Image: Francis Picabia, figure for Relâche, Paris, 1924. Indian ink, 18 x 14.5 cm

RELÂCHE - THE PARTY 2012 Performa Gala

508 West 37th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Multiple Ticket Levels


Ticket Levels

6pm - Dinner Ticket
Individual (1 Ticket)  $1,000
Includes cocktails, dinner, dessert, performances, and dance party with reserved seating.

9pm - Party Ticket
Individual (1 Ticket) $150
Includes 9 pm admittance to performances, dessert and dance party.

For more information please call MF Productions at 212-243-7300 or

Relâche – The Party
*Rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy*
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
6pm to midnight
A tribute to Francis Picabia and Erik Satie
and their groundbreaking 1924 Surrealist performance Relâche in Paris
Honoring Milly Glimcher, art historian and curator of
"Happenings: New York, 1958–1963" at the Pace Gallery, 2012

Cocktails & Dinner: 6pm - 9pm
Re: Re: Re: Relâche by Ryan McNamara
Dinner inspired by René Magritte and Salvador Dalí
A live auction of performances, producer credits and artworks
A tribute to Picabia and Satie by Dr. Todd Colby

Party: 9pm - Midnight
A screening of René Clair's Entr'acte with "piano four hands"
A rare performance by multiplatinum recording artist Sia
and DJ Pierce Jackson

All Night:
Satie performances by Luciano Chessa and the Furniture Orchestra with Alex Waterman
On-site fashion styling by Lika Volkova
Signature Bombay Sapphire cocktail by Casey Wallin

Exquisite Corpse group drawing project
Time machine photo booth

Dress code is black & white haute couture


Co-hosted by Julie Blakeslee and John Spong, Toby Devan Lewis, Andrea and Marc Glimcher, RoseLee Goldberg, Wendy Fisher, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, and Cindy Sherman

*A percentage of new ticket sales will be donated to NYFA's Hurricane Relief Fund for artists.*

Relâche – The Party will support Performa Commissions and Performa 13, the international biennial of new visual art performance, taking place throughout New York City from November 1-24, 2013.

Special thanks to FITZ & CO for providing public relations services


Kristopher Arden-Houser, Lia Chavez, Cooper Cheatham, Nicholas Coblence, Katherine Cohn, Alban de Pury, Carlton DeWoody, Stacy Engman, Kalika Farmer, Adrienne Fields, Adam Fields, Rachel Gogel, Bradley Kal Hagan, Jessica Hodin & Michael Levy, Anne Huntington, Max Jones, Jesper Just, Susi Kenna, Dmitry Komis & Zaldy, Liz Magic Laser, Ryan McNamara, Johnny Misheff, Adam Pendleton, Juliette Premmereur, Simmy Swinder, Christian Wassmann, Samuel Zients


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