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Works and Process at the Guggenheim presents English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle – 11/11

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents
English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:30pm.
British Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan, known for his masterful works that interweave an infectious fusion of contemporary dance and Indian kathak, created a 21st-century Giselle, reimagining this epitomical classical ballet to illustrate the woes of migrant workers and powerful factory owners. The groundbreaking work has had successful runs in the UK, Dublin, Auckland, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, and the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance will bring English National Ballet to Chicago in 2019 for its American premiereAt the only preview in New York of this critically acclaimed ballet, Khan’s first work featuring dancers on pointeNew York Times dance writer Marina Harss moderates a discussion with Khan, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director and Lead Principal Dancer of English National Ballet; Patricia Barretto, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and CEO of Harris Theater;and company dancers. English National Ballet Lead Principal Erina Takahashi, First Soloist James Streeter and First Artist Stina Quagebeurperform highlights.
$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York
Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Support for the Harris Theater’s presentation of English National Ballet in Akram Khan’s Giselle is provided by the Harris Family Foundation, Caryn and King Harris; Irving Harris Foundation, Joan W. Harris; Abby McCormick O’Neil and D. Carroll Joynes; Illinois Tool Works; Brenda Shapiro; Sara Albrecht; and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for over 34 years and in over 500 productions, 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 285-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.

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