Jonah Bokaer Choreography presents OCCUPANT

On June 15 Jonah Bokaer Choreography will be presenting OCCUPANT and Study For Occupant for their Hudson Premiere. This will be Jonah's third performance run at Melissa Auf Der Maur's Basilica Hudson: OCCUPANT is a trio for three dancers performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo), preceded by a Jonah Bokaer solo, Study For Occupant, both with scenic collaborations with Daniel Arsham. Minimal and mesmerizing, these works were inspired by the Edward Albee play of the same name. OCCUPANT, has been presented worldwide including The Fabric Workshop & Museum in Philadelphia; The Spoleto Festival in Italy; The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami; and the Monodramas Festival of Luxembourg. Multimedia collaborators for this work include scenographer Arsham, sound designer Jesse Stiles, dramaturg Gavin Kroeber, and composer Ryoji Ikeda (Dataplex).

New York-based Daniel Arsham is a celebrated contemporary visual artist; his work straddles art, architecture and performance. He collaborated with choreographer Merce Cunningham, and realized one of the set designs for eyeSPACE in 2007. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union in New York City. In addition to Merce Cunningham (2007-2009) and Jonah Bokaer (2007-Present), he has collaborated with artists such as Hedi Slimane, Robert Wilson, and Richard Chai. Architecture is a prevalent subject throughout his work; he draws inspiration from environments with eroded walls, stairs going nowhere, nature overriding structures, and works with a general sense of playfulness within existing architecture. Structural experiment, historical inquiry, and satirical wit are all combined in Arsham's ongoing interrogation of the real and the imagined. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art, The Athens Biennial, The New Museum in NYC, Le Carré d'Art de Nîmes, and other venues.

About Jonah Bokaer Choreography

Tunisian-American choreographer Jonah Bokaer has been active as a choreographer and exhibiting artist since 2002. The creator of 57 works in a wide variety of media (dances, videos, drawings, motion capture works, interactive installations, mobile applications, and film), Bokaer's work has been produced in venues around the world, including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, BAM Next Wave Festival, Festival d'Avignon, Spoleto Festival, La Triennale di Milano, and SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. Bokaer has performed at the Guggenheim Museum, P.S.1 MoMA, and The New Museum in New York City. He was awarded a Young Leader of the French American Foundation, for founding Chez Bushwick in 2002, and co-founding CPR - Center for Performance Research with John Jasperse in 2008. Bokaer has collaborated with artists including Lynda Benglis, Anne Carson, Merce Cunningham, Robert Gober, Anthony McCall, Tino Sehgal, Lee Ufan (Guggenheim Retrospective 2011), and Robert Wilson (2007-Present). As choreographer for Robert Wilson, he has completed six operas, including Faust (Polish National Opera), Aïda (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma), and On The Beach (Baryshnikov Arts Center). Bokaer has collaborated with visual artist Daniel Arsham on nine full-length works since 2007. In 2015 he received the United States Artists Fellowship in Choreography (Ford Foundation), was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in Choreography, and in 2016 won Italy's Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, in the Visual Arts category. In 2016, he was confirmed as one of the Resident Fellows at NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts.

110 S Front Street , Hudson, NY 12534, Thursday, June 15 - Saturday June 17, Thursday, June 15 - 2pm & 8pmFriday, June 16 - 2pm & 8pm, Saturday, June 17 - 8pm. Open to the public , tickets $15 - $25

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