Showing posts with label GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

GUGGENHEIM NEW DANCE COMMISSION 'BATTLEGROUND'

Battleground





"Over seventy years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright sketched a room to be built under the Guggenheim. People seem to think it's a theater. In actuality, it's a set Wright prophetically designed for the sci-fi cosplay house-music ballet-battle that fell into my mind the moment I saw the space. The Peter B. Lewis Theater will realize its destiny in my piece Battleground." - Ryan McNamara


Artforum Top 10 of 2016


Following the sold-out premiere of Battleground in 2016, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an encore of this "Cosplay-Battle-Ballet" on January 10-12, 2017 at 7:30pm. During a rare residency opportunity that spanned five months, McNamara created a one-of-a-kind work made in and for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater. Audience members act as embedded witnesses to the three dance squads battling for dominance in each of the space's three zones: the Red Choir Loft, the Green Balcony, and the Blue Stage.


Cast of collaborators include:


Reid Bartelme, Effie Bowen, Jason Collins, Dylan Crossman, Kyli Kleven, Sigrid Lauren, Mickey Mahar, Courtney Spears, Brandon Washington


Works & Process at the Guggenheim
presents a dance commission

Battleground 

Ryan McNamara

January 10 - 12, 2018 at 7:30pm


Works & Process Commissions to Tour in 2018



Works & Process is pleased to announce two of its recent commissions, Battleground by Ryan McNamara and NEW BODIES by Jodi Melnick, will be available for touring in 2018 and onwards. One of Sixty-Five Thousand Gestures - a solo Melnick co-choreographed with Trisha Brown - will be added to the NEW BODIES bill. To inaugurate this touring initiative, Works & Process will present encore performances of these two programs at the Guggenheim in January 2018.


TICKETS & VENUE


$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York



About Ryan McNamara



Originally trained in photography and sculpture, Ryan McNamara's practice has grown to include a wide array of performative actions, from covert solo pieces to large-scale theatrical productions. The detritus of these performances is then used as raw material for his object-based work. For his 2010 exhibition Introducing Ryan McNamara, he displayed personal items at Elizabeth Dee Gallery and gave customized tours of his life to audience members. In 2010, as part of MoMA PS1's "Greater New York" survey, McNamara performed Make Ryan a Dancer, in which he publicly submitted to dance lessons from a wide range of instructors, practicing through the museum's corridors, galleries, courtyard, and café. After, McNamara taught museum visitors to dance in a curious continuation and involution of the teacher-student/performer-spectator relationship.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA @ THE GUGGENHEIM

James Edstrom With Old Pal Jerry Springer




Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The New Group: Jerry Springer-The Opera on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.



Prior to the Off-Broadway premiere of Jerry Springer-The Opera, co-creator Richard Thomas (Music, Book, Lyrics; Book & Additional Lyrics by Stewart Lee) and director John Rando discuss the process behind this gleefully profane musical that outrageously celebrates the ritual of public humiliation and redemption. Cast members perform highlights, illuminating the chaos and unrestrained id of our times.




TICKETS & VENUE



$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York




Works & Process at the Guggenheim



Described by The New York Times as "an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process," for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim's intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda.
 

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

ISAAC MIZRAHI DIRECTS & NARRATES PETER & THE WOLF

Isaac Mizrahi




Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic Peter & the Wolf, "a new holiday tradition," said The New York Times.



Isaac Mizrahi directs, designs, and narrates Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classicas Brad Lubmanconducts Ensemble Signaland a cast performschoreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minutestory to life for the young and young at heart.



Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 and 4pm; and Friday, December 8 at 6:30pm. For children 5 and up. Enter via the ramp at 88th Street and Fifth Avenue.



"Isaac Mizrahi...(is) a natural story teller with musical instincts and vivacious wit." -The New York Times



ABOUT PETER & THE WOLF



In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev was commissioned to write a light-hearted piece for children that would introduce the instruments and sounds of the orchestra. He was given a libretto, but he didn't like it, so he came up with a new story. The music was completed in a week. Peter & the Wolf was the result, and it is a work still loved by children and adults. The story tells how Peter, against his grandfather's will, opens the park gate, ventures into the big green meadow, and ultimately manages to liberate the City from the scary wolf. Peter captures the wolf with the help of a bird, his friend, and hands him over to the hunter, with a specific request: to take the wolf to the zoo. Each character in the story is represented by an instrument. The narrator reads the story between the musical sections.



Peter - strings
Grandfather - bassoon
Duck - oboe
Hunter - timpani
Bird - flute
Cat - clarinet
Wolf - french horn



TICKETS & VENUE



$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Premium front row ticketing $100, $95 Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York



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, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Isaac Mizrahi (libra) has directed numerous theatrical productions and operas including a 2014 production of The Magic Flute at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Mizrahi has worked extensively in the theater both as a performer and a designer of sets and costumes. He received a Drama Desk Award and four CFDA awards. He was the subject and co-creator of Unzipped, a documentary following the making of his Fall 1994 ready-to-wear collection which received an award at the Sundance Film Festival. He has been a leader in the fashion industry for nearly 30 years and currently serves as the Chief Designer for the IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi and Isaac Mizrahi Live! collections. He hosted his own television talk show for five years, has written two books and has made countless appearances in movies and television. He serves as a weekly judge on Project Runway: All-Stars. He is currently writing a memoir due out in 2019.