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Rules Of The Game


“I feel lucky to be working with such explosive, combustible ideas.” -Pharrell Williams, Rolling Stones

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.


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