Jonah Bokaer has cultivated a new form of choreography whose structural supports rely on visual art 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. His works have been produced in Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Bokaer works internationally, and has been active in Bushwick, Brooklyn since the late 1990s.
Occupying a space between choreography, visual art, and moving images, Bokaer has created work for museum spaces since 2002. This approach has been acknowledged internationally 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.
Bokaer has frequently worked with Daniel Arsham (2007-Present), Anne Carson, Richard Chai, Merce Cunningham, Anthony McCall, Abbott Miller, Tino Sehgal, Robert Wilson (2007-Present), and many other leading innovators spanning performance, visual art, literature, and design.
The concept for this website was developed by Pentagram's Abbott Miller, and implemented by Jonah Bokaer with Stephen Garrett & Navin Maharaj, of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
National Dance Project Tour
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Counter Current Festival
Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts
Hudson, New York
Representation (Americas, Australia, Asia)
David Lieberman Artists' Representatives
Ellen Jacobs Associates
Chez Bushwick, Inc