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 2016-2017 PASS season is curated by Gabri Christa.
Lys Obsidian’s Kala Lolo
April 29, 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
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.