FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New York Jazz Choreography Project is a celebration of jazz dance featuring 14 original works by emerging and established choreographers. The audience will be treated to dances in a variety of jazz styles — from swing to contemporary — and have the chance to see the richness of this great American art form. Purchase of a Benefit ticket on Saturday, April 12th, will include a post-performance reception with our artists. A talk back moderated by JCE board member, Greg Harris, will follow the performance on Sunday, April 13th.
“We are proud that, since 2007 JCE has presented 64 choreographers and more than 450 dancers from the U.S., Japan, South Africa, and Germany,” say Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter. “JCE fills a need, especially in our economic climate, to support a little supported yet great American Art of Jazz Dance. We believe this vibrant art form is an important part of our country’s cultural heritage. We are also thrilled to report that our participating choreographers have included 21-year-old students, as well as the legendary 88-year-old Jazz Master Luigi and all ages and stages of progress in between. It is our hope that presenting these artists will give them motivation to continue to create new original Jazz Dance works.”
WHAT: New York Jazz Choreography Project
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
126 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, April 12th, at 8:30 – Reception Post Performance with the Purchase of Benefit Tickets
Sunday, April 13th, at 4:00 – Talk Back with the Choreographers Post Performance
Running Time: 70 minutes, no intermission
$30/$20 (for students with valid high school or college ID)< br/>
$50 Benefit Ticket (includes Saturday post-performance reception)< br/>
For Tickets go to brownpapertickets.com or Call:
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 choreographers include the artists below whose biographies are on www.jazzchoreographyenterprises.org
Richard J. Hinds
Monica and Emily Hogan
Christy Rak-Samson and Courtney Goerge
The New York Jazz Choreography Project is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The New York Jazz Choreography Project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
All of JCE’s programs are made possible in part by our corporate sponsors, the Long Island Development Corporation and Salon Ishi.