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30 Jun, 2020

Community Partner Stories: Dr. Evelyn Collins

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For a number of years now, The Performing Arts Center has watched with admiration as the wonderful work of Dr. Evelyn Collins and her extraordinarily talented students and staff have developed a powerful program of performing and visual arts teaching, [...]

18 Jun, 2020

Spotlight on Black Choreographers

By |Jun 18, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room, Black Choreographers|Comments Off on Spotlight on Black Choreographers

From the Jim Crow era to the modern-day Black Lives Matter movement, black creators have used their art to discuss topics like racial inequality and white privilege, as well as celebrate Black communities and experiences. Since Asadata Dafora first brought [...]

16 Jun, 2020

Community Partner Stories: David Gonzalez

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Today we bring you a new Community Partner Story about a storyteller - performing artist and writer David Gonzales. The PAC has had a long and fruitful relationship with Gonzales, who has been a regular on our Art-In-Education series. He [...]

3 Jun, 2020

Meet The PAC Staff: Dan Sedgwick

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Today on Meet The PAC Staff, we are featuring our Operations Manager Dan Sedgwick. He has some great stories. Name: Dan Sedgwick Position at the PAC: Operations Manager (previously Director of Operations, General Manager, Operations Director, Production Manager) Year you [...]

26 May, 2020

Community Partner Stories: Paideia School 15, Team5

By |May 26, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room, Community Partners|Comments Off on Community Partner Stories: Paideia School 15, Team5

What does The Purchase PAC do other than present world-class performing arts? Plenty! In this new feature that we are calling Community Partner Stories you will get to know some of the extraordinary individuals and organizations in our community - [...]

18 May, 2020

Max Eidinoff: Quarantine Music

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Max Eidinoff is a classical composer at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College who plays piano and guitar. He has been a student of Laura Kaminsky and Gregory Spears; he composes as well as performs premieres in the Purchase [...]

28 Apr, 2020

Backstage with Christy Havard, Director of Production: Theater Superstitions

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Theater is a magical place full of wonder and mystery – and superstitions. Some of these have been around for centuries, and are taken VERY seriously backstage. Here are just a few… Break a Leg! This is one of the [...]

21 Apr, 2020

Keeping the Arts Thriving During This Time of Social Distancing

By |Apr 21, 2020|Coffee Hour|Comments Off on Keeping the Arts Thriving During This Time of Social Distancing

On April 17, fifty artists, presenters, and agents gathered for our first Coffee Hour Conversation, an informal virtual chat about the challenges and opportunities facing the performing arts industry during these complicated times. The conversation, titled Keep the Arts Thriving: [...]

15 Apr, 2020

Meet The PAC Staff: Oscar Portillo

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Today's Meet The PAC Staff takes you behind the scenes to meet Technical Assistant Oscar Portillo. Name: Oscar Portillo Position at The PAC: Technical Assistant Year you started working at The PAC: 2019 Alma Mater/College major: Queens College, BA Sociology [...]