Faculty Profile Jonah Bokaer

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    Jonah Bokaer

    Jonah Bokaer

    Contemporary

    Biography:

    Jonah Bokaer, born to Tunisian & American parents, has been active as choreographer & exhibiting artist since 2002. The author of 60 works in a wide variety of media including dances, videos, motion capture works, three interactive installations, four mobile applications, and one film, shown in 31 nations, 24 of the United States, and 292 cities, Bokaer is the most widely acclaimed choreographer to have emerged since the post- modern era, and the first to pioneer Dance Apps. His work has been produced regularly throughout venues in Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Creating choreography for museum spaces since 2002, Bokaer is among the leading practitioners of choreography in museums today, having completed over 41 choreographies for museum. He is a founder of multiple art spaces supporting the dance community including Chez Bushwick (2002), CPR - Center for Performance Research (2008), and Space 428 Hudson (2016).


    Class Description:



    His week-long workshop serves as a unique opportunity to learn select material from the most recent repertory works of Jonah Bokaer Choreography. Beginning with a warm-up focused on energetically charging the body, dancers will prepare for movement experimentation incorporating ideas from dance, theater, architecture and media. Special emphasis will be placed on exploring repertory phrases and concepts, with the opportunity to gain insight to the generative process of the choreography. During / after the workshop, up to two (2) dancers may become selected for an opportunity to perform with Jonah Bokaer Choreography in Hudson, NY during the inaugural edition of “The Hudson Eye,” with the company, between August 16 - September 2, 2019.

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