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Art Moves

We invite you to gather for a morning of dance performance, art exploration, movement, and creative expression at 21c Louisville. Art Moves is a unique experience exploring the ways that art and movement enhance our experience of the world and contribute to our mental and physical wellness.

The program will center on the first live in-person performance of the Louisville Ballet mind. body. balance. Summer Intensive. This performance will be the culmination of a week-long program during which dancers immerse their bodies into different styles of movement inspired by several artworks on view at 21c Louisville. This artistic process is designed to allow the dancers to process image into feeling into movement. Prior to the performance, 21c Louisville museum manager Karen Gillenwater and art therapist Jennifer Kramer will share the selected artworks from the 21c exhibition Still, Life! Mourning, Meaning, Mending and site-specific installations so you can also take in these works while enjoying the performance.

After their performance, the dancers will take us behind the scenes and share their experiences of the artworks and the week-long workshop. Then, the audience will be invited to join the dancers in a collaborative exploration of movement and creative expression. Ashley Thursby Kern of the Louisville Ballet will lead a series of seated movements then Jennifer Kramer will lead the creation of a collaborative, large-scale drawing. Participation is free and open to all ages and abilities. We recommend wearing clothes you can move freely in and that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Art Moves is presented by 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, Louisville Ballet’s mind. body. balance. initiative, Mental Health LOU, and Jennifer Kramer Art Therapy.

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About mind. body. balance.
mind. body. balance is Louisville Ballet’s health and wellness initiative. We believe that movement and wellness go hand in hand, and should be accessible for everybody. Our programming offers quality training in a variety of dance and fitness styles for ages 15+, from the true beginner to the professional dancer. Find us on the MINDBODY website or app by searching “Louisville Ballet” to redeem your first complimentary class! Click here for more information on our offerings, and dress options before you attend your first class!

About the mind. body. balance. Summer Intensive
Our Adult Summer Intensive launched in May of 2020, and offers week long programming including Ballet Technique. Pointe Strengthening, Jump Strengthening, Modern, Pilates, Yoga and Choreography for full day participants. We also have a half day option for those wanting to hone their technique without the performance component. Click here to hear feedback from some of our 2021 participants.

About Jennifer Kramer Art Therapy
Jennifer Kramer is an artist, licensed art therapist, and online coach who helps women overcome the lasting effects of narcissistic abuse. She is founder of The Redefined Process– an approach that uses a combination of spontaneous artmaking and responsive writing. Jennifer developed this process while recovering from her own experience with narcissistic abuse and discovered that the key to growth was to stop reading about narcissism, and to reconnect with and redefine her own identity. The Redefined Process works because it engages our bodies and minds in such a way that subconscious emotions, limiting beliefs and desires are brought to the surface and (quite literally) made visible.

Jennifer meets with clients both in person and virtually, from her unique, storefront studio-shop at Mellwood Art Center in Louisville, KY. Coaching and therapy clients may also connect with her via the mobile app – Redefined-by Jennifer Kramer, available in all app stores. For the web version, go here: https://redefined-by-jenniferkramer.passion.io/

About Mental Health Lou
Mental Health Lou is a collaboration between mental health practitioners, non-profit groups, agencies and our community members to promote mental wellness resources in Louisville.

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