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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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.

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by Dominique Robinson, M.A.

Jazz Choreography Enterprises Inc., (JCE) gave the public a showcase filled with movement, music and storytelling. Choreography by Audra Bryant, Kenya Joy Gibson, Mary Lynne McAnally, Sharlane Conner, Bryan Menjivar, Bobby Morgan, Kristen Brooks Sandler, Guy Mannick, Julia Halpin, Svetlana Khoruzhina, Fatima Logan, Kyle Weiler, Alexis Robbins, [...]

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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

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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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JCE will sponsor a class on Jack Cole Technique taught by Edmond Kresley notable dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Jack Cole, known as “the Father of Theatrical Jazz Dance,” was deeply influenced by dances from around the world, which he fused with modern and jazz dance. Ed will teach isolations and short combinations focusing on the [...]

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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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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 [...]

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On May 15, 2016, JCE took the New York Jazz Choreography Project to the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House as part of the Second Sundays Performance Series.

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. held its annual spring concert on April 9th and 10th at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. There was a good variety of jazz dance styles represented at the show with choreographers bringing life to older forms of the art as well as pushing the boundaries of what jazz can be through its fusion with other styles.

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Students at the Quinnipiac University Honors Program attended a dance class taught by JCE’s artistic directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter as part of an experiential element of their mini-seminar.

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JCE will sponsor a series of three classes on Matt Mattox technique taught by Bob Boross, master teacher and frequent choreographer with the New York Jazz Choreography Project June 6th through 8th, 2016.

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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 Charleston to contemporary and the chance to see the richness of this great American art form.

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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 swing to contemporary and the chance to see the richness of this great American art form.

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By Joshua Harris

Jazz Choreography Enterprises sponsored its latest jazz dance workshop on April 21, 2015. The workshop, which was held in conjunction with the New York Jazz Choreography Project, was free and open to anyone who wanted to attend. Choreographer and dancer Cat Manturuk, the workshop teacher, got to show students some combinations [...]

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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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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.

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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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The New York Jazz Choreography Project is a night of collective jazz dance that showcases performances by both amateur and professional choreographers. This year, Jazz Choreography Enterprises’ featured music exclusively by Manhattan Transfer, the American vocal group established in 1969.

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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 swing to contemporary, and the chance to see the richness of this great American art form. All [...]

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Come and join Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. (JCE) for the best plate of chicken, ribs and cole slaw you can eat this side of Texas! Our barbeque fundraiser is sure to jazz up your tastebuds and also help us to support our mission to keep the saucy art of jazz dance alive and [...]

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On Wednesday, April 9th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises sponsored a free advanced beginner jazz dance workshop.  It was produced in conjunction with the New York Jazz Choreography Project performances held on April 12th and 13th.  Sue Samuels, a veteran of the jazz dance scene and Artistic Director of Jazz Roots Dance Company, taught the class.

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April 13th Talkback

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The Talkback following the performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project on Sunday, April 13th, was a lively discussion of jazz dance by its practitioners. JCE Board Vice President, Greg Harris, moderated as choreographers Crystal Chapman, Stephanie Heroux, Michael Jagger and Evita Arce, Sue Samuels, Kirsten Schwartz, Alan Spaulding, and Amy VanKirk spoke about [...]

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 Jazz Choreography Enterprises presents The New York Jazz Choreography Project with works by:

Crystal Chapman Megan Doyle Stephanie Heroux Richard J. Hinds Monica and Emily Hogan Michael Jagger and Evita Arce Joyce King Lara Luzim Cat Manturuk Christy Rak-Samson and Courtney Goerge Sue Samuels Kirsten Schwartz Alan Spaulding Amy VanKirk

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises is proud to announce that it has received a $1000 grant from the MCC Community Benefit Festival Grant Program and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. The funds will be used to help present JCE’s performance on February 9, 2014

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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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Jazz Choreography Enterprises is seeking submissions for our spring 2014 production of the New York Jazz Choreography Project.  The performances will take place on Saturday, April 12th, at 8:30 and on Sunday, April 13th, at 4:00.  The dance concert will be approximately an hour and 15 minutes long. Please contact Marian Hyun at Marian@jazzchoreographyenterprises.org [...]

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Come and join Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. (JCE) for the best plate of chicken, ribs and cole slaw you can eat this side of Texas!  Our barbeque fundraiser is sure to jazz up your tastebuds and also help us to support our mission to keep the saucy art of jazz dance alive and kicking!

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises presents The New York Jazz Choreography Project with works by:

Jessica Black Bob Boross Joyce King Matt Pardo Sue Samuels Hadley Schnuck Mary Shorey

The New York Jazz Choreography Project is a celebration of jazz dance featuring original works by emerging and established choreographers. This informal performance will include [...]

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We’re having a single informal performance on Saturday, October 19th, at 8:30 at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.  If you are a choreographer or dancer who has participated in a past production of the Jazz Project, we invite you to submit a piece that is at least two minutes and no more than [...]

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Spring Concert 2013 Talk-Back

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 By Josh Harris

For those of you who missed the Sunday show of this spring’s New York Jazz Choreography Project, there was a talk back session moderated by board member Gregory Harris with several of the choreographers who participated in the show.  Megan Doyle, Candice Michelle Franklin, Napoleon W. Gladney, Everett Johnson, Cat Manturuk, and [...]

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A Master Class with Bob Boross

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On Friday, October 19th, Jazz Choreography Enterprises (JCE) sponsored a class on the jazz technique of Matt Mattox taught by choreographer Bob Boross.

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Jazz Choreography Enterprises is seeking original works of jazz dance to present in its semiannual showcase, The New York Jazz Choreography Project. The performances will be held at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W. 60th Street on April 27th at 8 p.m. and April 28th at 3 p.m.

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Artistic directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter and choreographers Bob Boross, Joyce King, and roberta mathes were interviewed by Ashani Mfuko, host of “Inside New York City Dance” on MNN4.

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Talk-Back Report

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Following the performance of the Jazz Choreography Project on Sunday April 22nd, choreographers Kimberly Rose Dooley, Megan Doyle, Whitney Laurent, Christopher Liddell, Matt Pardo, Tyrell V. Rolle, and Lauren Ashlee Small remained for an extra half hour to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience in a talk back moderated by Gregory Harris.

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Teaching Jazz Dance, a Symposium

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The Division of Dance at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas is hosting Teaching Jazz Dance, a Symposium on June 18, 19 and 20, 2012. The symposium director is Danny Buraczeski.

Three days of classes and presentations – a chance for those committed to the continued vitality and [...]

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Anne Mercurio gives a detailed review of the November 2011 jazz choreography project.

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