Guild Hall in East Hampton will present The Missing Element with and at LTV on Saturday, July 16, at 7 PM, direct from the project’s premiere at Works & Process at the Guggenheim. The Missing Element is an immersive experience exploring the universal elements of earth, wind, fire, water, and space, fusing the virtuosic music-making of beatbox with awe-inspiring street dance.
World champion beatboxers of The Beatbox House and leading street dancers representing Krumping, FlexN, and Breakdancing will embark on an adventure of sound, music, and movement, where all sound featured is 100 percent human generated. The performance opens with a live DJ set by multi-media artist, musician, and East End native, FlyKai.
Creative directors Chris Celiz, a world champion beatboxer, and b-boy Anthony Vito Rodriguez “Invertebrate” have assembled 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, and members of the Beatbox House, including Amit Bhowmick, Celiz, Neil Meadows “NaPoM,” Gene Shinozaki, and Kenny Urban. Dancer, host, filmmaker and co-founder of YAK Films, Kash Gaines, will join The Missing Element during their week-long residency.
“The virtuosic Beat Boxing, Krump, Flex, and Break dancing that come together in performances of The Missing Element are rigorous and miraculously nimble, which makes for a dynamic confluence as renovations forge ahead and Guild Hall goes offsite,” said Duke Dang, Executive Director of Works & Process at The Guggenheim. “It is exciting that Guild Hall has taken this opportunity to present programs that seamlessly imbue the community with awe-inspiring performances in expected and unexpected places and ways, serving the community well beyond the walls of Guild Hall. Keep an eye out for the pop-ups at Main Beach and Stephen Talkhouse, that will culminate in a concert performance at LTV. You don’t want to miss this.”
The Missing Element was commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim and created at the peak of the pandemic in two Works & Process bubble residencies. Highlights from the production were performed throughout the pandemic at Little Island, the Guggenheim Museum rotunda, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and NY PopsUp performances opened by Amy Schumer.
Tickets to The Missing Element are $75 ($67 for Guild Hall members) and can be purchased at guildhall.org/events.