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.)

Photo by Travis Magee

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move about it

thursday morning dances from

jaema joy dance

When the world shut down in March 2020, we had to cancel our regular rehearsal.  Thinking it would be a short blip in our creative process, we moved to Zoom to catch up and make a dance anyway.  We never stopped.  Archive over on instagram @moveaboutit

 

choreography

haze (excerpt from GHOST SHIPS)

june 2018

excerpt from SISTER VESSEL

november 2019

concerto

september 2018

introvermuniction

2015

DANCE STATS (excerpt one)

2016

DANCE STATS (excerpt two)

2016

intrepid aberration

2013

 

The Seven Connelly Theatre / Columbia University MFA Program

Carl Cofield, director

Jaema Joy Green, choreographer

photo jean marcus

Classical Theatre of Harlem Macbeth

Jaema Joy Green, choreographer

live art installation

about CTH

Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth
Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth
Harlem, Sugar Hill. CTH installation of Macbeth

collaboration

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

Black Mountain College, 2017.  Performer: Gus Solomons Jr.
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus
photo jean marcus

Afterlife Arcade Fire

Live music video, YouTube Music Awards

Spike Jonze, director

Jenny Shore Butler, choreographer

Jaema Joy Green, asst. choreographer

 

dance stats

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.

the experiment

dance stats by jaema joy dace, photo by travis magee

the analysis

dance stats by jaema joy dace, photo by travis magee
 

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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)."