Photo:Derik Fowles

JOIN US ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A SPECIAL JAM
OPEN TO ALL... All skill levels welcome                                   
March 8, 7-10 PM, Masonic Hall, 1950 Mass Ave Cambridge.
A special event in a special place. We are holding a Welcome Jam that is also a chance for workshop participants and the community to mingle.

Note: It is still possible to join the full workshop
Online registration for the intermediate-advanced full weekend workshop is closed, but there is still space available. Simply register at the door Friday night or Saturday morning.

Emptying, Landing, Soaring
with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood
Rich with sensations and imagination...

Photo: Derik FowlesContact Improvisation leaves its participants informed, centered and revitalized. In this workshop we will play lightly and seriously with our how-to, our know-how and our
not-knowing. 

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Gravity-Levity // Relaxation-Activity // Center-Periphery

A gentle warm up of somatic and release techniques will bring us to various activities for enlivening the senses. We will pay special attention to the head/tail connection and strengthen the link between our center and our extremities so that our take-offs, landings, and travels-through-space are brave, smooth, and safe. Grounded and centered with relaxation and breath, we can be truly open to finding immediate creative solutions to various unpredictable (perhaps even awkward) situations. Tuning, toning and enlivening our entire being creates a state of readiness, which leads us to fuller, vibrant, connected dancing. Bring curiosity, a keen desire to dance, and a willingness to see and be seen.


This workshop requires a solid grasp of Contact Improvisation.



WEEKEND SCHEDULE:  March 8-10, 2019

Friday (Friday jam only is open to the local community.)
Registration and Welcome Jam..............................................7:00-10:00pm

Saturday (Limited to workshop registrants)
Doors open for late registration and personal warm-up........9:30am
Morning Workshop Period.....................................................10am-1pm
Lunch break (BYO or at local restaurants)..............................1:00-2:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Period...................................................2:30-5:30pm
Out of the space by...............................................................6pm

Sunday (Limited to workshop registrants)
Doors open for personal warm-up........................................9:30am
Morning Workshop Period.....................................................10am-1pm
Lunch break (BYO or at local restaurants)..............................1:00-2:30pm
Afternoon Workshop Period..................................................2:30-5:00pm
Out of the space by..............................................................5:30pm

Please note: CIB provides snacks only for workshops. Meals are BYO or at restaurants.



COSTS AND REGISTRATION:
On-line registration is closed.
Walk-in registration will be available at the door.

♦ $175 - Full-time student (also those unemployed or severe economic issues)
♦ $190 - Regular rate - Employed (including self-employed). That is, most of us.
♦ $210 - Professional rate - Please pay this rate, if you can.
♦ $230 - Supporting the Arts!

All are welcome to the Friday evening jam
(included with workshop registration)
♦ $15 Regular price (sliding scale $10-20) Walk-in and pay at the door

 


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 $40 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 the scholarship fund 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.
wex@contactimprovboston.com


Questions About Registration:

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HOUSING AND OUT-OF-TOWNERS:

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 workshop 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



LOCATION:  

Cambridge Masonic Hall, 1950 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA (Porter Square) 

Public transport: Right across the street from the Porter Sq stop on the MBTA Red Line.

By car: Park on far side of the lot behind 2067 Mass Ave (across the street, north 3 blocks)

Map link: T stop and where to park: http://maps.google.com



ARTIST'S BIO:

Photo: Paula ZachariasAndrew de Lotbinière Harwood is an internationally recognized pioneer and master teacher of contact improvisation (CI). He began his dance career in 1975 and for over forty-three years has dedicated himself to the research, education, development and dissemination of contact improvisation and real-time composition as sophisticated movement disciplines  and performing art forms. 


Formerly artistic director of AH HA Productions (2000-2014) his work has evolved through ongoing collaborations with many renowned dancers (Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, Chris Aiken, Ray Chung, Alito Alessi, Kirstie Simson, Peter Bingham, Lisa Nelson among many others) and through various investigations of performance, composition, spatial design and movement techniques. Passionate about teaching, he transforms his training in gymnastics, the Alexander Technique, Aikido, release technique, contemporary dance, yoga and various somatic practices into a personal language, which he has shared throughout the world since 1976.



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.