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STATEN ISLAND, NY: PASS - "Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation"

STATEN ISLAND, NY: PASS - "Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation"


Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden


Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden - Dance Center
1000 Richmond Terrace, Building G, 2nd fl
Staten Island, NY 10301


Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 6:00pm



Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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 Within tragedy lies the serpent of creation, choreographer/performer Anjoli Chadha asks “Is suffering a harborer of our creative powers? Do we live in it on purpose?”

Saturday, April 13 | 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 

Note from 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.


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.

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