Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to announce new initiatives and partnerships that collectively support performing artists and their creative process. Works & Process will produce seven bubble residencies taking place in summer and fall 2020 in the Hudson Valley that will serve as the generative force for artists to safely gather, create, and perform together again. Select Works & Process bubble residencies will culminate in live, in-process outdoor performances as part of the sold-out Kaatsbaan Summer Festival, in Tivoli, NY, on August 22, 23, 29, and 30, and September 20 and 26. Select Works & Process creative bubble residency projects will go directly to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to be performed and filmed outdoors for digital presentation, prior to artists exiting the bubbles. A four-part docudrama capturing this journey will premiere on ALL ARTS in January 2021, ahead of planned live performances at the Guggenheim. Rough cuts of the four episodes will also be presented in virtual viewings as part of the fall 2020 Works & Process season. Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions continues with premieres every Sunday and Monday through 2020.
"This pandemic derailed our commissioning and presenting timeline so we decided NOT to cancel but, instead, to support our family of Works & Process artists by forging a path to safely resume their creative work. Through these creative bubble residencies, Works & Process is championing diverse voices and dance cultures which is essential-especially now when artists are so vulnerable." - Caroline Cronson, Producer
"While we can't all gather, we are excited for audiences to continue to explore the creative process with Works & Process through our docudrama series featuring bubble residencies in the Hudson Valley, an area that has always been an incubative artistic force. We are proud to offer residencies in partnership with Kaatsban Cultural Park, Mount Tremper Arts, and Petronio Residency Center, presentation opportunities at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and TV broadcast and streaming through WNET's ALL ARTS to nourish and share the art produced by this ecosystem of creativity." - Duke Dang, General Manager
Works & Process Creative Bubble Residencies - Summer/Fall 2020 Under a medical protocol developed with medical counsel Dr. Wendy Ziecheck, artists isolated by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will gather in quarantine to work together in Hudson Valley. Presented in partnership with Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Mount Tremper Arts, and Petronio Residency Center through jointly subsidized residencies, seven creative bubbles are being created to incubate Works & Process commissions featuring diverse dance cultures, including Afrik, ballet, ballroom, break, flex, Krump, modern, tap, and vogue dance styles, and beatbox. Audiences are invited to witness some of the collaborative work and receive real-time updates on Works & Process social media at Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube (@worksandprocess).
Lead support provided by Anh-Tuyet Nguyen and Robert Pollock.
Isolation to Creation Docudrama Premiere on ALL ARTS January 2021, with Rough-cut Virtual Viewing as part of Works & Process Fall 2020 Season Works & Process will produce a four-part docudrama following the journey of creative bubble residency artists as they begin to work together again after an unprecedented period of isolation. 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 ALL ARTS, an arts-focused multimedia platform.