Photos: David Gonsier

Colored

Colored navigates the beautifully twisted spectrum of blackness that dancers Oluwadamilare Ayorinde, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson regularly embody. As three black dancers from varied backgrounds, their work together in the studio led to conversations on tokenism, appropriation, stereotype and representation. Colored is a filter for these thoughts and a celebration of cultural variation. This work was commissioned in-part by “Dance on the Lawn” Montclair Dance Festival, EMoves: Harlem Stage, and Jersey (New) Moves at NJPAC.

Press:
︎ The New York Times, A.D. & Colored review (2019)
︎ The New York Times, A.D. & Colored preview (2019)
︎ Amsterdam News, Colored preview (2017)
︎ Dance Europe Magazine (2017)
︎ The New Yorker (2017)
︎ Spotlight Central, Colored review (2016)

Colored premiered at the Actors Fund Arts Center in June 2017 and was commissioned in-part by “Dance on the Lawn” Montclair Dance Festival, EMoves: Harlem Stage, and Jersey (New) Moves at NJPAC.

Choreographed by Kyle Marshall
Performers Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson
Original music and Chandelier Matt Clegg
Additional music by “Father I Stretch My Hand” by Pastor T.L. Barrett and “Young, Gifted and Black” by Nina Simone
Costume reconstruction Arielle Davidoff
Original lighting design by Justin Partier


Past Performances

Actor’s Fund Art Center
June 2—3
Brooklyn, NY

E-Moves 18 @ Harlem Stage
March 30, April 7-8
NYC
Triskelion Arts Split Bill
December 17-18, 2016
Brooklyn, NY

DanceNow @ Joe's Pub
September 8, 2016
NYC
Jersey (New) Moves @ NJPAC
June 17, 2016
Newark, NJ

Roulette
April 10
Brooklyn, NY



© Kyle Marshall Choreography 2021. Updated September 2021.