Jacob Jonas


Jul 22 – Jul 28, 2024

In his first work since being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Jacob Jonas explores the process of healing, from the trauma of the illness to the new beginning, the restart.

The great burial, suicidal thoughts, the death of one’s old self, leading to a non-linear healing, in which narcissism and the sense of community are intertwined: Jonas translates this journey into a movement that is emotional more than physical, with no answers, only insights.

On July 28, "Restart" will be presented on the Open Air Stage at Orsolina28.

Jacob Jonas

Jacob Jonas is a multidisciplinary artist, cancer survivor, and Founder of Jacob Jonas The Company. His work has reached international audiences, with a mission to make the medium of dance more visible and valued. Jonas' collaborators include Kanye West, Sia, Rosalia, and Elton John among others. His choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, and Lincoln Center. He has worked with brands including Apple, Gap, James Perse, and Sony and partnered with museums including Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Museum, Swiss National Museum, and Whitney Museum. Jacob is a Young Director Award winner, with films premiering on Nowness and receiving several Vimeo Staff Picks. He is the Executive Producer and Creative Director of Films Panca - a global platform and creative studio for dance that premiered 40 original short films, featuring more than 375 artists from 55 cities in 26 countries. As an educator, Jacob has been invited to lecture and give workshops at universities and cultural institutions including Julliard, USC Kaufman School of Dance, UCLA World Arts and Culture, USC Marshall School of Business, and Orsolina28. Jacob is based in Santa Monica, CA and founded his company in 2014.

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Jacob Jonas Jul 22 – Jul 28, 2024
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