Welcome to Westchester Community College's "Smart Arts" cultural season for 2019/2020!

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CAMERATA CHAMBER PLAYERS
36th Anniversary Gala Concert

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Classroom Building—Room 200

This concert will feature the Camerata’s “Greatest Hits” from 1983 – 2019. Enjoy a music celebration of “back to the future!”

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HIPLET BALLERINAS

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Ballet is taken to the next level as Hiplet’s smashing sensation goes viral! Classical pointe technique is infused with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban movements. The rhythms of African drums intersect with Tchaikovsky, as arabesques merge into beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements, and struts.

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AQUILA THEATRE
1984

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

George Orwell’s cautionary novel is brought to the stage by Aquila’s signature bold, ensemble-driven, physical style. “Big Brother” is always watching as technology becomes a propaganda weapon, used to monitor thoughts and actions. Can we understand the present moment by looking back? Will the individual prevail?

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NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF SIBERIA
Russian Souvenirs

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, this remarkable company is touring its new internationally acclaimed program. In a breathtaking kaleidoscope of thrilling folk dance choreography, athleticism, stunning costumes, and energetic music this production sets a new artistic gold bearing standard. This ensemble transcends regional folk dance, elevating a rich heritage from the provincial to a world class level of artistry which is unparalleled, and was an “unexpected revelation.” (France Soir)

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NATIONAL PLAYERS
The Diary of Anne Frank

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

This multi-cast ensemble brings the true story of an incredibly insightful young girl to the stage, in hopes of inspiring the next generation. In 1941 Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne Frank goes into hiding with her family from the Nazis. For the next two years, she never leaves the attic where her family is concealed. Anne finds solace writing in her diary, capturing the daily lives of the secret annex’s inhabitants—from the horrors of war to the excitement of first love—with wit, determination, and idealism.

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SALZBURG MARIONETTE THEATRE
The Nutcracker

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

From Austria with love, these marionettes have delighted children since 1913 worldwide. This original production features live actors with their marionette “friends,” bringing the famous holiday tale of The Nutcracker to sparkling life while set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved music. The famed artistic perfection comes from attention to detail and the loving precision used to create the costumes and stage design. A family treat for all to unwrap! (Feel free to wear your holiday best and bring a seasonal ornament!)

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BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Run away from home and be back in time for dinner with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and its unique hybrid of vaudeville and circus spectacle. This circus adventure harkens back to the traditional American Circus that toured the country by caravan at the turn of the 20th century, while adding the artistic twist of co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson. Join us for an afternoon of jugglers, acrobats, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking, gravity defying feats set to live music in a fun, funny and interactive show perfect for the entire family. (Bring your favorite circus toy to enjoy the fun!)

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CAMERATA CHAMBER PLAYERS
Super Music Bowl Extravaganza

Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Classroom Building—Room 200

Tackle a classical music playbook of famous touchdowns by VIP celebrity composers.

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THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

American Gospel’s true spirit is embodied in this infectiously enthusiastic roller coaster ride of singing and dancing. The choir’s rich harmonies are “unfettered and joyous.” Their songs of hope and inspiration will touch your soul and lift your spirit! “It’s more than a show, it’s a feeling.” (Pope John Paul II)

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BALLET HISPÁNICO

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement for nearly 50 years. Led by Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro, the Company is a group of highly trained professionals who perform the works of Latino choreographers for audiences around the world. Ballet Hispánico’s repertory explores the diversity of Latino cultures and brings innovative ways of experiencing and sharing a cultural dialogue. Representing a multitude of nationalities, these artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation.

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JOHNNY PEERS & THE MUTTVILLE COMIX
with David Darwin—One Man Sideshow

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Double the fun… with a double dose of funny! Opening this double-deck matinee is the hilarious America’s Got Talent’s David Darwin in his sideshow, followed by Johnny Peers with his comedy of personality-plus dogs, all coming to Westchester to tickle your funny bones! David Darwin opens with laugh-a-minute riveting feats of juggling, swordplay, and fire. Following is a slapstick comedy like no other where Johnny leads a dozen rescue dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks. Johnny and his sensational canine team have appeared in Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Circus of the Stars and the David Letterman Show. (Bring your favorite stuffed animal to enjoy the fun!)

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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN!

Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Motown’s back by popular demand with its era of unforgettable platinum recordings. This dynamic tribute spans more than a decade of classics where every song is culture-defining in pop music history. The show features the great harmonies and choreographed dance steps of the era, with a multi piece back-up band that is a show in itself. This is an opportunity to relive, or first experience, such iconic music!

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NAI-NI CHEN
Song of the Phoenix

Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Academic Arts Theatre, Hankin Academic Arts Building

Experience the majestic thunder of the martial arts, the mysterious whisper of poetry or the flowing lines of calligraphy through the global language of dance. This company bridges the grace of Asian elegance and American dynamism. Ground-breaking works focus on themes from ancient Chinese legends that reflect current issues to purely abstract, contemporary dances. This Asian American company celebrates the cross-cultural experience and the immigrant’s journey bringing forth the challenges of identity, authenticity, and equality. Original and unique choreography seamlessly blends ancient rituals and modern ideas.

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