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Performing Arts Laboratory

August 23-30

Performing Arts Laboratory

Morning

Jennie and Karen come to this workshop with a broad range of experience in numerous performing arts including song, spoken word, movement, mime and improvisation. A wide array of activities, games, and exercises will be tailored to keep things light and playful as participants explore the highfalutin subjects of creativity, self-expression, originality and freedom. This is a process-oriented workshop designed to unlock and inspire your artistic capacities. Absolutely no previous experience in the performing arts is necessary.

Meet your Instructor

Jennifer Foster

Jennifer Foster

Vocalist Jennifer Foster has performed as a soloist with international companies including Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, New World Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival in England and Verbier Festival in Switzerland to name a few. In addition to serving as Mother Church soloist for 7 years from 1997-2004, she has also performed musical theater as a member of Actors' Equity and has expanded into the world of performing and coaching the works of Shakespeare. She coaches singers of every genre, actors, public speakers, pastors, voice-over, podcast, and other spoken word artists. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Chapman University in California and an MFA from Goddard College in Interdisciplinary Arts in addition to extensive professional training with distinguished world-class teaching artists. She teaches voice in her private studio and conducts lessons and workshops for groups of all types, and is currently an adjunct professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She is passionate about arts education for all and loves to aid people on their vocal journeys. Learn more at http://jennifer-foster.com/

Karen Montanaro

Karen Montanaro

Karen is a teaching artist who offers residencies in movement, mime and dance in public and private schools throughout the United States. Karen regularly teaches workshops at Celebration Barn in South Paris, Maine and at her own studio in Casco, Maine. Using the vocabulary of mime, dance, and improvisation, students experience and express moods, feelings, and states-of-mind in exciting new ways. She studied ballet at the Cantarella School of Dance, the Ram Island Dance Center and on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School. Karen danced professionally with the Ohio Ballet and the Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany. For more than a decade, Karen toured and taught internationally with her husband and teacher, mime master Tony Montanaro.

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