with Neige Christenson
Join us for the kick off of our 2018 workshop series!
Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome.
3:30- 6pm Workshop | Open space for jamming after 6pm
Register online: $20 - $30 - $40
Pay at the door: $25 - $35 - $45
Space limited: register online in advance by Tuesday, April 24th to secure your spot and save $5
Special overnight deal: participants are welcome to stay overnight Sunday for an additional $30 (includes self-serve dinner and breakfast). An Earthdance-prepared dinner may be available Sunday night for $10.
Contact Niri at email@example.com with any questions.
Save the date for our future Sunday CI workshops:
(Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)
Trio superpowers! CI is primarily a duet form, but there are wonderful possibilities when a third element becomes a creative and exciting enhancement to a dance. We will explore approaches to connecting with multiple partners by offering a presence that supports momentum in a delightful way. We’ll practice listening and entering smoothly, joining to encourage lovely melting falls, and moments of easy suspension and flow. Infusing the usual dyadic jam-scene with trio-savviness spices things up very nicely.
Neige Christenson has enjoyed over 30 years of exploring, teaching and performing Contact Improvisation, supported and enriched by the practice of Authentic Movement. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University, and is a graduate of the National Theater Institute and Smith College. She offers workshops and private coaching in CI, and is devoted to supporting both her local jam in Boston, and the CI programming at Earthdance. She loves the way a Contact Improvisation duet can be a metaphor for human relationship and also be an abstract expression of life-force energy. Her teaching encourages opening the improvisational mind and body to full presence and connection with self and other. Performance and dance portraits can be found here: Her writings on the improvised life and our relationship to this earth have appeared in Contact Quarterly; The Sun magazine; Fire in the Womb: Mothers and Creativity; and Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring our Place in the Natural World. (Photo credit: Kim Simons)