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Rites of Passage
Rooms of Our Own from
Girlhood through Elderhood
Rites of Passage was a performance-installation epically sprawled throughout 21 rooms of a historic mansion, each room representing an archetypal stage or theme of initiation in women's lives from birth to death.
Conceived & Directed by Pooja Prema, it involved around 60 women age 3- 89 (and 3 men).
Rites of Passage is an evolving project and a movement of reclamation around the Feminine and initiation.
A new incarnation of ROP is now in gestation for June 2020.
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The Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
Photos by Peggy Reeves + Sabine Vollmer von Falken