For Colored Girls


For Colored Girls is the first production under the auspices of New Nordic Voices. Structurally, for colored girls is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a "choreopoem." Shange's poetry expresses many struggles and obstacles that African-American women may face throughout their lives and is a representation of sisterhood and coming of age as an African-American woman. The poems are choreographed to music that weaves together in- terconnected stories. The choreopoem is performed by a cast of seven nameless women only identified by the colors they are assigned. For colored girls premiered on the international women's day in Helsinki 8th March 2019

Cast

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Dew Madonsela

Lady in Purple
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Pernille Isedora Johansson

Lady in Blue
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Rebecca Langley Jensen

Lady in Yellow
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Wanjiku Victoria Seest

Lady in Brown
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Ellen Cassandra Gram

Lady in Red
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Alice Knuth

Lady in Orange
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Prachi Bobhate

Lady in Green

Production Team

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Michael Omoke

Idea/Artistic Director
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Shirley Basfield Dunlap

Director
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Anna Marie B. Skanborg

Assistant Director
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Aïcha Elina Haïra

Stage Manager
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Elisha Ngoma

Choreographer
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Cheryl Williams

Lighting Designer
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Hind Charafi

Finacial manager/logistics