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Chelsea Factory x The Playground NYC x Jenn Freeman

Chelsea Factory  x The Playground NYC x Jenn Freeman


The Playground NYC


Chelsea Factory
547 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001


Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 12:00pm



The Playground NYC

Lead by: Jenn Freeman 

Tuesday, 07/23 || 12:00-3:00PM, **FREE**

Chelsea Factory: 547 W 26th Street, New York, NY
The entrance to Chelsea Factory is on the north side of West 26th Street, in the middle of the block.

More info: https://www.chelseafactory.org/plan-your-visit


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movement with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  



Jenn Freeman (she/they) is an Autistic American choreographer, dance performer, and educator based in New York City and Los Angeles. Freeman is a 2023 New England Foundation for the Arts Recipient, O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance foundation recipient, and a New York State Council on the Arts grant award recipient. Most recently she Co-Created, Co-Choreographed, and Starred in Is It Thursday Yet? an award-winning solo dance theater piece.

The world premiere was produced by La Jolla Playhouse followed by an NYC presentation for the inaugural season of The Perelman Performing Arts Center. In 2023 Freeman was commissioned to create a new work for Complexions Contemporary Ballet with a world premier at The Joyce Theater. In 2022 Freeman was commissioned to create a solo for American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Cassandra Trenary, that premiered at Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur. In 2021 Freeman created new work for the Martha Graham Dance Company. In 2018 Freeman produced, directed and choreographed her evening-length world premiere debut: ...it's time... at the Theater at The 14th St Y in New York City. After a sold-out run the show was presented for a second engagement in 2019. Freeman's choreography has been commissioned by The Juilliard School, Marymount Manhattan College, Wayne State University, BYU, and The University of Texas at Austin. For over a decade Jenn has worked as Sonya Tayeh's associate and resident choreographer in the development of pieces for: The Gibney Company, American Ballet Theater, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Unveiling with Moses Sumney and dancers, Florence + the Machine, and LA Ballet.

Freeman is a graduate of TISCH School of the Arts, NYU.


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