Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event
Experiments in Grace and Gravity
We will practice tuning into our partners while staying alert to what our listening bodies can learn about ourselves in each moment.
Neige says: "One of the most thrilling aspects of the practice of CI is that we are engaged in a lively experiment, testing how the properties of gravity and momentum interact with our own physical truths.”
We will be expanding our spherical skills: finding more ease with inversions, using all six of our limbs to stay connected and inviting the animal body into the dance.
In partnership, we will explore ways of cooperating to enhance momentum, and the beauty of relinquishing control in order to find more physical safety in the dance.
Join us. Taking workshops is how experienced dancers get… Experienced!
The work is multi-layered to be appropriate for all dancers wishing to advance their CI practice, including those new to the form.
Saturday, April 25th, 2020
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..........................................2:00-5:00pm
Out of the space by......................................................5:30pm
On-line registration discount pricing:
Discount on-line registration closes midnight, Wed, 3/11/2020
$85 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed.
$70 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$95 - Well-employed rate - Please pay this if you can. Help keep the student rate low.
$105 - Supporting the Arts rate
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At the door pricing: (if available)
$95 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$85 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$105 - Well-employed rate-Please pay this if you can. Help keep the student rate low.
$125 - Supporting the Arts rate
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. (This discount may still be available for those 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.
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 spots in the church lot behind the building; check there first.
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.
Questions about housing? Email registrations@ContactImprovBoston.com
TEACHER BIO AND QUESTIONS:
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
THE FINE PRINT:
• 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 SEE YOU THERE AND DANCE!