Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. presents New York Jazz Choreography Project for its semiannual dance concert devoted exclusively to jazz. JCE features works from emerging choreographers like Ellenore Scott, who is making waves at a young age after being a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance?,” to experienced veterans of the jazz world like Sue Samuels, who has established herself as one of the staples of today’s performing arts community.
Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented more than 30 choreographers and 100 dancers from the United States, Japan, South Africa, and Germany. The performances will be presented at The Ailey Citigroup Theater at The Joan Weill Center for Dance. The studio is located at 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue.
New York Jazz Choreography Project
The Ailey Citigroup Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
Saturday, November 12th @ 8pm
Sunday, November 13th @ 2pm
$30 ($15 children/students) in advance
$35 ($20 students) cash at the door
Students must show valid high school, college, or The Ailey School ID at the door when purchasing or picking up tickets.
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 www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org for more information on the company.
Featured artists for this November’s show include:
Napoleon W. Gladney
Mary Lynne McAnally
MARIAN HYUN is a founder and president of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. 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. 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. 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. In New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival 2008, Merete directed and choreographed a new play with music entitled “They Walk Among Us,” for which she won the award for Outstanding Choreography. Her directing Credits include “Sure Thing” and “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” by David Ives, “The Duck Variations” by David Mamet, “Five Flights” by Adam Bock, and “Recent Tragic Events” by Craig Wright. Her choreography credits include “Sherlock Holmes – The Early Years” in the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), as well as regional productions of “The King and I,” and “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
This presentation of the New York Jazz Choreography Project is made possible in part by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation and the Long Island Development Corporation.