Formed in 2005 in New York City and currently located in Los Angeles, CA, GRAYSCALE has shown work throughout NYC, Chicago, and along the California coast at venues and festivals such as Triskelion Arts, The Merce Cunningham Studios, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The D.U.M.B.O. Dance Festival, Dance Mission Theater (San Francisco), Center Stage Theater (Santa Barbara), ARC Pasadena, Detroit Dance City Festival, and Dance Chicago, among others. As both artistic director of GRAYSCALE and faculty of El Camino College, Jessica Kondrath has had works commissioned by CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, Moorpark College, El Camino College, Santa Monica College, CSU Fullerton, and Momenta Performing Arts Company (Oak Park, IL).
The mission of GRAYSCALE is to explore the intimate connection between movement and the musical score by creating movement that is both beautiful and peculiar at once, while continuously seeking out how the choreography connects to and interacts with the environments created uniquely for each piece. GRAYSCALE also seeks to illuminate the relationship between the audience and the performer through bringing the viewers' awareness to their participation in the dance by being present in the space created.