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Billy Siegenfeld, Brown ’70, is the Emmy Award-winning founder, artistic director, principal choreographer, vocal arranger, and ensemble performing member of JUMP RHYTHM® Jazz Project, a national and international-touring company whose theatre-dance productions use vocally accompanied, jazz-rhythm-based body-percussion to celebrate the energy-rich roots of human behavior.

He is creator and developer of  American Rhythm Dancing®, a term embracing both the aesthetics and, through film-discussion, the performance history of African American-originated, rhythm-driven dancing and singing in the 20th and 21st centuries. A public lecturer and author, his most recent essay, Performing Energy: American Rhythm Dancing and “The Great Articulation of the Inarticulate,” appears in the 2014 anthology, Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches.

RESIDENCY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


JAZZ MASTER CLASS
March 15, 1:00-2:30PM

Ashamu Dance Studio (Lyman Hall) 83 Waterman St.


Public Lecture
THE GREATNESS OF SMALL THINGS
March 17, 6:00PM

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (Englander Studio)
154 Angell St.

THE GREATNESS OF SMALL THINGS: Standing Down Straight®; playing on “no pedestal other than the ground you walk on”; and dancing with “the one you’re with,” “without miracle and extravagance,” in the Age of Ecopsychology. Thanks to, in order, Muriel Barbery, Pat Martino, Stephen Stills, and Michel de Montaigne for the borrowed words.


Informal Showing
JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT AND DANCE EXTENSION
March 19, 2:00PM

Ashamu Dance Studio (Lyman Hall) 83 Waterman St.

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project – Billy Siegenfeld and Jordan Batta
Dance Extension in work by Billy Siegenfeld

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