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Time: May 15, 2022 to May 16, 2022
Street: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: https://www.guggenheim.org/in…
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Latest Activity: May 15
Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, is proud to present the world premiere of The Missing Element on May 15 & 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm. Taking place in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, all programs invite audiences to embrace artistic process and uniquely blend performance highlights with insightful artists' discussions.
Fusing the virtuosic music-making of beatbox with awe-inspiring street dance, The Missing Element, commissioned by Works & Process ahead of the pandemic to broaden representation of historically marginalized performing art cultures and celebrate performing art forms created in and nurtured by New York City, this new work marries the cypher widely found in rap, beatbox, and break dance with the theater's circular architecture. Creative directors Chris Celiz, a world champion beatboxer, and b-boy Anthony Vito Rodriguez "Invertebrate," assemble a formidable cast that comprises Krumper Brian "Hallow Dreamz" Henry, flexers Joseph Carella "Klassic" and King Havoc, breakers Graham Reese "B-boy Kilo" and Rodriguez, filmmaker Kash Gaines, and members of The Beatbox House, including Amit Bhowmick, Celiz, Neil Meadows "NaPoM," Gene Shinozaki, and Kenny Urban. Each artist is a soloist, educator, musician, and dancer in their own right. Their ability to work together and bring a communal vibe unlike any other provides audiences a one-of-a-kind experience, leaving them with a new possibility of what human beings are capable of and inspires people to take action on what's truly possible for themselves.
The Missing Element is an immersive experience exploring the universal elements of earth, wind, fire, water, and space. During the performance, street dancers and beatboxers utilize their abilities to embark on an adventure of sound and dance. All music and sound featured is 100% human-generated.