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Choreographer Kyle Abraham
and NYCB's Taylor Stanley
join forces for a powerful collaboration

Please find below the link to a beautiful short film, co-produced by New York City Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:

"Ces noms que nous portons" is a world premiere solo choreographed by Kyle Abraham for NYCB Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley. The film was shot on June 30 on the Josie Robertson Plaza, lit in celebration of Pride. Kyle and Taylor have written the following statement about their collaboration on Ces noms que nous portons, and encourage viewers to learn more about and consider supporting Black Lives Matter, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, and The Okra Project.

A message from Kyle Abraham and Taylor Stanley
When we first worked together on "The Runaway" for NYCB in 2018, an instant bond was created. There was a synergy of shared experiences and shared narratives. And although our pathways and audiences may differ, we share a united sense of a weighted experience that holds our history and our art form alike.

This collaboration aims to celebrate our queerness and our color in a way that hopefully stresses its importance, its fragility, and its strength. We dance, and create dances for those who have yet to see themselves on a stage. We dance, and create dances for our community and beyond. We dance, and create dances to nourish our souls. We make dances to reflect, to ask, to heal.

We want to honor the lives of those who we have lost due to the color of their skin or their identity. May they remain close to our hearts and at the forefront of our actions as we continue to create, reflect, and dance. For the both of us, we commemorate our PRIDE.


New York Theatre Ballet
LIFT Lab Live
October 21-November 14, 2020
St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery
See below for dates and times

New York Theatre Ballet presents LIFT Lab Live, featuring live performances of new choreography, from October 21-November 14, 2020 at St. Marks's Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street (entrance on 11th Street), 2nd floor, with performances Wednesdays at 12pm & 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets are $20 general admission, available at Tickets must be purchased in advance online and will not be sold at the door.

Choreographers and Composers

Program A (October 21, 23, 24, November 4, 6, 7)
Richard Alston / J.S. Bach
Gemma Bond / Imogen Holst
Martha Clarke / Felix Mendelssohn
José Limón / Hank Johnson
Duncan Lyle / Charles-Valentin Alkan
Steven Melendez / Jean-Philippe Rameau
Melissa Toogood / Büsra Kayikçi
Margo Sappington / André Previn
Jean Volpe / Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Program B (October 28, 30, 31, November 11, 13, 14)
Victor Abreu / Alexis Ffrench
Richard Alston / J.S. Bach
Martha Clarke / Felix Mendelssohn
Antonia Franceschi / Béla Bartók
Rachael Kosch / Michael Kosch
Robert La Fosse / Felix Mendelssohn
José Limón / Hank Johnson
Marco Pelle / Igor Stravinsky
James Sutton / Amy Beach

NYTB dancers, Guest Artist: Miki Orihara

Audiences will be limited to 10 guests per performance to allow for proper social distancing. NYTB utilizes IQAir filters, seats will be separated by clear partitions, and doors and windows will remain open for added ventilation. Masks are required to be worn at all times by everyone. Each performance will run approximately 40-45 minutes with no intermission.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Rough-Cut Viewings: Isolation to Creation
October 31, and November 7, 14, and 21, at 7:30pm

"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

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
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

$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

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:
November 7 - Episode Two:
November 14 - Episode Three:
November 21 - Episode Four:

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.



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