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2 Sep, 2020

This is What Essential Means at The PAC

By |Sep 2, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room|Comments Off on This is What Essential Means at The PAC

A post from Seth Soloway, Director of The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College Today is August 31, the first day of classes at Purchase College. So I’m here, watching us get underway and supervising. And I’ve watched Christy Havard, Director [...]

25 Aug, 2020

Community Partner Stories: Brian D. Hills

By |Aug 25, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room, Community Partners|Comments Off on Community Partner Stories: Brian D. Hills

Purchase Alum Brian D. Hills (Acting, ’05) recently took some time from one of his busy days at The Police Athletic League in NYC, where he serves as the Director of Theatre Arts, to answer a few questions for our [...]

18 Aug, 2020

Spotlight on Black Choreographers

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If you’re at all up to date with pop culture, Beyoncé’s Black Is King is bound to have made its way onto your news feed. The film, which debuted July 31 on Disney+, reimagines the story of Simba’s journey in [...]

6 Aug, 2020

Clothes Maketh the Show

By |Aug 6, 2020|Behind the Scenes, The PAC in Your Living Room, Bringing Backstage Forward|Comments Off on Clothes Maketh the Show

Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtain during a live performance? In the new series Bringing Backstage Forward our Production Team invites you into their world, sharing insights and tricks of the trade via blog posts, videos, interviews, and [...]

31 Jul, 2020

Spotlight on Black Choreographers

By |Jul 31, 2020|Uncategorized, The PAC in Your Living Room, Black Choreographers|Comments Off on Spotlight on Black Choreographers

During this time, while live performances are not possible, many Black choreographers have shifted their conversations about race and the Black experience from the stage to virtual platforms. Today’s Spotlight on Black Choreographers highlights Rennie Harris and J. Bouey, two [...]

16 Jul, 2020

Meet The PAC Staff: Niamh (Neve) Thurman

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Welcome to another edition of Meet The PAC Staff! Today we talk to Niamh (Neve) Thurman, who pays the bills, balances the budget, and keeps the lights on. Position: Business Manager (since October!) Alma Mater: American University (Econ/Int’l Relations); Columbia [...]

8 Jul, 2020

Spotlight on Black Choreographers

By |Jul 8, 2020|Uncategorized, The PAC in Your Living Room, Black Choreographers|Comments Off on Spotlight on Black Choreographers

In today’s Spotlight on Black Choreographers, we are honoring Ronald K. Brown and Camille A. Brown, two choreographers who are recipients of the Jacobs Pillow Dance Award. This honorary award is given to creative visionaries and includes a cash prize [...]

30 Jun, 2020

Community Partner Stories: Dr. Evelyn Collins

By |Jun 30, 2020|The PAC in Your Living Room, Community Partners|Comments Off on Community Partner Stories: Dr. Evelyn Collins

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 [...]