Jonah Bokaer

Recorded at Jacob's Pillow: 
August 5, 2011

First associated with Jacob's Pillow as a student in 1998, Jonah Bokaer is now known internationally as a choreographer, media artist, artist space developer, and social entrepreneur. In addition to making his own work, he also collaborates with other important artists, choreographing many of Robert Wilson's operatic productions. He is a founder of both Chez Bushwick and the Center for Performance Research, two Brooklyn venues of increasing importance. He was the youngest dancer ever to join the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, performing with them from 2000 to 2007. The work seen here, Why Patterns, was presented at the Pillow for the first time in the U.S., as was Curtain in 2012.

Dance Title: Why Patterns
Choreography: Jonah Bokaer (2011)
Music: Arp ("Catch Wave")
Stage Design: Snarkitecture
Performers: CC Chang, James McGuinn, Irena Misirlić, Adam H. Weinert