I Choose Yes - Gala
Choose! Clarice Lispector Gala held at Punto Space on October 6th, 2016 raised funds with a live and silent auction for the production, Inside The Wild Heart. The production highlights the life and works of Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.
Honerees at the gala included Katrina Dodson, the translator of Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories published 2015 and honeree Marcia Grostein a Brazilian visual artist based in New York. Marcia's art work can be found in The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, MOMA/PS1, the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia and many more musuems around the world.
Charming Seth Kugel hosted the gala, a NY Times journalist and creator of Amigo Gringo.
The fabulous evening starting with cocktails and delectable appetisers with a sneak peak performance of the upcoming show premiering on November 3rd. The excellent dinner and dessert was created by Brazilian Chef, Geany Menezes. The menu started with a Borstch, and for main course Caldeirada sobre cama de Quibebe, a butternut squash puree made with coconut milk, mushrooms and mixed seafood. The dessert a delicious Bolo de Rolo, a rolled guava cake.
After party music by Sergio Krakowski and Maria Forte with DJ Greg Caz spinning the Brazilian beats.