PASS: Untitled Solo PARK Cycle 2 by Kathy Westwater

Photo credit: Julie Lemberger

Join us for the PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays) premiere of Untitled Solo PARK Cycle 2, choreographed and performed by Kathy Westwater. Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY is undergoing a 30-year transformation from one of the largest environmental traumas in the world into a park. The project engages frontline communities who bear the burden of our industrial waste complex and choreographically reveals the underbelly of our material world.

WHEN: August 7 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
WHERE: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Building G gallery
ADMISSION: General admission $10 | Snug Harbor Members $8


This durational project began with PARK Cycle 1, which occurred during a four-year span from 2009-13. PARK Cycle 2 will take place in 2021-23, coinciding with the first opening of parkland on the landfill. Westwater, a 2020-21 PASS/CUNY Dance Initiative Artist in Residence at Snug Harbor, spent six weeks this spring undertaking research and development of the second cycle of the PARK project. The performance will be followed by a brief conversation with the artist and an outdoor reception in Shinbone Alley.

“In my artistic research I am finding the impacts of the pandemic are not far removed from those of ecological devastation.” –Kathy Westwater

This performance takes place indoors within the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art/Gallery G (located in Building G). Snug Harbor requires masks in any public indoor spaces, in outdoor spaces where 6-ft social distancing is not possible, and at all admission/concession points.

As you visit Snug Harbor, please remember:

  • Maintain a distance of 6+ feet away from other visitors whenever possible
  • Bring and wear a mask while on campus
  • Practice good hygiene and sanitization
  • Stay home if you are sick

The 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.

The CUNY Dance Initiative receives major support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Additional support is provided by the SHS Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. CDI is part of Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.