Danielle Diniz: Building a Bridge between Concert Dance and Musical Theater
JCE choreographer Sharlane Conner interviews fellow JCE choreographer Danielle Diniz, is a dancer, choreographer, and teacher based in New York. She will perform in her piece, “Six Gals, for Themselves,” in the JCE Jazz Dance Project on April 27-28, 2019.
An Interview with JCE Co-Artistic Director Merete Muenter
Galia Abramson interviews choreographer and JCE co-artistic director Merete Muenter. Her piece, “Eleanor,” will be presented in the JCE Jazz Dance Project on April 27-28, 2019.
Broadway performer Skye Mattox is participating as a choreographer at the JCE Jazz Dance Project for the first time. Her piece “Safety Dance” is a duet, which she will be performing with Ryan VanDenBoom.
IN THE PRESS
Putting Jazz Dance Back in the Spotlight
Alison Durkee writes about the recent October 2018 jazz project:
“The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned this October to once again put jazz dance back in the spotlight, presenting a program of varied pieces that showcased the full potential of this diverse and rich dance form.”
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.
Each piece of the evening was a joy…All of what the NYJCP coordinated that evening was an evolution of jazz.
If you saw this concert, you would be reassured that jazz dance is alive and kicking…
…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.