Works & Process@worksandprocess

Works & Process at the @Guggenheim is a performing-arts series that informs artistic creation through stimulating conversation and performance.

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From the archives: a Maquette designed by Will Cotton for our 2012 production of Peter & the Wolf. Learn more about this year's performance with @IsaacMizrahiNY on Dec 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10 at worksandprocess.org.


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On December 2, #PeterandtheWolf returns to the @Guggenheim! #IsaacMizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal and a cast performs choreography by @johnheginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. Purchase tickets at worksandprocess.org. #worksandprocess #guggenheim

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#tbt to May 1984 when New York City Opera presented excerpts from Philip Glass’ opera “Akhnaten,” based on the life of the Egyptian pharaoh. Pictured from left is Christopher Keene, Philip Glass, Lloyd Walser, unidentified page turner, Marta Senn, and Rodney Hardesty. #PhilipGlass #worksandprocess -
Photo: Marilyn Mazur


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On Noveber 5 and 6, to celebrate the book’s 50th anniversary, food scholar Meryl Rosofsky conceived and curated a program featuring New York City Ballet dancers performing roles originated by "Ballet Cook Book" contributors, and a discussion exploring Le Clercq’s artistic and culinary legacy with dance legends and "Ballet Cook Book" recipe contributors Jacques d’Amboise and Allegra Kent, and dancers @JaredAngleNYC and #AdrianDanchigWaring. See more photos on our Flickr and Facebook albums! #worksandprocess -
Bugaku, Choreography by George Balanchine, ©️ The George Balanchine Trust with Jared Angle and Maria Kowrowski. Courtesy of Works & Process at the Guggenheim/Jacklyn Meduga, November 2017.

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Break a leg Steve Reich, @EnsembleSignal, and conductor Brad Lubman tonight at @CarnegieHall! In October, #worksandprocess audiences got to preview the New York premiere of “Runner” and heard “Pulse” in raw form by composer #SteveReich.

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Prior to world premiere, @NycBallet dancers performed excerpts of acclaimed Swedish choreographer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg’s (@pontuskarljohan) first-ever work for the company at #WorksandProcess in January 2017. Pictured (in alphabetical order) Chase Finlay (@chasefinlay), Gonzalo Garcia (@gonzalogarcia79), Russell Janzen (@rustlegj), Sara Mearns (@saramearns), and Taylor Stanley. #tbt

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Toi, toi, toi to the cast and crew tonight for the premiere of @MetOpera’s “The Exterminating Angel” which features music by Thomas Adès and libretto by Tom Cairns (both pictured with Met Opera general manager Peter Gelb). We caught a sneak peek earlier this season! Take a look at Facebook or Flickr for more photos from the performance. #worksandprocess

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Congratulations to @MsRyanMcNamara and #JohnZorn for two incredible performances at #WorksandProcess! Take a look at Flickr or Facebook for more photos.

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Tonight, Ryan McNamara (@msryanmcnamara) creates a new Works & Process commission for the unique architecture of the #Guggenheim’s Peter B. Lewis Theater. Collaborating with a community of dancers and artists with whom he has worked for years, McNamara will create a performance set to "Commedia dell’arte" by composer John Zorn. Tonight's performance is sold out, so follow along on our Instagram Story for more!


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#tbt to @MsRyanMcNamara’s “Battleground” created for the Peter B. Lewis Theater in May 2016. On October 22 and 23 Ryan McNamara will create a piece set to #JohnZorn’s “Commedia dell’arte.” #worksandprocess

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Wishing a successful Fall Gala to @ABTofficial tonight! #WorksandProcess welcomed ABT for a “Season Preview” on October 8 and 9 with choreographers Alexei Ratmansky and Benjamin Millepied.

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Happy birthday to iconic fashion designer @isaacmizrahiny, the narrator of our annual Peter & the Wolf production. Celebrate this holiday tradition with us on December 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10! Learn more at worksandprocess.org. -
Photo: Richard Termine

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#happybirthday to @ABTOfficial’s principal dancer @Daniil Simkin! Here he is performing “Les Bourgeois” at the 2016 Works & Process Rotunda Projects Gala with choreography by Ben Van Cauwenbergh and music by Jacque Brel, “Les Bourgeois.” #worksandprocess -
Photo: Paul Kolnik

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#tbt to September 1984 when Steve Reich was at #worksandprocess performing a preview of his piece "The Desert Music" prior to its American premiere performances at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (@bam_brooklyn) conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.


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See more photographs from last week's sneak peek at #MarcBamuthiJoseph's "The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/," held as part of the @Guggenheim Social Practice initiative prior to opening at @Bam_Brooklyn. Purchase tickets to the #BAMNextWave performances, Oct 18-21, at bam.org


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#tbt in January 2008, American Ballet Theatre's Julie Kent and David Hallberg danced in "Gaité Parisienne Pas de Deux" with choreography by Léonide Massine during An Evening with Freddie Franklin. -
Photo: Rosalie O'Connor

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Our advertising certainly has changed since 1986 when we previewed "Nixon in China" with John Adams and Peter Sellars #tbt. There are still tickets to welcome back the composer and librettist/director on September 22 for a preview of "Girls of the Golden West" with @SFOpera. According to SFO, fans of "Deadwood," Mark Twain and California history must see it!


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In conjunction with Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s project "moving and passing," part of the @Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, join us to see highlights from "The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/" on October 1, prior to opening at @bam_brooklyn. Between performance highlights, Joseph will participate in a moderated discussion. Tickets at worksandprocess.org. #worksandprocess #guggenheim #marcbamuthijoseph #pehLOtah -
Videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi and Clenched Fist Productions.

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Tonight choreographer #JohnHeginbotham, author/illustrator #MairaKalman, @DanceHeginbotham, and members of @TheKnightsNYC orchestra perform excerpts and discuss their newest collaboration "The Principles of Uncertainty" at Works & Process. These photos were taken from the performances at @JacobsPillow, August 23-27, 2017.
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Photos: Christopher Dugan, courtesy of Jacob's Pillow Dance.


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#tbt to Houston Grand Opera's (@hougrandopera) sneak peek of "Nixon in China" with music by John Adams, libretto by Alice Goodman, and staged by Peter Sellars in November 1986 at #worksandprocess. Pictured are Peter Sellars and James Maddalena as Richard Nixon. John Adams and Peter Sellars will be back this season on September 21 and 22 for a preview of San Francisco Opera's "Girls of the Golden West."
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Photo: Marilyn Mazur

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#happybirthday to Michelle Dorrance, one of the most sought-after tap dancers of her generation. Here she is with her company @dorrancedance creating a performative soundscape incorporating the rotunda as a musical instrument in our first ever Rotunda Project! #worksandprocess

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Listen to composer Nico Muhly discuss his @metopera commission, "Two Boys" prior to the US premiere in October, 2013 on our YouTube channel. He will be at #worksandprocess on September 17, 2017. #tbt #nicomuhly -
Photo: Ana Cuba


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Follow our #instagramstory tonight highlighting our new @Guggenheim rotunda project created by @Daniil! #guggenheim #worksandprocess #DSFallsTheShadow

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#happybirthday to the maverick American composer and new-music pioneer, John Zorn! A #worksandprocess regular, here he is premiering "Sacred Voices" inside James Turrell's site-specific installation in the @guggenheim's rotunda in 2013. #johnzorn #jamesturrell -
Hear more music from John Zorn this October 22 and 23 at W&P! Tickets on sale at worksandprocess.org

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#tbt to October 2009 when @shenweidancearts previewed its 10th Anniversary season at #worksandprocess. The program culminated in a special performance of "Folding" in the iconic @guggenheim rotunda.
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Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

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"The @guggenheim itself is a very special place. We're using both the architecture and the site as an active element in the piece." Go behind-the-scenes of "Falls the Shadow" with ABT principal dancer and creator, Daniil Simkin (@daniil) on our YouTube channel. #worksandprocess #wprotunda -
Video: Erin Baiano

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Commissioned by Works & Process and created by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal Daniil Simkin (@daniil), "Falls the Shadow" is a new production made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (@guggenheim) rotunda premiering September 4 and 5. "Falls the Shadow" features Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary (@cassiepearlt), Hubbard Street dancer Ana Lopez (@ana_chu), and Brett Conway; choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo (@cerrudoalejandro); projections by Dmitrij Simkin; interactive media by Arístides Job García Hernández, and costumes by @dior. The performers' movements will be captured in real time by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that merges technology, music, visual art, fashion, and dance. Video by Ezra Hurwitz (@ezrahurwitz). -
Alexander Calder, Red Lily Pads, 1956, Painted sheet metal and metal rods, 106.7 x 510.5 x 276.9 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 65.1737 ©️ 2017 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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It's #backtoschool time! #tbt to Juilliard's performance at #worksandprocess in "New Dances: Edition 2016" with choreographers, John Heginbotham, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Pam Tanowitz, and Matthew Neenan.

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Feel like a road trip? "The Principles of Uncertainty" by #johnheginbotham and #mairakalman premieres at @jacobspillow tonight through August 27. Visit jacobspillow.org for more information, and come see it at #worksandprocess on Sept 18! Photos: Adrienne Bryant


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On #worldphotoday, enjoy this 📷 taken in the @guggenheim's iconic rotunda, February 2017. The premiere of our first #wprotundaproject featured Michelle Dorrance (@mashdeez) with Nicholas Van Young (@nicholasvanyoung) and @dorrancedance. #worldphotoday2017 -
Photo: Matthew Murphy

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