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Top 5 Arts Picks: June 15-21

NOW THROUGH JUNE 30: Artists Respond to the Digital World

Through June 30, Pelham Art Center’s A Rose is a Screen is a Rose explores artists’ responses to a consuming digital world – one that is reshaping the way humans experience nature. The exhibiting artists explore this topic via digital and analog technologies by recycling imagery, painting on images digitally, building physical structures and augmenting reality. Gallery hours: Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 12-4pm.

SAT, JUNE 16: Ballets With a Twist in White Plains

This Saturday, Ballets With a Twist will bring the Hollywood glamour and modern-day pop influences of its “Cocktail Hour: The Show” to the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Choreographer and creator Marilyn Klaus offers a program of dancing “drinks,” such as the James Bond spy-inspired number “Martini” and the bluegrass Kentucky Derby-inspired “Mint Julep.” This cabaret-style show is set to an original score by composer Stephen Gaboury, who incorporates influences from jazz, classical, pop and more. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, JUNE 16: Taconic Opera Chamber Concert

Taconic Opera will host its annual chamber program, Vocalise, this Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco. Maestro Jun Nakabayashi, the Opera’s Conductor and Music Director, will lead the concert, which also features the Taconic Opera Orchestra and soprano Samia Bahu. The program will include works by Gustav Mahler, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Begins at 3pm.

SAT, JUNE 16 & SUN, JUNE 17: Ballet des Amériques at the Emelin Theatre

This weekend, Ballet des Amériques returns to the Emelin Theatre for two matinee performances, which will feature the company’s evolving repertoire. The company will perform Lentil Soup, which was choreographed by its artistic director, Carole Alexis, and students of the conservatory will dance Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games), a set of twelve miniatures composed by Georges Bizet with original choreography by Alexis. Begins at 3pm.

THURS, JUNE 21: West African Music and Dance in Mount Vernon

Audiences can experience the traditional music and dance of Ghana, West Africa in a free performance at Mount Vernon City Hall Plaza. The program, presented by ArtsWestchester, will showcase the NY Ghanaian Dance & Drumming Unity Ensemble featuring internationally-acclaimed dancers Gloria Nyame and Richard Dwomoh. Other performing ensembles include Marion Archer’s The Revelators and Baba Abishai of OBey Foundation and more. Begins at 7pm.

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