The JCE JAZZ DANCE PROJECT
The JCE Jazz Dance Project is a celebration of jazz dance featuring original works by emerging and established choreographers. Join us for our virtual performances to see the creativity of our artists as they enable us to keep jazz dance thriving during the pandemic. The performances will be shown on Zoom in webinar format and will be followed by a live talkback with the choreographers. Audience members are invited to ask questions!
Featured choreographers include:
Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter, Artistic Directors
The post-performance talkbacks will be moderated by Nicole Padilla, JCE Junior Board Member.
Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m. (EDT)
Sunday, April 25, 7 p.m. (EDT)
A talkback with the choreographers follows each performance.
“Good Judys” choreographed by Spencer Pond. Photo: Jan La Salle
Tickets Available Now
Fee: No charge, but $20 donation suggested if you have the means.
Registration is required. Just answer a question or two about where you live, and you’re in!
You’ll be able to sign up for either performance here.
Note: Your link will work on only one device at a time. People watching the performance together on the same device do not need to register individually, but people watching on separate devices do.
The past year has been difficult for everyone, so we are eager to support our artists and fulfill our mission of presenting jazz dance to our audiences. We are offering our performances for no charge, but if you have the means, it would really help if you could donate to JCE.
Marian Hyun has studied jazz and ballet in New York with Luigi, Bob Audy, Ed Kresley, Shirley Bassat, Julia Dubno, and wonderful teachers in Paris, France, Susan Sparks and Frédéric Lazzarelli. 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. Since then she has taught dance to people of all ages, from two-year-old pre-ballerinas to senior citizen jazz buffs in various New York studios and community centers. She has choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project, Choreographer’s Canvas, the Fridays at Noon Marathon at 92nd Street Y, and the Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. In May 2007 at New Dance Group, Marian produced the first performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project, a showcase devoted to jazz dance. It sold out. Subsequent performances of the Jazz Project have been produced semiannually by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2007 to promote the creation of original jazz choreography. Marian is the president and co-artistic director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises.
Merete Muenter is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises. Choreography: Off-Broadway – Fiddler on the Roof - In Yiddish (Assistant Choreographer – Director, Joel Grey), Amerike – The Golden Land (The National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene), The Golden Bride (Chita Rivera Award Nomination / The National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene), Eddie and the Palaceades (Midtown International Theatre Festival “MITF”), The King of Second Avenue (New Repertory Theatre). Director/choreographer:Fiddler on the Roof - In Yiddish (Assistant Director, Australian Company, Director, Joel Grey), The Bridges of Madison County, (American Theater Group), Chicago, The Who’s Tommy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Woodstock Playhouse), They Walk Among Us (MITF / Award - Best Choreography), Roar of the Greasepaint (Lancaster Opera House).
The JCE Jazz Dance Project is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artist and community.