JENN FREEMAN || THE PLAYGROUND NYC
THE PLAYGROUND NYC
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway NYC
Entrance 53A Chambers
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.
Following a short warm-up, Jenn will be teaching Freemove Dance rep from our upcoming show, ...it's time....
Jenn Freeman, Artistic Director of Freemove Dance, is an American choreographer, dance performer, and educator based in New York City. In October 2018, Jenn self- produced and debuted Freemove Dance’s first evening-length work, …it’s time…, at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Jenn's choreography has been commissioned by Marymount Manhattan College, Wayne State University, BYU, and The University of Texas at Austin where her piece, When, was nominated for a 2018 Austin Critics Table Award and chosen as a finalist to be presented at the Kennedy Center for the ACDA National Festival. Her works have been presented in NYC at The Reverb Dance Festival, The 14th Street Y Cabaret, and The Young Choreographer’s Festival (Guest Artist). In 2017 she was a finalist in both Division I and II at the McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival. With over a decade of commercial dance experience, Jenn has worked alongside internationally recognized choreographers in the development of pieces and large scale productions for: Florence and the Machine, Madonna, The X-Factor, Target, The Brit Awards, Cirque du Soleil, The Martha Graham Dance Company (Tayeh Variation), LA Ballet (Beneath One’s Dignity), SYTYCD, Encores! Off-Center at NY City Center (The Wild Party), and Classic Stage Company (Iphigenia in Aulis). She most recently choreographed JJ Lin's performance for the 29th Annual Golden Melody Awards in Taipei. Music Video choreography credits include: Avan Lava’s “Wanna Live”, directed by Alexander Hammer (Beyonce). Professionally, Jenn has danced in works by choreographers: Sonya Tayeh (you'll still call me by name, Lead Dancer),Mia Michaels, Kyle Abraham (Abraham.in.Motion, founding member), Larry Keigwin (Keigwin and Co.), Charlotte Boye-Christensen (NOW-ID), Brook Notary (The Pulse Project), Mark Swanhart, Danielle Flora, and many others. Jenn has appeared in live performances for Target, The MTV Video Music Awards, The Jimmy Fallon Show, Comedy Central’s“The Comedy Awards”, and The Rolling Stone's 50th Anniversary Tour. Jenn is an internationally recognized educator. Her unique teaching style can be experienced across the U.S. at Revive Dance Convention, The Dance Sessions, and Wintermove Dance Intensive. She also frequently appears as a guest/master teacher at STEPS on Broadway and Peridance Capezio Center in NYC. Graduate NYU TISCH.
Photo Credit : Mike Esperanza