POSTPONED: PASS: Kiera Bono

***This event will be postponed until further notice.  Learn more here. We apologize for the inconvenience.***

Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) is an ongoing archival process of “unsmoothing the cyborg,” as Margaret M. Quinlan and Benjamin R. Bates would call it. Tuning into mobility impairment, chronic illness, and physical therapy as aesthetic resources, this practice is an attempted collaboration between a stainless steel plate, seven screws, and a distal radius from the time of their surgical fixation in April 2019 until the hardware is removed sometime in 2020.

With attention to the materiality of disability, ORIF offers porous bones, rubber TheraBand resistance bars, accordion bellows, and strands of homemade pasta as dance partners in movement scores that stew in the blurriness between internal and external.

Dance Center | Room G201, Building G, 2nd floor
6:00 PM reception | 7:00 PM performance and Q & A
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8 | BUY TICKETS HERE

Based in Queens, New York, Kiera Bono is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY and teaching at The City College of New York. Approaching biopolitical questions surrounding disability, queerness, food, and diaspora, their work explores performances of assimilation and resistance. Bono’s academic research and practice-based research inform each other deeply, stewing in the blurriness between subject and object, internal and external, consumer and consumed, etc.

PASS is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

PASS is a curated performance series that takes place at Snug Harbor. 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 the curator. PASS is curated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation.