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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Rough-Cut Viewings: Isolation to Creation

October 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - November 21, 2020 @ 9:30 PM

Forging a path for artists to safely gather, create and perform together again, this summer and fall over fifty artists entered eight Works & Process bubble residencies in rural Hudson Valley after an unprecedented period of isolation. To capture this journey Works & Process produced a four part docuseries Isolation to Creation to provide audiences with the rare opportunity to go into the bubbles and behind the scenes to experience the hope, joy, exhilarating physical struggle, and emotional challenges experienced by performers returning to the studio and stage. Prior to premiere in January 2021, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents rough-cut viewings of four episodes of Isolation to Creation, October 31, and November 7, 14, and 21, at 7:30pm ET. Each episode can be viewed for 72 hours.

Artists include:
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Les Ballet Afrik with Omari Wiles
The Missing Element with Chris Celiz and Anthony Rodriguez “Invertebrate”
Music from the Sole with Gregory Richardson and Leonardo Sandoval
Jamar Roberts
Seven Deadly Sins with Joshua Bergasse, Justin Vivian Bond, Jeffrey Guimond, Marc Happel, and Sara Mearns  

“While it may be some time before we can once again see performances like these in real time and space, this year’s Works & Process affirms that even when circumstances are constrained, creativity can still take flight and soar.” – The Wall Street Journal

Produced by Works & Process, the four-part series by filmmaker Nic Petry of Dancing Camera, realized with support from the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, will premiere and be distributed and broadcast in January 2021 on the ALL ARTS streaming app, website and TV channel, an arts-focused multimedia platform.

Notes from the Bubble, a series for trailers for Isolation to Creation can be viewed at:

Find more information at www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process 

$10 tickets for the general public
$5 for Guggenheim members and Friends of Works & Process
Complimentary for first responders, essential workers, and $500+ Friends of Works & Process. For access email friends@worksandprocess.org. 

Once conditions are deemed safe for audiences and artists to gather, the live premieres and showings of projects featured in Isolation to Creation will be presented at the Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process 2021 season.

Episodes will be available at:
October 31 – Episode One: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-1 
November 7 – Episode Two: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-2 
November 14 – Episode Three: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-3 
November 21 – Episode Four: www.guggenheim.org/event/rough-cut-virtual-viewing-isolation-to-creation-episode-4 

Each episode will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting from the airing at 7:30pm.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim 
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, 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 273-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. In 2020, Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions was created to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during the pandemic. To forge a path for artists to safely gather, create, and perform during the pandemic, in summer 2020, Works & Process pioneered and produced a series of bubble residencies that will continue into 2021. worksandprocess.org. Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Leon Levy Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Works & Process has received support from the U.S. Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program and NYC Employee Retention Grant Program.


October 31, 2020 @ 7:30 PM
November 21, 2020 @ 9:30 PM