New Yorkers are, by nature, archaeologists. Be it graffiti, hieroglyphics, or freestyle dance on the street, lived stories are shared to those willing to pause and take in the messages. Commissioned by Works & Process, see an in-process performance of Pyramid featuring It’s Showtime NYC!, a company of dancers with a history of performing on New York’s streets and subways, in collaboration with composer and cellist Johnathan “Akuma” Moore. Facilitated by a Works & Process LaunchPAD creative residency at Bethany Arts Community, both the original music composition and dance work embody an artistic trade-off. They represent a collaboration between composer and company dancer as each investigates the notion, “This is how you sound to me.” Moore’s composition animates each dancer’s daily struggles and triumphs as live building blocks of the pyramid. As the pyramid deconstructs, choreographer and It’s Showtime NYC! Artistic Director Cal Hunt asks, “How do these stories get back into perspective?” As Moore incorporates innovative techniques typically employed by funk bassists and layered electronic loops into his cello composition, he frees himself to join the performance as a bonebreaker or flexN artist.
Health and Safety Information
Mask-wearing and COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required but are strongly recommended.
Priority tickets for the fall 2023 performance series will go on sale online at 11 am on Friday, August 18, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and all Guggenheim members at the Global level and above.
General ticketing will open online on Tuesday, August 22, at 11 am.
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Tickets are available for purchase online only.
House seats may be available for $1,000+ Friends of Works & Process. To purchase house seats, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
House seats may be released to the public before performances.
Aubrey “Ski” Primus, Drew “Drew” Farrow, Quinn “Qu” Brown, and Nazier “bless” Morales. Photo: Courtesy the artists; Johnathan Moore. Photo: Tiana Correa