(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The fifth annual In Full Color, a production featuring women of color from around the country, will be performed at Nimbus Dance June 6-9, 2019 in the Nimbus Theater. In Full Color is a performance by Thinking in Full Color, an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. This year’s production of In Full Color features stories about mother-daughter relationships, identity, and immigrants losing touch with their ancestral homes. The unique theatrical platform gives voice to women of color, allowing them to take ownership of their stories and create cultural dialogues.
First performed in 2015 in Jersey City under director Summer Dawn Reyes, In Full Color has since included work by writers from New York, New Jersey, California, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas and Minnesota. Director Summer Dawn Reyes said, “It is amazing to be working on the fifth season of In Full Color. What started as a simple dream to tell the stories of women of color in their authentic voices has grown into a beautiful sisterhood and movement. The stories we've put on our stage the past four years have been brilliant and enduring, and this year's selections are no different. It's a privilege to amplify these talented writers' voices and show the world what life is like in our skin.”
In a statement, Nimbus’ Artistic Director Samuel Pott said, “Having known Summer Dawn Reyes for years, it is impressive to witness her commitment and success at providing a platform for female artists of color. It is imperative that all people have opportunities to share their voices and stories; Nimbus is excited to partner with Summer and In Full Color to provide this forum."
In Full Color will be at the Nimbus Theater on June 6-8 at 8:00pm and June 9 at 3:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase online. The Nimbus Theater is located at 165 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Founded by Summer Dawn Reyes, Thinking In Full Color is an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. Through its programming, the organizations empowers female-identified creators while educating audiences about the need for diversity in the media, racial issues, and cultural exchange. Thinking in Full Color creates opportunities for women of color in theater, visual art, comedy, music, dance and other media. Thinking in Full Color is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
Nimbus’ mission is to create and present innovative dance by bringing together top-tier dancers, choreographers, and collaborators in a dynamic, creative environment and delivering that work to diverse communities. Founded in 2005 by Samuel Pott and based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Nimbus has been at the forefront of excellence in the arts, community engagement, and impact, successfully interweaving Company, School, and Presenting wings. With a repertory of over 25 works, the Company performs on tour nationally and in Jersey City, impacting 16,000 people each year. Community engagement initiatives serve 4,000 children annually through in-school, movement-based programs. The School of Nimbus holds 45 classes throughout the week and also offers the Junior Youth Ensemble, Nimbus Youth Ensemble, and the Pre-Professional Program. In winter 2020, Nimbus will relocate to the new state-of-the-art Nimbus Arts Center at the Lively in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District.