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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A ride through the ever-evolving styles of Jazz dance

New York Jazz Choreography Project once again, takes its audience on a ride through the ever-evolving styles of Jazz dance. There were moments of dance happening “for us” like Find Your H A P P Y, reasonsLegacy, Well, Git It! and Pas de Drag, with healthy doses of giggles and applause. Meanwhile, there were moments of dance that were happening “to us” like Inner City Blues: Excerpt 4, Tremors, and This Way, echoing daily interactions in our personal lives, drawing the audience’s intimate self to the space.

New York Jazz Choreography Project April 2018 Review

On Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, Jazz Choreography Enterprises (JCE), in their 11th year, presented their New York Jazz Choreography Project at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. Thirteen pieces were performed in this small black box theatre that burst with color as the dancers entered onto the stage.

Danita Shaheen: Jazz Project Dancer (and Would-Be Ninja)

Danita Shaheen is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher who has been involved with Jazz Choreography Enterprises since 2008. Danita will be performing with DoubleTake Dance in JCE’s upcoming New York Jazz Choreography Project showcase on April 28 and 29.

A Talkback with Jazz Project Choreographers on October 29th

On October 28th and 29th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises held its fall performances of the New York Jazz Choreography Project, which celebrated its 10th anniversary year. Following the Sunday afternoon performance, several of the choreographers stayed for a talkback, fielding questions from the audience and the panel moderator, JCE Board Member Gregory Harris.

JCE provides a signature experience to Quinnipiac students

Jazz Choreography Enterprises has been working with Quinnipiac University since 2016 to create a Signature Experience in Jazz Dance class that allows students to better understand jazz dance, both through learning the movements and studying the history. On September 24th, JCE hosted another workshop for a new class of students.

A Latin Jazz Class to Benefit Puerto Rico

On November 6th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises teamed up with jazz dance instructor Teresa “Te” Perez Ceccon to hold a Latin Jazz dance class to benefit the people of Puerto Rico. Ceccon approached JCE about sponsoring the event, which took place at Pearl Studios and was attended by a mix of her students and some JCE followers.

Magazine Editors:

Josh Harris and Marian Hyun

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