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JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble - The Stories We Tell
JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble - The Stories We Tell

Sat, Mar 02



JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble - The Stories We Tell

This intimate evening of jazz-theatre features moments from JazzAntiqua works "Songs My Mother Taught Me" and "Congo Square", along with eloquently crafted collaborations with special guest storytellers Charles Reese, Jahanna Blunt, Tashara Gavin-Moorehead, S. Pearl Sharp, and others.

Time & Location

Mar 02, 2024, 8:30 PM

Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA

About The Event

JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble's The Stories We Tell embraces "the movement in the music" -- the physical embodiment of the jazz aesthetic and the lineage, language and continuum embedded therein; the socio-political nuances across time; and ultimately the joy, self-determination, community and freedom at the heart of this extraordinary, life-affirming expression.

About JazzAntiqua

Founded in 1993 by choreographer Pat Taylor, JazzAntiqua celebrates jazz as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African American history and heritage and a defining element of the American experience. The company has been presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Hollywood Bowl (Playboy Jazz Festivals) Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Ford Amphitheatre, San Francisco’s Dance Mission Theatre, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California African American Museum, Watts Towers Jazz Festival, and CIAEI Theatre (Brazil), among many other distinguished venues. Dedicated to community jazz arts education, preservation and creation, JazzAntiqua’s mission and programs have been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Dance USA, Doolittle Foundation, California Arts Council, California Humanities, Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Black Art Futures Fund.

"...a uniquely American concert jazz style that bridges cultures within a piece about living that very bridge." Directed by Pat Taylor, JazzAntiqua is one of a few companies committed to concert jazz dance, exploring the structural layering of dance, music and text within performance." - Bachtrack

"These dancers were real people, with real stories that are our stories... communicating universal themes of struggle, challenge, love, growth and hope." - LA Dance Review

"Evocative, graceful and bubbling with rich, jazzy textures…” – Los Angeles Times


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