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