Ecstatic Wednesday

Wed Jul 28 2021 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

The Center SF | San Francisco

Vesica
Publisher/HostVesica
Ecstatic Wednesday Ecstatic Dance is a form of dance in which the dancers abandon themselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes them, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy. Dancers are described as feel connected to others, and to their own emotions. The dance serves as a form of meditation, helping people to to attain serenity.
Join The Center SF as we welcome Merrick for a playful contact improvisation experience starting at 6pm that will flow into ecstatic dance Dj'd by Vesica from 7-9pm!
@merrickjacob (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 background in figure skating, acroyoga, hand-balancing, and contact improv, she guides playful movement experiences as an opportunity for co-creation & exploration, a chance for all to experience deep inner awareness, while strengthening human to human connection. She is a certified AcroRevolution Teacher & currently studying to become a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with a focus in Body-Mind Centering (BMC) & Laban Movement Analysis. Merrick is based in San Francisco. Together, you'll explore themes of weight-sharing, counterbalancing, signaling, and everything in-between. First-timers and experienced dancers are all welcome
Instagram @merrickj_
Want to read more about CI? Here’s a good resource to start: https://contactquarterly.com/contact-improvisation/about/index.php
Please read our class agreements before joining us on Wednesday
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1asVGdyI2luB3TrVKXaIhrGOeJwhq4pMQEXrvgS86JhM/edit
Our Dj, Vesica is Initiator and Co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Berlin, where she is a resident DJ and the organizer of Ecstatic Dance Sundays.
Vesica, while originally from Berlin, has lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Oakland Ecstatic Dance saved her in 2008, when her doctoral dissertation on spirit possession & psychiatry was literally driving her mad. Ever since, Ecstatic Dance has been her twice weekly, non-negotiable pilgrimage to the dance floor -to get down and right with herself, her community, her body and the Universe.
It is no surprise then, that Vesica is a dancer’s DJ inspired by Global Bass & world electronica deeply committed to the Heart, Soul and Funk of her dancers.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St, San Francisco, United States

Tickets

USD 20 to USD 30

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