Thursday, November 10, 2016
Brooklyn Academy of Music Peter Jay Sharp Building
Cocktail | Attic Studios
Performance | Howard Gilman Opera House
Seated Dinner | The Lepercq Space
Choreographer Jonah Bokaer’s unique collaboration with musician Pharrell Williams, and artist Daniel Arsham, titled “Rules of the Game” will be making its New York premier at BAM Opera House on Thursday, November 10, 2016. A dinner for 200 will follow the performance as a benefit for Jonah’s dance company, with a special honor to his longtime patron and collaborator Diana Widmaier Picasso.
Founding Director: Jonah Bokaer
Gala Chair: Michèle Gerber Klein
Honorary Gala Chair: Paul McCann, Board Chair & Charles Fabius, Producer
Supporting Sponsors: Champagne Thiénot & Artnet
Rules Of The Game has been hailed by the Washington Post as “a groundbreaking performance piece.” Jonah Bokaer uniquely combines dance, a first symphonic score by Grammy Award winning Pharrell Williams, and the unique visual arts of Daniel Arsham. William’s score is performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as arranged and conducted by David Campbell.
Diana Widmaier Picasso is honored for her persuasive insistence that dance is equal to painting and sculpture and integral to all art. An important writer and curator, she is also and friend and collaborator of Jonah Bokaer.
Chez Bushwick is a non-profit organization committed to fostering the development, research, and presentation of new performance works across disciplines. This mission is reflected in the following goals: To support the activities, subsidies, and performances of Chez Bushwick, a celebrated artist-run organization founded in 2002. Chez Bushwick’s main programs include: rehearsal and performance subsidies, arts advocacy, education, outreach, and community development. To sustain the multi-disciplinary work of Jonah Bokaer, which includes choreography, media art, video, sculpture, and installation-based practices. To oversee, structure, and support the activities of CPR – Center for Performance Research, a L.E.E.D.-certified green building in Brooklyn, of which Chez Bushwick is a founding partner. To produce and document programs of contemporary performance that engage audiences in rich aesthetic and intellectual experiences. To enlarge the role of contemporary performance and enhance its contribution to society.
Photo Credit: James McGinn & Albert Drake in Rules Of The Game © Sharen Bradford