STELLAR (World Premiere)
This dance of speculative fiction created by choreographer Kyle Marshall began as virtual improvisation sessions with five fellow movement artists. STELLAR is inspired by Afrofuturism, the echoes of Jazz, and the stars within us.
Choreography and Scores: Kyle Marshall
Performers: Oluwadamilare Ayroinde, Bria Symoné Bacon, Miriam Gabriel, Myssi Robinson, Ariana Speight
Sound: Kwami Winfield
Costumes: Malcolm-x Betts
Filmmaker: Tatyana Tenenbaum
Film Location: BAC’s Jerome Robbins Theater
BAC Artist Commissions made possible with generous leadership support from Anonymous, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Thompson Family Foundation, and Robert and Kathleen Wallace.
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.
Photos: David Gonsier, Norbert De la Cruz III