Minnesota Jazz Dance Company, or MJDC, (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first repertory jazz dance company, founded by Zoe Sealy. During its 13-year run, five male choreographers created original works for the dancers. By 1991, four of these choreographers had lost their lives to AIDS. The fifth male choreographer, renowned and prolific jazz master Danny Buraczeski has gone on to create an incredible body of intelligent, emotional, musical, classic jazz dances and inspired thousand of dancers in his 35-year career.
Former company member Karla Grotting and the Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select works by these remarkable artists - William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters, and David Voss - to honor and remember their contributions to the concert jazz dance form. The program will include a solo performed by very special guest artist, Danny Buraczeski, and a recent work set on EEE by the legendary, Zoe Sealy.
Lost Voices in Jazz works in partnership with Open Arms MN and The Aliveness Project, making efforts to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and in increasing support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
There will be a talkback after the Friday evening performance.
There will be an Open House Reunion for EEE cast members, past and present, before the performance on Saturday, July 25, at 4:00 p.m. Contact Karla Grotting for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Kate's Community $20
Groups of 10+ receive 15% off tickets!
*Prices include $2 restoration fee.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.