Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 24 - Oct 27


2018-2019 COMPANY-IN-RESIDENCE

JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY


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After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence. The Company – led by its dynamic namesake - is gaining international acclaim for its honest storytelling, visceral performances and cutting-edge content creation – including the #CamerasandDancers visual arts movement. Whether you were lucky enough to catch The Company at The Wallis, their To the Sea festivals at the Santa Monica Pier or are new to their mix of contemporary ballet and acrobatic movement, you won’t want to miss two engagements in the 18/19 Season, which includes an intimate studio series in the Lovelace Studio Theater and a world premiere in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. 

Read the program notes here.

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“If break dancing and concert dance had a baby, it would be the Jacob Jonas company” – Los Angeles Times

Venue: LOVELACE STUDIO THEATER

Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission

Credits And Artist Information

PROGRAM
 
TRANSFER (WORLD PREMIERE)
A journey of someone moving from one place to another, having no emotional residence.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jacob Jonas
IN COLLABORATION WITH Lamonte Goode, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Nic Walton, Jill Wilson
LIGHTING DESIGN: William Adashek
MUSIC: Dustin O’Halloran
COSTUME: Tessa Matthias
PERFORMERS: Lamonte Goode, Jacob Jonas, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Mike Tyus, Jill Wilson
 
Pause
 
UNKNOWN TERRITORIES (WORLD PREMIERE)
CHOREOGRAPHY: Donald Byrd
MUSIC: Avi Belleli
LIGHTING DESIGN: William Adashek
COSTUME: Tessa Matthias
PERFORMERS: Joy Isabella Brown, Jacob Jonas, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons,
Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Jill Wilson
 
15 minute intermission
 
MAKE A TOAST (WORLD PREMIERE)
A celebration of life through a unique perspective.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jacob Jonas
LIGHTING DESIGN: William Adashek
PERFORMERS: Joy Isabella Brown, Danielle Coleman, Lamonte Goode,
Byunggyu “Jack” Kim, Mike Tyus
 
Pause
 
CUPIDO (WORLD PREMIERE)
A joyful expression of love, feeling, and beauty. This poetic work explores a love that can’t
be described, but can be deeply felt, before it disappears as quickly as it came.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Omar Román De Jesús
LIGHTING DESIGN: William Adashek
MUSIC: Calle 13, Eduardo Galeano, Silvio Rodríguez, Caloncho
COSTUME: Tessa Matthias
PERFORMERS: Lorrin Brubaker, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Jill Wilson
 
Pause
 
CRASH (WORLD PREMIERE)
The ocean is never still. Waves crash continuously. While observing from the shore, we
expect to see waves on the horizon. One never crashes the same as another. Never the
same height, pressure, distance or rhythm. Waves transmit energy, not water. Once
crashed, a specific whitewater formation appears, then disappears. I have taken a series
of still images of these whitewater formations from the Santa Monica Pier to inspire and
imitate the patterns and directions choreographically.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Jacob Jonas
ORIGINAL SCORE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE: Okaidja Afroso
LIGHTING DESIGN: William Adashek
SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT: David Tytler
COSTUME: Tessa Matthias
PERFORMERS: Joy Isabella Brown, Lorrin Brubaker, Danielle Coleman,
Lamonte Goode, Byunggyu “Jack” Kim, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Mike Tyus