JCE Magazine

Putting Jazz Dance Back in the Spotlight

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.

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JCE Choreographers Talk Back to Eileen Kielty

On Sunday October 28th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises held a talkback following the second show of its fall performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project. Ten choreographers stayed after the performance to answer questions and provide some insight into their work and creative processes.

A Wonderful Celebration of All That Jazz Is

The JCE Jazz Dance Project was back in full form for their October showcase last weekend, presenting fun and thought-provoking pieces by new and rising-talent choreographers. From swing and classical jazz, to ballet and even grooving, the sixty-minute evening was filled with energy, and the talent in the room was undeniable.

JCE Partners with Quinnipiac University to present “A Signature Experience in Jazz Dance”

This year JCE continued its ongoing partnership with Quinnipiac University to present a “Signature Experience” seminar on September 30th for the school’s honors program students. These seminars aim to provide students with theoretical and experiential exploration—in this case, JCE helped to craft a course illuminating the history of Jazz dance, culminating in a dance class led by JCE staff and a performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project.

An interview with Jazz Project dancer Mikki Shoji

Mikki Shoji is a dancer for DoubleTake Dance and has performed in JCE performances three times between 2015 and 2018. A native of Japan, she has been training and performing in the United States for several years. Today she shares some insights into her personal experiences, why she enjoys dance, and how dance culture differs between the United States and Japan.

A Talkback with Jazz Project Artists on April 29th

JCE presented the New York Jazz Choreography Project over the weekend of April 28th. Following the Sunday show on the 29th, there was a talkback moderated by board member Gregory Harris. Some choreographers and dancers stayed to field questions from the audience.

A Master Class in Jazz: A Review of the New York Jazz Choreography Project – April 2018

I am not a dancer. I love dance, I enjoy watching it, but I do not know technical terms. What I do know is that for an hour and half on a Sunday afternoon, I was treated to a master class in jazz. The New York Jazz Choreography Project, presented by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., completely blew me out of the water with their spring showcase. With everything from Charleston to hip hop, this was a fantastic variety of styles from extremely talented choreographers and dancers. It was an afternoon that left me giddy and excited to see where these artists will take jazz in the future.

Magazine Editors:

Josh Harris and Marian Hyun

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