Upcoming Events Calendar

Apr
13
Sat
PASS: Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation
Apr 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Sadness is a wicked serpent coiled up in the dark. It can kill itself with its own venom and also, crawl, stretch, climb, sway, dance, shed skin, and transform. Is suffering a harborer of our creative powers? Do we live in it on purpose?

Note from choreographer/performer Anjoli Chadha: On my daily commute and in my travels, I often see suffering in the faces and bodies around me. I shake off or stretch out the weight I feel in my back and neck when seeing a woman with no home, hunched over her wagon with the weight of her coat and bags. Seeing the everyday personal suffering and how we are victims of our personal stories is very evocative for me—not just why we suffer, but how some of us choose to stay in suffering.

6:00 PM reception | 7:00 PM performance, followed by a brief Q & A
Room G201 – The Dance Center | Building G
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Register for the FREE Master Class with PASS Artist Anjoli Chadha on April 17

About PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays
PASS is a curated performance series that takes place at Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and Dance Center.  The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multi-media) in different stages of development.  These works-in-progress are the culmination of a one-month residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.  PASS is curated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation.

Apr
17
Wed
Master Class with PASS artist Anjoli Chadha
Apr 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This free dance class will explore the themes of Anjoli Chadha’s PASS residency and performance, Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation.

Room G201 – The Dance Center | Building G
Admission: FREE | Registration requested here

Sadness is a wicked serpent coiled up in the dark. It can kill itself with its own venom and also, crawl, stretch, climb, sway, dance, shed skin, and transform. In PASS: Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation, performer Anjoli Chadha asks: Is suffering a harborer of our creative powers? Do we live in it on purpose?

Note from choreographer/performer Chadha: On my daily commute and in my travels, I often see suffering in the faces and bodies around me. I shake off or stretch out the weight I feel in my back and neck when seeing a woman with no home, hunched over her wagon with the weight of her coat and bags. Seeing the everyday personal suffering and how we are victims of our personal stories is very evocative for me—not just why we suffer, but how some of us choose to stay in suffering.

May
18
Sat
PASS: Private Inventory or No Health Insurance
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Created and performed by Londs Reuter and friends, Private Inventory or No Health Insurance is a thinking, moving, and writing-it-down practice that looks more at what choreographs us than what we choreograph. Private Inventory attempts to translate non-verbal, embodied self-knowledge acquired through dancing into written record. From movement practices, we generate writings, surveys, anecdotes, and charts to map out the particularities and generalities of a dancing body. Private Inventory or No Health Insurance assumes that there is no normative body and that we’re all carving out unique ways of moving through the world at all times.

6:00 PM reception | 7:00 PM performance, followed by a brief Q & A
Room G201 – The Dance Center | Building G
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

About PASS: Performing Arts Salon Saturdays
PASS is a curated performance series that takes place at Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and Dance Center.  The salon’s focus is on original works in performing arts (music, dance, theater, and multi-media) in different stages of development.  These works-in-progress are the culmination of a one-month residency at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.  PASS is curated by Melissa West, Vice President of Curation.

Jun
22
Sat
PASS: s o u  n  d  i   n   g  line
Jun 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Inside Snug Harbor’s historic cottage, four performers create, inhabit, and transform individual and collective pasts to ask what it means to belong as a woman to a family line.

Using movement and shadow play, and manipulating simple elements — cloth, rope, paper, and light — Adrienne Westwood’s s o u n d i n g line pulls the imagined histories of female ancestors into the present.

“Westwood is a promising choreographer of delicate craft, one worth watching.” —Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Infinite Body Blog

Saturday, June 22 | 6:00 PM reception | 6:30 & 7:00 PM performances and Q & A
Cottage B
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Member: $8
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Adrienne Westwood’s residency and performance at Snug Harbor are held in partnership with the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative

Jun
27
Thu
Newhouse After Dark: CLOAKED Featuring APMD, Lys Obsidian, and Jen Gallo
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for Newhouse After Dark, a series of after-hours live art experiences in the oldest building on campus.

Cloaked includes a live performance composed by APMD (AJ Pantaleo and Mike DiBenedetto) along with individual and collective dance pieces designed by Jen Gallo and Lys Obsidian. The performance will explore themes such as sexuality, gender identity, and ageism.

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Admission: $10 | Snug Harbor Members: $8
BUY TICKETS HERE

Drummer and composer AJ Pantaleo collaborated with former bandmate Mike DiBenedetto to create APMD, an experimental two-piece that combines their love for cinema with experimental soundscapes. APMD was awarded an (Staten Island Arts) Excellence in the Arts award the same year and debut their first performance at the LUMEN Festival that summer. In 2018 they won a NYCDCA Premier Grant to compose and record “Audio Stories”, an audio tour for the Staten Island Museum. https://ajpantaleo.space/

Lys Obsidian, a Staten Island based dancer and performance artist with a background in fusion belly dance and butoh, makes work that explores issues around gender and sexuality. She plays with cultural expectations and perceptions of what it means to be raised female. As a collaborative artist with a love for vaudeville, Lys Obsidian created Kala Lolo to offer a platform for local musicians, poets, and movers to express and subvert gender identity. Lys Obsidian has received an Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for Kala Lolo in 2015, 2016, and 2018, as well as a 2016 Excellence in the Arts Award and a PASS Dance residency at Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in 2017.

Jen Gallo is a public health artist, born, raised and living on Staten Island. She produces work in a variety of mediums, including mural art, dance, comedy and ceramic sculpture. All of her work is intended to improve the quality of life of the community by bringing attention to health issues and educating the public with evidence-based information and making people smile.