2020 SEASON UPDATE
“Eleanor” choreographed by Merete Muenter. Video by Anthony Bellov.
“Eleanor” was performed in the April 2019 JCE Jazz Dance Project. Merete Muenter, JCE Choreographer and Co-Artistic Director, described her inspiration for her work: “I have always been intrigued by the lyrics to the Beatles song, Eleanor Rigby. Eleanor is such a curious figure. The music has such a rhythm to it, like a heartbeat, or a ticking clock indicating the time passing by in her life. I’ve been wanting to do something to this music for quite some time because it has such a strong storyline behind it. In my dance, I want to explore what happened to Eleanor to cause her loneliness, who tried to help her, and then indicate when and how she finally finds her peace.”
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