Jay’s work has been presented in Los Angeles, New York and Phoenix in the United States, along with Mexico, Australia and now in Thailand. Carlon has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Winter Olympics in Russia, The Superbowl, and in Solange Knowles’ art film Metronia choreographed by Gerard & Kelly. Most recently has been appointed as Choreographic Associate for Kanye West's new opera series.
Jay Carlon will present a new piece, titled “Landlocked,” a collaborative dance piece with the Bangkok City Ballet and DD Flection. In Thailand, this work will be presented for free at BangkokEdge Festival on the 2nd of February, with a full-production staged on the 7th and 8th of February at Bangkok 1899, Early Bird tickets are available now.
Jay Carlon is in the process of choreographing and rehearsing this new contemporary piece while in-residence at Bangkok 1899, making this performance a truly site-specific experience for the audience.
“Landlocked” takes inspiration from his multi-cultural experience as a first generation youth growing up in urban America, and speaks to the inherent trauma of being third culture in a migrant family. Audience members at Bangkok 1899’s exclusive performances will have a rare opportunity to directly engage with this work.
Stage sets and props used for performances in Thailand will be designed and built by Space Saloon, a nomadic design laboratory, that is also participating in this residency program. All pieces are built with recycled/upcycled materials plus craft objects from the local community. This is complemented by lighting, color and upcycled costumes. Models of this mobile and modular stage build will be on display at TCDC throughout Bangkok Design Week, and are sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Residencies, performances and stage builds are facilitated through Creative Migration, the arts nonprofit organization that established Bangkok 1899.