The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned once again this October, as dancers and choreographers came together to showcase jazz dance in all its forms. The evening showcased both jazz dance’s classicism and malleability, as choreographers embodied jazz’s past while using its language to create styles all their own.
On October 12th, Melissa A. Kaplan, Interim Director of the Honors Program at Quinnipiac University, and 18 Honors Program students attended a jazz dance class and lecture taught by JCE Artistic Director Marian Hyun, who was assisted by Junior Board Member Nicole Padilla. The class was part of a mini course known as “A Signature Experience in Jazz Dance,” one of several Signature Experience courses offered by Quinnipiac University to its Honor Program students. The students were mostly beginners with only a few of them having previous dance experience.
Another wonderful evening of Jazz dance performances graced the stage at Peridance at the October performance of The JCE Jazz Dance Project. For this sold out evening, artistic directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter took a different approach with the production process, allowing alum choreographers the opportunity to debut premiere pieces.
Photo: Jan La Salle Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted a performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project at the Peridance Capezio Center on Saturday, October 26th. Following the performance there was a talk back moderated by junior board member Nicole Padilla. The talk...
On September 22nd Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted an open rehearsal featuring choreographer Spencer Pond. Audience members were able to watch Pond rehearse his piece “Good Judys” and explain some of his thought process as a choreographer.
Sharlane Conner talks with JCE choreographers Jaime Shannon and Tony Fraser about their inspirations for their swing dance choreography.
This summer Jazz Choreography Enterprises was honored to sponsor a jazz class in the distinctive style of Betsy Haug. Gail Pearson, Betsy’s assistant and protégée, was the teacher. Betsy Haug was a New York City staple of the jazz scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.
"Pearls" choreographed and performed by Fatima Logan-Alston | Photo: Jan La Salle The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned once again this April with a varied program that showcased just how multifaceted jazz dance can be. Though jazz dance is all too rarely shown on the...