It was easy to forget you were in Hell's Kitchen and not a Jazz Age Surrealist happening last night at Perfoma's Relâche -- The Party gala, where black-and-white clad guests donned dada-esque costumes and headpieces, acrobats dangled overhead and you never knew when the next "thank you" speech would turn into a piece of performance art. The event, which re-envisioned avant dada/surrealist artists Francis Picabia and Erik Satie's original performance of the same name in 1924 Paris, featured wunderkind performance artist Ryan McNamara stepping into Picabia's role. For over an hour, McNamara was hoisted in the air, overlooking the dinner crowd and, back on the ground, was joined by body suit-clad dancers to perform the ballet from which the party gets its name, Re: Re: Re: Relâche. Other highlights included the aforementioned aerial acrobats, a photobooth replete with Surrealist-inspired black-and-white costumes and props and a performance by Sia. Scroll down for photos from the fête, including shots of Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg, artists Cindy Sherman, Dustin Yellin, Mickalene Thomas and curator Milly Glimcher, who was being honored for her recent Pace Gallery exhibition, Happenings: New York, 1958-1963.

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