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Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham: 10 years set to an original Pharrell score.
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Thursday November 10, 2016
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NY Premiere
Rules Of The Game
Nov 10—Nov 12, 2016
 
Dance

Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham
With an original score by Pharrell Williams
Arranged and co-composed by David Campbell

 
 

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer’s (ECLIPSE, 2012 Next Wave) crisp, elegant movement aesthetic animates visual artist Daniel Arsham’s offbeat architectural environments in this evening of three works, celebrating a decade of collaboration. An original score by Pharrell Williams for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra sets the tone in Rules Of The Game (2016), a new work for eight dancers inspired by the absurdist antics of Luigi Pirandello’s play. In Why Patterns (2011), set to Morton Feldman’s eponymous 1978 score, four dancers play unpredictable games with 10,000 ping-pong balls. And in the sublimely simple RECESS (2010), Bokaer restages his signature solo specifically for the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House stage, featuring lighting by designer Aaron Copp. 

 

RECESS (2010)
Choreography and performance by Jonah Bokaer
Scenography by Daniel Arsham
Music by Stavros Gasparatos
Lighting design by Aaron Copp
Costumes by Richard Chai

Why Patterns (2011)
Choreography and direction by Jonah Bokaer
Scenography by Snarkitecture (Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen)
Music by Morton Feldman and Alexis Georgopoulos / ARP
Lighting design by Aaron Copp
Costumes by Richard Chai

Rules Of The Game (2016)
Choreography and direction by Jonah Bokaer
Scenography by Daniel Arsham
Original score by Pharrell Williams
Arranged and conducted by David Campbell
Exclusive recording by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Lighting design by Aaron Copp
Costumes by Chris Stamp / STAMPD

Rules Of The Game is co-commissioned by SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, BAM, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, with major presentation support at La Biennale de la Danse de Lyon and the Brisbane Festival, Australia.

 
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Approx 1hr 45min with intermission
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Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:
DDCF
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
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