Works & Process Announces Return of Live Performances at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The performing arts series Works & Process recently announced the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state’s “Safely Bringing Back the Arts” pilot program.

The performing arts series Works & Process recently announced the return of live performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as a part of New York state’s “Safely Bringing Back the Arts” pilot program.

Beginning on March 19, under the guidance of the Department of Health, two concurrent series of performances produced by Works & Process will take place in the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda. These reduced-capacity events will be among the first indoor performances the state has permitted since it closed venues due to the pandemic a year ago, reaching a milestone in the recovery of the city’s cultural sector.

The first day of spring, March 20, marks the beginning of 12 one-night-only Works & Process commissions developed in its bubble residencies. This series premieres with Rhapsody in Blue by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, artists long supported by Works & Process. Tickets go on sale 72 hours prior to each capacity-reduced performance; more information is available here.

This group of new commissions by New York-based artists amplify underrepresented voices and performing arts cultures. They have been incubated inside two-week-long Works & Process bubble residencies in upstate New York, making it possible for artists to safely create and rehearse together. On the last day of each residency, the artists will travel together to the museum and present a 30-minute live performance in the rotunda.

Several of these Works & Process pieces will be presented in matinee performances at Restart Stages, a cultural and civic initiative to jump start the performing arts sector in New York City; part of the SNF-Lincoln Center Agora Initiative, a collaboration that reimagines and reactivates public space for a new era. More information is available here. Select Works & Process projects will also be featured as part of NY PopsUp, an expansive festival featuring hundreds of pop-up performances throughout New York City.

Between March 19 and April 19, Works & Process will present daytime performances at the Guggenheim from organizations such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, The Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance and more. Select artists featured as part of Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions will also perform.

Works & Process  Performances

Works & Process daytime performances will be presented under the umbrella of the NY PopsUp Festival on March 20, 30, and 31. NY PopsUp is committed to the safe re-opening of New York venues with the protocols that have been established by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).

  • Rhapsody in Blue, a kaleidoscope of New York by Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao – March 20
  • The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez “Invertebrate” – March 30
  • Masterz at Work Dance Family with Courtney ToPanga Washington – March 31
  • The American Opera Company featuring Anthony Roth Costanzo – April 4
  • Trapped by Tatiana Desardouin, performed by Passion Fruit Dance Company – April 11
  • Dance Heginbotham – April 18
  • New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, performed by Les Ballet Afrik – May 4
  • The Jazz Continuum with LaTasha Barnes – May 19
  • Unveiling by Sonya Hashem Tayeh, with music by Moses Sumney – June 1
  • UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, in collaboration with New York City’s club legends – June 2
  • Rose: You Are Who You Eat by John Jarboe of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret – June 20

Digital Offerings

For those unable to attend performances in person, Works & Process will present free digital premieres coproduced with Lincoln Center.  All of these offerings can be accessed on Works & Process’ YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/worksandprocess) for the public to watch from home.

Works & Process at Lincoln Center digital performances, 7:30 pm

April 4 – L’Orient by Kamala Sankaram and Preeti Vasudevan
April 11 – Ladies of Hip-Hop: Black Dancing Bodies Project × Intergenerational Knowledge Transfer
April 18 – A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts and David Watson

Works & Process at Bridge Street Theatre digital excerpts and discussions, 7:30 pm

April 10 – Trapped by Tatiana Desardouin, performed by Passion Fruit Dance Company
June 1 – UnderScored by Ephrat Asherie Dance, in collaboration with New York City’s club legends

Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation digital excerpts and discussions, 7:30 pm

April 18 – A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts and David Watson
April 25 – Rhapsody in Blue, a kaleidoscope of New York by Caleb Teicher & Company with Conrad Tao
June 6 – New York Is Burning by Omari Wiles, performed by Les Ballet Afrik
June 27 – The Jazz Continuum with LaTasha Barnes
July 11 – Unveiling by Sonya Hashem Tayeh, with music by Moses Sumney

Works & Process at New Victory Theater digital excerpts and discussions, 7:30 pm

June 14 – Witness by Christopher Rudd, performed by RudduR Dance

 

Find more information at worksandprocess.org.

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