New Orleans, LA
Bi-Monthly Column in Via Nola Vie
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The CASSANDRA Project is intended as a space for female-identifying myth-busters to speak out and up for women, LGBTQ, and other marginalized peoples. While there are many columns and blogs that focus on women whose success is defined by the patriarchal values of wealth, power and prestige within the system, this column is dedicated to celebrating women for just being, a political act in and of itself in today’s world. It is a space to share the ways in which female-identifying people have maintained their relationship to the divine feminine forces of intuition and creativity outside the status quo, and in spite of male dominated industries and patriarchal systems.
New Orleans, LA
Fridays 5:30-6:30pm during Fall, 2018
Research Retreat October 19-21, 2018
becoming-Botanicals explores humankind’s complex role in natural, cultural, geo-political and socio-economic ecologies by providing a prismatic and multifaceted perspective on the uses of plant botanicals. The New Orleans branch facilitated by Meryl Murman focuses on embodied research practices that deepen understanding of nonhuman life, and garner an eco-centric and empathetic perspective crucial to living sustainably in a shifting climate. Meryl will be hosting a somatic becoming-Botanicals retreat Oct 19-21st in rural Mississippi.
becoming-Botanicals is a research-creation project led by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Research and Knowledge Exchange in association with the University of Wisconsin-Madison & the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Shooting my first foreign film in Kyiv Ukraine with funding from the U.S. Embassy Kyiv ... stay tuned for more info!
April 16th, 2018
Co-taught an improvisational movement workshop for non dancers at Kiev Club of Tolerance - an organization dedicated to conversation around social justice issues, inclusion and integrity. We moved together in the courtyard on a beautiful spring day, exploring how freeing the body and physical collaboration can lead to empowerment and individual expression.
I am honored to receive funding as an Artist-in-Residence at IZOLYATSIA, where I will continue my research on movement and image making. This residency is funded by the U.S. Embassy Kyiv.