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Everything Is Dada: Dada Ball

  • YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY 1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT, 06510 (map)

Dadaists used paper, cardboard, and rugs to create costumes for their performances—which included poetry readings and dance pieces—at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. Perishable, deliberately ugly, and absurd, the outfits symbolized the artists’ anti-authoritarian spirit and their claim that “everything is Dada.” This ball fully embraces Dada’s assault on good taste and celebrates it with an evening of music, poetry, photography, refreshments, and more. Dada-inspired costumes are encouraged, but please note that oversize objects and costumes will not be allowed in the galleries.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Everything Is Dada. Generously sponsored by the Lydia Winston Malbin Fund.