he rip his shirt off completely


Created & Performed by COLLIN KELLY
Filmed & Edited by LAURA SNOW & CJ FERRONI
Lighting Design by TUÇE YASAK


Originally Premiered June 18, 2021


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Photo by Raja Feather Kelly

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he rip his shirt off completely



Created & Performed by COLLIN KELLY
Filmed & Edited by LAURA SNOW & CJ FERRONI 
Lighting Design by TUÇE YASAK 



COLLIN KELLY is a sixth-generation Montanan, Brooklyn-based solo performance artist and dancer, 500-hour CYT, Pilates instructor and home-cook. At 13, he dropped out of middle school to become a ballerina, later going on to study at The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. After attaining a BFA from The University of Montana in 2012 he relocated to NYC. Shortly after, he began collaborating with raja feather kelly’s the feath3r theory (current performer). Collin has shown his solo works at New York Live Arts, Triskelion Arts, Eden’s Expressway, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, Waxworks and Latea Theater at the Clemente. In 2018, Collin earned a 2019 Fresh Tracks Artist slot at New York Live Arts. He was also a 2017/2018 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Upstart artist. In his other life Collin works as an Account Manager for Justworks. IG: @collinuskellys | Facebook: /coffeesmellsgood/

CJ FERRONI is a NYC based Director of Photography. His work includes feature length documentaries, non-fiction tv shows, and live performances. He most recently shot Playwright Horizon’s The Kill One Race (directed by Raja Feath3r Kelly) Second Stage Theater’s, Take Me Out (directed by Scott Ellis) and The New York City Ballet’s When We Fell (directed by Laura Snow). His television and film credits can be seen on Netflix, Showtime, Discovery, Vice, National Geographic, A+E, NBC, Food Network, Travel Channel, and Oxygen. He is currently in production as Director of Photography on a feature-length documentary set to air in Fall of 2021. 

LAURA SNOW is a documentary filmmaker, media producer for New York City Ballet and video collaborator of the feath3r theory since 2012. She most recently produced and edited Playwright Horizon’s THE KILL ONE RACEand her previous dance-film collaboration with Kelly and TF3T, HYSTERIA, premiered at New York Live Arts in 2021. Laura has associate produced documentary series and films for PBS, VICE, Discovery and CNN, as well as the feature documentary, NEWTOWN (2016). Laura’s solo directorial work includes the short documentaries LEAVE-TAKING (2016) and RETURN TO FORM (2021). 

TUÇE YASAK has been following light in NYC since 2008, creating over 100 site-specific light installations for performance in the US and abroad. Yasak received the 2018 and 2019 BESSIE Award for Outstanding Visual Design for her designs and has ongoing collaborations with Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory, Contra Tiempo, Miguel Guitierrez, Ayesha Jordan & Charlotte Brathwaite, Daria Fain, Ni’Ja Whitson and Nia Whitherspoon, among many others. Light, movement and architecture intertwine in her work to support space-making and story-telling.