DO THE HUSTLE: “An interactive celebration of dance and music”

In residence from August 22 to September 3, 2022

Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim, this project will be in residence on the grounds and in the studios of Chautauqua Institution for a two-week period. An integral part of the residency is building community, interacting on and off the stage, and doing the hustle!

Guests of all ages are invited to participate in any one or all of the residency activities. No previous experience needed – this is for YOU. Do the Hustle wishes to provide a transformational experience by presenting a program containing three consecutive segments — an interactive performance; a dance class; and a dance party — and a suggested dress code for audience members : ‘disco era re-invented’. Let’s do it – become a Hustle Dancer or simply celebrate in community!

Learn more about doing the Hustle!

Do the Hustle dance group performing

Saturday, Aug. 27: “Do the Hustle” Dance Class and Party

Miller Park
Dance Class: 4–4:30 p.m. ($25)
Party: 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Sign up for the dance class to learn some moves and that energy we need on the dance floor at the party that begins at 4:30 p.m. Register for the class and then stay for the party! The party is open to all. Class participants, observers and party goers alike will have access to the A Truck and 3 Taps throughout the event.

Sunday, Aug. 28: Preview Showing of “Do the Hustle” and Reception

Amphitheater Preview: 4:30 p.m.
Private Reception at 3 Taps: 6:15–7:30 p.m.
Reception food provided by the A Truck is included in ticket purchase. Drinks may be purchased from 3 Taps.
Ticket Price: $50

On the Amp stage and in select aisles, we will groove to an original composition by Emmy-award nominee Chari Glogovac-Smith, that integrates classic disco music structures, sound healing frequencies, and original music produced by veteran Hustle DJ ‘Nelson Paradise Roman’, who has been a staple for the Hustle social dance scene throughout the years. We start with a performance (sit and watch), move on to a dance class (come on stage or observe) and end with party on the Amp stage and in the aisles, moving to a private reception at 3 Taps. Come Hustle!

Wednesday, Aug. 31: In-studio Immersive Dance Performance

Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studios
3 p.m.–5 p.m.
Come join this Hustle reflection and be a critical part of helping Hustle culture on its way back to NYC. This event is intended to invite audience members to give feedback on any of the residency events attended while also serving as another opportunity to experience an interactive stage performance with Emmy-award nominee Chari Glogovac-Smith.

About Do the Hustle

HUSTLE is a child of the 70’s disco era from NYC. Named after its fast paced stepping style, Hustle is a social dance form that emerged from pre-existing Latin and African-American dances. It’s a part of the American cultural legacy and continues to capture the interest of people across the globe and generations. A groundbreaking movement genre that brought together queer and straight communities through touch and rhythm whereby the roles of leader and follower are not gender specific. Hustle can be perceived as a joint celebratory outburst of energy, where yourself and a partner in crime — or two — hold hands to embark on an ever-present, expansive, twirling journey across a fierce dance floor to the sound of disco. 

This project is Commissioned by Works & Process at the Guggenheim