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



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. 

Join us for an opening night Hour ’Til Curtain Soirée on Wednesday, October 24th. Click here for details.

Read the program notes here.

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

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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

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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

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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