THE DC JAZZ FESTIVAL & ATLAS PEFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENT…
IN JAZZ WE TRUST: Music in Motion
Washington, DC – Acclaimed choreographer, Princess Mhoon, presents IN JAZZ WE TRUST: Music in Motion, an evening of dance works that look at the rich tradition of jazz music. Featuring legendary compositions of some the greats, this concert will take you on a visceral journey of timeless beauty of an era past.
With work commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Princess Mhoon has been called a visionary of her generation. “Known for her chameleon-like quality, Mhoon’s movement seamlessly connects modern, ballet, hip-hop, and African dance styles, and has been seen nationally and internationally. She is a 2015 Helen Hayes nominee for Best Choreographer in a Musical.
Approximately 45-50 minutes in length, Mhoon and dancers will look at the depth of relationships between lovers what it means to be an American, examined through the lens of jazz music. Mhoon’s choreography will exhilarate the audience as we take them on a journey through time.
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Sunday June 14, 2015
6:00pm & 8:30pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
With work commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Princess Mhoon has been called a visionary of her generation.” Known for her chameleon-like quality, Mhoon Cooper’s movement seamlessly connects modern, ballet, hip-hop, and African dance styles, and has been seen nationally and internationally. She is an experienced dance educator and has taught throughout the United States and abroad. Mhoon has served on faculty at Howard University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance and a Master of Arts degree in Public History from HU. Her research focuses on Dance History and the African-American experience in dance. Princess Mhoon has been recognized as one of Dance Magazine’s 2006 “Top 25 to Watch” in the world for her Choreographic Development Project titled This Woman’s Work.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, she began her training with Alyo Children’s Dance Theatre, Joseph Holmes Dance Studio, and Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. Mhoon Cooper has received numerous awards and scholarships for her excellence in dance including recognition from the American Dance Festival, Dance Magazine, Howard University, Career Transitions for Dancers, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
She has performed and toured with the world renowned Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, The Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Nathan Trice Rituals, and Deeply Rooted Productions. She is the founder of DANCING FEET, an integrated arts program that includes classes and workshops for schools and outreach institutions.