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Jonah Bokaer's The Ulysses Syndrome

Florence Gould Hall, French Institute, NYC May 9–10, 2013   How could two men, father and son, sitting together on a floor, be so beautiful? Same nose, same knees, but 40 years apart. Jonah Bokaer, the choreographer, with upright spine and arms wrapped around his folded legs, shifts occasionally. Tsvi, a filmmaker who grew up […]

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Give Artists a Home

When the world as we knew it came to a wild halt in March, I felt like I’d slammed up against the wall of life. Suddenly, I was forced to take a good hard look at the ways I’d been flying forward without ground beneath my feet. COVID-19 unearthed many painful truths about being a […]

This Contemporary Choreographer Also Makes Winning Ice Dance Routines

Contemporary dance world darling Jonah Bokaer takes his work very seriously, and it shows. Highly focused on craft and unconstrained by the traditional definition of a choreographer, the former Cunningham dancer has developed dance apps, pioneered new relationships between visual art and dance, and worked with collaborators as illustrious as Pharrell Williams. But fans of […]

Pillow Power: Pamela Tatge Curates Her First Jacob's Pillow Season

It may be Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th season, but it’s director Pamela Tatge’s first time presenting her curatorial vision at its summer dance festival. “The stakes are high,” admits Tatge. “I needed to honor the past, consider the artists who have had a long association with the Pillow, and introduce my favorites, as well.” Keeping with […]

How to Create a Residency from Scratch

Back in 2002, dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer founded an art space in Brooklyn called Chez Bushwick. As Manhattan and Brooklyn were quickly becoming unaffordable, and many studio spaces were closing, Bokaer seized upon “creative placemaking”—the idea that the arts can play an integral role in community-building—before it became a buzzword. “We have been sustaining […]

You're One Video Away from Performing at Jacob's Pillow This Summer

CONTINUUM performing during the Inside/Out series. PC Taylor Crichton, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Attention aspiring choreographers! If you missed the deadline to apply for the Inside/Out Performance Series at Jacob’s Pillow, fear not: You’ve got one more shot at showing your work on that iconic outdoor stage this summer. The Pillow has just announced the Chance […]

Jacob's Pillow Announces Its 2017 Lineup

It’s only December 14, but this morning we received an early Christmas gift: Jacob’s Pillow Dance announced the programming for its 85th season. After perusing the long list of world premieres, commissions and special engagements, we’ve definitely started filling in our summer dance calendar. Here are some of the highlights we’re looking forward to. Camille A. Brown […]

Making His Own Rules

For Jonah Bokaer’s latest groundbreaking work, pop musician Pharrell Williams joins the choreographer’s list of high-profile collaborators. Arching to the ground: Wendell Gray (top) and James McGinn rehearse Bokaer’s slow-motion fight scene from Rules Of The Game. Photos by Jim Lafferty. “The distance between what you intend and what you get—try to tighten it up,” […]

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