Join us for an exciting PASS performance featuring Lys Obsidian, a dancer and performance artist with a background in fusion belly dance and butoh. Lys makes work that explores issues around gender and sexuality. She plays with cultural expectations and perceptions of what it means to be raised female. A collaborative artist, Lys Obsidian’s Kala Lolo gives a platform for local musicians, poets, and movers to express and subvert gender identity.
In Lys’s upcoming Kala Lolo, she will be performing three vignettes: Hatchet, a collaboration with poet Rachel Therres, Things Kept Secret, a solo dance regarding the policing of female-born bodies, and an untitled collaborative piece with performance artist Crux Rhodes.
This event is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The 2016-2017 PASS series is curated by Gabri Christa.
PASS is a curated performance series presented on the last Saturday of the month at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in Buildings C/G. The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multimedia) in different stages of development. When possible, works are developed in residence at Snug Harbor. Each PASS presentation has a pre-performance reception and is followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the work. The 2016-2017 PASS series was curated by Gabri Christa.