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Monday, August 24, 2015

Dance at Guggenheim Works and Process Fall 2015

Each intimate, 80–minute performance combines artistic creation with stimulating conversation, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed, 285–seat Peter B. Lewis Theater in New York. A reception for the audience and artists follows most programs. In the past these programs have been livestreamed and available online after the event.

Fall 2015 Season Schedule

Balanchine’s Harlequinade: Commedia dell’arte Explored Sun and Mon, Sept 20 and 21, 7 pm
New York City Ballet dancers perform excerpts from George Balanchine’s Harlequinade, a masterful two-act ballet in the commedia dell’arte style, prior to the New York City Ballet’s full presentation in October. Following the performance, Pacific Northwest Ballet Education Programs Manager and dance scholar Doug Fullington will moderate a discussion exploring Balanchine’s Harlequinade, which was choreographed in the spirit of Marius Petipa, in whose Les Millions d’Harlequinade he danced as a student.

BalletCollective Mon, Oct 19, 7 pm
BalletCollective founder, choreographer, and New York City Ballet dancer Troy Schumacher discusses the upcoming season at NYU Skirball Center. Dancers Harrison Coll, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, Ashley Laracey, Meagan Mann, David Prottas, and Taylor Stanley, accompanied by musical ensemble Hotel Elefant, perform excerpts from a new work by Schumacher and BalletCollective resident composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, inspired by commissioned photographs by Paul Maffi, and selections from a new Schumacher male duet with a score by NOW Ensemble Artistic Director Mark Dancigers, inspired by commissioned photographs by Dafyi Hagai.

Hagaromo Mon, Oct 26, 7 pm
Prior to the world premiere at the Brooklyn Academey of Music (BAM), as part of the 2015 Next Wave Festival, dancers Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, director David Michalek, choreographer David Neumann, composer Nathan Davis, and puppeteer Chris Green discuss their reimagining the Japanese Noh theater classic Hagoromo. Excerpts are performed by Whelan and Soto, tenor Peter Tantsits, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Daniil Simkin’s Intensio Sun, Nov 8, 7 pm
Prior to the New York premiere at the Joyce Theater, excerpts from Intensio, including four new works by choreographers Alexander Ekman, Gregory Dolbashian, Jorma Elo, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, are performed by Daniil Simkin and fellow American Ballet Theatre dancers Isabella Boylston, Alexandre Hammoudi, Blaine Hoven, Calvin Royal III, Hee Seo, Cassandra Trenary, and James Whiteside, as well as Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s Céline Cassone.

Broadway Dance Lab Sat, Nov 14, 7 pm
Broadway choreographer and Broadway Dance Lab (BDL) founder Josh Prince shares the culmination of BDL’s most recent eight-week session. Prince and choreographer Marcelo Gomes discuss their creative process with moderator Robert LaFosse and BDL’s ten dancers perform new works by Prince, Gomes, Camille A. Brown and others.

Juilliard Dance: New Dances
Sun, Nov 15, 7 pm
Juilliard Dance students perform excerpts from new works by four innovative choreographers prior to their premiere. Helen Simoneau’s piece features first-year dancers; Aszure Barton’s, second-year dancers; Zvi Gotheiner’s, third-year dancers; and Kyle Abraham’s, fourth-year dancers. Juilliard Dance Artistic Director Lawrence Rhodes discusses the creative process with the choreographers.

Paul Taylor Commissions: Doug Elkins & Larry Keigwin Sat and Sun, Nov 21 and 22, 7 pm
For the first time, as part of choreographer Paul Taylor’s significant new commissioning initiative, new creations by some of the most compelling voices of the next generation will be choreographed for dancers of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Choreographers Doug Elkins and Larry Keigwin participate in a discussion moderated by Paul Taylor–biographer Suzanne Carbonneau. Excerpts of the new works are performed alongside Taylor classics.

Inspired Collaborations: Emily Coates & Sarah Demers Mon, Nov 30, 7 pm
Yale dance professor and former New York City Ballet dancer Emily Coates and Yale physics professor and particle physicist Sarah Demers discuss their inspired collaboration in the classroom that has led to many inventive outcomes. Coates and Demers demonstrate how their interdisciplinary projects can expand the creative boundaries of both their fields.

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

$40, $35 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).
Priority ticket access and preferred seat selection starting August 12, 2015, for Friends of Works & Process or Guggenheim Members Associate level and above.
Season tickets will be on sale August 24, 2015.
Specific seats may be reserved when ordered online.
For more information, call 212 758 0024 or 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm, or visit

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