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Monday, August 13, 2012
Ballet lecture demo series at NY Guggenheim Museum
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
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
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Choreography by Justin Peck with music by Sufjan Stevens
Sun and Mon, Sept 23 and 24, 7:30 pm
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.
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.
7:30 pm performances: $50, $45 members
3 pm matinee performance (no reception): $40, $35 members
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
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.
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.
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
Student Rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance if
space allows (for students under 25 with valid ID)