Arts news highlights: “Destination: Latin America” at Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY; “The Art of Dance” by Rachel Isadora at Ivy Brown Gallery in the Meatpacking District; “Future is Feminine – New Voices in Romanian Theater” at HERE Arts Center; and Nederlands Dans Theater at New York City Center.

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GOOD EVENING, I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S NYC-ARTS NEWS.

WE'RE AT THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART AT PURCHASE COLLEGE, JUST NORTH OF THE CITY IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY.

THE MUSEUM IS LOCATED RIGHT ON THE SUNY PURCHASE CAMPUS.

THE COLLEGE HAS A STRONG REPUTATION IN THE VISUAL ARTS, DANCE AND ARTS EDUCATION.

I'M STANDING IN ONE OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITIONS HERE THAT FEATURES WORKS FROM THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM'S IMPRESSIVE PERMANENT COLLECTION.

'DESTINATION: LATIN AMERICA' TAKES A JOURNEY THROUGH LATIN AMERICAN ART OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES.

THE FIRST SECTION FOCUSES ON THE ARTISTIC REVOLUTION THAT FOLLOWED THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION.

IT INCLUDES WORKS BY LEADING MURALIST JOSE CLEMENTE OROZCO, PHOTOGRAPHER MANUAL ALVAREZ BRAVO, AND, LATER, THE PAINTER RUFINO TAMAYO.

THE EXHIBIT MOVES INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY WHEN LATIN AMERICA EMBRACED ABSTRACTION AND AN INTERNATIONAL STYLE WITH WORKS OF KINETIC AND OPTICAL ART, AS WELL AS ABSTRACTION.

THESE INCLUDE WORKS BY VENEZUELAN JESUS RAFAEL SOTO, LUCIO FONTANA OF ARGENTINA, AND EXPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS BY THE CHILEAN ARTIST ROBERTO MATTA.

THE INFLUENCE OF AFRICAN ART IS EVIDENT IN THE SECTION THAT FEATURES CUBAN ARTISTS, AMONG OTHERS.

AND IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM IN WESTCHESTER, THE MUSEUM COMES TO YOU.

RECENTLY, THE NEUBERGER OPENED A PUBLIC SPACE FOR ART IN MANHATTAN AT THE SUNY COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY, JUST ACROSS FROM BRYANT PARK.

THE INAUGURAL EXHIBITION AT 'SPACE 42' IS 'DEBORAH KASS: DAY AFTER DAY.'

IT FEATURES THE ARTIST'S FIRST WALLPAPER WORK COMMISSIONED BY THE MUSEUM SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS SITE.

IT'S BASED ON ONE OF THE ARTIST'S FAVORITE PAINTINGS, A 2010 CANVAS IN THE NEUBERGER'S PERMANENT COLLECTION, CURRENTLY ON VIEW HERE.

CELEBRATE 'THE ART OF THE DANCE' THROUGH THE VISUAL, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS AT IVY BROWN GALLERY IN THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT.

THE MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION BEGINS WITH A SHOW OF SOME TWENTY-FIVE OIL PAINTINGS, INSPIRED BY DANCE, BY FORMER BOSTON BALLET DANCER AND NEW YORKER RACHEL ISADORA.

THE SHOW INCLUDES WORKS INSPIRED BY PAINTER EDGAR DEGAS, CHOREOGRAPHER GEORGE BALANCHINE AND A WIDE RANGE OF BALLET DANCERS, ALONG WITH PORTRAITS AND DREAMY LANDSCAPES.

ON NOVEMBER 10TH, THE GALLERY WILL HAVE A PERFORMANCE BY JENNIFER MULLER/THE WORKS, A CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY.

THE GALLERY WILL ALSO HOST DRAMATIC READINGS FROM THE CALDECOTT HONOR AWARD- WINNING BOOK 'BEN'S TRUMPET' BY RACHEL ISADORA, WHO IS ALSO THE WRITER AND ILLUSTRATOR OF OVER 150 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN.

THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK PRESENTS 'FUTURE IS FEMININE - NEW VOICES IN ROMANIAN THEATER' AT HERE ARTS CENTER IN SOHO.

THE SERIES INTRODUCES AMERICAN AUDIENCES TO INNOVATIVE ROMANIAN WOMEN ARTISTS INSPIRED BY THE PLAYS AND COMPELLING FEMALE CHARACTERS OF THE 19TH CENTURY NORWEGIAN PLAYWRIGHT HENRIK IBSEN.

'IBSEN INCORPORATED THE SCHOOL CORPORATION' REMIXES BITS FROM FIVE OF IBSEN'S PLAYS, HIGHLIGHTING THE MULTIPLE AND CONFLICTING IDENTITIES WOMEN MUST NAVIGATE EVEN TODAY.

THE PIECE WAS CREATED COLLABORATIVELY WITH DIRECTOR CATINCA DRAGNESCU, PLAYWRIGHT MIHEALE MICHAILOV, AND A GROUP OF FIVE ACTRESSES.

IN 'ME. A DOLLHOUSE NORA REMIX,' ACTRESS AURA CALARASU PLAYS A VERSION OF IBSEN'S FAMOUS CHARACTER FROM 'A DOLL'S HOUSE.'

THIS NORA, OLDER AND LONELY, FINDS HERSELF IN A DISORIENTING AND SURREAL WORLD.

DIRECTOR CARMEN LIDIA VIDU MIXES IBSEN, LIVE MUSIC AND PROJECTIONS WITH FILM NOIR TOUCHES.

TWO ARTISTS SEEK TO GIVE A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON OUR VIEW OF THE NEW YORK CITY BUILDINGS THAT ARE PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES.

AT SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY, JULIE BOSERUP'S 'MISLEADING PERSPECTIVES' DECONSTRUCTS OUR VIEW OF FAMILIAR STRUCTURES, FROM ICONIC SKYSCRAPERS TO THE QUEENSBORO BRIDGE.

BOSERUP WAS INSPIRED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WURTS BROTHERS FOUND IN THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

HER COLLAGES RESHAPE THOSE IMAGES, INITIALLY MADE FOR A COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, ADDING NEW LAYERS OF MEANING THROUGH DRAWINGS, GEOLOGICAL IMAGES AND HER OWN PHOTOGRAPHS SHOT ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK.

IN 'THE SECRET LIVES OF BUILDINGS' AT CLAMP ART, PHOTOGRAPHER MARC YANKUS TAKES THE OPPOSITE APPROACH. HIS PORTRAITS OF NEW YORK BUILDINGS ARE STRIPPED DOWN, ABSENT OF ANY PEOPLE, CARS OR THE REGULAR CITY BUSTLE.

THE RESULT GIVES THE BUILDINGS A SURREAL AND DREAMLIKE APPEARANCE, A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON FAMILIAR LANDMARKS.

AND FINALLY, NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATER RETURNS TO NEW YORK.

THE COMPANY, WHICH IS OVER 50 YEARS OLD, BRINGS A SLATE OF U.S. PREMIERES.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES TWO WORKS BY HOUSE CHOREOGRAPHERS SOL LEON AND PAUL LIGHTFOOT.

'SAFE AS HOUSE' IS SET TO MUSIC BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, AND 'STOP-MOTION' FEATURES MUSIC BY MAX RICHTER AND VIDEO PROJECTIONS.

ALSO ON THE BILL IS WORK BY THE NEXT GENERATION OF NDT CHOREOGRAPHERS: 'WOKE UP BLIND' BY ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER MARCO GOECKE; AND 'THE STATEMENT' BY CANADIAN CHOREOGRAPHER CRYSTAL PITE WITH NEW MUSIC BY OWEN BELTON AND SPOKEN TEXT BY PLAYWRIGHT JONATHAN YOUNG.

AND THAT'S THE NYC-ARTS NEWS.

FROM THE NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART AT PURCHASE COLLEGE, I'M CHRISTINA HA.

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