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CONTACT: FRAN KIRMSER
TELEPHONE: 212 554 3431
Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging to established choreographers. All dances will be choreographed to song renditions by the Manhattan Transfer, who have been making great jazz music for 40 years!
Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented more than 40 choreographers and 100 dancers from the US, Japan, South Africa, and Germany. The performances will be presented at The Ailey CitiGroup Theater. The theater is located at 405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue.
WHAT: New York Jazz Choreography Project
The Ailey CitiGroup Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 W. 55th St. at 9th Ave
New York, N.Y. 10019
Saturday, October 18th, at 8 p.m
Sunday, October 19th, at 2 p.m
Running Time: 65 Minutes No Intermission
$30/$15 (for students with valid high school or college ID)
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JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY ENTERPRISES, INC. (JCE) is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2007 whose mission is to encourage the creation of jazz dance in concert form. Its goal is to present choreography in a variety of jazz styles, created and performed by people of various ages and levels of experience. To that end, they produce The New York Jazz Choreography Project twice a year. These shows give choreographers the opportunity to develop their technical skills and creativity before live audiences.
**Please visit http://www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org for more information on the company.
Featured artists include:
Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon
MARIAN HYUN is a founder, president, and co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. She has taught dance to peoples of all ages, from two-year-old pre-ballerinas to senior citizens jazz buffs in various New York studios and community centers. 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. She has performed and choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project, Choreographer’s Canvas, and the Fridays at Noon Marathon at 92nd Street Y. Her first venture as a producer resulted in the sold-out performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project in May 2007.
MERETE MUENTER is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Merete was the choreographer for the Off-Broadway production of THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, presented by The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbeine. At the Woodstock Playhouse, Merete directed and choreographed CHICAGO, and she is currently the choreographer for the National Tour of BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY. In New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival, she directed and choreographed THEY WALK AMONG US, for which she won the award for Best Choreography. Other credits include SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE EARLY YEARS (NYMF), regional productions of THE KING AND I and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, THE WORLD AIDS DAY GALA (Assistant Director- Capetown, South Africa, directed by Baayork Lee), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, (European Tour: Assistant Director- directed by Baayork Lee), and WEST SIDE STORY (European Tour: Resident Director).
**All of JCE’s programs are made possible in part by contributions from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and our corporate sponsors, the Long Island Development Corporation and Salon Ishi.
Assisted by Fran Kirmser, LLC