On Monday April 7th, don’t miss Chez Bushwick founder and dance/media phenom Jonah Bokaer at Kinetic Cinema!
For his program, Jonah will show pivotal works of movement-based video art by Nam June Paik. The theme of the evening will be the thread between between video art and post-modern dance focusing on Paik’s significant contributions to both art forms. As a dance artist whose work addresses the human body in relation to contemporary technologies, Jonah will be able to offer rare insights into Paik’s multi-disciplinary work that overlapped with dance, music, visual art, media, and technology.
Monday April 7th, 7:30pm (and the first Monday of every month)
$5 Admission (buy tix at the door)
Here’s a glimpse at Nam June Paik’s work with multiple television screens.
Kinetic Cinema explores the intersection of dance and the moving image both on screen and stage. Each month curator Anna Brady Nuse invites a special guest from the dance community to share the films and videos that have inspired or moved them. These could be films that feature dance, are kinetic-based, or have been influential on their work in some way. The guest curators come from a range of backgrounds as performers, choreographers, critics, and filmmakers. Upcoming guests include Jonah Bokaer (April 7th), Levi Gonzalez (May 5th), and Kriota Willberg (June 2nd).
Jonah Bokaer’s work has been presented widely throughout venues in the United States and abroad, including Cornell University, Dance Theatre Workshop, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, La Mama ETC, P.S. 122, Symphony Space, The Laban Centre (London), the ISB (Bangkok), Naxos Bobine, Studio Théatre de Vitry, and La Générale (Paris), Les Subsistances (Lyon), La Compagnie (Marseille), and OT301 (Amsterdam). Bokaer was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2000 to 2007. In 2002, he formed Chez Bushwick with a group of artists and choreographers, to create an adventurous arts organization that has significantly impacted a new generation of dance artists.