PASS: mwestdances

September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301

IMGP5793bad woods
by melissa west/mwestdances.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
September 24, 2016
5PM Reception | 6PM Performance + Artist Talk | $10 Admission
Cast: Kiera Bono, Melisande Enchanique, Laura Neese.
Music: Tom Bones + Sandra Bentsen.
Costume Designer: Vivian Vassar of Hey Viv ! Retro Clothing
Lighting: Erik Danielson

In bad woods, choreographer/director Melissa West explores the liminal emotive space that resides in the woods. Three dancers build on a soundscape that delves into dualities of light and dark, the night, the mysteries and enigmatic states of wildness that exist within the feminine; the constructs and unraveling of performativity.

PASS is a curated performance series that takes place on the last Saturday of every month at Snug Harbor. The salons focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multimedia) 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.

This program is curated by Gabri Christa.

This piece is supported by the CUNY Dance Initiative and Snug Harbor’s PASS program.