  On Sunday, the Honk Parade will fly by and we will join them for crazy dancing while eating.

Two-day Registration Only:  We are not selling partial registrations for this event. We hope everyone will participate for both days and share all the richness of the material.



COSTS & REGISTRATION:  
Register soon.  Registration is limited to 40 participants. 

On-line Discount Pricing:   
Discount on-line registration closes midnight, Wednesday, 10/5/2022

$140 - Reduced rate - For hard economic situations (Also see Financial Aid, below)
$175 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self-employed. 
$195 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. Help keep the Reduced rate low.
$215 - Supporting the arts rate

Financial aid and contributions for future Financial Aid:
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 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.  Contribute when you register online. 

 ♦♦ Click here to register ♦♦

At the door pricing: (Will be available)
$145 - Reduced rate - For hard economic situations
$185 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self-employed. 
$205 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. Help keep the student rate low.

$225 - Supporting the Arts rate



SCHEDULE: (Subject to adjustment)
Saturday, October 8th
Arrival, registration and personal warmups ...................9:30am
Opening Circle ..............................................................10:00-10:15am
Workshop and Jam ........................................................10:15am-1:30pm

Lunch (BYO or at local restaurants) ................................1:30-3pm

Workshop and Jam .........................................................3-5pm
Out of the space by ........................................................5:30pm


Sunday, October 9thHonk Parade
Space opens for personal warmups ......................9:30am
Workshop and Open Dancing ..............................10am-1:00pm
Lunch and Parade Dance (BYO or take-out) ..........1-2:30pm

Workshop and Jam ..............................................2:30-5:00pm
Out of the space by .............................................6pm



LOCATION: 
Cambridge Masonic Hall: 1950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA (Porter Square) 

Public transport: Right across the street from the Porter Sq stop on the MBTA Red Line.

By car: Park on far side of the lot behind 2067 Mass Ave (across the street, north 3 blocks, just beyond the Speedway gas station)

Map link: T stop and where to park: http://maps.google.com



TEACHER BIOS: 
 Jacob Regan is a dance-philosopher powered by improvisation. He ignited his passion for CI while pursuing his undergraduate degree at East Carolina University and has continued to deepen his understanding of the form in the capacities of facilitator, teacher, and frequent jammer. He has led CI centered classes and workshops through Contact Improvisation Boston, Contact Improvisation Jamaica Plain, Noblemotion Dance, Urbanity Dance, and Sam Houston State University. He is currently a second year MFA candidate at Sam Houston University studying flow states and improvisation as an everyday experiential modality. 

Photo: Joe HararyJennifer Passios has been studying Contact Improvisation since fall 2017 and began facilitating jams in 2019. She has engaged in short term study with Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, Andrew Harwood, Mark Young, Gretchen Spiro, and Steve Homsher and has built long term CI study habits through Contact Improvisation Boston (CIB), Contact Improvisation Jamaica Plain under the tutelage of Jared Williams, and studyHOUSE! Contact Improvisation Study Space. She is a professional contemporary dancer, educator, and loud writer currently pursuing an MFA in Dance at Sam Houston State University.



CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS: 
About registration-->  Email: registrations@contactimprovboston.com



CANCELLATION POLICY:
•   If CIB finds it necessary to cancel the event for any reason, we will refund the entire registration fee of registered participants.
•   If a registered participant withdraws from an event for any reason by midnight, Friday, one 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.



HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AND DANCE!