PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays

PASS is a curated performance series that takes place on the last Saturday of every month at Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.

The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multi-media) in different stages of development.  When possible, work is developed in residence at Snug Harbor, which serves as an incubation lab.  Each PASS has a pre-performance reception and a post-performance artist talk moderated by an expert in the field.  The 2017-2018 PASS season is curated by Melissa West.

Coming Up:

Photo credit Mark Veltman

In the Pines
October 28, 2017

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Buildings C & G
6:00 PM Performance
In the Pines is part of the programming for Halloween Harbor, a campus-wide event at Snug Harbor on Sat, Oct 28.  Buy tickets here

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.


Magdalena
November 25, 2017

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Buildings C & G
5:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Performance, with artist Q + A immediately following
$10 Admission | BUY TICKETS HERE

Magdalena is a performance memoir by Gabri Christa for small spaces and living rooms.  The solo, through dance, visuals, and storytelling, takes on the life of Gabri’s mother Magdalena and reveals big issues coming to light in her life: race relationships, post-traumatic stress, immigration, motherhood, Dutch colonialism and dementia.  Written, created, and performed by Gabri Christa.  Directed by Erwin Maas.


2016-2017 PASS Season