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.

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.

“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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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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