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Last week, students from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance performed a wonderful improvisation event in the gallery with our Nicolás De Jesús exhibition.

The performance was directed by Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Residence Marcel Gbeffa, an instructor, dancer, and choreographer from Benin. It was incredible to see how the students interacted with the art. See for yourself in these videos (above and here) and images. We will do more of these collaborations.

And, if you haven’t already seen it, I hope you visit to see the show before it closes on December 23.

Be well.

Tracy Fitzpatrick
Director, Neuberger Museum of Art

Find me on Twitter @tracyfitzart

Performers from the Conservatory of Dance included:

Turquoise Cupid
Elise Knecht
Marra Spallone
Bianca Cala
Anna Bodescu
Janiye Burnett
Eva Sulcer
Amya Fortunato
Allyson Chin
Rose Halley
Kennedy Simon
Alexa Campbell

Directed by Marcel Gbeffa
Fulbright Visiting Artist in Residence
Purchase College Conservatory of Dance
Instructor, Artist Dancer, and Choreographer
Artistic Director, Multicorps Choreographic Center in Benin, West Africa