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: Lisa DuBois

PASS: Twin Rivers
September 30, 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

Twin Rivers is a multidisciplinary work which explores the similarities between West African, West Indian, and Indian spirituality. Seamlessly incorporating dance, music, poetry, fashion, and visual art, this production focuses on the iconography and performance rituals associated with certain orishas in the Yoruba tradition and certain Hindu gods and goddesses. Concept, choreography, and script by Kiran Rajagopalan. Dramaturgy and art direction by James W. Beeks. Photography by Lisa DuBois.


Photo credit: Paula Court

In the Pines
October 28, 2017

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Buildings C & G
6:00 PM Performance
$10 Admission | 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.


Photo credit: Briana Blasko

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