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Video: Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council

Creativity can be fueled by the collaboration between artists who approach their work in different ways and together discover new forms of expression. The Pocantico Center hosted more than a dozen residencies in 2016. Here is a glimpse into two of them.
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Black Iris Project Brings Black Lives to the Stage

Artists from the Black Iris Project, a new ballet group recently featured in The New York Times, will participate in a 10-day residency at The Pocantico Center this spring.

Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas appointed to Mayor Bill de Blasio's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission

Mayor de Blasio has appointed Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, the director of the Fund's Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program, as vice chair of the New York City Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission.
Young dancers from Dancewave performing ‘Wonderland’ by choreographer Andrea Miller. (Photo by Todd Shapera.)

Dancewave Performs Contemporary Works at Pocantico

Dancewave, a Brooklyn-based organization that inspires young people to express themselves authentically through an innovative model of dance education, performed at The Pocantico Center this summer. The youngest and first pre-professional dancers to appear on Pocantico’s stage, Dancewave's Company I members performed works by renowned contemporary choreographers, Larry Keigwin, Andrea Miller, and Kyle Abraham.
New York City is a hub of creative industries. Its creative sector, as a share of all creative jobs nationally, grew from 7.1% to 8.6% since the previous report in 2005. (Courtesy

New York City’s Creative Community Grows Despite Increasing Challenges

According to a report from Center for An Urban Future, creative industries have been among the fastest growing segments of New York City’s economy over the last decade, and they outpace traditional economic engines like finance and insurance.