Works & Process Announces Fall 2022 Season
This fall Works & Process amplifies its support for performing artists and their creative process, presenting a robust series of programs at the Guggenheim Museum and expanding presentations to Gibney Center, Lincoln Center, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
As a process-focused performing arts organization, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities and fees for artists throughout the pandemic, and pioneered the bubble residency model to support their work safely. The fall 2022 season will feature the official world premieres of works created by New York artists-many representing historically marginalized performing art cultures-and incubated during the peak of the pandemic in 2020-21 Works & Process bubble residencies. To illuminate creative process, Works & Process will present alongside these commissions performance excerpts and artist discussions of new works ahead of their premieres with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, and New York City Ballet. All programs uniquely blend performance highlights with insightful artist conversations and are designed to invite audiences to embrace artistic process.
To support longitudinal creative process and artist recovery, collectively with a network of ten residency partners in five New York counties, Works & Process LaunchPAD "Process as Destination" residencies continue to provide made-to-measure artist support including living wage fees of $1,050 per artist per week, transportation, health insurance enrollment, 24/7 studio access, and on-site housing. These residencies culminate in public programs that share the creative process with local communities. Residency partners include Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, NY; Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, NY; Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY; The Church, Sag Harbor, NY; Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; Modern Accord Depot, Accord, NY; Petronio Residency Center, Round Top, NY; The Pocantico Center, Tarrytown, NY; and Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY.
In conjunction with the Guggenheim exhibition Alex Katz: Gathering in the museum's rotunda, Works & Process will present Paul Taylor Dance Company's performance of Polaris, a 1976 collaboration between Katz and Taylor.
Works & Process will also grow audience engagement by presenting a continuum of concert and social dance. Expanding the Guggenheim's Member Mondays, Works & Process performances will host dance parties in the museum's rotunda on September 5 (Do The Hustle with DJ Nelson "Paradise" Roman), November 21 (The Masterz Ball with DJ Byrell), and December 5 (Lindy Hop with Jazz as Motion, accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band). On the third Thursday of each month Works & Process and 92NY Harkness Dance Center will present LayeRhythm (on the Move) in locations across the city while construction takes place at 92NY. LayeRhythm founder Mai Lê Hô weaves a singular mix of freestyle dance, live music, and audience interaction, celebrating the vibrancy of street and club dance cultures. These events will feature choreographed work from guest companies alongside improvisations by musicians, dancers, and emcees, captivating audiences young and old, from theater to club goers. LayeRhythm (on the Move) will take place at the Guggenheim (September 15); The New York Library for the Performing Arts, Jerome Robbins Dance Division (October 20); Gibney Center (November 17); and Lincoln Center (December 15).