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Works & Process at the Guggenheim's Spring 2019 Season

Works & Process at the Guggenheim's Spring 2019 Season


Works & Process at the Guggenheim


The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128


Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 7:30pm daily through January 7, 2019
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm daily through January 7, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 7:30pm daily through January 7, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 3:00pm daily through January 7, 2019, 7:30pm daily through January 7, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 7:30am daily through January 7, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 7:30pm daily through January 7, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 7:30pm daily through April 29, 2019



Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2019 Season



  • New commissions by Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao, and by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
  • Behind-the-scenes views of new commissions by Houston Ballet and Washington Ballet
  • First looks at theatrical productions Be More Chill, Downstate, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Octet, and The Secret Life of Bees
  • Previews of Glimmerglass Festival's Blue and Santa Fe Opera's The Thirteenth Child
  • New productions in conjunction with exhibitions Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future and Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now
  • Artist receptions in the rotunda following evening performances


"An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process." -The New York Times


Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its spring 2019 season. Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. Programs explore the artistic process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. Each 70-minute program takes place in the intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.


New this season:

Ticket holders are invited to mingle at the The Wright restaurant during happy hour from 5:30-7:30 pm before evening performances, and meet the artists at receptions in the rotunda following most evening programs.

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Spring 2019 Season Schedule: Dance Listings


Caleb Teicher & Co. with Conrad Tao: More Forever

Sunday, January 6, 3 and 7:30 pm

Monday, January 7, 7:30 pm

A new Works & Process commission featuring Caleb Teicher & Company and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Conrad Tao's in collaboration for their first evening-length work, More Forever. On a stage covered by a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Charles and Deborah Adelman, with music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.



The Choreography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker 

Friday and Sunday, January 18 and 20, 7:30 pm

Explore the past, present, and future of lighting for ballet with visual artist and Boston Ballet lighting director Brandon Stirling Baker. A frequent collaborator with choreographer Justin Peck and a diverse group of artists including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Benjamin Millepied, Sufjan Stevens, Jamar Roberts, Michelle Dorrance, Emery LeCrone, and Shepard Fairey, Baker will present this world premiere developed through the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Inspired by the close relationship between choreography and lighting design, this program will feature an excerpt of brand-new choreography by Justin Peck for an upcoming Houston Ballet premiere performed by Chun Wei Chan, Harper Watters, and Jessica Collado; new music by Sufjan Stevens; and new choreography by Jamar Roberts performed by Patricia Delgado, Sarah Daley, and Taylor Stanley. New York Times dance writer Marina Harss will moderate the discussion.



Houston Ballet: Sylvia by Stanton Welch

Saturday, January 19, 3 and 7:30 pm

Prior to the premiere in February at Houston's recently renovated Wortham Theater, join artistic director and choreographer Stanton Welch as he shares his creative process for his new ballet Sylvia, set to Léo Delibes's famous score, with costume and scenic designs by Jerome Kaplan and projections by Wendall K. Harrington. Six company dancers will perform excerpts from the classic story of the powerful mythological heroine, the huntress Sylvia, and her love for a mortal shepherd, showcasing a constellation of figures from Greek mythology woven together in a tapestry of three love stories.



The Washington Ballet: Julie Kent with Dana Genshaft and Ethan Stiefel

Sunday and Monday, March 10 and 11, 7:30 pm

The Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent, a champion of new choreography, discusses newly commissioned work with choreographers Dana Genshaft and Ethan Stiefel. Company dancers perform exclusive highlights prior to their April 3rd premieres in Washington, D.C.

Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Monica B. Voldstad.



Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung Design Dialogues with Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes 

Sunday and Monday, April 28 and 29, 7:30 pm

Inspired by NYU's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World's (ISAW) upcoming exhibition Hymn to Apollo: The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, the first exhibition to focus specifically on the role of ancient world and the Ballet Russes, costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung use original Ballets Russes costumes and designs as their point of departure for this Works & Process costume and dance commission. As part of the dialogue, a performative intervention featuring Bartelme and Jung's new costume designs will infuse the exhibition's opening at ISAW.





$45, $40 members

$10 student rush tickets one hour before performance, based on availability 

(for students under 25 with valid ID) 

Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts December 10, 2018, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.

General ticketing starts December 18, 2018.

For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm, or visit worksandprocess.org.




Caleb Teicher, Macy Sullivan, Evita Arce, and Nathan Bugh in More Forever. Photo: Em Watson

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