2014 Commissioned Artist
Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of choreography, whose structural supports rely on visual arts and design, to transform public viewing and understanding of dance. Born to Tunisian and American parents, and active as a choreographer since 2002, he is the author of 55+ works spanning stage, gallery, museum, film, opera, app, and installation. He works internationally, exhibiting and touring worldwide. Occupying a space between choreography, visual art, and moving images, Bokaer has created work for museum spaces since 2002. This approach has been acknowledged by museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, PS1 MoMA, The New Museum, The Museum of Arts & Design, MASS MoCA, Miami MOCA, MAC Marseille, IVAM Valencia, Palazzo Delle Arti Napoli, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, SCAD Museum of Art, Ludwig Museum of Budapest, MUDAM Luxembourg, among others. Frequently collaborators include Daniel Arsham (2007-Present), Anne Carson, Richard Chai, Merce Cunningham, Anthony McCall, Abbott Miller, Tino Sehgal, Robert Wilson (2007-Present), and other leading innovators spanning performance, visual art, literature, and design.
The following images are from the premiere of Fragments. Premiere date: September 17, 2014. Photos by Stuart Ruckman.