Other Myths

28 5. 2014. / 18.00 / MSU

Other Myths

Jonah Bokaer / Dance Communication Lab

Other Myths is a site-specific creation by the internationally renowned dancer and choreographer Jonah Bokaer. This performance is realised through the international collaboration of five dancers from Croatia, Hungary, Austria and Slovenia.
Beyond Front@/ Bridging New Territories is a collaborative project between dance organizations ina Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and the UK, as well as other associated partners from: Greece, Serbia, Slovakia, Portugal, and Italy. The project aims to promote interest for contemporary dance among audiences while mobilising dancers and choreographers across Europe.

Dancers for Other Myths were selected through an international call. The selected dancers will, over a period of two weeks, work with choreographer of museum spaces Jonah Bokaer, gaining firsthand experience about his process. The collaboration continues after the premier with a performance of the work in Zagreb as well.

In 2002 Jonah Bokaer began to stage his choreographic works in visual arts and gallery spaces. Other Myths will also be performed in a museum setting. The concept of the performance is based on the exhibiton ‘Hantai’ where Other Myths takes place.

Born to Tunisian and American parents in Ithaca, NY, Jonah Bokaer is an internationally acknowledged choreographer, media artist, and artspace developer. His work, which integrates choreography with digital media, is often the result of his cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists and architects.

The author of 33 choreographies, ten videos, three motion capture works, three interactive installations, two mobile applications, and one film, Bokaer’s work been produced throughout theaters in Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Recent performances include two seasons at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (2011-2012), the Festival d’Avignon in France, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, and the BAM Next Wave Festival, for which he was commissioned for the inauguration of BAM Fisher, with artist Anthony McCall. Upcoming works include a commission from the Ludwig Museum of Budapest, BAM Next Wave Festival, and the inauguration of Frank Gehry’s newly designed LVMH Foundation in Paris.

Photo gallery: performance in Zagreb, at MSU, 28/5/2014.
Photo: Ksenija Španec