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Gravity and Other Myths: A Simple Space

May 2, 2020

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Playful, joyous, and stunning, A Simple Space sets audiences alight with non-stop feats of unbelievable acrobatic ability and human physicality. No make-up, no theatrical lighting, just seven acrobats and live percussion. The audience is brought in close, so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally; this honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.  
Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucia Project

October 20, 3:00 pm

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Paco de Lucía was widely considered to be the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by many to be Spain’s greatest musical export. He died more than three years ago, leaving behind an immense impact on flamenco music. Now members of his last touring band, led by guitarist-producer and 10-time Latin Grammy® winner Javier Limón, are on the road as the Flamenco Legends, revisiting the late guitarist's music and honoring his legacy while paving a new path into the future of flamenco.
Chouk Bwa

November 16, 8:00 pm

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From the countryside of the New World’s first free black republic, Chouk Bwa performs stripped-down Haitian roots music: enthralling percussion, dance, call-and-response singing, work songs, Vodou performances, and Holy Week rara music. The music of Chouk Bwa is a proud statement of Haitian culture, of a nation that’s known the hardest of times but whose spirit remains as tough as those ancient drums. This event is part of the Purchase College (T)Here Festival, a campus-wide celebration of the art and culture of Haiti.
Black Violin: Impossible Tour

March 27, 8:00 pm

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Black Violin’s Impossible Tour heads our way, spreading the message that anything is possible and there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance. Stereotype-smashing Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass to create a sound they call “classical boom." Headed by Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, a.k.a. Kev Marcus and Wil B. on violin and viola, alongside DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes, Black Violin uses their music to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Arch 8: Rising Tide

November 22, 7:00 pm

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Experience the world premiere of Rising Tide, a brand-new work from the innovative Dutch dance-theatre company Arch 8, commissioned by The PAC.  Arch 8 and choreographer Erik Kaiel are known for creating unorthodox, acrobatic dance for kids and grown-ups who can’t sit still, specializing in joyful and engaging interactive performances. Their work for young audiences encourages an active viewing, a participatory imagining on the part of the audience – and, oftentimes, a willingness to come up on stage and play along.
Gina Chavez

November 8, 8:00 pm

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A multi-ethnic Latin pop sensation, Gina Chavez is a nine-time Austin Music Award winner — including 2015 Musician of the Year and Album of the Year for her sophomore release, Up.Rooted, a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk. With dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary, Chavez’s songs take audiences on a journey through the Americas, expertly blending sounds with tension and grace.
A Cappella Live!

March 15, 3:00 pm

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Conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon, vocal producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing-Off, this high-energy musical celebration of contemporary a cappella brings together four of todays' top acts - The Filharmonic, Committed, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World - for an absolutely fun and extremely entertaining afternoon of vocal music.  
It Gets Better

March 6, 8:00 pm

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It Gets Better brings the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to the stage as a moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – featuring real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country. Produced by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts.
Mariachi Los Camperos

March 20, 8:00 pm

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America’s favorite mariachi ensemble brings their solid-gold Mexican sound to Purchase for one night only. Acclaimed by audiences at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and other major venues throughout the U.S., their skillfully arranged versions of classic mariachi melodies and regional styles of traditional music feature full-throated harmonies and unforgettable festive pageantry.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites

March 1, 3:00 pm

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Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author - The Very Hungry CaterpillarLittle Cloud, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon - are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. Adapted, designed, and directed by Jim Morrow, the production features the imaginative approach to storytelling through theatre that has earned international recognition for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. Ages 3+
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me

February 23, 3:00 pm

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MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. The latest creation from the “Musicians of Silence,” you & me is a surreal and enchanting experience, with large scale masks, acrobatics, sculptural puppetry, and visual antics – but no music or sound aside from the awe, joy, and laughter of the audience.
Air Play

February 28, 7:00 pm

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Join us on a circus-style adventure about two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. Ages 6+
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

February 8, 5:00 pm

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A standard-bearer of innovation and artistic excellence, audience favorite Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is one of the world’s foremost chamber orchestras. Orpheus was founded in 1972 by a group of young musicians determined to combine the intimacy and warmth of a chamber ensemble with the richness of an orchestra. With 71 albums, including the Grammy Award-winning Shadow Dances: Stravinsky Miniatures, and 42 commissioned and premiered original works, Orpheus performs without a conductor and creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, and a passion for artistic excellence.
The Manhattan Transfer

February 15, 8:00 pm

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The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, a legacy that the group has cemented since their first recording 41 years ago. With sold-out world tours and worldwide record sales in the millions, The Manhattan Transfer continues to bring unique and extraordinary melodic and jazz infused vocals to new and established audiences that span generations.  
Treehouse Shakers: The Boy Who Grew Flowers

March 22, 3:00 pm

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Adapted from the picture book by Mara McEwin, commisisoned by The PAC, and choreographed by Emily Bunning, this new dance-theatre piece from Treehouse Shakers tells the story young Rink Bowagon, who lives on top of Lonesome Mountain with his unusual family of rattlesnake tamers and shape-shifters. Incorporating shadow puppetry, original music, and movement, The Boy Who Grew Flowers is a thoughtful story that lends itself to themes of diversity, creating empathy, and celebrating individualism. Ages 4+
Villalobos Brothers

February 8, 8:00 pm

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Contemporary and high-octane, The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis, joined by Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Avila, and bassist Leo Sherman) are redefining contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice.
Armonk Center for Dance

May 31 – June 2

Come and delight in our shows dedicated to our dancers. Our Company show highlights our Performing Companies and Competition Teams and our recitals are for all our dancers! We are so excited to have you join us!