Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Colleen Ndemeh Fitzgerald

I am an activist, creator, performer, teacher, and thinker in the field of performing arts. My work is movement-based and centers women of the African diaspora, as well as my feminist, antiracist and decolonial politics. My movement comes from Afro-diasporic, West African and Contemporary dance techniques.

I am of Kpelle (Liberia) and Euro-American descent, and was based in Argentina from 2014-2018.

I am an activist in my communities, and combine my dedication to issues of race/gender/class with my art. I am currently collaborating with several artists globally, including my participation in Kukily- International Afrofeminist Arts Collective, along with 3 other women. Kukily creates interdisciplinary work (especially live performance, film and installations) exploring our Black womanhood.

I am available to perform, create original performance/choreographic works, teach practical and theoretical classes, give talks, curate, and consult in a variety of contexts. I am also offering these services online due to COVID-19.

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I Have Worked With

  • October 2019

    Performed in events produced by Sageseeker Productions:

    La Sala Femme (2019) - an evening of music and dance duos, featuring women of color based in CT. Hosted by Kamora's Cultural Corner in Hartford, CT.

    Yerba Bruja (2021) - a virtual theater production in which I presented an original 10 minute performance with collaborator Haben Maria. In partnership with Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT.

  • May 2019 to June 2019

    I performed alongside the resident dance troupe for a show open to community members (Gbarnga, Liberia)

  • June 2016 to September 2018

    I participated in several creative processes led by Fabiana, who is a Brazilian dance artist based in Argentina. I was 1 of 4 collaborators in her piece "Manzana", participated in a duet during live music performance, and participated in her site-specific project entitled "the run".

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Colleen Ndemeh
Job Title/Position: 
Movement Artist/Performer
Physical Address: 
Granby, CT 06035
Last Name: 
Fitzgerald
Phone: 
8603929135

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Humanities - Anthropology
Humanities - Art History & Criticism
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
7
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Bachelor of Arts - Dance & Anthropology (Bates College)
Bates Dance Festival
Awards: 
New England Dance Fund Network
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Audio
Lighting
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000