Jiří Kylián & Jason Akira Somma

Jason Akira Somma, protégé (foreground), and Pedro Osorio during the performance of  Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé (foreground), and Pedro Osorio during the performance of Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, at work during a scene of Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, at work during a scene of Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, creates a new work, Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, creates a new work, Life in Progress. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, gives a spontaneous performance in the Pink Room at the Meet Factory, a multifunctional cultural centre.  Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, gives a spontaneous performance in the Pink Room at the Meet Factory, a multifunctional cultural centre. Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, in the Jungle Room at the Meet Factory, a multifunctional cultural centre.  Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, in the Jungle Room at the Meet Factory, a multifunctional cultural centre. Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

Like much of Jason Akira Somma’s work, 
 Life in Progress
 involves more than one art form – here video and dance are combined in a unique creation. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Like much of Jason Akira Somma’s work, Life in Progress involves more than one art form – here video and dance are combined in a unique creation. Soho, New York, USA, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, strikes a spontaneous pose among furniture left on the footpath on a street near the harbour in The Hague. The Hague, Netherland, 2008.

Jason Akira Somma, protégé, strikes a spontaneous pose among furniture left on the footpath on a street near the harbour in The Hague. The Hague, Netherland, 2008.

Jiří Kylián, Mentor, and Jason Akira Somma, protégé, in a mirror gallery created by Czech artist Borek Sipek, a friend of Kylián. Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.

Jiří Kylián, Mentor, and Jason Akira Somma, protégé, in a mirror gallery created by Czech artist Borek Sipek, a friend of Kylián. Prague, Czech Republic, 2009.