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Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher

Monday, Dec 09, 2019 at 6:30PM


  • Dec 2019

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Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher

Monday, Dec 09, 2019 at 6:30PM

New York, NY , United States of America


& Process at the Guggenheim


Dancing with

Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao 

Eyal Vilner Big Band

December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm

& Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim,
Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris
Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao and Eyal Vilner Big Band 
Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.


and dancer Caleb Teicher, musician Ben Folds, and such friends
as Macy Sullivan, LaTasha Barnes, Xin Ying, and Kenny Karen come
together for a special performance set in the Guggenheim rotunda.
Accompanied by Eyal Vilner Big Band, Teicher will teach an
introduction to swing dancing, followed by a party to put the moves
in motion.


pm: VIP Cocktail Reception, Performance, and Dancing

rotunda floor table for six: $5,000
Rotunda floor table for six:
VIP rotunda floor table seated ticket: $500
floor high top cocktail seated ticket: $250

 Performance, Dancing, and Drinks
Ramp standing
ticket: $75

rotunda floor tables of 6 available, to buy a table call (212)
758-0024 or email

Office (212) 423-3575 or

R. Guggenheim Museum

Fifth Avenue, New York


funding for Works & Process is provided by The Christian Humann
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.


 is a NYC-based dancer and choreographer specializing
in American dance traditions and musical collaboration. Teicher began
his career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance's critically
acclaimed tap dance company, Dorrance Dance, while also freelancing
in contemporary dance (The Chase Brock Experience, The Bang Group),
swing dance (Syncopated City Dance Company), and musical theater
(West Side Story International Tour and London). Since founding Caleb
Teicher & Company (CT&Co) in 2015, Teicher's creative work
has expanded to engagements and commissions across the US and abroad
including The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Guggenheim
Museum (NYC and Bilbao), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and Lincoln
Center Out of Doors. Over the next year, Caleb's work will be
presented in over a dozen cities across the United States. Teicher is
known for his choreographic collaborations with diverse musical
talents: he's created full collaborations for CT&Co with
world-champion beatboxer Chris Celiz and composer/pianist Conrad Tao;
performed as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the
Kennedy Center; recorded percussion and sang duets for television
with Ben Folds; and most recently choreographed Regina Spektor's
residency on Broadway. Caleb is the recipient of a 2019 New York City
Center Choreographic Fellowship, two Bessie Awards, a 2019 Harkness
Promise Award, and a 2019 NEFA National Dance Project Production
Grant. His work has been featured by The New York
NPRForbes, Vogue,Interview
, and most recently, as the cover of Dance
's September 2019 issue. Caleb continues to engage with
dance communities as a teacher for international tap and swing dance
festivals. IG: @CalebTeicher


is widely regarded as one of the major music
influencers of our generation. He's created an enormous body of
genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five,
multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last
album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and
Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and
classical crossover charts. For over a decade he's performed with
some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, and currently
serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony
Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In addition to solo rock and
orchestral touring, Folds has recently written a critically acclaimed
memoir "A Dream About Lightning Bugs," which debuted as a
New York Times Best Seller, and is described as a collection of
interrelated essays, anecdotes and lessons about art, life, and
music. He is also no stranger to television, having been featured for
five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show
"The Sing Off." He continues to appear in cameo roles on
cable and network TV shows and composes for film and TV. An avid
photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of
Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National
Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy
Center's Digital Project on his photographic work. An outspoken
champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's
public schools, in 2016 Ben held the distinction as the only artist
to appear at both national political conventions advocating for arts
education, has served for over five years as an active member of the
distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and
serves on the Board of AFTA's Arts Action Fund. He is also Chairman
of the Arts Action Fund's ArtsVote2020 national initiative to
advocate for a greater commitment to the nation's creative economy
through improved public policies for the arts and arts education and
hosts a podcast series of interviews on arts policies with current
2020 presidential candidates.


in Tel Aviv,
saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist-arranger/composer/conductor Eyal
Vilner moved to New York in 2007 and graduated from the prestigious
New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2009. Since its
inception in 2008, The Eyal Vilner Big Band has been
performing widely at some of New York's landmarks such as Jazz at
Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club, Iridium, Smalls Jazz Club, Fat Cat,
The Garage and Central Park SummerStage. The big band's first two
albums, Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band (2012) and Almost
Sunrise (2015), received rave reviews and stand strong at the Top
Jazz Radio Charts of the US and Canada. The Eyal Vilner Big Band has
collaborated with some of the top jazz legends of our time including
NEA Jazz Masters Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens, and pianist
Junior Mance. The big band performs Vilner's new arrangements of jazz
standards as well as his original compositions.


from New York City, Chris Celiz is a musician,
educator and performer. Playing music since the age of 10, Chris has
an incredibly diverse skill set and professional music experience. He
has worked with such luminaries as Harry Belafonte, Bryonn Bain, Dana
Leong and can be seen performing along side some of New York Cities
greatest talents. He has been competing both nationally and
internationally as one of the top ranked beatboxers in North America.
His most notable accomplishment is the formation of "The Beatbox
House", a conglomerate of the most talented beatboxers in the
United States who look to rebrand the art form.


 has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has
been dubbed a musician of "probing intellect and open-hearted
vision" by The New York Times, who
also cited him "one of five classical music faces to watch"
in the 2018-19 season. Tao is a recipient of the prestigious Avery
Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist-an honor
awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American
pianists of the new generation. In the 2019-20 season, Tao
will be presented in recital by Carnegie Hall, performing works by
David Lang, Bach, Julia Wolfe, Jason Eckhardt, Carter, Rachmaninoff,
and Schumann. He will also make his debut in recital at Walt Disney
Hall, where the LA Phil will present him in works by Copland and
Frederic Rzewski. Following his debut at Blossom, The Cleveland
Orchestra will present Tao in Severance Hall in a special program
featuring music by Mary Lou Williams and Ligeti, and improvisation
alongside pianist Aaron Diehl. Concerto highlights in the upcoming
season include performances of his own work for piano &
orchestra, The Oneiroi in New York, with the Seattle
Symphony, as well as performances with the Baltimore, Charlotte, and
Pacific Symphonies. He will also perform The
 alongside Galina Ustvolskaya's Piano
Concerto with the Phoenix Symphony. In addition to concert
halls, he will also tour to college campuses, including the
University of Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, Humboldt State University,
Oregon State University, and Princeton University. Tao's acclaimed
evening-length collaboration with choreographer Caleb Teicher, More
, will be presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, and
will make its west coast premiere at Segerstrom Hall in Orange
County, CA. His ongoing electroacoustic collaboration with improviser
and vocalist Charmaine Lee continues with an opening-night
performance at the 2019 Resonant Bodies Festival in New York. In the
spring, Tao will tour with the JCT Trio - his ensemble with violinist
Stefan Jackiw and cellist Jay Campbell - to Massachusetts, Washington
D.C., Ohio, Texas, and New Mexico. He will also celebrate Stephen
Sondheim's 90th birthday at the 92Y with Anthony de Mare, premiering
a new two-piano take on "Move On," from Sunday in
the Park with George


"Tasha" Barnes 
is an internationally acclaimed and
awarded dancer, educator, coach and ambassador of culture from
Richmond, VA. Globally celebrated for her musicality, athleticism,
and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears,
which include: House, Hip-Hop, Waacking, Vernacular Jazz, and Lindy
Hop. Her expansive artistic, competitive and performative skills have
made her a frequent collaborator to Dorrance Dance, Singapore based
Timbre Arts Group, Caleb Teicher & Company, Ephrat Asherie Dance
and many international Urban Arts and Jazz/ Lindy Hop festivals like
Summer Dance Forever and Paris Jazz Roots Festival. Accolades and
accomplishments aside, Tasha's forever purpose is to inspire fellow
artists and art enthusiasts to cultivate an authentic sense of self
in their creative expressions and daily lives. 


 born Chaim Teicher, raised in Montreal as the son of
an orthodox rabbi, has lived a rather "unorthodox" life. A
choir boy and trained cantor, he was signed to Columbia Records as a
teenager. He eventually found notoriety in the recording studios of
New York City as a "jingle singer." He is the recipient of
six National Arts & Sciences awards, including a Lifetime
Achievement award. As a retired studio singer, he has made his mark
on the world in writing and performing his own compositions, some
like "Jerusalem Is Mine" and "If The World Had Cried,"
now considered Judaic classics. 


of Caleb Teicher & Company, Macy Sullivan (Camas,
WA) dances for Dance Heginbotham and has enjoyed projects with the
Merce Cunningham Trust, The Chase Brock Experience, and The Bang
Group. She has performed annually as Peter in Works &
Process' Peter & the Wolf with Isaac Mizrahi
since 2013 and prior premiered the role of Marie in Chase Brock's The
Sullivan appeared in the recent off-Broadway
production of Oklahoma! (Dir. Daniel Fish) as well
as The Poor of New York (Dir. Tyne Rafaeli). Her own
work has been performed at the Center for Innovation in the Arts,
Judson Memorial Church, and The 92nd Street Y. As a teaching artist,
she works for Together in Dance, Dance for PD®, and Juilliard Global
Ventures. Sullivan holds a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School
(Martha Hill Prize, John Erskine Prize, Choreographic Honors) and
recently began exploring Lindy Hop. 


a choreographer, educator, and principal dancer with the Martha
Graham Dance Company. She graduated from Nanjing
University of the Arts with a choreography major in 2004.
Her work received a China Lotus Award in 2008. As a choreographer,
she toured with Sichuan University of the Arts to Hong Kong, Hungary,
and Germany, and as 3rd Section Director for the National Sports
Opening she worked with more than 7,000 performers. Ying made
her own version of "Lamentation Variations", which she made
into a dance film. Her work 
Nest"), which uses Google 3D paint brushes and VR technology,
was presented at Graham at Google. Her work

 commissioned by Co*lab, was featured in The
New Yorker 
and The New York Times's Watch
List. She joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2011 to
presume her professional dance career. Ying has worked with Nacho
Duato, Marie Chouinard, Pontus Lidberg, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Annie-B
Parson, Maxine Doyle, Bobbi Jene Smith, Andonis Foniadakis, MATS EK,
Lucinda Childs, Liz Gerring, Kyle Abraham, and Gwen Welliver. She
has collaborated with Kate Spade, Barney NY, Norma Kamali, Black
Berry, Tracy Reese, NYC Dance Project, Ballerina Project, and started
her own dance company, XY Dance. 


& Process at the Guggenheim
New York Times
"an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the
creative process," for 35 years, 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 273-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


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