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ColemanCollective, LLC and Gibney Dance Center Present:

POP: In the Studio

ABOUT

ColemanCollective, LLC 

is a multidisciplinary performing arts company, founded by Cain A. Coleman and Matthew Perez, which aims to bring together artists as equal collaborators to produce art in various forms. This group features choreographers, dancers, actors, writers, visual artists, directors, musicians, and other performers who seek to share and create with artists of diverse cultures and disciplines, through PERFORMANCE, EDUCATION and COLLABORATION. The artistic direction is suggested by Coleman and Perez, while the collaborators they bring on, inevitably bend that vision, to create something completely original and unexpected.  The effort to work towards a mutual understanding and learn through collaboration is what fuels the collective. 


Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC)

was organized in 2014 by choreographer and dancer Kyle Marshall. KMC sees the dancing body as a celebration of our agile form, an embodiment of history and an act of social instigation. Dance is an opportunity to empathize with other human beings and celebrate our potential.

Kyle Marshall Choreography has performed throughout the tri-state area including: Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, DanceNow Joe’s Pub, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC Summerstage, Montclair Dance Festival, Jersey City Theater Center, Wassaic Arts Project and Conduit Dance (PDX). KMC has also received residencies from DanceNow at Silo, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, CoLab Arts and the 2016 Montclair Dance Festival Emerging Choreographer Commission. KMC conducts annual education outreaches at Bayonne High School and Trenton Central High School. Kyle Marshall Choreography is fiscally sponsored through New York Live Arts. www.kmchoreography.com

BIOGRAPHIES

Kyle Marshall is a dancer and dance maker working in New York City and New Jersey. Kyle currently dances with Doug Elkins choreography etc. and is an apprentice for the Trisha Brown Dance Company.  In the past, he has worked with; Tiffany Mills Company, Ryan McNamara, Heidi Latsky, and was a founding member of 10 Hairy Legs.He organized Kyle Marshall Choreography in 2014 to help support his dance-making. Kyle’s work has been performed at venues including; Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, DanceNow Joe’s Pub, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, Montclair Dance Festival, Movement Research at Judson Church, Wassaic Arts Project, Triskelion Arts, and Dixon Place. He has also received residencies from the DanceNow at Silo, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, CoLab Arts and was the 2016 "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair Dance Festival Emerging Commissioned Choreographer. In 2017, Kyle was awarded the New Jersey Artist Fellowship in Choreography. Kyle graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance.

Myssi Robinson is an artist from Richmond, VA.  Along with Kyle Marshall Choreography,  she currently explores with Baye and Asa, Katelyn Halpern, and Meagan Woods.  Her fine art work has been shown at Crushed Muffins IV, BUMP through Harlem, the Jersey City Theater Center, and Bloomsbury Square Cafe.  Myssi lives in Jersey City and dreams constantly of her forest escape.

Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde is a dancer and aspiring choreographer from New Jersey. He has worked with Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, and Netta Yerushalmy. He has also collaborated with Miriam Gabriel and Carlo Antonio Villanueva within their shared artistic ideas and apprentices with the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Matt Clegg is a sound and video artist from Richmond, VA.  Colored is his first collaboration with KMC.  Explore his work here: https://www.matthewclegg.com/.


Charisma Glasper, a native New Yorker, trained during her early years at the The Ailey School and Harlem School of the Arts. She attended Professional Performing Arts high-school in Times Square New York, while training during the summers at Joffrey Ballet. Charisma went on to complete her Bachelor's in Fine Arts at Purchase Conservatory of Dance. During her time at Purchase, Charisma worked with choreographers and performed repertoires by Bill T Jones, Martha Graham, and Gabriel Lamb. Having other passions and interest in fashion, film and performance art, Charisma is working to make a name for herself in these industries. Since graduating, Charisma is building her portfolio having modeled as a dancer in Vogue Italia’s “NY ‘Voguers’ project”. She was muse and model for Marc Jacobs hybrid watch collection launch, appearing on websites and billboards in Tokyo, Japan and Melrose Ave in California. In 2017 has Charisma performed for ESPN’s upfront show at the Minskoff Theatre. She will also appear as a feature dancer in an episode of an upcoming HBO series. Notably she has performed as a moving model in the AIDS Benefit Associations Life Ball in 2015, Vienna, Austria. She posed alongside her fellow ColemanCollective directors for Elle USA Magazine January 2017 issue featuring emerging New York City Art Companies. While pursuing her passions in the arts, Charisma teaches children’s ballet classes at Brooklyn College Prep Center. Charisma is recognized as a freelance teaching artist heavily involved in providing arts programming for NYC schools. Beside having taught many dance programs throughout NYC elementary and middle schools, Charisma has worked with nonprofit organizations to ensure the arts and knowledge of the arts in dance remain in NYC inner schools and communities. She has coordinated, creative directed and curated programs featuring the arts in educational, underprivileged, and LGBT communities. Charisma being a close friend and creative to Cain and Matthew, was inspired to share her passions and knowledge to the growth of ColemanCollective. Charisma joined ColemanCollective as a sole contributor in early 2015; continuing to contribute to the companies goals and mission, Charisma stands as Associate & Creative Director of ColemanCollective.

Matthew Perez is a native of the Bronx, New York. He graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts with a high school diploma in 2009 and went on to receive a BFA from SUNY Purchase 2013. While at Purchase, Matthew had the honor of performing works by Pam Tanowitz, Lar Lubovitch, Twyla Tharp, Nicolo Fonte, and John Heginbotham. He has also attended the Movement Invention Project (2011) and Springboard Danse Montreal (2011 & 2012), where he worked with Emily Molnar, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Manuel to Vignoulle. He was a performer at Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance between 2013-2017, and continues to work with the company on a freelance basis. As a Choreographer, Matthew has presented work at Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Gibney Dance Center. He is currently the dance education teacher at P.S.4, the Duke Ellington School, and co-director of ColemanCollective.

Cain Alfonza Coleman, Jr. a Richmond, VA native, began his professional career dancing with Philadanco (Philadelphia Dance Company), following his training at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase. After touring with the company domestically and internationally, Cain joined The Martha Graham Dance Company in 2014, and later became a performing artist and collaborator with the Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company. He has been featured on Good Morning America, Good Morning New York and So You Think you Can Dance. As an emerging choreographer, Cain has presented works at Regional Dance Association, Barre Bone NYC, Gibney Dance, Bronx Academy of arts and Dance, Abrons Art Center, FAB, Movement Research and Afro Dance in the UK.

Marcella Lewis hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she began her dance training at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre at the age of 3. She then continued her studies at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts(LACHSA). She later received her BFA from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance, where she was awarded the Adopt-A-Dancer Scholarship. While at Purchase, Marcella performed works by Doug Varone, Gregory Dolbashian, madboots, Kevin Wynn and Ori Flooman. Marcella has completed summer programs at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance and Alonzo King Lines Ballet, where she was awarded the Homer Avila Scholarship. She joined Abraham.In.Motion in fall 2016. She joined ColemanCollective as a Dancer and Rehearsal Director in summer 2016.


PROGRAM NOTES

Title | Fruit Punch (work in progress)
Choreographer(s) | Matthew Perez, Charisma Glasper, and Cain Coleman
Performer(s) | Matthew Perez, Charisma Glasper, and Cain Coleman
Music | "Don't Ever Be Fooled" - Jay Boogie ft. Cookie Tookie, "Orbiting" - Bambounou, "Dyin' to Live" - Outkast, "Bullied" - Sound clip from motion picture Bullied, (2010), "A Bad Note" - Outkast, "Hyper" - Bambounou, "Into the Icebox" - Elliot Moss

- Intermission (15 min) -

Title | Parts of Colored
Choreographer(s) | Kyle Marshall
Performer(s) | Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde, Kyle Marshall and Myssi Robinson
Original Music and Decor | Matt Clegg

Colored was commissioned in-part by "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair Dance Festival, EMoves Harlem Stage, and Jersey (New) Moves Dance Festival at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Additional support provided by the Actors Fund Arts Center, and the Triskelion Arts and Mark Morris Dance Center subsidized space program.

Colored premiered June 2nd, 2017 at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY.