In Conversation: Kyle Marshall with Charmaine Warren
The Spring 2021 season of premieres commissioned by BAC includes a series of live-streamed talks with the artists about their projects and creative processes.
In conjunction with the premiere of STELLAR, Kyle Marshall talks with performer, educator, and dance writer Charmaine Warren.
Warren has been a mentor to Marshall since he was resident emerging choreographer of the 2016 "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair Dance Festival, of which Warren is founder/producer and artistic director, in addition to her role as producer of DanceAfrica at BAM.
STELLAR is available to watch free, on demand June 7-21, Monday at 5PM ET until Monday at 5PM ET.
BAC Artist Commissions made possible with generous leadership support from Anonymous, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Thompson Family Foundation, and Robert and Kathleen Wallace.
Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.
As of January, 2021.
Kyle Marshall is a choreographer, performer and teaching artist. He recently received the 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and a NY “Bessie” Award nomination for the production “Colored.” His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration.
Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed at venues including: BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Joe’s Pub at the Public, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, and Roulette. He has also received commissions from "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair's Dance Festival and Harlem Stage. Marshall has been in residence at the 92nd st Y, CPR, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and currently is a Resident Performance Artist at MANA Contemporary. As a teacher, Marshall has conducted dance masterclasses and creative workshops at schools including; American Dance Festival, Montclair State University, Ailey/Fordham, County Prep High School and Bloomfield College. Kyle is a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He also danced with doug elkins choreography etc., and Tiffany Mills Company. Marshall graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance.
Charmaine Patricia Warren is a performer, historian, consultant, and dance writer. She began the online series "Black Dance Stories" in June 2020. She is the founder/producer and artistic director for "Dance on the Lawn," Montclair's Dance Festival, and the Producer of DanceAfrica at BAM.
She has been a co-curator for Harlem Stage's dance series, EMoves for 11 years, and the lead curator for Dance @ Wassaic Project Festival for nine years. She currently writes on dance for The New York Amsterdam News, Dance Magazine, and other magazines and journals. She is a 2017 Bessie Award Recipient for "Outstanding Performance" as a member of Skeleton Architecture Collective. She is a faculty member at Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning, and is a former faculty member at Hunter College, The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program, Sarah Lawrence College, Kean University, and The Joffrey Ballet School's Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, a Masters Degree in Dance Research, Reconstruction, and Choreography from CUNY City College, and two Bachelor’s Degrees from Montclair State College. She was a member of the New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessie Awards) committee for more than ten years.