PASS: Welwitschia (working title) by Ivy Baldwin

Photo credit: Maria Baranova

Choreographer Ivy Baldwin’s latest work is Welwitschia (working title), a dance for the new Chocolate Factory Theater. A quartet for Katie Dean, Kayvon Pourazar, Saúl Ulerio and Baldwin, with an original score by long-time collaborator Justin Jones, this new work mines concepts of deep time, transmitted evolutionary knowledge, and solastalgia (existential distress caused by environmental change)—embracing the challenge of making ephemeral art about existential ideas. Disparate concepts are intentionally structured to collide with each other in the form of movement, sound, images, and narratives.

WHEN: November 13 | 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
WHERE: The Dance Center | Building G, 2nd Floor | Room G201
ADMISSION: Adults: $10.00 | Snug Harbor Members: $8.00


Performers: Ivy Baldwin, Katie Dean, Kayvon Pourazar, Saúl Ulerio
Composer: Justin Jones

Welwitschia (working title) is commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater. Baldwin researched, developed and honed Welwitschia (working title) with financial, administrative and residency support from Dance in Process at Gibney. This work is also made possible, in part, by Harkness Dance Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program at 92Y, Redtail Artist Residency program at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and the Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship Program at The Liguria Study Center for Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy.

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.