jay carlon

[artistic director]

 
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Jay Carlon is a contemporary choreographer based in Los Angeles whose highly physical work is focused in experimental, site-sensitive dance theatre. Born and raised in Santa Barbara County, Carlon’s work inspired by his background as a competitive wrestler while growing up the youngest of 12 in a Filipino, Catholic, and agricultural migrant-working family. In 2016, he started a multidisciplinary dance group called CARLON. Jay’s work has been presented in Los Angeles at REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Los Angeles Dance Project, Annenberg Community Beach House, LA Dance Festival, Electric Lodge, Los Angeles Performance Practice, homeLA, and Beach Dances; in New York at 92ndY and The CURRENT SESSIONS; in Phoenix at Breaking Ground Festival; and in Monterrey, Mexico at Espacio Expectante. Jay is a performer and directing associate with aerial spectacle theatre company Australia’s Sway Pole, where he has performed at the 2014 Olympics, the 2016 World EXPO, and the 2018 Super Bowl. Carlon has also performed with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, Palissimo, Oguri, No)one. Art House, and danced for Rodrigo y Gabriela on Jimmy Kimmel Live (choreographed by Annie-B Parson) and in Solange Knowles’ art film Metronia (2018) choreographed by Gerard & Kelly.