Sat, Jul 08|
Hawaii Eco Retreat
Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick
Get excited about going deeper in the form!
Time & Location
Jul 08, 10:30 AM – Jul 09, 5:00 PM
Hawaii Eco Retreat, 13-2060 Lolia Pl, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA
About the event
Title: Contact Improvisation Daylong Immersion with Merrick
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Hawaiian Eco Retreat in the Mango Temple (https://www.hawaiiecoretreat.com/)
Pricing: $85 - $125 sliding scale
Sign up for the immersion & payment here: https://forms.gle/pRc2HjWoWFzXnqjy6
Join Merrick Jacob for a daylong immersion into Contact Improvisation on Saturday, July 8 from 10:30am - 5:00pm at Hawaii Eco Retreat!
This workshop is for those who are excited about going deeper in the form; whether you’ve taken a couple classes or are a first-timer, all are very welcome. We’ll spend the day together exploring and having fun with some essential elements of contact improv; from weight sharing, falling & flying, to using the form as a vehicle for personal research and compositional perspectives as a tool for generating creativity.
We’ll have a morning session, break for lunch, afternoon session, and then will cap the day with time for discovery & labbing to integrate the experience together and work on areas of the form you are most interested in researching.
By the end of this contact improvisation immersion, I hope that you gain excitement around all the possibilities to come from continuing to go deeper in the practice - possibly for many years to come :)
To sign up & pay, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/pRc2HjWoWFzXnqjy6
Merrick Jacob (she/her) is a lover of movement, continuously in awe of the body and its potential for unique expression, creativity, & authentic connection. Influenced by her practices of figure skating, acroyoga, hand-balancing, and contact improv, she guides playful movement experiences as an opportunity for deep listening, exploration, and co-creation. She is a certified acroyoga instructor with AcroRevolution & AcroYoga Montréal. Merrick studied a variety of somatic movement therapy modalities with Dynamic Embodiment & The Moving On Center: School of Participatory Arts & Somatic Research, focusing on BodyMind Centering & Laban Movement Analysis. Merrick primarily teaches contact improv in the San Francisco Bay Area and at related movement festivals: SoulPlay (2022) and Embodifest (2023). For more contact improv with Merrick, she hosts a biweekly contact class & jam in San Francisco: https://merrickjacob.com/
If you have any questions or requests for the workshop, please reach out. And if you have financial barriers to participation, would still love for you to come; email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make it work!
Very much looking forward to dancing together!