Next weekend (Oct 19–20), Jazz Choreography Enterprises will present the New York Jazz Choreography Project at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. The adjudicated jazz dance concert is held twice each year as an opportunity to showcase and promote jazz choreography.
The event will feature the work of 13 dancemakers, including the legendary Luigi and NYC’s Bob Boross, director of Bob Boross Freestyle Jazz Dance. Boross will teach a master class on Friday before the performance in the fluid, theatrical technique of Matt Mattox, an American-born, Europe–based icon of the jazz world (and popular Hollywood performer) who was once a protégé of Jack Cole. The class will offer a unique opportunity to dancers because, says Boross, “Mattox’s technique is rarely seen or studied here in the US, although it has had a major impact on the European dance scene for the last 40 years.” Watch a video of Borross’ teaching style here.
The master class is free and open to the public, scheduled for Friday, 10/19, 3–5pm, at NYC’s DANY studios. Interested dancers should sign up by emailing Marian Hyun: [email protected]