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Top 5 Arts Picks: March 30-April 5

NOW THROUGH FRI, MAY 4: Beneath These Restless Skies

Through the work of British documentary photographer Harriet Dedman, The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Beneath These Restless Skies exhibition explores issues of identity and opportunity in present-day West Harlem. Inspired by Gordon Parks’ Civil Rights-era photo essay about the Fontenelle family, the exhibition tracks the life of 24-year-old Trevor Brown and his family, who face many hardships, including poverty, unemployment and racism. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm.

SAT, MAR. 31: RUBBERBANDance Group

This Saturday, RUBBERBANDance Group, founded by choreographer and retired dancer Victor Quijada, will perform at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. The company is recognized worldwide for its innovative genre-bending mix of hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance. Its program will feature Vic’s Mix, a full-length work choreographed by Quijada that reimagines selected works from the company’s 15-year repertoire. Begins at 8pm.

SAT, MAR. 31: Community Movement Workshop

Sidra Bell Dance New York (SBDNY) presents a free “Community Movement Module” this Saturday at Tarrytown Music Hall. This inclusive movement workshop, conducted by SBDNY dancers and its artistic director Sidra Bell, is suitable for people of all ages and dance skills and will focus on conditioning, movement and dialogue. Bell will also conduct a talk and demonstration about SBDNY’s newest dance pieces. Begins at 11am.

TUES, APR. 3: Her Magnum Opus

On Tuesday, Jacob Burns Film Center will screen award-winning choreographer Marta Renzi’s feature-length film, Her Magnum Opus. The film follows a group of friends who gather to celebrate an aging choreographer and mentor played by Aileen Passloff. Renzi employs a multi-generational cast from film, Broadway and dance to create a dream-like story of friendship told almost entirely through movement. The screening will include a Q&A with filmmaker Marta Renzi. Begins at 7:35pm.

THURS, APR. 5: Opening Reception: The Work of Biagio Civale

Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers will host an opening reception for a solo exhibition that surveys 50 years of work by artist Biagio “Gino” Civale. The works represent a career that has transitioned through various phases of influence and the exploration of artistic techniques, including expressionism, abstracts and his current inclination toward collage and assemblage. The twelve exhibited works will be on display through April 24. Begins at 5:30pm.

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