Archive for February, 2010

Week 8: Bye Bye, Blackbird

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

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Billy Siegenfeld and Jeannie Hill are two of my favorite dancers in the world.
They have inspired me for 17 years, and I am honored to know them as teachers, mentors, friends and co-conspirators in rhythm making/breaking.
These photos were taken during Jump Rhythm Jazz Project’s 20th Anniversary performances at Dance Center Columbia College.
The video below offers a glimpse at JRJP’s origins and early footage of Billy and Jeannie.

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Week 7: Happy 20th, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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I left Chicago nine years ago. I’ve visited every year but one since then, always and only in the summertime. When I found out my old dance company JRJP was having it’s 20th anniversary in February, I didn’t hesitate to break that rule and fly out in the dead of winter. Much to my surprise the weather’s been quite lovely for my trip.
Note: This photo was taken at Northwestern University at the same spot where my first black and white film darkroom print was shot in 1993.

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Week 6: Thrice as Nice

Friday, February 12th, 2010

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Week 5

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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