We’re going to continue our topic of dance bringing us joy. Because why do something if it doesn’t bring you joy? Meet Jae Blaze, an award-winning choreographer, artistic director and creator of @JukGyal and @b2bdancehall. She brings eight counts of pure dance joy.
Everyone’s talking about Marie Kondo and her successful “Does it bring you joy?” approach. Well, we know for sure, without a doubt, that dance brings us joy, and we want to share the joy dancers give. Afterall, sharing is caring.
But there's nothing simple about Boy Boi's choreography. His technique shines through his sharp yet fluid jazz funk choreography. He’s jazz reinvented. #JazzisBack. Looking closely at his choreography you can see the difficulty level but he makes it look easy, breezy, strong and natural. Dancing is what he is meant to do. His love for the art explodes in every video we watch and his energy brings us joy. Choosing just one video is impossible.
Boy Boi studied dance at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and was a YouthArts dance finalist. But he’s not only an accomplished dancer, he’s also a favorite choreographer with our program’s dancers. You feel his energy through his videos but it’s a treat to feel that happy vibe live, in one of his classes.
“I love Boy Boi because he's doing a hard jazz choreography and he has a unique style. It’s really fun to be in his classes because he’s funny and really challenging.” - Or, Tel Aviv
"I liked Boy Boi's class because he used a modern song, and his choroegraphy was sassy, which is my kind of style. He's the kind of person who kind of transmits his confidence to you." - Bela, Boston
When you get the chance, see him also perform with Dana Foglia Dance. Take a peek at the company’s latest work, "Luxury Problems."
So it’s February, the season of love. And while I give in yet again to the lure of Valentine’s Day, it started me thinking about passion in general. What are my passions? What are yours?
I think I may have directed about 20 short films by now. And as I am beginning to get my mind around my feature film - still working on the script - I am beginning to think about directing again and how best to do it.