FOR COLORED GIRLS
performance
(2019)
For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is the 1st  (known) French adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s powerful choreopoem in a French context. Created for a black feminist event on March 8th 2019 in La Générale Nord-Est, focusing on black womxn artists and activists in Paris, this performance was also an hommage to the poet who created the original piece and who passed away on October 2018.
Inspired by Kettly Mars French translation of the choreopoem, the 7 poets/performers did a rewriting work and a staging of 11 selected poems.

Anna Tjé plays the womxn in red. She also created the poster, as well as the program that serves today as one of the main piece of archive to trace this historical work.

Seven young black womxn testify to their experiences, their first times, their revolts and their journeys to the end of their own rainbow.
Their tied voices are empirical, brazen, sweet
, full of sarcasm and truth. Through their poetic confessions, they deliver a powerful act of sorority in practice.









(c) Estelle Prudent, Virginie Quadjovie 


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