The Roots of Jazz with Melanie George

Mar 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Presented as a partnership of CT Dance Now and Connecticut Dance Alliance. Named one of Dance Magazine’s 30 over 30, Melanie George is the founder and director of Jazz Is… Dance Project and Associate Curator and Director of Artist Initiatives at Jacob’s Pillow. She has contributed to projects by Raja Feather Kelly, LaTasha Barnes, Susan Marshall, Alice Sheppard, Machine Dazzle, and Urban Bush Women, among others. Melanie is featured in the documentary UpRooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance, and founded the global advocacy website Publications include chapters in Working Together in Qualitative Research, Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches, and Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century.

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The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University launches quick sessions - virtual connections and performances with world-renowned artists, musicians, and educators entirely online.

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