MasterclassMovers & Shakers: Non-Traditional Movement for Performers
Movers & Shakers: Non-Traditional Movement for Performers
Presenter: Jennifer Rathbun
Sunday, May 1
Format: In person with social distancing and masks
In this workshop, students will…
Get more comfortable taking creative risks with movement as we explore improvisational ways to tell stories with our bodies. No dance experience is needed and all are welcome to this workshop that will focus on exploring non-traditional ways of moving, expressing, and creating a variety of ways to communicate with audiences as a performer, without even saying a word! Join us as we navigate the concept of showing versus telling.
In this class students will...Students will explore movement dynamics and emotional content while building improvisation skills, increasing confidence in general movement, and enhancing their overall stage presence.
Jennifer (Keller) Rathbun has studied various styles including ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, tap, Latin and musical theatre dance for over twenty-five years, receiving her primary instruction from Genevieve Severens. Over the past eighteen years, she has taught all styles at various metro-Boston dance studios and public schools. She is an experienced stage manager, event producer, curriculum developer, and teacher-trainer and is currently serving as a mayoral appointment to the Attleboro Cultural Council.
In her most recent professional role as Director of School Outreach at Community Music Center of Boston she oversaw music, dance and drama outreach programs throughout Boston Public Schools, reaching over 3,000 children annually, providing access-based arts initiatives for some of the city's most deserving populations. When she is not teaching or administrating, she can be found either on a yoga mat, cuddling her pup Tessie-Lou, cooking for her family or training dogs at the local animal shelter.
Miss Jenn is certified in group exercise by AFAA and is also a former Zumba instructor. Her graduate work at Lesley University in Elementary Education specialized in creative arts in learning. She is currently pursuing her RYT 200 hour yoga teacher certification. A passion for the performing arts, fitness and the transformative power of creative youth development inform her teaching practice each day. She is delighted to share the joy of the performing arts with her students and strives to make her classes creative, safe spaces for artists of all ages and abilities to explore and enjoy movement as they develop a positive growth mindset and embark on their own artistic paths as creative individuals.