The Missing Element with creative directors Chris Celiz and Anthony “Invertebrate” Rodriguez, commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim, May 16, 2022. Featuring Gene Shinozaki, Joseph Carella “Klassic,” Kenny Urban, Graham “bboy-kilo” Reese, Neil “NaPoM” Meadows, Brian “HallowDreamz” Henry, David “Twice Light” Adelaja, Chris Celiz, Huwer Anthony Marche Jr. “King Havoc,” and Amit Bhowmick. Photo: Erick Munari

But praise and gratitude also must go to Works & Process and Jacob’s Pillow. These organizations have not only been providing lifelines to artists during the pandemic, they have also been directing attention and resources to dance communities often neglected by the institutions of concert dance.” – The New York Times

The performing arts series Works & Process broadens its representation this fall by expanding beyond the Guggenheim for a three-part series of new dance and music productions presented at Lincoln Center, Clark Studio Theater, 165 W 65th St., NYC. Tickets available now at

Beatbox and Street Dance Commission

The Missing Element

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Tickets $35, Choose What You Pay

Fusing together awe-inspiring street dancers from Krump, Flexn, and Breaking communities with the virtuosic music-making of the Beatbox House, The Missing Element, commissioned by Works & Process, following its sold-out spring 2022 premiere at the Guggenheim is presented live at Lincoln Center as a capstone of their digital film, shot at Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain in August 2020, during the peak of the pandemic.

In-Process Choreopoem Commission

Ladies of Hip-Hop – The Black Dancing Bodies Project

Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm

Tickets $35, Choose What You Pay

An ongoing performance and documentary effort to represent Black women in street and club dance culture, this session highlights the choreopoem, first coined in 1975 by writer Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf). Led by Michele Byrd-McPhee, new writing by the Ladies of Hip-Hop, poetry by Ursula Rucker, and music and dance of street, club, and African culture come together in this show-and-tell, culminating the Ladies of Hip-Hop’s Works & Process LaunchPAD residency at the Catskill Mountain Foundation.

Improv Dance Music and Flexn

LayeRhythm (on the Move) with STASIS, in collaboration with 92NY and Hi-ARTS

Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm

Tickets $35, Choose What You Pay

Embodying the continuum of concert and social dance, LayeRhythm led by Mai Lê Hô weaves a singular mix of freestyle dance, live music, and audience interaction, celebrating the vibrancy of street and club dance cultures. Spotlighting STASIS, the evening will feature choreographed work from the company alongside improvisations by musicians, dancers, and emcees, captivating young and old, theater and club goers.


An independent process-focused non-profit performing arts organization, Works & Process illuminates the artistic process of creators from the world’s largest organizations and simultaneously champions artists representing historically underrecognized performing arts cultures by providing rare longitudinal studio-to-stage fully funded creative residency, commissioning, and presenting support.

Works & Process provides audiences with unprecedented access to creative process with programs that blend artist discussions and performance highlights, with the goal of fostering greater understanding and appreciation, and broadening representation.

This season Works & Process celebrates New York artists, street, and social dance, and after four decades at the Guggenheim expands beyond the museum to also present at Gibney Center, Lincoln Center, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Our ongoing LaunchPAD “Process as Destination” residency program knits together a constellation of 10 residency centers across New York state to support creative process.

An exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process” – The New York Times