Welcome to Westchester Community College's "Smart Arts" cultural season for 2018/2019!

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CAMERATA CHAMBER PLAYERS
Strictly Strings Fall Frolic


Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00pm

Classroom Building—Room 200

String orchestra works composed by great musical masters from the Baroque Period, including sonatas and concertos by Antonio Vivaldi, George Frederick Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach, will be performed.

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ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL SPANISH DANCE THEATER

Saturday, September 22 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Pride, elegance, passion, lively tacaneo (footwork), singing castanets and hypnotic rhythms are hallmarks of Spanish dance. This world-renowned Spanish dance company shares the rich traditions of the dance, music, literature, and culture of Spain through contemporary and classical Spanish dance, folkloric and Flamenco accompanied by guitar and percussion. For over 40 years, this ensemble has shared the history and contemporary importance of culturally specific art. Style, flair and bravura are ever-present!

"...undeniable sensuality...I thought my heart would fly out of my chest when the dancers performed.” —Laura Molzahn, Chicago Reader

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ROSE ENSEMBLE
Land of Three Faiths

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Featuring ancient instruments and musical ideas from Arabic and European traditions, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the Medieval history of the three Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions. Laments of the Sephardic Jews mingle with Arab-Andalusian dances and Spanish court songs, while rhythmic cantigas, Hebrew cantillation, and Gregorian chant meet the mystical world of Sufi poetry.


“This program wasn’t a performance. It was more like a resurrection. The Rose Ensemble breathes life into stark, ancient manuscripts . . . restores them as new creations.” —Ames Life & Time

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NATIONAL PLAYERS
The Crucible

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Arthur Miller's searing timely American drama is about what can happen when truth is bent to political convenience. No one is safe as a reign of terror rips through 1692 Salem. Led by Abigail Williams, a group of girls who claim to have seen the Devil hurl out charges of witchcraft, sending those who won’t confess to the noose. When the accusing finger points to his wife, John Proctor is forced to confront his past and determine his future. Inspired by the McCarthy era, this classic comes to vivid new life in the NATIONAL PLAYER’s bare-knuckle staging.


Feel free to come in costume and be a “witness” to an American historic event that can trick us into the present or treat us into the future.

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CIRQUETACULAR
Spooktacular

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Spooks, specters, and scaredy-cats contort and cavort through a high-flying circus of scare. Vampires soar, skeletons stagger, and acrobatic cats romp through a humorously haunted bazaar of the bizarre. Indulge your inner eerie in this family-friendly, bone-chilling delight! A family Trick or Treat for all!

Feel free to come in costume! Or...bring something Halloween worthy and participate in our costume parade!

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TAYLOR 2

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Critics and audiences cheer as TAYLOR 2 introduces the athleticism, humor and range of emotions found in Paul Taylor’s work. The company’s integrity, passion, excellence and creative brilliance elevates the genre of modern dance. This dynamic 6-member company, formed in 1993, works tirelessly to perform and ensure that the works of this highly acclaimed choreographer can be seen by audiences worldwide as it preserves an all-important dance legacy.

 
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DAVID SEEBACH
Merry Magic Holiday Show

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

David Seebach unwraps a holiday package brimming with festive wonders and delights. You'll be captivated by this award-winning magician and his incredible illusions in wonderful Yuletide fantasies. Audiences are invited to join the magician onstage in humorous interludes with never-to-be-forgotten surprises. This is a fun-filled family event featuring beautiful costumes, dazzling magic and your favorite Christmas melodies. This is a perfect gift for all to enjoy!

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TAMBURITZANS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Travel around the world, without a passport, in a whirlwind adventure of international folk dance. The Tamburitzans 82nd season show is a two-hour global journey of international music, song and dance with numerous cultural heritage legacies along the way.

Your cultural journey may “visit”: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Eastern European Roma, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

This is a must-see for all ages, and for those adventurers seeking exotic and global sights and sounds!

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CAMERATA CHAMBER PLAYERS
Winter Interlude

Sunday, February 6, 2019 at 3:00pm

Classroom Building—Room 200

Savor the sounds of the beautiful string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Franz Peter Schubert.

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CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

In this African-styled Cirque du Soleil, comprised of uniquely-talented individuals from across 16 African nations, the non-stop, action-packed show features acrobats who made their USA television debut on America's Got Talent. Acrobats, tumblers, lion dancers, contortionists, singers and gymnasts band together for the high-flying, off-the-wall spectacle of rhythmic music and pulse-pounding movement. This is a non stop ride of gravity defying, thrilling, edge of your seat, eye popping stunts. Traditional arts and circus skills blends with classic African style. A must-see for all ages!

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I.C.E.
Peter Pan & Friends on Ice

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Pack your bags for an ice dance adventure to Neverland. Help Peter and friends bring the glow back to Neverland in this family-friendly musical. But beware, swashbuckling pirates are ‘round the corner with big flips, jumps and tricks that will keep you on the edge of your sails!

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I AM KING: The Michael Jackson Experience

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Celebrate the magic, life and achievements of the greatest entertainer of all time. This is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert!

"Michael Firestone, as Michael Jackson, fills the void that the King of Pop’s untimely death left in the hearts and minds of many fans.” (What’s On Las Vegas)

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MYSTIC INDIA
Colors of India

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

This intimate version of the Bollywood dance spectacular is based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India featuring live musicians, dancers performing breathtaking acrobatics. Opulent costumes have been custom designed in India’s film capital by 40 designers over four years. An ensemble of diverse, impeccably trained dancers combine authentic Indian and modern techniques, bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. Audiences can expect an explosion of colors and energy as they travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat. This is a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

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ROCKSPLOSION! Ultimate Rock Start Tribute Show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Academic Arts Theatre - Hankin Academic Arts Building

Experience the ultimate rock star tribute show! This is one band with four superstar performances—Madonna, Lady GaGa, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen Elton John, wowing audiences with their exciting musical acts. For the young, hip, baby-boomer, Gen X and multi generational crowd, the biggest rocks stars that have transcended decades will bring it on with this cutting-edge rock concert extravaganza!

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