This event is canceled

Rise and Fall, Coil and Uncoil.
Curve, Spiral, Slide and Roll.

 We spend the morning session thoroughly awakening the body/mind connection, inviting mindful touch into each playful moment.

The afternoon session launches us into further investigations of various number configurations: solo/duo/trio and more.

"The workshop will expand the notion of duet and 
stretch it into the territory of ensemble improvisation.
The goal - to experience the group mind."

Join us. Taking workshops is how experienced dancers get… Experienced!

The curriculum of this workshop consists of all new material. The work is multi-layered to be appropriate for all dancers wishing to advance their
CI practice, including those new to the form.

This is the first of two, full-day mixed-level workshops offered this Spring.  
The other is with Neige Christenson on April 25th, same venue, same pricing.  

Attend both and receive a $10 refund and free admission to a Tuesday Jam.

Saturday, March 14th, 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

Register soon.  This event is likely to fill. (25% sold on the 1st day.)

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

This event is canceled

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 for you.

Questions about housing?   Email

Olivier Besson has been involved with the study and experimentation of improvisation and contact improvisation since 1980. He is a Boston based dancer whose performance work has been presented in Japan, Russia, France, Taiwan, India, and throughout the US. He is currently associate professor of dance teaching improvisation and CI full time at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He has also been on faculty at Canal Danse (Paris) Centre National des Arts du Cirque, Bates Dance Festival, Emerson College and the School of Fine Arts at Boston University.

QUESTIONS: Email Paul:

Cancellation 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.