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Monday, August 13, 2012

Ballet lecture demo series at NY Guggenheim Museum


NEWS RELEASE
Works & Process, the Performing Arts Series at the Guggenheim,
Announces 2012 Fall Season


 
Each intimate, 80-minute performance uniquely combines artistic creation and stimulating conversation and takes place in the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. A reception for the audience and artists follows most programs. Past performance highlights can be viewed at youtube.com/worksandprocess.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET
New York Season Preview
Sun, Sept 9, 7:30 pm; Mon, Sept 10, 3 and 7:30 pm

For 3 pm matinee, enter via ramp at Fifth Ave and 88th St; no reception
Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Maria Chapman, Carla Körbes, Seth Orza, and Lesley Rausch, and company dancers will perform excerpts from PNB’s upcoming City Center season and other works, including George Balanchine’s Apollo, Agon, The Four Temperaments, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. Artistic Director Peter Boal will share his perspective on dancing, being coached in, and staging Apollo.

3 pm matinee performance (no reception): $25, $20 members

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed on Sun, Sept 9, at ustream.tv/worksandprocess.

NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Choreography by Justin Peck with music by Sufjan Stevens
Sun and Mon, Sept 23 and 24, 7:30 pm

New York City Ballet principals Ashley Bouder, Joaquin De Luz, Robert Fairchild, Craig Hall, Teresa Reichlen, and Janie Taylor will perform excerpts from the October 5 world premiere of choreographer Justin Peck’s new work, featuring music by singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens. Commissioned by NYCB, corps de ballet member Peck will discuss his creative process, including his collaboration with Stevens on a new orchestration for the production.

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky
Sun and Mon, Sept 30 and Oct 1, 7:30 pm

Enter via ramp at Fifth Ave and 88th St
Heralded by the New York Times as the choreographer who “has arrived to revitalize ballet,” Alexei Ratmansky was named American Ballet Theatre’s Artist in Residence in 2009. Since then, he has created six works for the company, including ABT’s latest production of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird. ABT’s renowned dancers will perform a survey of Ratmansky’s work, and Ratmansky will join members of ABT’s artistic team to discuss his career and creative process.

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed on Sun, Sept 30, at ustream.tv/worksandprocess.

ROYAL DANISH BALLET
La Bayadère
Sun, Oct 21, 7:30 pm; Mon, Oct 22, 3 and 7:30 pm

Enter via ramp at Fifth Ave and 88th St
The Royal Danish Ballet celebrates the 135th anniversary of La Bayadère, long a treasure of Russian repertoire, with a new production by Artistic Director Nikolaj Hübbe, debuting this November in Copenhagen. Prior to the premiere, Hübbe will share his staging ideas, Royal Danish Ballet dancers will perform excerpts, and members of the creative team, including stage designer Richard Hudson, will discuss their creative process. This program is made possible with assistance from Arlene C. Cooper.

7:30 pm performances: $50, $45 members
3 pm matinee performance (no reception): $40, $35 members

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed on Sun, Oct 21, at

THE RODIN PROJECT
Choreography by Russell Maliphant
Mon, Dec 3, 7:30 pm

Enter via ramp at Fifth Ave and 88th St
For one night only and prior to its Joyce Theater premiere, choreographer Russell Maliphant will share insights, film extracts, and excerpts from The Rodin Project, a Sadler’s Wells/Russell Maliphant Production, his latest commission inspired by the works of French sculptor Auguste Rodin. For this project, Maliphant draws on the high-energy talents of extraordinary performers and a commissioned score by Russian composer Alexander Zekke to create a movement vocabulary influenced by popping, breaking, and contemporary dance, which he integrates with his own language of flow, form, and dynamics.

$50. Ticket package includes the Works & Process Dec 3 performance and a Joyce Theater Section B ticket to a performance among the following dates: Wed, Dec 5, 7:30 pm; Thurs–Sat, Dec 6–8, 8 pm; Sun, Dec 9, 2 pm.

A live broadcast of this performance will be streamed at ustream.tv/worksandprocess.
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Location: Peter B. Lewis Theater, unless otherwise noted
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

Tickets: $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 August 13.
212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm or visit worksandprocess.org.

Follow Works & Process online:
twitter.com/worksandprocess
facebook.com/worksandprocess
youtube.com/worksandprocess
flickr.com/worksandprocess
ustream.tv/worksandprocess


Pacific Northwest Ballet principal dancer Lesley Rausch, soloist Benjamin Griffiths, and principal dancer Maria Chapman in Agon, choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Photo © Angela Sterling
 
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