Upcoming Events Calendar

Sep
30
Sat
PASS: Twin Rivers
Sep 30 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Photo credit: Lisa DuBois

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
5:00 PM Reception | 6:00 PM performance followed by Q & A
$10 Admission | Tickets at TwinRiversPASS.bpt.me

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.

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.

Oct
1
Sun
Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price
Oct 1 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Photo credit: George Nediloff

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
Free admission | Reservation requested here

The music and story of Florence Price (1887–1953)—the first African-American female composer to be premiered by a major American orchestra—comes to life in these exhilarating community concerts mixing music and monologue.

​Hear movements from three of Price’s string quartets, lush arrangements of spirituals​, and dramatic readings in a program celebrating this great and under sung synthesizer of European and African-American traditions. Selections include Price’s takes on “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord,” ​which was famously performed by Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial; the inventive Five Folksongs in Counterpoint; and other works​—all free and open to the public.

We will also be collaborating with City Harvest to host a food drive at each event. Audience members are invited to bring non-perishables to donate.

Oct
21
Sat
MVMT: Sketches
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)

General admission to the Newhouse Center is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor Members), and summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

In MVMT: Sketches, interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo reacts to the interconnectivity of personalities that enter his social-scape in a nonlinear state of flux and awe.  His photo series is an ongoing study of the contour the body and how storytelling is expressed with the skeletal-medium.  On display will be photographs created with an international display of MVMT artists, as well as recent performative exploration and collaborations.

This exhibit is made possible in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. 

Staten Island in Movement
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 31 @ 4:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G)
General admission to the Newhouse Center is $5 ($4 for students/seniors, free for Snug Harbor Members), and summer hours are Wed-Sun, 10 AM-5 PM.

Opening reception: Saturday, October 21, 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free admission

Staten Island in Movement activates varying environments through movement. Rosita Roldan, professional dancer and choreographer for over 35 years, uses photography to capture the beauty of local dancers as they meld into the landscape.

This exhibit is supported in part by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. 

Oct
28
Sat
PASS: In the Pines
Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
6:00 PM performance followed by Q & A
$10 Admission | Tickets at inthepinesPASS.bpt.me

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.

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.

Nov
25
Sat
PASS: Magdalena
Nov 25 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Photo credit: Briana Blasko

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
5:00 PM Reception | 6:00 PM performance followed by Q & A
$10 Admission | Tickets at magdalenaPASS.bpt.me

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.

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.