Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and scenographer Daniel Arsham teamed up with Pharrell Williams for Rules Of The Game, a new multidisciplinary work for eight dancers. It features an original score by Pharrell Williams, arranged, conducted, and co-composed by David Campbell and recorded by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Pharrell Williams & David Campbell – Rules Of The Game (2016)
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Here is finally the whole performance of Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham’s Rules Of The Game. Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and scenographer Daniel Arsham’s largest collaboration yet, Rules Of The Game is a new multidisciplinary work for eight dancers. It features an original score by Pharrell Williams, arranged, conducted, and co-composed by David Campbell and recorded by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, you can check out the performance below.
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Though not a direct adaptation, the production on Rules Of The Game is a different beast entirely. is based on Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 absurdist play Six Characters in Search of an Author and combines Arsham’s explosive visuals and design with Pharrell’s music (as played by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and dancers choreographed by Bokaer. If it sounds like grueling work to get three distinct creative visions to work cohesively in one production, that’s because it was: “We’ve worked on this a very long time so we’ve had the time to experiment to see what might work and what won’t,” says Arsham.
Arsham notes that Pharrell created an entire demo album worth of music that was then edited down to be converted to an orchestra by composer David Campbell, and that getting his visuals to succinctly match Bokaer’s choreography were only some of the difficulties faced when putting the production together. He added that the team would be working on the project until it premieres (which as of now, it has). He was very happy with how the production was turning out. “Anyone who knows Pharrell’s work and music will identify this as Pharrell but at the same time it’s very different from pop music,” says Arsham.
Arsham first met Pharrell Williams when he went back to Miami after graduating Cooper Union. As he remembers it, he already considered Pharrell to be famous with The Neptunes already being a production team at the tip of the entire music industry’s tongue. But Pharrell wasn’t yet a household name, and a friendship and creative camaraderie started developing between the two. But it wasn’t until Arsham created molds of the Casio MT-50 keyboard that Williams began recording music with that an official collaborative relationship was born.
A one-night-only event, “Rules Of The Game” is a multidisciplinary work for eight dancers and represents the largest collaboration between Jonah Bokaer (choreography) and Daniel Arsham (scenography) and their first partnership with Pharrell Williams (score), collectively. The music composed by pop star and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winner Williams represents his first composition for live dance and theater. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform live at the premiere, following a three-part creation residency in Dallas for the artists – which has included the casting of one local dancer, check out the preview of the show below.
By Jerry Portwood. Pharrell is collaborating with artist Daniel Arsham and choreographer Jonah Bokaer for a multidisciplinary production titled ‘Rules Of The Game‘. Williams and Arsham have teamed up once again for a new project that also includes a third creative talent, choreographer Jonah Bokaer, to craft a multidisciplinary performance, Rules Of The Game, that will incorporate dance, art and music.
The piece, which will have its world premiere May 17th at the second annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival, includes an original score by Williams that will be performed live by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conducted by composer David Campbell, who has worked on over 450 gold and platinum albums, with artists including Adele, Beck, Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson.
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