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Don’t miss this opportunity for photo and dance students (middle and high school) to participate in a hands-on experience that will broaden their creative and conceptual thinking, composition structure, and choreography for and with the camera. Led by dancer and filmographer Jacob Jonas of Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC). Jonas will perform with his company at the Center on Friday, January 31.
Jacob Jonas is a choreographer, director, and artistic director of Jacob Jonas The Company. He has been named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, “Best New Force in L.A Dance” by LA Weekly, and “30 Under 30” by Jewish Journal. He was introduced to the art of dance at thirteen by the Calypso Tumblers, a street-performing group on the Venice Beach boardwalk. After receiving several awards for his independent work, Jacob was mentored by Donald Byrd, a Bessie award winner, and artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, Washington.
Jacob Jonas The Company was named one of “12 standout companies of 2018” by the Los Angeles Times. JJTC has burst onto the California and West Coast dance scene with its fresh take on contemporary ballet, breakdancing, and acrobatic movement. From the piers of Santa Monica to the Kennedy Center, JJTC brings new light to contemporary dance.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m