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Finding Your Inner Compass
Skills for Navigating Contact Improvisation

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 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, the more we can trust in our ability to negotiate weight exchange in a satisfying way.
In this workshop, we will play with what inspires us - in solo movement as well as in relationship to our partners.

Contact Improvisation and consent:  When practiced with curiosity, CI can expand our capacity for centered awareness of ourselves and attunement to our partners. This organic-looking art-sport is an exploration of gravity, momentum and clear communication. It is also a kind of movement meditation.

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. 

Covid considerations: All participants must wear well-fitting masks and must show proof of full vaccination (booster not required).  Please be mindful of your activities particularly in the week before the workshop and get tested if possible. 

If you are feeling ill, or have been exposed to, or are in any way showing symptoms that might be connected with Covid-19, notify us and please do not attend. Your registration fee will be refunded. 

Saturday, February 26th, 2022
Arrival, registration and personal warmups ...................11:30am
Workshop activities........................................................Noon-5:00pm
Snack break sometime in the middle (BYO, please)

Out of the space by........................................................5:30pm

Register soon.  Registration is limited to 25 participants. 

On-line Discount Pricing:   
Discount on-line registration closes midnight, Tues, 2/22/2022

$65 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. 
$75 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. Help keep the student rate low.
$55 - Student rate, also unemployed or severe economic situation
$85 - Supporting the arts rate

Financial aid and scholarship contributions:
To Apply: If the lowest level of our sliding scale is too expensive for you, we offer a limited number of applicants $15 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 scholarship fund as you register.  Your support enables more dancers to attend CIB events.  Contribute when you register online. 

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At the door pricing: (if available)
$75 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. 
$85 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. Help keep the student rate low.
$65 - Student rate, also unemployed or severe economic situation

$100 - 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 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 class, email Neige: neigechristenson@gmail.com
About registration, email Paul: 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.