This week, Jacob Jonas The Company will present five premieres at the Wallis’ intimate Lovelace Studio Theater.
The nightly program includes three world premieres choreographed by company founder and director Jacob Jonas: MAKE A TOAST, CRASH, and the opening number TRANSFER, in which Jonas—joined by company veterans Lamonte Goode, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons, Mike Tyus, and Jill Wilson—will dance.
Also on the bill are the world premieres of Donald Byrd’s UNKNOWN TERRITORIES and Omar Román De Jesús’ CUPIDO.
CRASH, which closes the evening, features a live score composed and performed by Okaidja Afroso.
Wednesday through Saturday
October 24, 25, 26, and 27, at 8 pm.
Saturday, October 27, at 2:30 pm.
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Lovelace Studio Theater
9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.
Jacob Jonas, Crash, Joy Isabella Brown and Emma Rosenzweig-Bock in top photo, and Lamont Goode—with Okaidja Afroso in background—in photograph second from top.
Jacob Jonas, Transfer, Jonas and Jill Wilson.
Donald Byrd, Unknown Territories, Jacob “Kujo” Lyons at center.
Transfer, Wilson and Mike Tyus.
All photographs by Lawrence K. Ho.