Inspired by their popular photography “InstaMeets,” Jacob Jonas The Company present a hands-on workshop for photographers to create visual content using stunning dance performances. Join us as photographer Omar Z Robles—whose recent series of Cuban ballerinas dancing the streets of Havana has been published worldwide—leads this latest #CamerasAndDancers workshop.
Jacob Jonas is a Los Angeles based choreographer, director, and social influencer. He was first introduced to the art of dance at the age of thirteen when he saw The Calypso Tumblers, a street-performing group on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Inspired, Jacob eventually joined the group and, within a year, was touring internationally to multiple busker festivals. Jonas then continued his training by studying other forms of dance, leading him to his true passion – choreography.
Omar Z Robles is an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer based in NYC. His interest in storytelling began with one man: Marcel Marceau. The legendary mime taught him how to interpret the world through subtle but riveting movements. Those movements that he acquired as a student in Paris, he employs today in his photo series of ballet dancers. But before juxtaposing the clean lines of dancers against rugged city landscapes, Robles was shooting celebrities, athletes, artists, politicians and city dwellers for his own street photography portfolio.