Raja Feather Kelly, progenitor of the Feath3r Theory troupe, was a dual English and dance major, so it’s no wonder that forms of verbal and nonverbal communication play off of each other in his work. His longstanding love of pop art has led to the new dance-theater work Color Me Warhol, a Technicolor piece for fifteen dancers premiering tonight as part of his ongoing Warhol series. Made to toe the line between radical and accessible, Kelly draws from the iconic artist’s diaries to imagine A Chorus Line the way Warhol would have staged it — namely, with a lot more erratic movements, breakdowns, and way fiercer competition.
April 10-25, 7 p.m., 2015
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 22, 2015