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Top 5 Arts Picks: November 3-9

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NOW THROUGH THURS, NOV. 9: The World of Dance on Film

Through November 9, Jacob Burns Film Center’s annual ”Dance on Film” series will screen a selection of films about dancers and choreographers who have had a formative influence on their genres and discipline. Films during this nine-day celebration will look to Rudolf Nureyev’s dramatic defection from the Soviet Union and the revolution in modern dance that was encouraged by Trisha Brown’s artistry, and accomplished dancers from ballroom, tap and contemporary dance. Times vary.

NOW THROUGH THURS, NOV. 30: Peter Paul Rubens and the Flemish Baroque

This Sunday, Iona College Council on the Arts presents an opening reception for Peter Paul Rubens and the Flemish 17th Century.  The exhibition features twenty-six works that provide a narrative of the Flemish Baroque period, with Rubens as the focal point. Works by Rubens, as well as artists from the century leading up to the master’s epoch and works by artists outside the borders of Flanders, will be on display. A curator’s talk on November 9 will discuss the historical narrative of the exhibition. Begins at 1pm.

FRI, NOV. 3 & MON, NOV. 6: Upcoming Give Us The Vote Programs

ArtsWestchester presents two gallery events that correspond with its Give Us The Vote exhibition, which examines the state of voting rights in America today. On November 3, legendary musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris will perform traditional African-American spirituals and freedom songs in an interactive performance. On November 6, the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, historian Louise Bernikow will discuss the women’s suffrage movement, followed by a curator’s tour of the exhibition. Times vary.

TUES, NOV. 7 THROUGH SUN, NOV. 12: Local Residents Share Memories for Art Project

Starting on Tuesday, artist Christine Aaron presents The Memory Project, on view through November 12 at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. The project invited people who live and work in the Larchmont and Mamaroneck communities to share a significant memory. Submitted memories were recorded or written on specialty gampi paper. The result is several audiovisual installations that encourage both participants and the audience to listen to, read and share one another’s memories. This project is supported by ArtsWestchester’s Arts Alive Grant. Gallery hours: Tues-Sat: 12-5pm.

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