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McQueen - Madiba

Choreographer Jeremy McQueen (left) and dancers from the Black Iris Project performing a scene from Madiba, about the life of Nelson Mandela. (Photo: Fred Charles)

Summer Snapshots: Public Performances at The Pocantico Center

This summer, The Pocantico Center’s open-air stage hosted a diverse group of dancers and musicians, including Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project, the A Palo Seco flamenco ensemble, the Lark Theatre’s Sweethearts of Swing, and Joshua Beamish’s MOVETHECOMPANY.
The three students writing reports at the dining table of the Marcel Breuer House, which also hosts scholars- and artists-in-residence.

Sculpture Conservation Students Go Hands-On at Pocantico

This spring, art conservation students from three universities in Mexico participated in a residency at The Pocantico Center to develop their skills on its outdoor sculpture collection, and visited collections, studios, museums, and labs around New York City.

Edgar Garcia working inside the Breuer House. (Photo: Edgar Garcia)

A Glimpse into the Historical Preservation Research of the Pocantico Fellows

The 2015 and 2016 fellows discuss their research projects on “Preserving Urban Renewal’s Modern Legacy” and “Chicano Architecture” with our partner, the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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.

Violinist Mari Kimura's "Breuer Vivant"

During one of two Composers Now residencies at The Pocantico Center in October 2014, composer and violinist Mari Kimura wrote "Breuer Vivant," a piece inspired by the historic Marcel Breuer House, and performed it at The Pocantico Center in February 2015.