Photo: Jan La Salle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., presents The JCE Jazz Dance Project on April 23-24th, 2022, celebrating 15 years of its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. This year, they will be presenting works by Jess LeProtto, So You Think You Can Dance alum and Broadway dancer who recently danced in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story; Jeff Davis, Director and Choreographer of The Gunfighter Meets his Match; Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martínez de Baños, Co-Directors of DoubleTake Dance; and many other well-known jazz dance choreographers. Through this in-person show, people of all ages can enjoy a variety of different jazz styles and see first-hand JCE’s mission to promote the creation of original jazz dance in concert form.
Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented 149 emerging and established choreographers and 1109 dancers from the U.S., Japan, South Africa, and Europe. Not only has JCE supported jazz choreographers over the past 15 years, but they have worked to make jazz dance education accessible for people of all levels and ages. The performances will be presented at The KnJ Theater at Peridance. The theater is located at 126 East 13th Street.
The April 2022 JCE Jazz Dance Project
The KnJ Theater at Peridance
126 E. 13th Street
New York, New York 10003
Union Square Station: 4,5,6, N, Q, R, L
Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2022, at 4 p.m.
Online sales: $30 General; $25 children and students with valid high school or college ID
Groups of at least 10, paid in advance: $25. For group sales: email@example.com
At the door: $35 General; $30 children and students with valid high school or college ID
Press Contact: Fran Kirmser, 917-637-0506, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the theater’s COVID policy and other information: https://www.jazzchoreography.com
Featured Choreographers include:
Vanessa Martínez de Baños
Marian Hyun has studied jazz and ballet in New York with Luigi, Bob Audy, Ed Kresley, Shirley Bassat, Julia Dubno, and other wonderful teachers. 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 the 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, including the 92nd Street Y. She has choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project (now the JCE Jazz Dance 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 Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises.
Merete Muenter is a Co-Founder 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), SOUTH PACIFIC and MAN OF LA MANCHA (Plaza Theatricals), THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE (New Repertory Theater). Director/Choreographer: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – IN YIDDISH – (Associate Director, AUSTRALIAN COMPANY – Director, Joel Grey), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (American Theater Group), CHICAGO, TOMMY, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (Woodstock Playhouse), THEY WALK AMONG US (MITF/Award – Best Choreography), ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT… (Lancaster Opera House).
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 Restart NY supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the State Legislature and administered by LMCC.
Assisted by fran kirmser productions llc