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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Theater Jazz Class to Benefit JCE with Danielle Diniz

This theater jazz class, led by Danielle, a JCE Junior Board Member, will include a high intensity strength and stretch warm-up followed by a technical, fast-moving combination with modifications offered for space and level needs.

 

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JCE REPLAYS

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to present the JCE Jazz Dance Project in April 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.

“Do I Move You?” choreographed by Teresa Perez Ceccon. Video: Anthony Bellov

 

From “The Power and Versatility of Jazz Dance: A Review of the JCE Jazz Dance Project on October 26, 2019” by Dominique Robinson: “The gem of the evening, ‘Do I Move You?’ by Teresa Perez Ceccon, really shined light on the versatility needed in the richness of jazz’s ability to allow all forms of expression into its world. To the sounds of ‘Do I Move You?’ by Nina Simone, these experienced dancers didn’t just dance to the moving power of Nina’s voice and lyrics, but they embodied their individual stories, making each dancer impossible to stop watching. Kicks and turns will always electrify an audience, but actually ​being​ the story you are dancing, wearing your insides on the out for your audience, creates a visceral experience as rare as it is exceptional. Captivating the room with rich royal blue fabrics, intricate use of patterns and levels, this piece answered the question Nina Simone was asking. And that is how you keep your audience wanting more.”

 

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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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