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Works and Process at the Guggenheim is at it again: selling out a fresh program and offering it to the world via live stream!

Next Sunday 9/23 at 7:30p, the panel, including choreographer Justin Peck and composer/inde rock star/artistic renaissance man Sufjan Stevens, will discuss the creative process behind Justin Peck’s new work Year of the Rabbit for New York City Ballet. I have been a huge fan of Stevens’s albums Michigan, Illinois, and Enjoy Your Rabbit, which is the electronica song cycle based on the animals of the Chinese Zodiac as well as the basis for this new music and dance collaboration. I am excited to see how this project has grown since November 2010, when it was first created for SAB students and I saw it as part of the New York Choreographic Institute’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Elaborated, expanded, and now with performances by a principal cast of Ashley Bouder, Joaquin De Luz, Robert Fairchild, Craig Hall, Teresa Reichlen, Janie Taylor, this work should provide us with a particularly electric evening.

Join me via twitter @clthomps @diydancer and enjoy!

 

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Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.