"Translate (voices of dance)" at Dixon Place
Curator: Jessica Chen (J CHEN PROJECT)
Curated by J CHEN PROJECT’s Artistic Director Jessica Chen, TRANSLATE (voices of dance) is an annual choreographers’ festival. With an emphasis to support the dance community at large, there are scheduled program activities open for attendence by all applicants. Past activities have included a creative process workshop, salon-styled discussions & improv jams. Activities will be open to all applicants, even those whose work is not selected.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
Featuring Kristen McGrew / NOMAD Contemporary Ballet, Caylee Shimizu, Andrea Ward, Annielille Kollman, TAra Madsen Robbins, Evelyn Joy Hoelscher of Spaces of Fontana, J CHEN PROJECT
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
Featuring Maleek Washington, John Beasant III, Winnie Berger, Patrick O’brien, Michaela McGowan, Nikki Theroux, J CHEN PROJECT
About the Artist
JESSICA CHEN is an inspirational speaker, international teacher & Artistic Director of J CHEN PROJECT. Chen received a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California in Santa Barbara and continued her dance training in NYC at The Ailey School & Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, where she received a full scholarship.
She had the honor of choreographing & directing a Featured Float in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition, she was featured in an article for both The Huffington Post & October 2015 issue of Dance Magazine. She has taught master classes, workshops & seminars at institutions such as Semester at Sea, Yale University, Boston University, Rosie’s Theater Kids (NYC), Do-One (Japan), Jazz DU Funk (China), Mt. Holyoke & Orange County School of the Arts, as well as her alma mater.
J CHEN PROJECT is a modern dance company based in NYC, founded in 2008. Its mission is to enhance the artistic conversation. It begins in the imagination of the artist, stretches onto the stage & lives on in those that witnessed the performance. We accomplish this through performances, salons, mentoring, curating & inspiring artists to share their voice.
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