Established in 2017, Julia Kane Dance Collective is a project-based dance company comprised of varying artists in the NYC area. Julia strives to captivate audiences by seamlessly combining elements of technical jazz dance with contemporary movement. The company’s work has been reviewed as “Strong, dynamic, and beautiful,” while “imbuing a sense of strength through bold, cohesive movements.”
Premiering onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the Booking Dance Festival, the company has since performed at venues around NYC, including Dixon Place, Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, at the JCE Jazz Choreography Project, KLICK'T's iDance4aCure Benefit, Peridance's APEX Showcase, and The NYC Choreographer's Forum, among others.
In September 2019, Julia presented a full length show, Cultivated Chaos, to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as PMT's Artist in Residence. The two sold out performances raised over $1,000 for Dr. Matthew Matasar's Lymphoma Survivorship Program.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
Cultivated Chaos was a celebratory culmination of dance to benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Choreographed by Julia Kane, a beneficiary of the world renowned care provided by MSKCC, Chaos celebrated the journey in her transition from Cancer Patient to choreographer.
Cultivated Chaos exemplified the juxtaposition that comes with confronting, challenging, and conquering a cancer diagnosis. The hectic uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis inspired the underlying theme of the show, that although not everything turns out as expected, the end result
is gratifying nonetheless.
The audience experienced a performance in three pieces, featuring work with a clear message adjacent to work with abstract meanings. . While each piece was capable of standing on theri own, they were brought together to create continuity and stability, thus, Cultivated Chaos.
This show would have been nothing without support and dedication from JKDC's fourteen dancers, Julia's mentors and friends, and of course, the opportunity and production from PMT House of Dance.
The evening was made better thanks to generous contributions from our donors: Alexa Rae Makeup, City Vineyard, Classic Harbor Line, the Confetti Project, Dixon Place, New York City Wine and Food Festival, the Sugar Ridge Inn, and The Tank.