Jacksonville’s own critically acclaimed professional modern dance company, presents the 7th Annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre In Concert on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at The Florida Theatre in Downtown Jacksonville. Tickets and more information HERE
Made possible in part by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Florida State Department Division of Cultural Affairs, PNC Arts Alive, and with generous support from the Florida Theatre, JDT presents its 7th annual repertory concert.
The show will highlight the range of athletic, entertaining, and eclectic works the company is known for, including repertory pieces by Creative Director, Tiffany S. Santeiro, and guest artist and 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 piece made for JDT, Tanked, investigates the abuses of animals in zoos and marine parks. His processing of this work with the company was meaningful for all.
JDT presents the world premiere of a newly developed work by Artistic Director Rebecca R. Levy, created in collaboration with NYC/St. Augustine composer JoAnne C. Maffia, and the performers. The new athletic work, Body, investigates through movement the way that human bodies are explored, exploited, and perceived by the viewer.
JDT commissioned artist and Princess Grace Fellowship Award nominee, Bryn Cohn’s work, Buckeye Jim, will also be presented during JDT in Concert. The work explores themes of feminism, competition and freedom. Four women, with four distinct personas, unite through kinetic partnering, physical abandon and evolving intimacy. “Working with JDT has illuminated how dance becomes a vehicle to speak to the collective life experiences these women have had. Their unwavering authenticity and ferocity are emblematic of the maturity they offer to their current dance practices.” - Bryn Cohn, Choreographer