Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet

Machine Dazzle is currently the subject of a mid-career retrospective exhibition, Queer Maximalism, at the Museum of Arts and Design.

By: Dec. 19, 2022
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Mrs. Barbara D. Tober hosted the dress rehearsal for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Live Arts production, Bassline Fabulous: J.S. Bach's Goldberg Vibrations with Machine Dazzle Thursday night at the Museum's Vanderlyn Panorama in the American Wing (which depicts the palace and gardens of Versailles).

An eclectic audience of just seventy friends of the artists and Mrs. Tober listened intently to the Catalyst Quartet's acclaimed Goldberg arrangement while Machine Dazzle responded to the Quartet's performance, interpreting the music's inescapable evolution into a performance/installation through his personal and emotional lens.

Guests adjourned afterwards for a party with the artists to the Frederick R. Koch Foundation townhouse where The Met's Limor Tomer, Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang General Manager of Live Arts, toasted the success of the project. Among the guests were Carrie Rebora Barratt, Chiara Clemente, Layla S. Diba, Tiffany E. Dubin, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Christopher Forbes, April and Roddy Gow, Maria Eugenia Maury and William A. Haseltine, Nizam Kettaneh, Guillaume Kientz, William Ivey Long, Jordan Roth, Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Ruben Toledo, and Adrienne and Gigi Vittadini.

Machine Dazzle is currently the subject of a mid-career retrospective exhibition, Queer Maximalism, at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) at Columbus Circle. His other upcoming productions include the next Taylor Mac tour and costumes for Opera Lafayette.

The Met's performances of Bassline Fabulous are made possible by the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art. Additional support is provided by Barbara Tober, the Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Fund, and the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund.

Photo Credit: Jenny Gorman/Stephanie Berger

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Machine Dazzle

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Machine Dazzle

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Machine Dazzle

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Catalyst Quartet and Machine Dazzle

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Limor Tomer

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Catalyst Quartet - Abi Fayette, Karla Donehew Perez, Paul Laraia, Karlos Rodriguez

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Barbara Tober, Machine Dazzle, Adrienne Vittadini, Gianluigi Vittadini

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Barbara Tober, Jordan Roth

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Afsaneh Akhtari, Eileen Keane

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
April Gow, Gianluigi Vittadini

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Alisa Regas and Linda Brumbauch

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Jill Esterman, Dame Jillian Sackler, Kip Forbes

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Eileen Keane and Elissa Auther

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Daniel Chain, Tinu Naija, Barbara Tober

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Carrie Barratt, Guillaume Kientz

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Carrie Barratt, April Gow

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Kevin Alexander

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Dame Jillian Sackler, Roddy Gow

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Catalyst Quartet - Abi Fayette, Karla Donehew Perez, Paul Laraia, Karlos Rodriguez, Machine Dazzle, Limor Tomer

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Limor Tomer, Barbara Tober, Machine Dazzle

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Lee Fryd, Afsaneh Akhtari, Isabelle Orlansky

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Karlos Rodriguez, Eileen Keane, Machine Dazzle, Jordan Roth

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
John Olsen, Barbara Tober

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Timothy Johnson, Abi Fayette

Photos: Inside Dress Rehearsal for BASSLINE FABULOUS With Machine Dazzle and Catalyst Quartet
Ruben Toledo, Chiara Clemente




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