Performa’s ‘Relâche’ Benefit Has a New Date, Nov. 29

Picabia’s drawing for the original ‘Relâche.’ (Courtesy Performa)

Performa has announced that its benefit party “Relâche” will now happen on Nov. 29. The party, an “an evening of performances and perpetual movement” that reimagines the 1924 Surrealist ballet Relâche by Francis Picabia and Erik Satie, was originally set to take place on Nov. 1 but had to be rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy.

Ryan McNamara, in the role of Picabia, plans to update the ballet with aerial acrobats. A live orchestra will perform Satie’s original score. The event will have a dinner inspired by René Magritte (green apples) and Salvador Dalí, a screening of René Clair’s Entr’acte with a piano piece for four hands and a tribute to Picabia and Satie by Dr. Todd Colby.

Co-hosting the event are Cindy Sherman, Andrea and Marc Glimcher, RoseLee Goldberg, Julie Blakeslee and John Spong, Toby Devan Lewis, Wendy Fisher, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn.

The attire is black and white haute couture and tickets start at $150 with proceeds benefitting Performa Commissions and Performa 13. A percentage of new ticket sales will go toward hurricane relief.

Check Performa’s site for more details.

Performa’s ‘Relâche’ Benefit Has a New Date, Nov. 29