FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers.
Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented more than 50 choreographers and 150 dancers from the US, Japan, South Africa, and Germany. The performances will be presented at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The studio is located at 248 West 60th Street between Amsterdam & West End Avenues.
WHAT: New York Jazz Choreography Project
manhattan movement & arts center
248 West 60th Street (btw Amsterdam & West End Avenue)
New York, N.Y. 10023
Saturday, April 27th, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 28th, at 3 p.m. – talk back with choreographers post performance
Running Time: 70 Minutes No Intermission
Available at the MMAC box office or online
$21 ($18 children 12 and under)
JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY ENTERPRISES, INC. (JCE) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2007 whose mission is to encourage the creation of jazz dance in concert form. Its goal is to present choreography in a variety of jazz styles, created and performed by people of various ages and levels of experience. To that end, they produce The New York Jazz Choreography Project twice a year. These shows give choreographers the opportunity to develop their technical skills and creativity before live audiences.
**Please visit http://www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org for more information on the company.
Featured artists include:
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Luigi and Francis J. Roach
Rachel Leigh Dolan
Candice Michelle Franklin
Napoleon W. Gladney
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Megan Doyle and Roy Lightner
Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon
Christy Rak-Samson and Courtney Goerge
MARIAN HYUN is a founder, president, and co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. She has taught dance to peoples of all ages, from two-year-old pre-ballerinas to senior citizens jazz buffs in various New York studios and community centers. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she was a freelance writer and a writing instructor at The New School before enrolling in the Dance Education Lab (DEL) at 92nd Street Y. She has performed and choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project, Choreographer’s Canvas, and the Fridays at Noon Marathon at 92nd Street Y. Her first venture as a producer resulted in the sold-out performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project in May 2007.
MERETE MUENTER is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Merete was the choreographer for the Off-Broadway production of THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, presented by The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbeine. At the Woodstock Playhouse, Merete directed and choreographed CHICAGO, and she is currently the choreographer for the National Tour of BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY. In New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival, she directed and choreographed THEY WALK AMONG US, for which she won the award for Best Choreography. Other credits include SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE EARLY YEARS (NYMF), regional productions of THE KING AND I and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE WORLD AIDS DAY GALA (Assistant Director- Capetown, South Africa, directed by Baayork Lee), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, (European Tour: Assistant Director- directed by Baayork Lee), and WEST SIDE STORY (European Tour: Resident Director).
**This performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. All of JCE’s programs are made possible in part by contributions from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and our corporate sponsors, the Long Island Development Corporation and Salon Ishi.
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