makes its final appearance as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ 2018/2019 Company-In-Residence with a powerful and thought-provoking program featuring two world premieres, including Viceversa, a collaboration choreographed and performed by Artistic Director Jacob Jonas and acclaimed director and choreographer Daniel Ezralow, on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 7:30 pm, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
photo courtesy of Jacob Jonas The Company
The work explores the unique voices of two choreographers across generations. The company also premieres There’s Been a Study, inspired by the education system and its lack of creativity. Directed and choreographed by Jonas to an original score by art-rock vocalist/pianist Nicole Miglis, lead singer of Hundred Waters, which she performs live. This work was consulted by educational thought leader Sir Ken Robinson and created in partnership with furniture manufacturer Virco. Jonas reprises Crash, his stunning abstract piece emulating waves breaking on the shore that premiered at The Wallis last fall to tremendous critical acclaim, with Afro-pop singer-songwriter Okaidja Afroso, once again, performing his original score live. To the Dollar, another Jonas work, rounds out the program with its compelling physical representation of Elizabeth Warren’s speech about equal pay for women. Los Angeles-based Jacob Jonas The Company, acclaimed for mixing contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement, was named one of “12 standout companies of 2018” by the Los Angeles Times and “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2018.
Single tickets are $29-$89 (subject to change). Visit TheWallis.org, call 310.746.4000, or stop by in person at the Wallis box office.
What: Jacob Jonas The Company
Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210
When: Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11, 2019; 7:30 pm