PASS: jardin salvaje by rebeca medina

jardin salvaje is a sound map and durational dance work that guides the audience through the physical and temporal landscape of Snug Harbor. It is an invitation to observe in detail three solos that take place in the gardens. It is simply an excuse to listen, walk slowly and honor the land as it was, as it is and as it will be. The movement score relates to plants and animals through instinct and listening. It is an insistence on moving the body in unison with the wind, in duet with the water, in dissonance with the leaves of the trees, in accordance with the flies, in trust with the roots. We are interested in multispecies relationships and the legacy of the territory in our bodies.

WHERE: Check in at Cottage A at Snug Harbor

WHEN: May 29 and 30 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ADMISSION: Adults: $10 | Snug Harbor Members: $8


Movers: rebeca medina, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Mor Mendel and Carly Czach
Sound map design:  Jean Carla Rodea

To experience this performance, please register in advance for the day you plan to attend. You will receive an email with a link to download the sound map prior to your arrival. Please check-in outside of Cottage A, where you will receive a program and campus map to guide you through the performance. You can attend this durational performance anytime between 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

rebeca medina. Improviser. Dancer. Choreographer. Student of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Admirer of plants and disciple of their secrets. Interested in the magic of time and the power of community. Addicted to interdisciplinary collaborations. Curious about slow rhythms. Immigrant from Bogotá, Colombia. She has had the privilege of performing and collaborating with the theater company Sister Sylvester, Alex Borinsky, Dai Jian, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks, Megan Byrne, Alex Zaccarello, Tatyana Tenenbaum, among others. She will give birth to her first child in July 2021.

PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays is a performing arts residency program that focuses on the creation and development of new, original work in dance, music, theater, and multimedia. Artists live and work on Snug Harbor’s 83-acre historic campus and culminate their residency with a site-specific performance for the community. PASS is facilitated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation, Visual & Performing Arts.

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.

Snug Harbor arts programming is made possible through generous support from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, HumanitiesNY, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.