Writer and New York City activist Jane Jacobs wrote that old cities are, “all composed of movement and change, and although it is life, not art, we may fancifully call it the art form of the city and liken it to the dance.” Roam is a work for five dancers inspired by urban planning that highlights the ways people are physically organized, emotionally affected, and socially structured by the city environments we build. New York based composer Tristan Perich’s architecturally dense music incorporates piano and electronic sounds, evoking images of smooth glass, tall structures, hard pavement and waves of people etching their ways through the space.

Roam premiered on April 15th and 16th, 2016 at Take Root at Green Space in Queens, NY. Development of this piece has been made possible by a 2015 New Stage Creative Residency at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.
Choreographed by Kyle Marshall
Performers Derek Crescenti, Miriam Gabriel, Monica Gonzalez, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson
Music by Tristan Perich

Past Performances

Inside/Out at Jacob’s Pillow
July 20, 2016
Jacob’s Pillow Dance
Becket, MA

Take Root at Green Space
April 14-15, 2016
Long Island City, NY
Movement Research at Judson Church (excerpt)
November 23, 2015

Your Move Dance Festival (excerpt)
October 22-24, 2015
DeBaun Auditorium
Hoboken, NJ
Triskelion Arts Summer Shake Up (excerpt)
July 16, 2015
Brooklyn, NY

Next Stage Dance Residency showing (work in progress)
May 28, 2015
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Jamaica, NY

© Kyle Marshall Choreography 2023. Updated October 2023.