PASS: Twin Rivers
Twin Rivers is a multidisciplinary work which explores the similarities between West African, West Indian, and Indian spirituality. Seamlessly incorporating dance, music, poetry, fashion, and visual art, this production focuses on the iconography and performance rituals associated with certain orishas in the Yoruba tradition and certain Hindu gods and goddesses. Two dance pieces will be presented with live music for PASS. The first piece celebrates the feminine divine in both traditions, and it will feature water-based rituals dedicated to the deities Oun, Obá, Saraswati, and Ganga. The second piece extols the masculine divine in both traditions through ritual dancing, drumming, and chanting associated with the deities Shango and Shiva.
Concept, Choreography, & Script: Kiran Rajagopalan
Dramaturgy & Art Direction: James W. Beeks
Photograph: Lisa DuBois
PASS is a curated performance series presented on the last Saturday of the month at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. The salons 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 artist talk. The 2017-2018 PASS season is curated by Melissa West.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C&G) (View)
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
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