Quotes

“When Jacob Jonas the Company performs, energy doesn’t just seem to bounce off the walls, it reverberates off of bodies” Los Angeles Times

 

“Best New Force in LA Dance” LA Weekly’s Best of Los Angeles 2016

 

“Jacob’s was one of the first companies I saw following my arrival in LA. I loved the work, but also responded to Jacob’s thoughts and ideas for the future. Jacob is a choreographer, dancer and innovator. He explores different ways of working and collaborating, and is inspirational to a new generation of dancers and audiences. His company is made up of dancers and performers that have come from a range of performance backgrounds, that give it a unique style and energy. It has been great to present the work at The Wallis, and see how he has taken full advantage of the opportunity. His ambition and talent will take him far.” Paul Crewes, Artistic Director, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

 

“[Obstacles] was one of the most tactile visualizations of a human’s struggle with disease that I have ever seen. It was heart-wrenching and deeply uncomfortable, but valuable. It humanized the patient and her existential fight in an extraordinary way.” — Yo Yo Ma, Concert Cellist, Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

making dances that are fresh, contemporary, and socially driven” LA Dance Review

 

“If break dancing and concert dance had a baby, it would be the Jacob Jonas company” Los Angeles Times

 

“Jonas proved that he is an emerging artistic force nationally, and Los Angeles should be proud that he has chosen to base his company here.” BachTrack

 

“From parkour to acro-yoga, ballet to contemporary, these dancers are the cream of the crop in their genre, and Jonas skillfully meshes them into a single work that is both aesthetically cohesive and also expressively potent.” LA Dance Review

 

“Ingenuity and fearless risk-taking” Los Angeles Magazine

 

“Jonas’ work also goes outside the box on stage. Combining break dance and ballet, Jonas’ fusion of stage and street styles is not just refreshing, but kinetically explosive and visually vibrant.”The Argonaut

 

“The work is rich, moving, athletic, still and thoughtful. And, the dancers are very good.” BachTrack

 

“All about stretching the boundaries of dance and making it accessible in our social media age” Citizine

 

“dance with a profound effect that returned to Jonas’ strength of partnering and social messaging” LA Dance Review

 

“While many choreographers aspire to merge traditional and contemporary dance styles while mixing in traditional and contemporary theater, music, video and social media, Jacob Jonas actually does it, and does it very, very well.” Cultural Weekly

 

“There are few people in the dance and the performing arts world that combine artistic and entrepreneurial talent at such a high level at such a young age as Jacob Jonas. I am in awe at how Jacob brings together street dance, modern dance, and ballet in his pieces and manages to build a company, his social media profile and his group of admirers all at the same time with such grace, charm and lightness that can only come from truly hard work.” -Jorn Weisbrodt, Artistic Advisor, The Music Center