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Contact Improv Boston's Winter Workshop 2015:
© Nadja MeisterIn the Eye of the Hurricane
with Martin Keogh
Friday - Sunday,
February 20-22, 2015

A workshop for dancers with a solid grasp of contact fundamentals
This workshop is full. An alternative might be the Electric Fish workshop.

Workshop Description: 
In the Eye of the Hurricane

Amidst the velocity and whirling of a hurricane rests an area that is silent and still, known as the “eye.”

Cultivating this quiet core at the center of activity is the theme of this workshop.
We will settle into a base camp of mindfulness, and then set out to investigate the wilderness of disorientation. We will enter the forest where there is no trail, jump into the dark, swim into what might be a cave, and build a tolerance for waiting in the unknown. Special emphasis on releasing the neck and pelvis, and surprising ourselves in flight and extended follow-through.  (Attendees must have a solid grasp of Contact Improv fundamentals.)

Space opens for personal warmups....6:00pm
Registration for workshop.................6:30-7:00pm
First Workshop session.....................7:00-10:00pm

Space opens for personal warmups....9:30am
Second Workshop session.................10:30am-1:30pm
Lunch (provided).............................1:30-3:00pm
Third Workshop session....................3:00-6:00pm
Dinner break at local restaurants followed by a Party
(for participants only; location to-be-announced)

Space opens for personal warmups....9:30am
Fourth Workshop session..................10am-1:00pm  
Space breakdown/clean-up...............1:00-1:30pm
Out of the space..............................2:00pm


Pay-it-forward Scholarship Fund: At our October Fall Jam, Contact Improv Boston initiated a scholarship program to make our events more accessible to those who could not otherwise afford to attend.  We collected (and matched) your contributions and now make those funds available for those who truly need financial support.  At this workshop we will award a limited number of applicants, $40-off their fee (a 25% discount) on a first-come-first-served basis.
To apply for a Scholarship: If you wish to apply and cannot otherwise afford to attend, fill in the appropriate section when you register.

Everyone: Please contribute to the Pay-it-forward Scholarship Fund when you register.  CIB will match and distribute the funds at May Jam, 2015.

On-line Pricing: (Registration available on-line only):

Register early, the Workshop will fill very quickly!

$155  -  Full-time student rate - also unemployed or with severe economic issues
$170  -  Regular rate - employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$190 -   Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you can.
$215 -   Supporting the Arts.  This rate helps support all of CIB's programs.  


Work Exchange: We have a limited number of positions available enabling dancers to save up to 50% of their jam registration fee.  Some roles are appropriate only for local dancers; some make sense for anyone. If you wish to be considered for work exchange you must pay the full registration amount up-front. You will receive a refund after the event at a rate of $10/hour worked.  Register as usual and contact the registrar, to be considered.   registrations@contactimprovboston.com


Email the registrar at: 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 register early and indicate you need housing; we'll work it out for you.

LOCATION:  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


© Nadja MeisterMartin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for over thirty-three years. For his contribution to the development of the form, he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who's Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He has co-facilitated Teacher's Conferences on four continents and is the author of The Art of Waiting and As Much Time as it Takes, and the currently released: Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World.
More info at: www.martinkeogh.com


Regarding product sales at the Winter Workshop:
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.


Email the registrar: registrations@ContactImprovBoston.com