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Jump Inside the World of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

Artistic Director Billy Siegenfeld to preview new celebratory dance work June 28

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June 24, 2013 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Devotees of all boundary-crossing performing arts are invited to a one-night only, sneak preview world premiere by Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project (JRJP), led by artistic director and Northwestern University Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Billy Siegenfeld.

“Jump Inside” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Ballroom Studio of the Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, 10 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

This exclusive JRJP pre-25th anniversary performance features the world premiere of “When Little Enough is Good Enough,” the first part of Siegenfeld’s THE “GOOD” TRILOGY, plus other audience favorites, including his “Why Gershwin?” and “The Sumptuous Screech of Simplicity.”

In Siegenfeld’s words, the premiere is “an autobiographical one-act play that includes scenes reincarnating Isadora Duncan, an imagined hyper-ventilated Broadway-starring performance, and a dream dance with a creature that’s one-part dragonfly and one-part teacher of the eco-wisdom that “little enough is good enough.”

General admission tickets are $15 and are available through the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern University box office at (847) 491-7282 or www.tic.northwestern.edu/specialevents

JUMP RHYTHM® JAZZ PROJECT


Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project is a multiple Emmy Award-winning performing and teaching company based in Chicago. It celebrates the communal core of jazz performance -- dancing, singing and storytelling -- in rhythmically syncopated conversations to the beat-driven sounds of the blues, swinging jazz, funk, hip-hop and world music. JRJP was founded by Siegenfeld in New York in 1990. To learn more, visit http://jrjp.org.   

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: A three-year construction project under way on the southeast end of the Northwestern University campus has closed the Arts Circle Drive to traffic. Free parking for evening and weekend events remains available, but the project will impact handicapped parking and patrons requiring special access to Evanston campus theaters. To learn more or to register, visit www.tic.northwestern.edu/construction.