JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble Celebrates 25 Years With FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE!

Live Jazz Music, Dance, Spoken Word and Visual Art Meld In Vibrant Concert Performance on December 1 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
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JAZZANTIQUA / Photo: George Simian
JAZZANTIQUA / Photo: George Simian
LOS ANGELES - Oct. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- The award-winning JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble celebrates 25 years of jazz ambassadorship with FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE! – the final installment in the company's multi-year "breath" trilogy. Enveloping JazzAntiqua's signature style and approach, FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE! layers live music, dance, spoken word, song and the music of Gregory Porter, Kamasi Washington and others in a showcase of new works and selections from the ensemble's repertoire. With choreography by founding artistic director Pat Taylor, music direction by Paul Legaspi and Ark Sano, and poetry by special guest Peter J. Harris (2017/18 COLA Fellow - City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs), this milestone event continues JazzAntiqua's meditations on Love, The Blues, Freedom, and Home as major themes throughout the jazz expression and gateways to exploring universal stories that intersect across humanity. Highlights include the inaugural performance of JazzAntiqua's teen ensemble under the direction of company member Keisha Clark-Booth with choreography by Chris Smith. An exhibit by noted visual artists Yrneh Gabon Brown, Karen Guyot Cheval, Michael Massenburg and Carlos Spivey showcasing works interpreting the spirit of JazzAntiqua rounds out the celebration.

Presented in association with Ebony Repertory Theatre and Dance@theHolden, FREEDOM! JAZZ! DANCE! takes place Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center - 4718 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tickets priced at $25 and $35 can be purchased online at www.ebonyrep.org. For more information, contact the theatre box office at (323) 964-9766.

One of a select few companies committed to the presentation of concert jazz dance and exploring the interplay between live jazz music and movement, JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble was founded in 1993 to celebrate jazz as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage, and a defining element of the American experience. Recent projects include: communal dialogue series The Community Salon (supported in part by California Humanities), performances and master classes at the 10th Annual Congresso Internacional de Jazz Dance (Brazil), a collaboration with Grammy Award-winner Kenny Garrett for the Playboy Jazz Festival, launch of a new, multi-year community outreach initiative ENGAGE! (a California Arts Council funded project), and panel presentations at Dance USA and International Association of Blacks in Dance conferences. The company has performed at a number of distinguished venues, such as the Hollywood Bowl, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Irvine Barclay Theatre, California African American Museum, Ford Amphitheatre, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Alex Theater, Lehman Performing Arts Center (New York), Southern Theatre (Minneapolis), Mesa Performing Arts Center (Arizona) and Dance Mission Theatre (San Francisco).

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