Premiere Helsinki

  • For Colored Girls Premiere - Helsinki

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 in Helsinki 7th, 8th, 9th March 2019