PASS Poetry: The Color of Crucifixion

May 27, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Buildings C & G
5:00 PM Reception
6:00 PM Performance, with artist Q + A immediately following
$10 Admission | BUY TICKETS HERE

Poet, activist, and former NYC Youth Poet Laureate Ramya Ramana returns to Snug Harbor for a thought-provoking new performance: The Color of Crucifixion. With collaborators Steven Willis and Marc Beard on piano/vocals, this multi-faceted performance will feature poetry followed by music and narration.

The Color of Crucifixion challenges the racial identity of Jesus through a collective of narrative performances that depict him as a friend of the oppressed. This show confronts American church culture and the westernized notions of depicting God.

Steven Willis, narration

Marc Beard, piano/vocals

PASS is a curated performance series presented on the last Saturday of the month at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in 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 opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the work.