Melanin Mosaic, a new performance ensemble dedicated to showcasing the talents of members of the African diaspora, has officially launched!
Melanin Mosaic is an ensemble that prides itself on creativity, collaboration, and diversity. The performers of Melanin Mosaic will consist of a globally diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in dance, music, film, lighting and audio design, and other forms of contemporary art. With a strong management and organization structure in place, led by Artistic Director Jarid Polite, Melanin Mosaic is committed to achieving its mission and making a positive impact through its performances and outreach efforts. As a performance ensemble, Melanin Mosaic will prioritize creativity and collaboration, fostering an environment where each member can contribute their unique skills and perspectives to create something truly special and create change in their own community.
Indulge in comfort as you celebrate the powerful role of womxn of color in color guard with Melanin Mosaic!
'Eternal Tinted Love,' is a tribute to the impact, creativity, and resilience of womxn in the vibrant world of color guard. Embrace warmth as you honor the past, applaud the present, and empower the future of womxn of color in this dynamic art form. This design features a beautiful representation of melanin-shaded hearts, symbolizing a timeless and enduring connection. It's more than a hoodie; it's a celebration of love, strength, and the rich artistry that defines womxn in color guard.
Introducing the premiere of a contemporary arts piece titled "Soulful Serenade (Melanin’s Anthem).” Presented by Melanin Mosaic Performance Ensemble, this captivating production merges the emotive and expressive qualities of soul music with the intimate and spiritual atmosphere of a serenade offered to our ancestors.
Drawing inspiration from the profound anthem "Lift Every Voice," the performance seamlessly blends soulful singing, instrumental performances, dance, and marching arts into a harmonious tapestry. Led by artistic director Jarid Polite, this work invites the audience on an emotional journey that resonates deep within the heart, connecting them to the spiritual essence of the music and the resounding message of cultural pride.
"Soulful Serenade” is a testament to the enduring power of music, transcending barriers, uplifting spirits, and honoring our collective heritage. Join us for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the richness of soul music and its ability to unite and inspire.
In the echoes of goodbye, a whisper of grace, I find a path to a brighter space. Though it hurts to part from what's been known, A better future, from these seeds, is grown.
The toxic love, its chapter ends, A journey of healing, where the heart amends. You played your part, a painful art, Now, in release, I heal my heart.
"Pain's Pas de Deux," a captivating creation by Melanin Mosaic Performance Ensemble under the direction of Artistic Director Jarid Polite, unfolds the intricate choreography of emotions as two hearts, retracing steps of joy and regret, entwine and unravel amidst the melancholic backdrop of "Autumn Tears," a song written and performed by the amazingly talented Tamara Grace (MTL). Their pas de deux, a dance for two, is born of heartache and longing, painting a poignant portrait of shattered memories. It encapsulates the anguish of farewell while delicately exploring the elusive art of healing. As they confront the echoes of their shared history, this duet reveals the bittersweet beauty of letting go and finding solace amidst the changing season.