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V. The Effort Games

About

The Effort Games

 

Choreographer

Jenn Freeman

Associate Choreographer/Rehearsal Director

Lily Sheppard ’22

Music

Original Score composed and performed by Price McGuffy

Featuring samples from 6AM by Emil Zenko

Costume Designer

Gabrielle Corrigan

Lighting Designer

Cheyenne Sykes

 

MMC Dance Company

 

Greg Bantugan he/him Kjerstin Bartell* she/her

Tade Biesinger he/him Nick Camarero he/him

Maya Glover-Castro she/her Mark Diiorio he/him

Libby Dusek she/her Lucie Fink she/her

Meena Jay she/her Heather Kroesche she/her

Selena Lee she/her Frankie Levita she/her

Taniah McKinney she/her Sam Noto* she/her

Ethan Palma he/him Alexa Ratini she/her

Spencer Schofield he/him Giana Scorzo she/her

Alicia Steeves she/her Sydney Warren she/her

Syd Worthy she/her

 

*Apprentice

 

JENN FREEMAN (they/she) is an Autistic American choreographer, dance performer, and educator based in New York City. Freeman is an O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance foundation recipient, a 2022 New England Foundation for the Arts Recipient and the New York State Council on the Arts grant award recipient. Most recently Freeman was commissioned to set a solo forAmerican Ballet Theatre principal dancer, Cassandra Trenary, that premiered at Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur in 2022. In 2021, Freeman created new work for the Martha Graham Dance Company. In 2018 Freeman produced, directed and choreographed her evening-length world premiere debut: …it’s time… at the Theate rat The 14th St Y in New York City. After a sold-out run the show was re-commissioned for a second run in 2019. Freeman’s choreography has been commissioned by Marymount Manhattan College, Wayne State University, BYU, and The University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been presented at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, The Kaatsbaan Summer Festival, The Reverb Dance Festival, and The McCallum Theater Choreography Festival. For over a decade Jenn has worked as Sonya Tayeh’s associate and resident choreographer in the development of pieces for: The Gibney Company, American Ballet Theater, The Martha Graham DanceCompany, Guggenheim W&P, LA Ballet, TheJuilliard School, and Cirque du Soleil. Professionally, Jenn has danced in works by choreographers: Sonya Tayeh, Kyle Abraham, Larry Keigwin, Charlotte Boye-Christensen (NOW-ID), and many others. Freeman is a graduate of the Dance program at TISCH School of the Arts, NYU.