PASS: In the Pines

October 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art


Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
6:00 PM performance 
$5 Admission | Tickets at

In the Pines is a dance-theater piece that questions the normalizing of violence in American culture through the pop aesthetics of the folk tradition of murder ballads. The piece uses post-modern dance scores and surrealist prop-costumes to investigate whether we can create performance that encounters the violence of these stories without reifying it on the dancer’s body.  Performance by Patrice Miller.

In the Pines is part of the programming for Halloween Harbor, a campus-wide event at Snug Harbor on Sat, Oct 28.

PASS is a curated performance series presented on the last Saturday of the month at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (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 artist talk.  The 2017-2018 PASS season is curated by Melissa West.