Photos: #CamerasandDancers at the Kennedy Center

On May 5, 2017, Jacob Jonas The Company, Tyson Wheatley and top social media influencers joined together for a one-of-a-kind initiative

Melanie Riffee; photo by Jacob Jonas
#CamerasandDancers is a social media initiative produced by Jacob Jonas The Company to encourage collaboration through the mediums of dance and photography. To date, twenty-one meet-ups have been organized around the world with social influencers, museums, tourism boards, and cultural institutions including The Getty Museum, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, New York Public Library, Los Angeles Tourism Board, The Royal Ballet and countless others. These photos carry the weight of peer-to-peer endorsement and keep dance relevant and connected to a younger demographic reaching millions of followers.
“I look forward to an America which will reward achievement in the arts as we reward achievement in business or statecraft. I look forward to an America which will steadily raise the standards of artistic accomplishment and which will steadily enlarge cultural opportunities for all of our citizens. And I look forward to an America which commands respect throughout the world not only for its strength but for its civilization as well.” — President John F. Kennedy
Tyson Wheatley and Jacob Jonas discuss the #CamerasandDancers initiative live on Instagram.

About Tyson Wheatley

Tyson Wheatley is a lifestyle and travel photographer from New York City.

About Jacob Jonas The Company

Los Angeles-based Jacob Jonas The Company is gaining a national profile for its honest storytelling and visceral performances. The company has toured North America since its birth in 2014, bringing its mix of contemporary ballet, breakdance and acrobatic movement to stops including New York, Vancouver and Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Dance Festival. Also known for its film and photography work and its robust social media presence, the company has hosted #CamerasandDancers photography meet-ups with social influencers and cultural institutions including The Getty Museum, Hammer, Paul Taylor, Royal Ballet, New York Public Library and countless others.

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Arturo Garcia; photo by Tyson Wheatley