Gala 2019: Rebel Angels: Honoring Simone Forti & Okwui Okpokwasili – Danspace Project
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Gala 2019: Rebel Angels: Honoring Simone Forti & Okwui Okpokwasili

Images: Simone Forti, "Sleep Walkers" (1968/2010). Performance at Artist’s Residence, Los Angeles. Image courtesy of the artist and The Box, LA. Photo: Jason Underhill. Okwui Okpokwasili, "Bronx Gothic" (2015). Performance at Danspace Project. Photo: Ian Douglas.

Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm

Danspace’s 2019 Gala honors visionary artists Simone Forti and Okwui Okpokwasili, whose embodied grace and radical generosity inspire across generations.

Wine Reception, Dinner, and Performances

Introductory Remarks
Hilton Als
Yvonne Rainer

David Thomson

Grisha Coleman, Simone Forti’s Huddle, Paul Hamilton, K.J. Holmes, Bebe Miller, Angie Pittman, Samita Sinha, and special guests.
*Doors open for performances at 8:15pm. Performance-only tickets are available!

Silent Art Auction (April 30-May 14)
Featuring artwork and exclusive experiences by Jonathan Allen, Daniel Bejar, Damien Davis, Brendan Fernandes, Gerard & Kelly, Andrea Geyer, Camilo Godoy, Insa Restaurant, Thomas J. Lax, Glenn Ligon, Carlos Motta, Jim R. Moore, Peter Moore, Okwui Okpokwasili, Porsena Restaurant, Kamau Ware, and Sacha Yanow.
Hosted by Paddle8. The auction opens April 30 and runs until May 14. Preview the auction here.

at Danspace Project
St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
Second Avenue & East Tenth Street, New York City

Festive Dress

Questions? Contact: Peggy Cheng at or (212) 674-3838

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