Best Dance of 2018 – The New York Times “More Forever” constantly extended the sonic aspects of dance. The use of release and silence at the end of phrases was astounding; the interplay between quiet and loud, between percussive and stroked footwork, and the immense range of dynamics and meters within a phrase. – Alastair Macaulay
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents the world premiere of Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever on Sunday, January 6 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Monday, January 7 at 7:30pm. “One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker), Caleb Teicher and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work commissioned by Works & Process. On a stage covered by a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics. More Forever is commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim and has been supported in part by residencies at the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Baruch College through the CUNY Dance Initiative, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. Leadership support for this Works & Process program provided by Charles and Deborah Adelman, with music commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family
TICKETS & VENUE$45, $40 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & ProcessBox Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.orgSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum1071 Fifth Avenue, New YorkPriority ticket access and preferred seat selection starts December 10, 2018, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and Guggenheim members at the Associate level and above.General ticketing starts December 18, 2018. 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.
Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co), founded in 2015 by acclaimed dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher, seeks to expand the capacity of America’s rich music and dance traditions (primarily Tap Dance, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy Hop) through innovative choreography, performance, and contextualization. Whether clogging to a live beatboxer or sand-dancing to a new contemporary score by Conrad Tao, audiences have warmed to the company’s unique style of theatricality, warmth, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Recent engagements include Fall For Dance @ New York City Center, The Joyce Theater, Works & Process @ the Guggenheim (Bilbao & NYC), ADF @ DanceCleveland, UNCW, PS21 Chatham, and many others.
Caleb Teicher is an acclaimed NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing in American dance traditions. He’s a 2011 Bessie Award Winner for Outstanding Individual Performance, one of Dance Magazine‘s2012 “25 to Watch”, a 2011 YoungArts silver medal-winner in dance, and has been featured by NPR Music, Interview Magazine, Vogue, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, and many other publications. Caleb first received critical and audience acclaim as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s Dorrance Dance as well as performing with The Bang Group, The Chase Brock Experience, Sally Silvers & Dancers, and on tour with West Side Story. Since founding CT&Co in 2015, Teicher’s artistic reach has expanded to commissions from Works & Process @ the Guggenheim, Fall For Dance @ New York City Center, several engagements with symphony orchestras (including the National Symphony Orchestra @ the Kennedy Center), and many touring engagements with the company’s rep. Caleb also continues to engage with local and international dance communities by teaching at Tap and Swing festivals around the world.
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, performing to universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. His accolades and awards include being a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts gold medal- winner in music, a Gilmore Young Artist, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner. Tao’s career as composer has garnered eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the Carlos Surinach Prize from BMI, including commissions from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Pacific Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and many more. His two Warner Classics albums Voyages and Pictures have been praised by NPR, The New York Times, The New Yorker‘s Alex Ross, and others.
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. worksandprocess.org.