Jacob Boehme is a Melbourne born and raised artist of the Narangga and Kaurna Nations, South Australia.
Jacob is a multi-disciplinary theatre maker and choreographer, creating work for stage, screen, large-scale public events and festivals. Jacob has led the artistic direction of Tanderrum (Melbourne Festival), Boon Wurrung Ngargee (Yalukit Willam Festival), Thuwathu (Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair), Geelong After Dark and is the founding Creative Director of Yirramboi Festival, recipient of the 2018 Green Room Award for Curatorial Contribution to Contemporary and Experimental Arts. Jacob has choreographed for the opening ceremonies of Dreamtime at the G, FINA World Swimming Championships and the Cricket World Cup. Jacob is the writer and performer of the critically acclaimed solo work Blood on the Dance Floor, recipient of the 2017 Green Room Award Best Independent Production.
Jacob is currently working on the 2nd piece in his Blood Trilogy, titled Mother’s Blood, with an expected premiere in 2022. Jacob is a critic of theatre and dance, writing for Witness Performance. Jacob currently sits on the Board of Directors for Dance House and Polyglot Theatre and is a member of the Ministry of Culture Taiwan South East Asia Advisory Panel. Alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts, (MA in Arts – Playwriting, MA in Arts – Puppetry) Jacob is the recipient of the 2018 Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship. Jacob is currently the Artistic Director of The Wild Dog Project, reconnecting the dingo songlines between South Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland, creating a large-scale cultural gathering to be held as part of Tarnanthi Festival 2021.
is collaborating with Nithya Nagarajan and Kalanjay Dhir for Hyphenated Biennial.
a collaboration between
jacob boehme, kalanjay dhir & nithya nagarajan
image credit : Jackie Dixon