FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, March 30, 2015 – The New York Jazz Choreography Project is a celebration of jazz dance featuring original works by emerging and established choreographers. Audiences of all ages will be treated to dances in a variety of jazz styles from classic to contemporary and the chance to see the richness of this great American art form. The performance on Sunday, April 26th, will be followed by a talk back with the choreographers.
“We are proud that, since 2007 JCE has presented 78 choreographers and more than 560 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 90-year-old Jazz Master Luigi and all ages and stages of process in between. It is our hope that presenting these artists will give them motivation to continue to create new original Jazz Dance works.
Featured choreographers include:
Paul A. Brown
Juliet Dolan Rachel
Vanessa Martínez de Baños
Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter, Artistic Directors
(Biographies can be found on http://jazzchoreographyenterprises.org/choreographers)
The 2015 New York Jazz Choreography Project
Salvatore Capezio Theatre at Peridance
126 E. 13th Street
New York, New York 10003
Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at 8 p.m
Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at 2 p.m
A talk back with the choreographers follows the Sunday performance
$30/$20 (for students with valid high school or college ID)
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We Thank the Following Organizations for Their Support:
The April 2015 presentation of 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 and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and by our corporate sponsor, Salon Ishi.
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.
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’s choreography credits include: Off-Broadway – THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER and LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME (The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene), EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES (Midtown International Theatre Festival “MITF”), THE KING OF SECOND AVENUE (New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, MA), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, NY), SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE EARLY YEARS (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Director / Choreographer credits: CHICAGO and THE WHO’S TOMMY (Woodstock Playhouse), THEY WALK AMONG US (MITF – Award for Best Choreography). Assistant Director credits: WORLD AIDS DAY GALA (Capetown, South Africa), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (European Tour – Director, Baayork Lee). Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Originally from Buffalo, NY. Bachelor of Arts SUNY Geneseo.
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