JUMP RHYTM JAZZ PROJECT, an Emmy award-winning dance company, will perform and teach in the Strom Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2.
Sponsored by Youth Arts and Bay Chamber Concerts.
October 1, JRJP will perform in the Strom for Camden Rockport Middle School students.
Saturday, October 2, JRJP will teach a Master Class for Camden Hills Regional High School students at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. they will perform for the public. Tickets for the evening performance can be purchased through the Bay Chamber Box Office.
“JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 1990 whose mission is to celebrate the joys of shared rhythm-making in dance, music, and song among individuals of diverse ages and cultures by honoring and expanding upon the American tradition of Africanist-influenced, rhythm-based dancing and singing. Its innovative pedagogy, Jump Rhythm TechniqueTM, serves as the ambassador, locally, nationally, and internationally, of the company’s rhythm-driven, community-directed mission. Powered by the technique’s body-friendly alignment concept of “standing down straight” and by its focus on “full-bodied rhythm-making” – transforming the moving body, accompanied by the scat-singing voice, into a dynamically expressive, rhythm-accurate percussion instrument – students worldwide learn to use motional and vocal rhythms to connect more deeply both to themselves and to others.”