Posts by: Josh Harris

Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted two performances of the New York Jazz Choreography Project on April 29th and 30th at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. The performance also marked the 10th Anniversary of JCE, and following the Saturday night show there was a reception for the choreographers, dancers, and supporters of the company.

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On March 12th Jazz Choreography Enterprises returned to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to hold an outreach performance.

The show kicked off with Jaime Shannon’s bluesy piece “The Lowdown.” Beginning as a duet, it evolved into a larger group piece with multiple couples on the stage.

That moved into Ashley Rich’s “Strange Fruit,” a [...]

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On March 4th Jazz Choreography Enterprises and Quinnipiac University worked together once again to bring students the opportunity to take a Signature Experience mini-course in jazz dance. The Honors Program students learned about the history of jazz, studying videos and essays about the style’s origins all the way up to more modern times.

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On January 19th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted a Jack Cole technique dance class that was taught by Ed Kresley. The format for the class was a bit different than others. While most classes have a warm-up section and build to a large combination at the end, this class was more of a sampler with Kresley [...]

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises held its annual fall dance concert on October 22nd and 23rd. The performance was held at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance and featured work from 15 choreographers.

Seven of those choreographers put together smaller numbers, most of them duets. These ranged in tone from fun or carefree pieces like [...]

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JCE Talkback on October 23rd

On December 21, 2016 By

Following the Sunday performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project in October 2016, some of the choreographers remained for a brief talkback in which they fielded questions from the audience. 

The panel was hosted by board member Greg Harris and consisted of 10 choreographers: Adrián Aguirre, Audra Bryant, Jeff [...]

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 This fall Jazz Choreography Enterprises paired with Quinnipiac University for a second time to teach a group of Honors Program students about jazz dance. The students were taking a Signature Experience in Jazz Dance, a mini-course including an experiential element. In addition to reading and viewing videos, the students took a jazz class [...]

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From June 6th to 8th Jazz Choreography Enterprises hosted a series of dance classes taught by renowned instructor and Jazz Project choreographer Bob Boross. His classes focused on Matt Mattox Freestyle Jazz Dance technique. The first was a beginner/advanced beginner level class meant to introduce people to the style, and the next two [...]

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On Sunday, May 17, 2015, Jazz Choreography Enterprises held a show at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House as part of the site’s Second Sundays Performance Series. Most of the pieces presented had appeared in past JCE performances and included works from jazz dance veterans like Robert Audy, Kelly Carrol, and Sue Samuels, and JCE regulars [...]

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Over the weekend of April 25th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises held its spring presentation of the New York Jazz Choreography Project. Following the Sunday afternoon performance, guests were welcome to stay for a talkback where several of the choreographers spoke about their pieces, their inspirations, and their views on the world of jazz dance.

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On Tuesday, October 14th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. hosted a jazz dance workshop taught by Crystal Chapman, a choreographer who has had several of her pieces presented at Jazz Project performances. Chapman has an extensive background in musical theater, having worked as a choreographer and dancer in many New York and regional productions.

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Following this year’s October performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project, the choreographers were required to take part in a feedback session where audience members could ask questions of the choreographers and give their thoughts about the different pieces.

As always, the relationship between music and dance was a popular topic, with audience members [...]

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