Jazz Choreography Enterprises celebrates the great American art of jazz dance.

Through our performances of original jazz choreography and our educational programs

we bring jazz dance to artists, audiences, and students to keep it thriving in our community.

2020 SEASON UPDATE

We’re sad to announce that we’ve decided to cancel our performances of the JCE Jazz Dance Project in October. We’re disappointed we won’t be able to present the Jazz Project to you this year because of the uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, but our highest priority is the safety of our artists and audiences. We’ve tentatively scheduled our next performances for April 2021. We hope you’ll check back to see our JCE Replays and stay in touch on social media.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Back by Popular Demand: A Theater Jazz Class with Danielle Diniz

After Danielle taught a benefit class for us in June, some of the students asked if we could bring her back for another class. We’re happy to oblige!

OPEN LEVEL CLASS
Sunday, August 16th, 12:00-1:15 (EDT)

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A Yoga Class with Jim Phillips to Benefit JCE

Although initially a highly specialized form of yoga for dancers, the principles of alignment found in Yoga Narada® make it a practice not only appropriate but also highly accessible for anyone!

OPEN LEVEL CLASS
Sunday, August 23rd, 4:30-5:30 (EDT)

 

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JCE REPLAYS

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re not able to present the JCE Jazz Dance Project in 2020, so we thought we’d do the next best thing. We’ll show pieces from past productions so you can revisit some wonderful work by our talented artists. Every two weeks we’ll present a different video so you can see the variety and richness of jazz dance. We hope you stay safe and look forward to the day when we can present live performances to you again.
“Hypno” choreographed by Sharlane Conner and Bryan Ernesto Menjivar. Video by Anthony Bellov.

“Hypno” was choreographed and performed by Sharlane Conner and Bryan Ernesto Menjivar in the April 2017 production of the New York Jazz Choreography Project (now known as the JCE Jazz Dance Project).

From a review of the performance by Dominique Robinson: “Meanwhile, Sharlane Conner and Bryan Menjivar paint flirtatiousness in a different light with a Lindy Hop adaptation in Hypno. The great hypnotist grabs the lovely dancer from the audience in order to take over her mind and manipulate her to twist, flip and spin her body. As he snaps her in and out of trance, just when he thinks he has won over both her and the crowd, she cleverly picks up on his deviousness and snaps him into a hypnotic state, comically showing the audience who’s boss, as he follows her off the stage like a trained puppy.”

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

All in all, Jazz is a category of dance with many different attributes, and the New York Jazz Choreography Project ... was successful in representing a wide range of what jazz dance has to offer. The show itself was full of life, and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained by the talent showcased.

Jordan Ryder

Each piece of the evening was a joy…All of what the NYJCP coordinated that evening was an evolution of jazz.

Marsha Volgyi
broadwayworld.com

If you saw this concert, you would be reassured that jazz dance is alive and kicking…

Barbara Angeline
Academia

…all the performers in the program showed a passion and love for the language of jazz dance, and that message was received loud and clear.

Nicholas Goodly
exploredance.com

 

 

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