Thursday, June 15 – Saturday June 17, from 8pm
Open to the public, tickets $15 – $25
We welcome Jonah Bokaer and dancers back to Basilica’s Main Hall. The troupe will be returning for the third time since Basilica’s inception, for a performance run of their repertory piece OCCUPANT. Created in 2013, OCCUPANT is one of the few iconic pieces of choreographer Jonah Bokaer with long-time collaborator, visual artist Daniel Arsham. The work was inspired by Edward Albee’s 2001 play of the same name, staging the now-dead, wildly flamboyant sculptor Louise Nevelson against an anonymous interviewer for posthumous questioning. Bokaer’s production takes place on a monochromatic, blue-hued stage where Arsham’s scenic elements and original sculptures include plaster casts of relics objects such as 35mm cameras, super 8 cameras, and reels of film. Performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo, the music is by Ryoji Ikeda, and with a special appearance by Bokaer.