Guggenheim’s Works & Process series reveals fall 2016 lineup

Works & Process at the Guggenheim MuseumWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Museum in New York recently announced its fall 2016 season.


Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate program blends performance with stimulating conversation with the creators, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater.


Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” Works & Process is produced by Founder Mary Sharp Cronson. Watch the season preview video below and see the season lineup below. Further details can be found at


Dance Performances in the Fall 2016 Season Schedule for Works & Process:


Kate Weare work coming to Works & ProcessKate Weare Company


Sunday, September 18, 7:30 pm

Choreographer Kate Weare’s newest work, a sextet with an original score by saxophonist Curtis Robert Macdonald, zeroes in on our ability to precisely intuit one another with senses remote from modern consciousness yet imperative to our survival. Dancers perform excerpts from the new piece prior to its premiere at the Joyce Theater in New York. Weare and Macdonald participate in a moderated discussion before the Joyce premiere.


Rules Of The Game by Jonah Bokaer and Daniel Arsham

Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm

Choreographer Jonah Bokaer and scenographer Daniel Arsham’s largest collaboration yet, Rules Of The Game is a new multidisciplinary work for eight dancers. It features an original score composed by Pharrell Williams, arranged and conducted by David Campbell and recorded by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Bokaer discusses the collaboration, and excerpts are performed before the New York premiere at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.


Aszure Barton work for New Dances 2015Works & Process Commission

Jodi Melnick with Sara Mearns, Jared Angle and Gretchen Smith

Sunday, November 13, 3 and 7:30 pm

Monday, November 14, 7:30 pm

See the culmination of choreographer Jodi Melnick’s Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle and Gretchen Smith. Melnick’s work weaves dance, spoken text and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco. The performance features live music for harpsichord by composer György Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston.


Nederlands Dans Theater with Sol León and Paul Lightfoot

Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Preview Nederlands Dans Theater’s New York City Center season with excerpts from choreographic works by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, Marco Goecke and Crystal Pite. León and Lightfoot will participate in a moderated discussion.


Juilliard Dance’s New Dances  

Sunday, November 20, 7:30 pm

Excerpts of new works by four innovative choreographers: John Heginbotham, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Pam Tanowitz and Matthew Neenan. Works are performed by Juilliard Dance students prior to their premieres. Artistic Director Lawrence Rhodes discusses the creative process with the choreographers.


Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 2:30 pm and 4 pm

December 9, 5 pm and 6:30 pm

Isaac Mizrahi narrates Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic as Brad Lubman conducts Ensemble Signal, and a cast performs choreography by John Heginbotham, bringing the 30-minute story to life for the young and young at heart. A show meant for children 5 and up.



Photo (top): Nederlands Dans Theater in STOP-MOTION. Photo by Rahi Rezvani. Photo (left): Kate Weare’s Unstruck at BAM. Photo by Paula Lobo. Photo (right): Juilliard dancers in Aszure Barton work for New Dances 2015. Photo courtesy of Juilliard.