JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT PERFORMS AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON
This season’s Fall Dance Day at Westchester Community College
highly acclaimed Jump Rhythm Jazz
Project and master classes, a lecture demonstration, and a full-length
evening performance scheduled on Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the
Academic Arts Theatre. The highlight of Fall Dance Day is the full company
performance at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are
$20 (general admission) and $17 (for children/students/seniors).
The free residency activities, also on October 18,
include jazz dance technique classes: Master Class (beginners) from
9:30-11:00 a.m., Advanced Master Class (advanced beginners) from at 11:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an informal lecture demonstration (1:00-2:00 p.m.).
These residency events will be held in the Physical Education Building –Gym
and are open to the public.
Based in Chicago since 1993, the
Jump Rhythm Jazz Project is a company of rhythmically exuberant
dancers who dance to the beat-driven sounds of syncopated music. The company
has thrilled audiences and students nationally and internationally with its
rich blend of percussive musicality and emotion-charged dance theatre. The
“rhythm first” affirmation of life and art is based on the
Jump Rhythm Technique which helps transform dancing bodies and
singing voices into vibrantly clear percussion instruments.
Dancer magazine credited founder
and artistic director Billy Siegenfeld with “inventing the first genuine
jazz technique in forty years,” and
Dance Theatre magazine placed
him on its “Twentieth Century Timeline of Choreographers and Innovators.”
There are no tickets or reservations necessary for any
of the daytime residency events in the Physical Education Building – Gym.
For tickets or information on the evening performance, call 914-606-6262.