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Stretches and Exercises for Remote Working: A toolkit for the workplace and everyday life
16th June 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £30.00
Workshop with Jennifer Jackson.
BSL interpreters face unique physical and mental challenges as part of their work. As a result of the COVID19 pandemic, these challenges have intensified. Adding to this, are the new problems associated with working digitally. The outcome is the entire workforce has had to to adapt to a new method of delivery overnight, and the pressures are felt in the body. Aches and strains accumulate and worsen over time, impacting wellbeing.
Jennifer has created a workshop to rebalance the body in response to these pressures. We will be looking at physical toolkit which caters to all ages and abilities. The workshop will include a structured warm up/preparation, rebalancing the body between sessions, a few ideas to try whilst in a session, and a warm down for at the end of the working day. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions.
Jennifer is a British/Bolivian theatre-maker, movement director and actor with over 12 years professional practice. She trained at East 15 Acting School, and has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Greenwich. She has worked with the D/deaf community on a number of productions (including for The Royal Exchange, The Royal Court and Paines Plough/Tamasha/The Bush).
She is currently a Leverhulme Arts Scholar, as an artist she is supported by The Lowry, The egg, and Oxford Playhouse.
As a performer, Jennifer has has worked with the National Theatre, NT Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, The Harold Pinter Theatre – West End, Bath Theatre Royal, Royal & Derngate, Brighton Festival (Argus Angel Winner), The Lowry, Derby Theatre, and The Yard. International performance includes Bervaldhallen- Stockholm, Lucas Theatre -Savannah USA, Pearl Theatre -New York.
As a Movement director credits include: Wuthering Heights, Death of a Salesman, Cuttin It, Queens of the Coal Age, Our Town (The Royal Exchange), Midnight Movie (Royal Court), The Mountaintop (Young Vic & UK Tour), Amsterdam (ATC, Orange Tree, TRP), Out of Water, Mayfly (Orange Tree), Baby Reindeer (Francesca Moody Productions/ The Bush/ West End), Be My Baby and Around the World in 80 Days (Leeds Playhouse) I Wanna Be Yours (Paines Plough/Tamasha/The Bush), and Parliament Square, The Trick, Philoxenia (The Bush).