Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Spring 2014 Season

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Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Spring 2014 Season and 30th Anniversary Celebration

Select Performances to Be Livestreamed


Nacho Duato with Martha Graham Dance Company

New Commission & World Premiere
Bach Interpreted: New Choreography by Emery LeCrone with Costumes by Yigal Azrouël

New York City Ballet: Choreography by Justin Peck with Music by Sufjan Stevens

The Santa Fe Opera: Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Huang Ruo

Playwrights Horizons: Fly By Night

Works & Process 30th Anniversary Gala

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(NEW YORK, NY – December 16, 2013) — Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its spring 2014 season and the start of its 30th anniversary celebration. Since 1984, the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate, 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater, where reserved seating is now offered. A reception for the audience and artists follows most programs. Described by the New York Times as “a popular series devoted to shedding light on the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. A preview of the spring 2014 season and past performance highlights can be viewed at

The Works & Process 30th anniversary gala, chaired by Anne H. Bass; Caroline Cronson; Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and Darren Walker, The Ford Foundation, will take place at the Guggenheim on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Lead funding is provided by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation with additional support from The Ford Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Spring 2014 Season Schedule

Dancing from Page to Stage to Screen
Mon, Jan 27, 7:30 pm
Explore how 2wice Arts Foundation, the pioneering dance publisher, turns dancing into apps. Patsy Tarr, 2wice founder and publisher; Abbott Miller, creative director and editor; Ben Nicholas, videographer; and Tom Gold, choreographer and dancer, present and discuss the team’s latest app, Dot Dot Dot, which invites users to participate in choreographing their own dance.

This Works & Process program is made possible with the assistance of Olivia and Adam Flatto.

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Petipa Exotique
Sun, Feb 23, 7:30* pm and Mon, Feb 24, 3** and 7:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers and dance historian Doug Fullington present excerpts from the works of 19th-century French ballet master Marius Petipa. Revived from century-old dance notation, selections from Petipa’s famed La Bayadère and Le Roi Candaule, as well as his staging of the swashbuckler Le Corsaire, will be accompanied by two violinists performing period scores in the traditional rehearsal medium of 19th-century St. Petersburg.

*Live online broadcast available at
**3pm matinee performance tickets $30/$25 Members.

Nacho Duato with Martha Graham Dance Company
Sun, March 9 and Mon, March 10, 7:30 pm
Acclaimed choreographer Nacho Duato previews his latest creation for the Martha Graham Dance Company prior to its world premiere. The company performs examples of Duato and Graham’s previous choreography in addition to Duato’s new work. Duato and Janet Eilber, Graham’s Artistic Director, and Emil Kang, Executive Director of Carolina Performing Arts, will discuss Graham’s influence on Duato’s work.

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Mind and Movement
Wed, March 12, 7:30 pm
Prior to the American premiere of Wayne McGregor’s newest dance work, Atomos, his company will give the audience an up close look at the process of making choreography. Drawing on excerpts from Atomos, the dancers use the principles and tools of choreographic thinking to create live in front of the audience. Jedediah Wheeler, Peak Performance’s Executive Director, and David Kirsh, Professor of Cognitive Science at U.C. San Diego and R-Research collaborator, will join McGregor in discussion.

New Commission & World Premiere
Bach Interpreted
New choreography by Emery Lecrone
With costumes by Yigal Azrouël
Sun, March 23* and Mon, March 24, 7:30 pm
Choreographer Emery LeCrone premieres two Works & Process commissions, each set to the same piece of music, J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C Minor, performed live by pianist Vassily Primikov, with costumes by designer Yigal Azrouël. One work is based on classical vocabulary with dancers from New York City Ballet including Tyler Angle and Teresa Reichlen, and the second contemporary work will be performed by Sarah Atkins, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Pierre Guilbault, Richard Isaac, Kimi Nikaidoh, and Alfredo Solivan.

This Works & Process program is made possible with the assistance of Arlene C. Cooper.

*Live online broadcast available at

New York City Ballet
Choreography by Justin Peck
With music by Sufjan Stevens
Sun, Apr 13 and Mon, Apr 14, 7:30 pm
Prior to the world premiere, New York City Ballet dancers perform excerpts of choreographer Justin Peck’s newest work for New York City Ballet, featuring a commissioned score by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Stevens and Peck, a New York City Ballet soloist, will discuss working together on their second collaboration following the critically acclaimed Year of the Rabbit.

This Works & Process program is made possible with the assistance of Stuart Coleman and Meryl Rosofsky, Agnes Gund, and Barbara Slifka.

The Santa Fe Opera
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen with Huang Ruo
Sun, Apr 27, 7:30 pm
The audience will preview excerpts from The Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Dr. Sun Yat-sen prior to its American premiere. Composed by the distinguished Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo, the opera depicts the epic struggle to overthrow China’s ancient monarchy and build the country a modern nation identity in a blend of global, folk, and classical styles. Director James Robinson and conductor Carolyn Kuan join Huang Ruo and the creative team in discussion.

The Glimmerglass Festival
An American Tragedy with Tobias Picker
Mon, Apr 28, 7:30 pm
Francesca Zambello moderates a discussion with composer Tobias Picker, librettist Gene Scheer, director Kate Whoriskey, conductor George Manahan, set designer Alexander Dodge and lighting designer Robert Wierzel. Inspired by a murder in the Adirondacks, the opera is based on Theodore Dreiser’s novel of the same name. Excerpts of the new “Glimmerglass version” of An American Tragedy will be performed.

Playwrights Horizons
Fly By Night
Fri, May 2, 7:30 pm
Playwright Horizons presents excerpts from Fly By Night prior to its New York premiere. In this darkly comic rock fable, a melancholy sandwich maker’s humdrum life is interrupted by two entrancing sisters. An ode to young love set against the backdrop of the Northeast Blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is about the discovery of hope in a world beset by darkness. Writers Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kimberly Rosenstock join director Carolyn Cantor in a discussion about the work.

Peter B. Lewis Theater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
Subway – 4, 5, 6 train to 86th Street
Bus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 bus on Madison or Fifth Avenue

$35, $30 Members, unless otherwise noted
$10 Student Rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if space allows
(for students under 25 with valid ID)
Season tickets on sale January 14, 2014.
Specific seats may be reserved when ordered online.
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starting January 2, 2014 for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim Members Associate level and above. For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm, or visit

December 16, 2013

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Duke Dang
General Manager
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
212 758 0024

Molly Stewart
Media and Public Relations Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840

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