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Contact Improv Boston presents "The Fundamentals Series"

 The Dance We Live For 

Tanya Williams, with whom Brando originally developed this material, had been scheduled to
co-teach this workshop.  Unfortunately, she will not be able to attend. We welcome Brando to bring us a solo version of The Dance We Live For.
 Brando Brandes
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 
 5 hours of instruction 
Appropriate for dancers of all experience levels. 

 Beginners Welcome 
Sorry, event is sold out.

Contact Improvisation
can be a magical, mutually connecting, incredibly nourishing movement form.

 Contact Improvisation for Health and Longevity 

Some elements of the workshop will be:

 ♦ Becoming more aware of subtlety and comfortable with doing less

 ♦ Exploring how to use partnering on the floor as a foundation for nuanced unfolding communication, palpable connection into the core & reciprocal release of tension in our bodies

 ♦ Refining awareness of structural alignment so weight can travel efficiently and easily through the fluid architecture of the bones 

 ♦ A deep, felt understanding of the basic physical principles and vocabulary that help build the foundation for Contact Improvisation

 ♦ Growing our capacity for response-ability and delight at our learning edges

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Av, Cambridge
On the MBTA Red Line, Central Sq stop
Parking available in a lot on Green St (for a modest fee), 1 block south of Mass Av.

NOTE: This workshop happens at a new venue for CIB - it is neither the Tuesday Jam space nor the space where some past CIB weekend events happen.


Saturday, January 14, 2017
Doors opens; Registration & warmups ...........................9:15am
Morning workshop session............................................9:45am-1:00pm
Snack break (we supply a little or BYO)..........................1:00-2:00pm
Afternoon workshop Session..........................................2:00-4:00pm
Out of the space by......................................................4:00pm


Discount online registration closes 6pm, Friday 1/13/2017
Register now this event is size limited and will likely sell out.

CIB uses a sliding scale and partial scholarships to make events affordable.

$75 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$65 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$85 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$100 - Supporting the Arts rate

 Sorry, this event is sold out .

AT THE DOOR PRICING: (If space is available.)
$90 - Regular rate - Employed, retired, self employed. This is most of us.
$80 - Full-time student rate - (also unemployed or severe economic issues)
$100 - Professional rate.  Please pay this rate if you are well employed.
$120 - Supporting the Arts rate

To Apply: If you are in need, 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: If you have even a little extra, please donate to help your fellow dancers afford to come to CIB events.  Donate when you register online.


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.

Questions about housing?   Email housing@ContactImprovBoston.com

Aaron (Brando) Brandes holds a Masters Degree in Education and loves the art of  crafting pedagogy in a non-codified system such as CI. Brando teaches and performs CI internationally and serves on the Board of Directors for Earthdance Retreat Center. Brando has been instrumental in creating the event, CI Ground Research, which encourages the ongoing research of Contact Improvisation by dancers from around the world. Brando trained with Tom Myers at the KMI Institute and is a certified Fascial Bodywork/Structural Integration practitioner. He served a two-year residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, is a certified Yoga teacher and has a 20-year history with Vipassana Meditation. More information, including links to Brando’s youTube videos can be found at FasciaPLAY.com


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