On The Cusp, Longlist - Personal

Weakness of the Flesh

Kevin McGloughlin, Jacob Jonas

Jacob Jonas The Company

Concrete, when dry, cemented and stuck. The body, delicate. When the mind is pushed, the potential of the defense system is revealed. Blank canvases and raw environments. The complexities of human nature exposed. Depth of understanding to the natural course. Society's normality can’t enslave us. The mind pushes to the body. The mind pushes towards the weak flesh. A rebound effect that continues. This is a universal temptation that repeats through time.

“Jacob Jonas is a true polymath: not only an artistic director, choreographer, teacher and dancer, but a photographer, filmmaker, producer and curator”, as said by Dance Magazine. As the Creative Director of Jacob Jonas The Company, Jacob’s work has reached global audiences, in an effort to make the medium of dance more visible and valued. Jacob engages in non-traditional collaborations and has worked with artists including Kanye West, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Emmanuel Lubezki, and Vanessa Beecroft. Jonas’s choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as Company-in-Residence. He has collaborated with brands including Nike, James Perse, Sony, and The Getty Museum. Jacob founded his company in 2014 with partner Jill Wilson and lighting designer Will Adashek. Kevin McGloughlin is a filmaker and artist based in Sligo, Ireland, primarily working as a director – animator. His initiative is to create immersive and thought-provoking experiences using unconventional methods of film and animation.