Lost Voices in Jazz: The Choreographers of the Minnesota Jazz Dance Company
A project to restage works by four choreographers lost to AIDS; William Harren, Jeffrey Mildenstein, Clarence Teeters Jr and David Voss.
MJDC was Minnesota's first jazz dance repertory company. Five male choreographers set works on this company. By 1991, four were lost to AIDS. The Eclectic Edge Ensemble resurrects select works from four remarkable choreographers whose bright careers were cut short by AIDS.
With special guest Danny Buraczeski
Performances: O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, College of St Catherine; 2004 Randolph Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55105
Friday, July 24 @7:30pm & Saturday, July 25 @2pm and 7:30pm
Minnesota Jazz Dance Company Reunion on July 25, 4-7pm
MJDC (1975-1988) was Minnesota's first jazz dance company; founded and directed by Zoe Sealy, who was a major force in local jazz training for over 30 years. Lost Voices is dedicated to honoring and remembering our choreographers lost to AIDS. Former company member, Karla Grotting and the dancers of Eclectic Edge Ensemble are reconstructing select dances by these remarkable artists for tribute performances at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, in St Paul, Minnesota, July 24-25, 2015, along with a reunion even for all dancers, artists and audiences of the MJDC. We are in partnership with Open Arms MN, making efforts to improve HIV/AIDS awareness and in increasing support for those living with HIV/AIDS.