‘Cocktails at Cooper Hewitt,’ held in the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden on Thursday evenings, showcases a wide array of performers including musicians, singers, dancers and DJs . The Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s Design Museum garden is one of the largest enclosed museum gardens in New York City, opened this year series with a musical experience curated by four-time Grammy Award-winner Esperanza Spalding.
A breathtaking, special performance of “The Disappearance Portraits” from acclaimed choreographer Jonah Bokaer will conclude the series August 24th.
Jonah Bokaer has been active as a choreographer and exhibiting artist since 2002. The creator of 55 works in a wide variety of media (dances, videos, drawings, motion capture works, interactive installations, mobile applications, and film), Bokaer’s work has been produced in venues around the world, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Festival d’Avignon, Spoleto Festival, La Triennale di Milano, and SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. In 2015 he received the United States Artists Fellowship in Choreography, was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in Choreography, and in 2016 won Italy’s Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, in the Visual Arts category. In 2016, he was confirmed as one of the Resident Fellows at NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. Admission is only $13 with online advance purchase at cooperhewitt.org/cocktails or $15 at the door witch makes this a great deal for an evening of pure NYC Style. Cooper Hewitt members receive free admission. Visitors also may enjoy exhibitions on view in the museum’s first- and second-floor galleries until 7 p.m. Specialty cocktails and light fare are available for purchase from Cooper Hewitt’s Tarallucci e Vino Cafe. For more information, visit cooperhewitt.org.
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