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© Natalia Harvey Sanchez27th Annual
May Jam 

Friday - Sunday,
May 25-27, 2018

Moti Zemelman
as Artist-in-residence

      All Jamming
        All Weekend

  ⇒ Friends!   Fun!   Community!
  ⇒ Great breakfasts and lunches. 
  ⇒ Financial
aidWork exchange
  ⇒ Monday, off-the-dance-floor gathering
  ⇒ Saturday night: Live Music & Dance
Saturday musician:Stan Strickland Stan Strickland

 Online registration is now closed... You can walk-in for the entire event or any part of it. See below for details.


FridayMoti’s getting ready. How about you?
Registration and Welcome jam....................7:00-10pm

Personal warm-up and breakfast................9:30am
Opening Circle and group warm-up...........10:00am
All day jamming.........................................10am-5:30pm
Lunch served (times approximate)..............1:00-2:30pm
Dinner break at local restaurants................5:30-8:00pm
Music and Dance Jam w/ Stan Strickland.....8:00-10:30pm
   (Saturday night is open to the public, invite your friends)

Personal warm-up and breakfast................10:00am
Gather for group warm-up.........................10:30am

All day jamming.........................................10:30am-4:00pm
Lunch served (time approximate)...............1:00-2:30pm
Closing circle.............................................4:00-5:00pm

Out of the space........................................6:00pm

Off-the-dance-floor gathering (optional).  Likley a picnic.............details TBA

Walk-in Pricing:

FULL JAM "At the door"
♦ $125 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $105 - Student Rate - Full-time student or those unemployed
♦ $140 - Professional rate - Please pay this rate, if you can.
♦ $160 - Supporting the Arts! 

À LA CARTE - BITS AND PIECES OF MAY JAM (at the door only):
Friday Night Jam only, $12 ($10-16, sliding scale)
Saturday Daytime, only - Jamming & food: $65 (sliding scale, 49-70)
Saturday evening Dance and Music Improv Jam, only - $17 ($15-25, sliding scale)
Sunday Daytime only - Jamming & food: $65 (sliding scale, 49-70)

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 $25 off their fee on a first-come-first-served basis. Apply on the registration form.

To Donate: 

To Donate: CIB is matching all contributions to this fund for May Jam 2018. If you give, even a little, to the fund, it is doubled. Pleae indicate your donation on the form 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.

Questions about registering:

Email: registrations@contactimprovboston.com


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 May Jam 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


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

© Levi GershkowitzMoti Zemelman, MFA: began practicing Contact Improvisation 30 years ago. Over the past 22 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel.  In 2008-09 he taught as Professor of Dance at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.  Over the last 10 years in his desire to integrate communication and intimacy skills in his life and teaching he has studied Non-violent communication, Tantra, Butoh, BDSM, Byron Katie's "The Work" and most recently Betty Martin's "Wheel of Consent". Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA where he currently directs the Touch&Play Festival (https://2018.touchandplay.org ).  Additionally he is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis' recently released documentary film about CI "An Intimate Dance." (Video Clip from Film - http://vimeo.com/38268635 ) He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource websitewww.contactimprov.com

 Stan Strickland: Singer, saxophonist, flutist, actor, Stan Strickland has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. . He has performed with the Boston Pops, Take Six, the Village People, Aretha Franklin, and  jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Shirley Scott and Herbie Mann, and opened for Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and The Bare Naked Ladies.  He has work with many local dancers and choreographers as well as members of the Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon and Bill T Jones dance companies.  Stan is an associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music and Co-Executive Director of Express Yourself, a multi-cultural arts agency that serves mentally ill youth through the Department of Mental Health. Stan's one-man show, Coming Up For Air, An auto-jazzography received the prestigious Eliot Norton Award in theatre for best solo performance.


Regarding product sales at the May Jam:
If you have items of interest to contact improv dancers (generally clothing) that you would like to sell at CIB events, please contact the organizers in advance.  We have limited space available for vendors, and may not be able to say yes to everyone, so it is important you let us know well ahead of time.

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.

  Hope to dance with you soon at... 
 May Jam, 2018