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Jonah Bokaer

At JCCC - two performances:
1 - in the Nerman Museum Wed 8 pm - 6 April 2016
2 - in the Carlsen Center, Polsky Hall - Fri 7pm - 8 April 2016
- $25 reserved seating

Relic - (wed)
Recess - (fri)
Why Patterns - (fri)

Szabi Pataki and Laura Gutierrez in Relic
Szabi Pataki and Laura Gutierrez in Relic (wednesday)

Jonah Bokaer after the Relic performance about to thank the audience. On stage: Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki after the bows
Jonah Bokaer after the Relic performance about to thank the audience. On stage: Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki after the bows

After the performance
After the performance

Szabi Pataki in Relic
Szabi Pataki in Relic

Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer in performance at the Nerman Museum JCCC
Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer in performance at the Nerman Museum JCCC

Checking out the Replica prop after construction (plaster of paris) - Jonah Bokaer goes through the wall and Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki watch.
Checking out the Replica prop after construction (plaster of paris) - Jonah Bokaer goes through the wall and Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki watch.


Constructing on the set tuesday before any rehearsal

Jonah Bokaer on the phone (left) as the crew works on the set tuesday before any rehearsal
Jonah Bokaer on the phone (left) as the crew works on the set tuesday before any rehearsal

Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer - video capture with mirror
Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer - video capture with mirror

Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer
Laura Gutierrez and Szabi Pataki in Relic by Jonah Bokaer

Laura Gutierrez in Relic (mirrored)
Laura Gutierrez in Relic (mirrored)

Jonah Bokaer, James McGinn, George Langworthy at the reception before the performance
Jonah Bokaer, James McGinn, George Langworthy at the reception before the performance

After-performance reception with the table set for a dinner
After-performance reception with the table set for a dinner

The Nerman after the performance of Relic by Jonah Bokaer with the after-reception crowd just showing in the left window and the audience space and set showing in the right window with the Relic standing in front of the stairs
The Nerman after the performance of Relic by Jonah Bokaer with the after-reception crowd just showing in the left window
and the audience space and set showing in the right window with the Relic standing in front of the stairs

Jonah Bokar, soloist in "Recess" with James McGinn as the hidden presence within the paper
Jonah Bokar, soloist in "Recess" with James McGinn as the hidden presence within the paper

Recess - sequence within the piece in which Jonah Bokaer pulls over and end of the paper only to have it become a living thing, which he then pushes down, folds away, pulls out and pulls over again.
Recess - sequence within the piece in which Jonah Bokaer pulls over and end of the paper
only to have it become a living thing, which he then pushes down, folds away, pulls out and pulls over again.

Deconstructing Recess to clear the stage to set up Why Patterns
Deconstructing Recess to clear the stage to set up Why Patterns

Looking upward into the lights through the smoke machine for Why Patterns
Looking upward into the lights through the smoke machine for Why Patterns.

The cascade of ping-pong balls toward the early part of Why Patterns by Jonah Bokaer, here shown in left-right exploded views
The cascade of ping-pong balls toward the early part of "Why Patterns" by Jonah Bokaer, here shown in left-right exploded views

James McGinn in Why Patterns
James McGinn in Why Patterns

Why Patterns, in rehearsal in Polsky Theater Thursday - James McGinn, Szabi Pataki and (in back) Laura Gutierrez, Callie Lyons
Why Patterns, in rehearsal in Polsky Theater Thursday - James McGinn, Szabi Pataki and (in back) Laura Gutierrez, Callie Lyons - performance Friday

Cleaning up the balls after a performance. Cesar Kastro (right), property manager with Jonah Bokaer dumps a basket of balls into the large kettle used to drop the set of balls for the cascade.
Cleaning up the balls after a performance. You might call it ping-pong ball wrestling. They all have to be collected and reset each time they are used.
Cesar Kastro (right), property manager with Jonah Bokaer dumps a basket of balls into the large kettle used to drop the set of balls for the cascade.

They even have their own shipping crate into which they are packed for each appearance
They even have their own shipping crate into which they are packed for each appearance

Why Patterns - L-R: Laura Gutierrez, Szabi Pataki and James McGinn
Why Patterns - L-R: Laura Gutierrez, Szabi Pataki and James McGinn