CSI to Host Women’s History Dance/Music Event

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the College of Staten Island will host “Expanding Wing…Stretching Space: Creating Room ‘tween a Rock and Hard Place,” a theatrical poem-in-motion of choreographed poetry and stories with music, dance, and song written by survivors of domestic violence, on Thursday, March 20 at 3:30pm in the college’s Center for the Arts.

“…I was blown away,” [by this show] said Bonnie Rose Marcus, Director, Readings/ Workshops, Poets & Writers, Inc., calling the performance “a vibrant and potent piece of art. To take such a deep and disturbing subject, such as domestic violence, and transform it into a theatrical production that is funny, inspiring, sad and uplifting is monumental.”

Ann Tripp of WBLS radio says the show is “Incredibly meaningful, yet incredibly entertaining.”

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by CSI’s Office of the President, Bertha Harris Women’s Center, Office of Diversity and Compliance, and Office of Student Affairs.

The program is conceived and directed by Nikki Williams. Performers include Nadijah Abdul, Claudia Moore-Hamilton, Phyre, Nikki Stevenson, Velvet Ross, Margarett Saint-Jean, and Glendalys Sosa.