“...telling their deeply moving stories.”
JDT Presents the 6th annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre in Concert
Jacksonville, FL [March 2018] – Jacksonville Dance Theatre (JDT), Jacksonville’s own critically acclaimed professional modern dance company, presents the 6th annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre in Concert on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM at historic Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville.
Made possible in part by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, and with support from the Florida Theatre, JDT presents its 6th annual concert of dance. The show will highlight the range of athletic, entertaining, and eclectic works the company is known for, including repertory pieces by artistic director, Rebecca R. Levy, and Jacksonville’s own, James Boyd III. Mr. Boyd created a piece on the company in 2017 on commission as part of the company’s Bridge Project, made possible by PNC Arts Alive. JDT was able to reach over 1000 underserved audience members with the Bridge Project and continues to bring dance out into the community.
“...attempt to find those lighting words to describe the feeling of privilege in being able to see these performers at work, and, to know that these artists are here in Jacksonville.”- Madeleine Peck Wagner, Folio Weekly
JDT presents the world premiere of two exciting new pieces for the 6th annual JDT in concert. Creative director and choreographer Tiffany S. Santeiro brings her new work, She Was Here, for the concert, a work about the women who have left impressions upon her life, using a score written by local musician and composer, Jonah Pierre. For Season Six JDT commissioned world famous choreographer and performer, Jay Jackson. Mr. Jackson is best known for his drag persona, Laganja Estranja seen on Season Six of RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1). Since his television debut, Mr. Jackson has presented work all over the world. His new piece made for JDT, Tanked, investigates the abuses of animals in zoos and marine parks.
“A city’s cultural landscape is incomplete without contemporary modern dance as an important art form. Dance reaches all people, regardless of race, age, gender or socioeconomic background. Modern dance is an historic and important art form often found only on the fringes of the Jacksonville art scene. So, what does it have to offer? At it’s best it offers a visceral and transcendent experience of our own humanness. It shares with its audience the universal language of movement, and through this common language communicates something about the nature of our world. JDT is thrilled, once again, to bring exciting and moving new and old repertory to the Florida Theatre stage.” - Katie McCaughan, Executive Director, Jacksonville Dance Theatre
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