2021 PASS Dialogue Series: Strange Love/EPISODES | What is courtship?

Be a part of an exciting collaborative creative discussion series and site-specific performance with nathan trice / RITUALS Dance. Theater. Music.

In this series of workshop-style conversations, 2021 PASS Artist nathan trice guides us through the creative process for his serialized work, Strange Love / EPISODES. Using themes from the books of bell hooks’ “All About Love” and Esther Perel’s “Mating In Captivity,” this project explores and illustrates the anatomy and beauty of local community perspectives on courtship, intimacy, and love. Over this one-year residency, trice will initiate a series of monthly discussions with the local and virtual Snug Harbor community to help build a culminating site-specific performance at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art during the summer of 2022. The goal of this residency is to invite participants stories and perspectives to help give life, form, and function to the 2022 site-specific performance of Strange Love: EPISODES at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art.


PASS Dialogues Series: Strange Love/EPISODES schedule:

Strange Love: EPISODES concept, process & goals: Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom
What is courtship?: Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom
What is intimacy?: Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM via Zoom
What is Love?: Saturday, December 11, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Newhouse Center, Gallery G

Advance registration is requested to attend. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom link. While we encourage your participation in all of the workshops, it is not required—join us for as much as you can.

About the Artists

Nathan Trice is originally from Detroit, MI. He is a 1990 honorable discharged veteran who began his artistic career while simultaneously completing the remaining two years of a four-and-a-half year contract with the US NAVAL Service. Upon completion of his Naval service he was accepted and completed the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center 2-year Certificate Program in 1993 and went on to spend the following six years as a featured artist with MOMIX dance company, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater/Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Donald Byrd/The Group and Forces of Nature Dance Company.

In 1998 Nathan Trice found and began artistic directorship of nathan trice / RITUALS Dance. Theater. Music. Since its inception Trice has consistently presented artistic educational programs & performances that reflect the importance of empathy, compassion and understanding and has shared his work throughout the US, Aruba, Bermuda, Japan and Hong Kong.

In 2005 Trice received the RestorationART, now known as the Billie Holiday Theater, Youth Arts Academy Recognition Award for his innovative work with their youth arts program. In that same year Trice was also awarded an indefinite residency at The Billie Holiday Theater Arts program.

PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays residency program is made possible through generous lead support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, with additional support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Snug Harbor is a proud partner with the CUNY Dance Initiative.