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"ONE HOUR WITH BILLY SIEGENFELD AND JUMP RHYTHM WILL NOT ONLY CHANGE THE WAY YOU VIEW THE WORLD, IT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF. BILLY CAN GET A STONE TO DANCE WITH A FULL SPIRIT."

JEANNE HERRICK, SENIOR LECTURER, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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MIND – BODY INTEGRATION

JUMP RHYTHM® TECHNIQUE

Jump Rhythm® Technique is a rhythm-generated system of dance and theatre-movement training that serves as the foundation of every Jump Rhythm performance, class, and workshop.

As a rhythm-generated technique, the approach focuses on the expression of percussive energy rather than on the perfecting of codified shapes. To produce this percussive-rhythmic energy, we emphasize articulating the body’s “four primary drumbeaters” – the hands, the head, and the voice. These powerful rhythm-makers are not only the primary articulators of energy; they are also the primary communicators of feeling and purpose in human behavior.

Since Jump Rhythm® Technique guides people to fuse the body’s rhythmic, emotional, and vocal energies into gestures of clear expression, it can also strengthen the performance of any art form that depends on the integration of both voice and motion.

All the exercises of Jump Rhythm® Technique are built upon the injury-preventive alignment concept called Standing Down Straight®.  This holistic approach to mind-body balance offers a pathway to connecting to the earth, to the self, and to other people.  For more information on Standing Down Straight®, click on this link: Standing Down Straight

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Jump Rhythm® Company Technique Class

Jump Rhythm® Technique (beginning and intermediate levels)
Tuesdays 9:30am
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Ave Room E330
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773.880.JRJP (5757)
Email: info@jrjp.org

In these classes we explore how the alignment concept of Standing Down Straight® allows us to both move our bodies injury-free and dance with joyous, rhythmic energy.  The goal is Full-Bodied Rhythm-Making™ – turning the body and voice into a dynamically rich percussion instrument. Classes are not currently open to the public, but we offer a Monday evening community class. Contact us to discuss observing a class.

Instructors: Billy Siegenfeld and JRJP company members

Jump Rhythm® Company Rehearsal

Jump Rhythm® Company Rehearsal
Thursdays, 6:30pm
Location varies by date
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773.880.JRJP (5757)
Email: info@jrjp.org

In this session, the company rehearses our repertory using Full-Bodied Rhythm-Making™. The goal is to create time-precise rhythms in the choreography and articulate those rhythms through the body using our four primary “drumbeaters” – the hands, the head, and the voice. Currently limited to the company, but please contact us if you would be interested in observing a rehearsal.

Instructor: Billy Siegenfeld and JRJP Company members

Jump Rhythm Technique Class

Monday evenings from 8:00p,m to 9:20pm, this class focuses on engaging students of all ages in the Jump Rhythm Technique. Additional details and registration information are available here: Jump Rhythm Classes

 

"A DIFFERENT WAY TO MOVE, TO MOVE FREELY, AND TO MOVE TOWARD FREEDOM."

JOHNNY NEVIN,
HUFFINGTON POST