Media artist and dancer Jonah Bokaer coming to UNC Asheville this week!
posted: November 12, 2008
Join us for an innovative
residency and performance with media artist/dancer/choreographer
as this NC native and acclaimed dancer stages his
"Three Cases of Amnesia"
Lipinsky Auditorium, UNC Asheville
General admission $20
Student admission $6
The performance features Bokaer's
ground-breaking combination of multimedia and solo original modern dance.
Bokaer graduated from the NC School of the Arts
in Media Arts and Dance and was immediately recruited by the prestigious Merce
Cunningham Dance Company in NYC at age 18 - the youngest dancer ever
hired in the company's 55-year history. Continuing in his mentor Cunningham's
footsteps, Bokaer creates technically complex modern dance works that address
the human body's relation to 21st-c. digital technologies, such as motion
capture and 3-D animation. Named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to
Watch" in 2006, he has performed throughout the US,
Europe, Australia and Japan.
For more information on these or other events in
Cultural & Special Events season, call the UNCA Cultural Arts main office: 828/251-6991.
Additional details are available online at
AND you are invited to these FREE related activities with Bokaer!
(Please read beyond the break for details)
Lecture on Motion Capture, FREE>12:15-1:35pm,
Thurs, Nov. 13, Karpen Hall 012 Bokaer will explain and demonstrate how motion capture digitally records a
dancer's movements and incorporates them into a digital model for use in
presentation and performance. Jonah also addresses the use of motion capture
and digital media in POP and contemporary video and film such as The Matrix, walking participants
through the process in his discussion.
Dance Technology Workshop, FREE>10:25am-12n,
Fri., Nov 14, New Hall Drama Studio (Reynolds Green level). Observers welcome. Experience first-hand what
you heard about on Thursday as Bokaer works with UNC Asheville dance students
in this lecture demonstration that explores the software and techniques
integrating media and choreographic techniques.... See the dance studio as
a collaborative & creative space investigating the crossover of
Architecture, Media, Dance and Theatre. Bokaer intros much of the software
(PremiEre, ProTools, Digital Perform, Hyperprism, Flash, Dreamweaver,
Photoshop, Dance Forms, and Improvisation Technologies among others.) Bring