Jamal Jackson Dance Company (JJDC) was founded in 2004 with the purpose of fusing various traditional African dance styles with Modern and Hip Hop techniques and diverse contemporary music styles in order to create a new, unique technique that is relevant to a multifarious community of Americans. The movement and storylines of JJDC choreography focus on redefining ideas of community and blurring divisive lines, while still celebrating the beauty of individual cultures.
“Jackson situates West African and modern dance vocabularies in such a way that traditional comes to mean ‘from a time-honored practice’ but not of an old, fixed or quaint place. Here tradition is alive, progressive and in fluid dialogue with the present.”
-Maura Nguyen Donohue, DanceInsider.com