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Dada Ball & Bash

May 16, 2015, 6:00pm

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Saint Boogie Brass Band performs at the Dada Ball on May 16

Hawthorne Headhunters performs at the Dada Bash on May 16

Saint Boogie Brass Band performs at the Dada Ball on May 16Hawthorne Headhunters performs at the Dada Bash on May 16

Saturday, May 16, 6:00 pm

Tickets start at $500. Sponsorship starts at $5,000. Tickets to the Dada Bash after-party are $75 and are available at the door.
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Dada is against the future.
Dada is dead,
Dada is idiotic,
long live Dada!

— Theo van Doesburg

Be a Dada-ist!

Reject reason, embrace art, prize nonsense, make something happen. CAM’s anti-gala features stiltwalkers, performance artists, a gospel choir, a bearded lady, the Saint Boogie Brass Band, St. Louis’s own legendary duo the Hawthorne Headhunters, and more. Follow in the footsteps of Marcel Duchamp at this one-of-a-kind celebration of CAM and creativity! 

Avant-Garde Cuisine

Dada-inspired cuisine by Michelin-starred Moto Restaurant includes 3-D printed sushi, an edible cigar, carbonated grapes, an edible candle, and the famous miracle berry.

The Ball

6:00 pm    Libations and Provisions
7:15 pm    Seated Sustenance & Daring Deeds
9:00 pm    Dada Bash begins
12:00 am  Farewells 

The Bash

The infamous after-party to the Dada Ball, the Bash features an open bar, dancing, revelry, and outlandish fashion! Don’t miss a rare live performance by Hawthorne Headhunters followed by DJ Sinamin of Old School 95.5 and Hot 104.1.

Honorary Ball Chair   

Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)


Koken Art Factory
2655 Victor Street
St. Louis, MO 63104 

Support inspiration and surprise. All proceeds from the Dada Ball & Bash benefit the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.                                                      

All Dada Ball ticket purchasers are entered to win precious jewelry from Coomi Jewels.


Major funding for the Dada Ball & Bash is provided by Neiman Marcus, Alison and John Ferring, and Nancy and Ken Kranzberg. Additional support is provided by Alexis Cossé and Erik Karanik, Sandra and Joseph Lehrer, Mary Ann and Andy Srenco, Michael Staenberg, Pat Whitaker and Dick Miles, and U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management.