who we are
Jaema Joy Dance is a collective of dance artists creating and performing interactive original contemporary dance in New York. Engaging with audiences and surrounding social networks is a key part of the company's creative process, weaving the artists' stories with the stories of individuals in the community.
Artistic Director Jaema Joy Green "thinks outside the box, but gently, sweetly, seductively."
(Sid Smith, SeeChicagoDance, Chicago Tribune.)
contemporary dance from jaema joy dance
november 8 & 9, 2019
Brooklyn, New York
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SISTER VESSEL explores the creative process, and the act of creation as a simultaneous act of destruction. The piece is scored by interviews with creatives of many kinds: writers, dancers, musicians, composers, graphic designers, orchestra conductors, researchers. Through movement, text, symbolism, and real-time improvisation, the piece explores what's universal about how we create.
photo: Travis Magee
DANCE STATS (excerpt one)
DANCE STATS (excerpt two)
The Seven Connelly Theatre / Columbia University MFA Program
Carl Cofield, director
Jaema Joy Green, choreographer
Classical Theatre of Harlem Macbeth
Jaema Joy Green, choreographer
live art installation
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Black Mountain Songs
Jaema Joy Green, choreographer, Black Mountain College tour
original choreography Jenny Shore Butler
about the project
listen to commissioned original music
Afterlife Arcade Fire
Live music video, YouTube Music Awards
Spike Jonze, director
Jenny Shore Butler, choreographer
Jaema Joy Green, asst. choreographer
DANCE STATS is an interactive contemporary dance experiment intended to both entertain and spark conversation between artists and audiences. DANCE STATS came to life at The Tank, a home for the arts, in 2016. Today it lives on digitally - you can be part of the experiment by watching dance pieces, voting on them, and learning which elements of the choreography you are drawn to (or not)!
Click below to start the experiment, or skip straight to the analysis.
Photography by Travis Magee.
Jaema Joy Dance is based in Brooklyn, New York.
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word on the street
Sid Smith (Chicago Tribune, SeeChicagoDance): "precisely the sort of promising young talent the city would be wise to entice ... Let's hope she keeps slugging away. This is a dance maker whose intelligence and warm love for her art shine through in every endeavor."
"Her work impressed me greatly when on display a while back ... Berry may well be a case study in emerging choreographers of our day in that she combines a big of practicality with her artistic pursuit."
Zac Whittenberg (TimeOut Chicago):
"As Berry moves a floor full of dancers around, her facility with logistical knots becomes clear. ... Berry's movement turns halting gestures of romantic interest, defensive sarcasm, and commitment anxiety into a language of love's gestures (the way you hold your knife, the way you sip your tea)."