At Guggenheim, Works & Process Looks Backward and Forward

At Guggenheim, Works & Process Looks Backward and Forward

Dance Theater of Harlem will return to the site of its official New York debut as a part of the fall Works & Process season at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will perform Arthur Mitchell’s “Tones II,” portions of George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments” and a piece by Robert Garland in the museum’s rotunda on Sept. 30.

Dance Theater of Harlem was established in part to show that black dancers could excel at classical ballet. When the company was looking for a place to perform for a mixed audience, “the Guggenheim opened up its doors and presented this performance in 1971,” said Duke Dang, the general manager of Works & Process.

“We’re really proud to recognize how forward thinking both institutions were and to celebrate that,” he added.

The new season, announced on Monday, also includes a preview of Ballet West’s production of Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer’s reconstruction of a rarely seen Balanchine ballet from 1925, “The Song of the Nightingale,” or “Le Chant du Rossignol.”

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