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Works & Process At The Guggenheim Announces Free Dance Performances at David Rubenstein Atrium

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, in partnership with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Universal Hip Hop Museum, announce a series of free dance events in the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on March 25, April 29, and May 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Dance Floor events are free and, in addition to pop-up performances commissioned by Works & Process, will feature DJ tracks from today’s most beloved musical genres, curated by the Universal Hip Hop Museum. The line for the event will form at the entrance to the Atrium on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets.

The Dance Floor: Fresh, Bold & So Def Women on March 25 features the Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective (LDC), an all-female cross-generational troupe led by director/choreographer Michele Byrd-McPhee. On April 29, The Dance Floor: Future Skool with Les Ballet Afrik will be presented. Excerpts from New York Is Burning will be performed, created by Ballroom choreographer and star of HBO’s “Legendary” Omari Wiles for his company Les Ballet Afrik. The Dance Floor: NYC Club Life & Hip Hop on May 20 features NYPL artists-in-residence Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, revered club dance legend, and Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, a Bessie-winning choreographer and dancer Awards. Along with Ephrat Asherie Dance, they will perform a pop-up performance from the Works & Process commission, UnderScored.

The performances are part of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts’ spring lineup and are presented by The Universal Hip Hop Museum in conjunction with Hip Hop Education Center and Works & Process.

Throughout the pandemic, Works & Process continued to provide opportunities for artists and launched the bubble residency to safely support their work. The Spring 2022 season will feature official world premieres of works created by New York artists – many of whom represent historically marginalized performing arts cultures – and incubated during the peak of the pandemic at residences in the Works & Process 2020-21. Along with commissions, Works & Process will feature performance excerpts and artist discussions of new works ahead of their premieres at leading organizations such as BAAD!, BAM, Boston Ballet, Federal Hall, Glimmerglass Festival, The Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet.

The dance floor: fresh, daring and so resolute women

Friday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, slated to open a permanent home in the Bronx in 2024, strives to celebrate, preserve and educate the public about the local and global phenomenon of hip hop. The Atrium will provide an Upper West Side stage at UHHM in 2022 with a series of performances incorporating three of the key elements of hip hop: rapping, DJing and dancing. Joining UHHM for Women’s History Month is the Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective (LDC), an all-female cross-generational troupe led by director/choreographer Michele Byrd-McPhee, premiering a new commission from the Guggenheim Works & Process series. LDC’s groundbreaking work centers on feminist narratives examining the intersections of gender, race and resistance. After the show, head to the dance floor for an unforgettable hip hop jam.

Presented by The Universal Hip Hop Museum in collaboration with Hip Hop Education Center

The Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective will be coming to Lincoln Center directly from their Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency at Bethany Arts Community.

The Dance Floor: Future Skool with Les Ballet Afrik

Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, slated to open a permanent home in the Bronx in 2024, strives to celebrate, preserve and educate the public about the local and global phenomenon of hip hop. The Atrium will provide an Upper West Side stage at UHHM in 2022 with a series of performances incorporating three of the key elements of hip hop: rapping, DJing and dancing. Future Skool opens the evening with a number of emerging artists and next-generation hip hop innovators, followed by a performance of vogue, hip hop and Afrobeat-fusion dance New York Is Burning, commissioned by Works & Process du Guggenheim. This work was created by Ballroom choreographer and star of HBO’s legendary Omari Wiles for his company Les Ballet Afrik. After the show, head to the dance floor for an unforgettable hip hop jam.

Presented by The Universal Hip Hop Museum in collaboration with Hip Hop Education Center

Ballet Afrik will come to Lincoln Center fresh out of their Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency at The Church, Sag Harbor.

The Dance Floor: New York Club Life and Hip-Hop

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, slated to open a permanent home in the Bronx in 2024, strives to celebrate, preserve and educate the public about the local and global phenomenon of hip hop. The Atrium will provide an Upper West Side stage at UHHM in 2022 with a series of performances incorporating three of the key elements of hip hop: rapping, DJing and dancing. Scheduled during Hip-Hop Appreciation Week with guest DJs from UHHM, this event also features NYPL artists-in-residence revered club dance legend Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune and Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, Bessie Award-winning choreographer and dancer. They premiere UnderScored, a reflection on cross-generational conversations integral to New York’s underground dance community. After the show, head to the dance floor for an unforgettable hip hop jam.

Presented by The Universal Hip Hop Museum in collaboration with Hip Hop Education Center

This pop-up performance by Ephrat Asherie Dance will culminate the company’s Works & Process LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

Main funding for the Works & Process season is provided by Stephen Kroll Reidy with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Christian Humann Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Evelyn Sharp Foundation, The Geraldine Stutz Trust with public funds from New York Municipal department of cultural affairs in partnership with the town hall.

Works & Process has received support from the US Small Business Administration’s Paycheck and Grant Protection Program and the NYC Employee Retention Grant Program.

Major support for David Rubenstein Lincoln Center’s atrium is provided by David M. Rubenstein. Additional generous support is provided by the Rockefeller Brother Foundation. Endowment support is provided by the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Oak Foundation.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Described by the New York Times as “cutting-edge” and “an exceptional opportunity to understand something about the creative process”, since 1984, Works & Process has been inviting New Yorkers to see, hear and meet the most acclaimed artists and creators. a spectacle. arts. Led by Producer Caroline Croson and executive director Duke Dang, Works & Process nurtures and champions new work, shapes representation, amplifies underrepresented performing arts voices and cultures, and provides audiences with unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Artist-led programs blending performance highlights with insightful discussions are, where permitted, followed by receptions in the rotunda, providing an opportunity for collective learning and community building while helping to cultivate a more inclusive, fair and representative.

About fifty performances take place each year at the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater designed by Wright. Each year, Works & Process also produces a program at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. In 2017, Works & Process set up a residency program inviting artists to create newly commissioned performances performed in and for the iconic Guggenheim Rotunda. In 2020, Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions was created to financially support 84 new works and over 280 artists and nurture their creative process during the pandemic. To pave the way for artists to safely gather, create and perform during the pandemic from summer 2020 to spring 2021, Works & Process has launched and produced 250 bubble residencies supporting 247 artists, made possible through with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. On March 20, 2021, after more than a year of closed indoor shows and with special guidance from the New York State Department of Health, Works & Process was the first cultural organization to reopen paid indoor shows. in the rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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The in-person events begin with the reopening of the beloved community space, the David Rubenstein Atrium, Thursday, March 10. Philanthropist David RubensteinThe generous gift of $10 million in 2021 enabled Lincoln Center to reopen and expand its civic activities in the space beyond the arts to meet the needs of New York communities. Several days a week, audiences will be treated to specially curated events and performances, from the return of fan-favorite Latin dance parties and a family-friendly performance by neuro-diverse theater company EPIC Players, to a staged reading of teen playwrights in #ENOUGH: Play to End Gun Violence – in collaboration with Roundabout Youth Ensemble – and provide opportunities to donate blood at community blood drives. The Atrium events continue until May 26, with Anthony Roth Costanzo. As part of his residency with the New York Philharmonic, Costanzo presents his performance series Authentic Selves, closing the space’s spring season. All the events of David Rubenstein The atrium is free and first come, first served.

For more information, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.

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