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Closing night for JAZZDANCE.

I was sad to read that JAZZDANCE, Danny Buraczeski's wonderful company, is closing its doors [see "Transitions," April issue]. Fortunately, this is a eulogy for the organization and not the man, but it has to be said that Danny (above) is both a wonderful human being and one of the most talented concert-style jazz choreographers in America today. He has never strayed from his jazz roots and intentions, but has always continued to grow artistically. Danny's early teachers, such as Ron Forella (probably the most influential and yet forgotten jazz teacher in New York City, 1970-1980), made an indelible mark on jazz dance and JAZZDANCE. Any dancer who wants to take serious and intelligent jazz classes while getting a college education, should double-stag leap to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where Buraczeski has accepted a position as visiting artist.

KATHY ADAMS SALT LAKE CITY, UT
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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Adams, Kathy
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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