Premiere: 2012, Chakeres Theatre, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Subsequent Performances: 2013, Chappelear Drama Center, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Choreography: Rashana Perks Smith
Performance: Wittenberg University dancers (2012), Ohio Wesleyan University dancers (2013)
Music: The Octopus Project
Lighting design: D. Glen Vanderbilt
Costume design: Jacqueline Shelley
Still Photography: Mark Schmitter, D. Glen Vanderbilt
Length: 8 minutes


In Colony, images of solidarity and hoi polloi emerge from the ordered chaos of a large ensemble of twenty-one dancers. Rooted in investigating how humans retain individuality while simultaneously identifying with large communities, Smith explores how dancers retain individuality as they dance together as an ensemble.

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