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SundayArts News 1/19/2012
Posted: January 19th, 2012

The Ronald S. Lauder Collection – Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century, Germany, Austria, and France
Through April 2nd Neue Galerie celebrates its tenth anniversary by presenting a variety of works from one of the finest private art collections in the world. The exhibition is called “The Ronald S. Lauder Collection – Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century, Germany, Austria, and France.” Together with the late Serge Sabarsky, Lauder is a co-founder of Neue Galerie. The show is organized along six main galleries, which include: medieval art, arms and armor; old master paintings; modern and contemporary art.

Latin Icons of the World
On its main stage, Carnegie Hall hosts a series of concerts titled “Latin Icons of the World.” As part of this series, which runs through March, you can see “Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers” featuring special guest vocalist BUIKA. The concert on January 21 will include music from a recent CD on which Valdez — hailed as “one of the world’s great virtuosic pianists” — collaborated with Spanish jazz singer BUIKA. You can see Chucho Valdez in other tri-state area shows through February 4th.

Bruce Museum Centennial
This winter, the Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, CT, celebrates 100 years since its opening. Two of the exhibitions currently on view showcase works that were created during the early and mid-20th century. American Impressionist landscape represents one of the strengths of the Bruce Museum’s permanent collection. “Divided Light and Color: American Impressionist Landscapes” samples two dozen paintings from this popular 19th and early 20th-century movement. “The Prints of Martin Lewis: From the Collection of Dr. Dorrance Kelly” features etchings by this Australian-born master printmaker. They depict scenes of New York City and the Connecticut countryside dating from 1916 to the 1950s.

Dance on Camera
At the end of this month, The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association present the festival “Dance on Camera.” This 40th edition includes films focusing on historic dance presenters and companies, international artists, and innovative choreographers. The opening night celebration will launch with the World Premiere of “Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance”. The film documents the struggles and achievements of The Joffrey Ballet, from its newfound beginnings in 1956 to the company’s present international success. The centerpiece of the festival is “Musical Chairs”, a romantic tale of two New Yorkers. Armando, from the Bronx, and Mia, from the Upper East Side, come together through their love of ballroom dancing. “Balanchine in Paris” sheds fresh light on the French/American symbiosis that marked the career of George Balanchine, the father of neoclassical ballet. In this documentary directed by Dominique Delouche, a ballet, shaped decades ago by the Ballet Master himself, is taught to today’s young stars by one of Balanchine’s original muses. British choreographer Wayne McGregor is a movement explorer who has gained a following in the United States through his touring company Random Dance. A resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet, he has created a style noted for its elasticity and extreme physicality.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.

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