Dancer Educator Veteran Artist Homie
Jazelynn Shanae Goudy
If I didn’t define myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten aliveAudre Lorde
ODE 2 Club Sugar
April 21 – 8pm
April 22 – 2pm + 8 pm
Dancers At Work Performance
Marymount Manhattan College Dance Dept.
(221 E 71st Manhattan, NY)
In-Person Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/spring-2023-dancers-at-work-daw-1835889
Digital Viewing: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2023-dancers-at-work-daw-private-viewing-tickets-565455842647
Arts @ Large Exhibition
April 21-June 30
WHACK, WHAM! YHOP ABOW! Get In Mode!!! “Ode 2 Club Sugar” is a (re)imagined day in the life of teenagers in Milwaukee as they transition from after-school detention to a fun night at Club Sugar. This piece is an homage to Club Sugar, a teen club in Milwaukee, WI (MKE), from 2007 -2010. Club Sugar was a teen haven every weekend, and some weekdays, from 9:00 pm – 1:30*-ish in Milwaukee’s Southside neighborhood, Walker Point. The nights spent at Club Sugar were a catalyst for the MKE dance style Bangin/Twangin, which is intensely centered on improvisation and battling. At Club Sugar, MKE dances grew and blended with other popular Black social dances of the Midwest and U.S. mainstream to create a subculture that shifted, expanded, and represented MKE culture.
Rooted in the principles of Sankofa, “Ode 2 Club Sugar” invites the audience on a journey to the special place that encouraged MKE teens to honor their humanity, explore evolving identities, and liberate themselves from the stress of living. As teens relish in one of a few spaces where they are centered and celebrated for all that they are and are making themselves to be, we see the sacred tracings that define MKE dance.
Special shout out to Milwaukee Artist DJ Boobah, MyaaP, Steve Da Stoner, 4Waukee.
Special shout out to Alesondra Christmas, Davianna Griffin, Jordan Pettis, Joline Collins, Timeka Boone, and for the inspiration and support xoxo
To A New Era -NYC
I am super excited to be given the opportunity to spread my wings in the Big Apple. I have been blessed to find a new home and new job, and build and grow new relationships. It still hasn’t hit me fully, but I am super excited. If you find space in your heart, I created a registry list of items I’ll need.
The link: https://www.myregistry.com/wishlist/jazelynn-goudy-brooklyn-ny/1137393
Elliot Norton Award Ceremony
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND was Nominated for 6 Elliot Norton Awards
Outstanding Director – Pascale Danice Florestal
Outstanding Actress – Peli Woods
Outstanding Musical Direction – David Coleman
Outstanding Choreography – Jazelynn Goudy
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