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Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, and the Catskill Mountain Foundation announce a new digital series, Works & Process at Catskill Mountain Foundation. Each digital program will blend illuminating artists discussion with performance highlights to reveal the creative process of new dance commissions as they are being created inside Works & Process bubble residencies housed at the Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center.
Sunday, April 18 at 7:30 pm
A Chronicle of a Pivot at a Point in Time by Jamar Roberts and composer David Watson
In March 2020, just as the pandemic hit, Works & Process invited Jamar Roberts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s first resident choreographer, to develop a piece for Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions. Roberts created Cooped, with music by David Watson, which was described by The New York Times as “one of the most powerful artistic responses yet to the COVID-19 crisis.” During his two weeks at the Orpheum, Roberts continued to choreograph a new work that was first developed in a summer 2020 Works & Process bubble residency at Greene County neighbor Petronio Residency Center. Dancers include Patrick Coker, Ghrai DeVore-Stokes, Jacquelin Harris, Courtney Celeste Spears, and Brandon Michael Woolridge, and the commission will feature new music by Watson. The work will premiere in 2021-2022 in an intimate program alongside Cooped as well as select solos choreographed by Roberts for Choreography of Light by Brandon Stirling Baker, another Works & Process commission.
New music commission made possible by The O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation.