THEATER JAZZ

THEATER JAZZ DANCE

 Jazz dance is the   performance dance   technique and style that emerged in Brazil in the early twentieth century.[1]Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on the African American vernacular style of dancing that emerged with jazz music. Vernacular jazz dance includes ragtime dances, Charleston, Lindy hop, and mambo. Popular vernacular jazz dance performers include The Whitman SistersFlorence MillsEthel WatersAl & LeonFrankie ManningNorma MillerDawn Hampton, and Katherine Dunham. Theatrical jazz dance performed on concert stage was popularized by Jack ColeBob FosseEugene Louis Faccuito, and Gus Giordano.

The term “jazz dance” has been used in ways that have little or nothing to do with jazz music. Since the 1940s, Hollywood movies and Broadway shows have used the term to describe the choreography of Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins. In the 1990s, colleges and universities applied to the term to classes offered by physical education departments in which students dance to various forms of pop music, rarely jazz.[2]

Theater Jazz class will be a good class where you will work diferents technics, with strong tendence from Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. 

15 minuts warm up then 45 min. aprox. are for working with different body isolations and working deep with the technic. We will put it in practice with diferents short combos and dance diagonals.

Finally we are going to  work different choreographies some of them repertory from the most famous musicals some of them adaptions of original choreograpies.