Ballet des Amériques is pleased to announce its 4th annual Evenings of Dance. The company opens its home to the public from them to enjoy performances in its white box theater. Avid and novice dance fans alike can take in the dancers’ performance in this intimate dance setting. Ballet des Amériques uses this platform to educate and cultivate dance enthusiasts.
The performance will include classical repertory by Marius Petipa as well as contemporary works by Artistic Director Carole Alexis. Alexis uses this performance series to create new works and restage existing works on the company dancers.
Performances will be January 27, February 24, March 24, and April 28 at 7:00pm at Ballet des Amériques’ home in Port Chester. Tickets for the performance are $20. Email Shirley Rodriguez at email@example.com to reserve your tickets.
Established in 2011 under the directorship of French-American choreographer Carole Alexis, Ballet des Amériques, as its name implies, inserts itself into the French cultural heritage of the Americas. Composed of classically trained dancers of diverse backgrounds, the young company has already danced the choreography of Carole Alexis in over 50 public performances beginning with its debut at the Festival de Fort-de-France in Martinique in 2011. As the resident dance company of the Tarrytown Music Hall, Ballet des Amériques is building on the success of its Evenings of Dance series to develop a regional dance audience in Westchester and neighboring counties. With its local roots and international orientation, the company is poised to grow its audiences beyond dance connoisseurs to reach those who have never been exposed to this art and especially young people, in conscious fulfillment of the educational function of dance in the spirit of Maurice Béjart.
Manhattanville College will host the 6th Annual International Film Festival from March 20 – April 12, 2018. The International Film Festival has been made possible thanks to a generous donations by alumna Sue Weil ’10. We thank Sue for her continued support.
Tuesday, March 20
Persepolis (France, 2007)
Thursday, March 22
Coming Home (Gui Lai) (China, 2014)
Monday, April 2
No (Chile, 2012)
Wednesday, April 4
The Nasty Girl (Das Schreckliche Mädchen) (Germany, 1990)
Tuesday, April 10
Lemon Tree (Etz Limon) (Israel, 2008)
Thursday, April 12
Timbuktu (Mauritania/France, 2014)
The International Flm Festival is being co-sponsored this year by the WCIS (Westchester Consortium for International Studies), whose members are Manhattanville College and the College of New Rochelle.
All films have English subtitles and will be screened in the Berman Center Theater at 7 p.m. Post-screening discussions will be led by faculty and students. Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE. For more information contact Binita Mehta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Have a flair for the dramatic? Think the stage is for you?
Participate in an eight week theater workshop for middle schoolers (age 11 to 14), every Wed., from March 21 through May 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, focused on interpretation and embodiment of historical figures. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises to develop the basic skills of acting, before progressing into monologues and historical interpretation. A variety of guest theater instructors, will share their insider acting knowledge and coach students to hone their craft.
Students will be invited to perform a short monologue or conversation in the role of a famous Westporter at the Drew Freedman Foundation Gala on May 17th as a culmination of the workshop.
Please register online at westporthistory.org.
Workshop Admission: $200 Members, $250 Non-Members
Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm OR Friday, March 23 at 10:00am
Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Acrtess and Best Supporting Actor. THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. Rated R.
Brad Bruckner is hosting a comedy birthday bash with proceeds going to benefit Make A Wish Foundation!!
On the show are comedians, Chrissie Mayr, Teddy Smith, Tom McCaffrey, and Scott Blakeman!
Be sure to check out Lucys Laugh Lounge on Facebook and Twitter!
Tickets can be purchased here- https://www.lucyslaughlounge.com/events/brad-bruckners-birthday-show-1200pm
Documentary by Stephane de Freitas and Ladj Ly.
Complimentary glass of wine by Domaine L’Ostal Cazes and Chocolates.
Every year at the University of Saint-Denis, the Eloquentia competition is held to decide “The Best Orator in the 93”, a reference to the number of the Seine-Saint-Denis département. Students following any course can participate, and prepare with the help of professional advisors including lawyers, slammers, and directors, who teach them the delicate exercise of public speaking. Over the weeks, they learn the subtle mechanisms of rhetoric, and will affirm their talents, revealing themselves to others, and above all, to themselves. With this new arsenal, Leïla, Elhadj, Eddy and the others face off in a bid to become the best orator in the 93.
As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “It’s Delovely,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”