Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. Presents Jazz Choreography Festival

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.

Since 2007, Artistic Directors Marian Hyun and Merete Muenter have presented more than 117 choreographers and 849 dancers from the U.S., Japan, South Africa, and Europe. The performances will be presented at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. The theater is located at 126 East 13th Street.

The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, 126 E. 13th Street, New York, New York 10003. www.peridance.com. Union Square Station: 4,5,6, N, Q, R, L. Saturday, April 28th, at 8 p.m. & Sunday, April 29th, at 4 p.m..

A talkback with the choreographer follows the Sunday performance. Tickets https://nyjazzproject.bpt.me; 1-800-838-3006. Early Bird price through April 1st: $20, Online sales: $25 General; $20 children and students with valid high school or college ID's. Groups of at least 10, paid in advance: $20. For group sales: info@jazzchoreography.com. At the door: $30 General; $25 children and students with valid high school or college ID's

Featured Choreographers Include:

Talissa Bavaresco

Al Blackstone

Tiffanie Carson

Ashley Carter

Daniel Gold

Kavin T. Grant

Daniel Gwirtzman

Michelle Isaac

Eveline Kleinjans

Linda Kuo

Vanessa Martínez de Baños

Mallory Pettee

Spencer Pond

Francis J. Roach

Joey Rosario

Marian Hyun has studied jazz and ballet in New York with Luigi, Bob Audy, Ed Kresley, Shirley Bassat, Julia Dubno, and other wonderful teachers. 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. Since then 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, including the 92nd Street Y. She has choreographed for the New York Jazz Choreography Project, Choreographer's Canvas, the Fridays at Noon Marathon at 92nd Street Y, and the Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. In May 2007 at New Dance Group, Marian produced the first performance of the New York Jazz Choreography Project, a showcase devoted to jazz dance. It sold out. Subsequent performances of the Jazz Project have been produced semiannually by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc., a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 2007 to promote the creation of original jazz choreography. Marian is the president and co-artistic director of Jazz Choreography Enterprises.

Merete Muenter

Choreography credits: Off-Broadway -THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Chita Rivera Award Nomination), AMERIKE THE GOLDEN LAND, 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), SOUTH PACIFIC (Lancaster Opera House), SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE EARLY YEARS (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Director / Choreographer credits: CHICAGO, THE WHO'S TOMMY and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (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).

 

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