The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ at the Guggenheim

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October 1, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
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Works & Process at the Guggenheim


The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/

by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The Living Word Project: /peh-LO-tah/ by Marc Bamuthi Joseph on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm

In conjunction with Joseph’s project moving and passing, part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, highlights from /peh-LO-tah/ will be performed prior to opening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Directed by Michael John Garcés, choreographed by Stacey Printz, and with music by Tommy Shepard, the work is a “futbol-framed freedom suite” inspired by Joseph’s first-generation American experience, and it explores the intersection of global economics, cross border fan culture, and the politics of joy. Marc Bamuthi Joseph will discuss the work with moderator Calen Carr.


$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

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, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Guggenheim Social Practice

A new initiative committed to exploring the ways in which artists can initiate projects that engage community participants, together with the museum, to foster new forms of public engagement. As part of the initiative, the museum has commissioned two separate artist projects, one by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and one by Jon Rubin and Lenka Clayton, which were developed and presented in New York City in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for over 33 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.

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