Youth Archives - The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College



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The Revenue Stamp

June 9, 4:30 pm

Through dance and poetry, The Revenue Stamp, aims at fostering the message of love, hope and confidence at every stage of a woman’s life. The show is inspired by the events that led to the autobiography, “Raseedi Ticket” (Revenue Stamp), by the prolific and trail blazing writer, Amrita Pritam. This production is a humble effort by Swapna Dance Academy towards inspiring and empowering woman of all ages, to redefine their destinies and with the funds raised from this effort will help towards providing economic, social and emotional support for those under the aegis of AWAKE.
The Metro Awards

June 10, 7:00 pm

2019 Metropolitan High School Theater Awards Ceremony, The Metros, shine a spotlight on the exceptional musical theater productions, talented actors and actresses and devoted creative teams who take to the stage every spring in high schools in Rockland, Westchester, Putnam and Bergen counties.
The Dance Pointe

June 15

The Dance Pointe celebrates it's 10th anniversary season with A Tale As Old As Time. The Dance Pointe provides quality dance instruction for dancer ages 2-18 in various styles including: classical ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary and acrobatic dance.
Dorrance Dance

November 10, 3:00 pm

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This electrifying company’s inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” Founded by Artistic Director, 2015 MacArthur fellow, and 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient Michelle Dorrance, the company has, in less than a decade, forged a brand that honors tap dance’s uniquely American history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context—blending traditional technique with cutting-edge choreography and inventive rhythms.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Great Innovators

November 23, 5:00 pm

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In a single decade, with works such as The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky showed possibilities for musical extremism never before imagined. With bracing harmonies, infectious rhythms, and brilliant orchestration, everything that Stravinsky created in this fertile period stole the musical show of the era, and this trio arrangement of The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinsky’s own) introduced his wildly controversial music to the chamber music stage. Innovations abound in this program: Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio (the first of its kind), Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words (his own invention), and Smetana’s Piano Trio, the first major chamber work from the Bohemian region.

December 13, 8:00 pm

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Be among the first to experience An Untitled Love from award-winning choreographer and Purchase grad Kyle Abraham. A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers. His work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual, in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage.
CMS of Lincoln Center: French Enchantment

January 25, 5:00 pm

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Experience the grace, wit, and charm of French music. The program begins and ends with early works by Saint-Saëns and Fauré that recreate the elegant atmosphere of 19-century Parisian salons. In between, the Ravel sonata, written soon after World War I, uses just two string instruments to produce a composition of unique, austere beauty. These three inimitable works capture the essence of pure melody in its most delightfully fundamental form.
Paul Taylor Dance Company

February 14, 8:00 pm

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Dance maker Paul Taylor first presented his choreography with five other dancers in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That modest performance marked the beginning of 64 years of unrivaled creativity, and [add comma] in the decades that followed, Mr. Taylor became a cultural icon and one of American history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance.
CMS of Lincoln Center: Milestones

March 14, 5:00 pm

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A feast for the eyes and ears, Bartók’s ingenious creation stands alone in the chamber music literature, an astonishing synthesis of percussion and keyboard. Also featured on the program are two more milestones: Dohnányi’s delectable Serenade, the 20th century’s first string trio, and Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet ne plus ultra, “Souvenir de Florence.”
Doug Varone and Dancers

March 28, 8:00 pm

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For more than 30 years, Doug Varone and Dancers has devoted itself to the humanity and virtuosity of dance, reaching out to audiences well beyond the proscenium arch. They are one of the most respected dance companies working today, having created an expansive legacy and impressive body of work encompassing dance, theatre, opera, and film. Included in the program will be the world premiere of a new work, commissioned by The PAC.

April 18, 8:00 pm

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The explosive Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group has a style all its own, creating and producing innovative, high-energy works that are inspired by breakdancing, classical ballet, and dance theatre. Fascinated by the raw dynamic of hip-hop and breakdancing and the purity of classical formalism, choreographer and RUBBERBANDance Artistic Director Victor Quijada has been demolishing barriers between these contrasting dance styles for more than 15 years.
CMS of Lincoln Center:  Masterworks

April 25, 5:00 pm

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Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet holds a rightful place in the line of great piano quintets going back to Schumann’s of 1842. Combining the rigor of Bach with the powerful energy and extreme irony of Soviet era music, the work is a milestone not only of chamber music but also of Shostakovich’s career: it won him the coveted Stalin Prize. This essential quintet is accompanied by a youthful Beethoven sonata and Mendelssohn’s appropriately tempestuous First Piano Trio.
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañía de Danza

May 5, 8:00 pm

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From its beginning in 1994, Compañía de Danza Tania Pérez-Salas was founded with the ambition of becoming a point of reference in the world of modern dance. Adhering relentlessly to an artistic core grounded in quality, precise technique, and multiculturalism, the company is well-recognized with a portfolio of performances at the major cultural capitals of North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.