Jacob Jonas The Company to Premiere IN A ROOM ON BROAD ST., 8/5-7
JACOB JONAS THE COMPANY is premiering its first full- length work, In A Room On Broad St., in New York City at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre, August 5th - August 7th. Showtimes are Tuesday at 8:00PM, Wednesday at 10:00PM and Thursday at 5:30PM. Tickets are $20.00 and are available by going to http://www.jacobjonas.com/connect/events- tickets/. The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre is located at 405 W. 55th Street.
In A Room On Broad St. is Jacob Jonas's view on society's competitive nature; how it hurts relationships, creates our work ethic, and brings certain qualities out of each individual including balance, patience and strength. Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) explores the relationship of man vs. self, man vs. man, man vs. society, and man vs. time while combining the techniques of breakdancing, contemporary ballet, and circus arts.
Jacob Jonas The Company is a Los Angeles based creative company that specializes in dance, production, and arts education. JJTC is committed to building a community of like- minded collaborative artists that will push creative thinking and produce emotionally charged work with the intensions to encourage and not compete.
In August 2013, Jacob united a group of dancers from across the country to participate in the Capezio ACE Awards (Award for Choreographic Excellence). The Capezio ACE Awards is an international choreography competition held in New York City where over 500 of the best choreographers submit and only 16 are chosen to perform. Out of the 16, Jacob placed third. And from that experience, Jacob Jonas The Company was born.
Jacob has gained support by the likes of Donald Byrd, a Bessie award winner, choreographer of Broadway's "The Color Purple" and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater; Jacque Hiem, Artistic Director of Diavolo Dance Theater and choreographer of Cirque du Soliel's "Ka;" Paula Abdul, and Daniel Ezralow, choreographer of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Sony Picture's "Across the Universe."
The artists in Jacob Jonas The Company are alumni from the most prestigious companies such as Cirque Du Soliel, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Diavolo Dance Theater, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre and have been seen on television and film including: The MTV Movie Awards, The Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel Live, You Got Served, So You Think You Can Dance, and in commercials for Nike, Coke, and iPod. They also worked with such artists as Beyonce, Rhianna, Justin Timberlake, Shakira and Eminem to name a few.
For more information, visit www.JacobJonas.com