Saturday 7th March and Sunday 8th March 2020 hosted by HoopSpin.
We are delighted to be back in Manchester for our ELEVENTH YEAR.
We started this event so long ago when we didn't know anyone who wanted to hoop with us so we made gatherings. I hope we've kept that ethos of gathering in the winter to geek out meet new people and learn things.
I love our line up. There is so much to learn and this years event covers double tech, single hoop tricks, flow and hoop and silks.
TICKETS ON SALE HERE:
Peoples we normally sell out so get booking!
This 2 day event will focus on expanding your skills by adding new moves to your trick base and new techniques to improve flow and movement with the hoop.
Saturday night will offer you the opportunity to show off your skills hooping or otherwise at the informal Manchester Showcase (Performances welcomed but totally not compulsory). Followed by an LED ball
PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED This is to allow quality teaching and space in workshops.
TEACHERS: Andeli Zumbühl-Baur, Gail O'Brien, Jo Mondy, Jennie Brennen, See Ying Yip.
WORKSHOPS: SEE BELOW!!
Tickets are here http://www.hoopspin.co.uk/manchester-hoop-congress/
Tickets are £95 full amount
Payment can be made in full. See T's & C's on the website from the 1st.
This event is fully covered by independent financing and event Insurance.
Tickets for Show and LED Ball/Hoop Jam Saturday 7th March 7.15 – 11.00pm - £5 THIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR FULL PRICE TICKET
For further info contact email@example.com
Manchester Hoop Congress will be running at Parrs Wood Sport Centre.
Parrs Wood Sports Centre
Parrs Wood High School
Manchester M20 5PG
The venue is close to a large supermarket and several Restaurants.
If people would like to connect for room sharing please see the Facebook group – Manchester Hoop Congress
The Didsbury Travelodge is across the road from the venue.
Britannia Country House Hotel is approx 1 mile from the venue
Manchester eTap is approx 20 minutes from the venue
If people are coming from Manchester and feel they could host out of towners please post on the Manchester Hoop Congress Facebook group
The venue benefits from being less than 5 minutes walk from East Didsbury Train station which is easily reached from Manchester Picadilly Station.
There are also several buses direct from Manchester City Centre and Oxford Road Station
£95 includes workshops on Saturday and Sunday and Showcase and LED HoopJam Saturday night.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE
Accommodation and food are not included.
Ticket sales are limited to allow for quality teaching and space.
Tickets will be refunded minus a £25 administration fee up to 1st February 2019 after which no refunds will be issued. DEPOSITS NON REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE
TEACHER BIOS AND WORKSHOPS:
Playful limited with SilknHoop
SilknHoop devloped by Andeli is a completely new experience in single or double hooping. Add the silks to your hoop means: Oh look a new tool in my hands!
You may be limited in your hoop movement but your body movement have to be extreme expressive. Extension is all! It makes you playful and creative you will create stunning patterns. The awareness of turning silks around you is a unique and special experience. By learning to play SilknHoop you also learn some funny single & double hoop vortex and ocho patterns, which you can easy integrate in your “normal” hoop flow.
Silks and connectors to share and buy available by Andeli.
You need for the Workshop: 16mm Hoop in your preferred double or single hoop size with pushbutton to open.
Andeli is a creative and lively flow artist from Switzerland. Her focal point is on hoop dance (2010), poi (2000) & her new created Flowart tool SilknHoop (2018).
Andeli‘s lives the life in which she perceives ‚flow’ as a gift to yourself, something to integrate into your everyday life. And she speaks from the heart when she says, “flow yourself beautiful!“
Spinning Poi & dance with the Hoop, altered Andeli’s life and her love of motion and founding new movements has since been ever lasting. Out of her never ending creativity she developed SilknHoop in 2018, SilknHoop is a playful limited way to spin silkscarf on Hoops.
Her stage experience that she collected as a young girl, pushed her to perform her first fire show in 2007. Since then, she has been part of various projects, organising, teaching and performing. She currently performs professionally with the fire group Foyk and has been teaching both poi and hula hoop since 2014 in Switzerland and on international Hula hoop conventions. She is one of the Organiser of Get the Ring, Swiss Hula hoop Convention & influence the Swiss Hula hoop Community by organising Events and Workshops in Switzerland.”
Gail O’Brien – HoopSpin
Gail O’Brien has taught and performed in a global capacity for the last 10 years. Winning Instructor of the year awards from Hooping.org and Flow arts Institute and performing at many international festivals, corporate events and cabarets including EJC gala show in 2014.
Gail has trained at Greentop Circus School, Belfast Circus School and with top level professional teachers around the world. She is a dynamic contemporary hoop performer. She uses her background in physiotherapy to break down movement patterns giving her a unique edge in teaching workshops and classes.
Gail is proud to be an ambassador for Hoopologie and has been making and supplying hoops to the UK and Europe since she started hooping 11 years ago. We are especially excited to supply a huge range of coloured polypro tubing in Europe.
Throw Your Hoop(s) Up In The Air!
In this workshop we will exploring the wonderfully dynamic world of hoop tosses! We will be learning four basic methods of tossing the hoop, getting the technique down so that we can perform them consistently and reliably, then applying it to more complex, creative and show stopping one hoop and twin hoop moves, including foot tosses and tossing out of two hoops one hand!
Pre Requisites/ What To Bring:
There are no pre-requisites to attend, as we’ll be starting from the beginning and then building on simple moves. As long as you’re confident spinning one hoop both forwards and backwards on one hand, you’re in for a good time! However, if you’re looking for complexity and innovation, or you really love twins, I’ve got you, too! Please bring at least one lightweight hoop, or two the same size if you want to learn the twin variations.
Jennie Brennen is a captivating and unique hula hoop dancer and performance artist, constantly striving for a magical amalgam of technical precision and emotionally stirring artistry. Her background in physical theatre shines through in her mesmerising style, as does her keen interest in contemporary dance and circus. Jennie has been hooping since 2011, and teaching since 2015.
Be the flow with Jo mondy
You know those hooping moments when you’re so totally absorbed in a trick or dancing to a song that you forget about everything else? That’s flow! But it’s not always easy to access a flow state in your hoop practice. In fact, sometimes it’s really hard and the more you try, the more you end up feeling frustrated. In this workshop, we will look at breaking down the barriers that stop you from feeling your flow – from practices that help break you out of ruts, to practical tips about moving from one trick to another and much more. Bring your favourite hoop and get ready to “be the flow”.
Jo Mondy started hooping in Australia in 2007 and her love of the hoop encouraged her to pack in he