Techmoja enlivens communities by creating a deep sense of cultural understanding through the performing arts in coastal North Carolina. Techmoja believes that the arts can connect people across boundaries through collaboration and the telling of submerged stories.
Techmoja’s vision is to create an indigenous body of theater and modern dance rooted in the traditions and reflective of the lives of Southeastern North Carolina’s people. We strive for artistic excellence and a vital relationship with our audience. Regionally we serve as a resource to those who want to discover, affirm, and present their community’s story on the stage and create intercultural work exploring race, place, class and culture.
In 2008, Kevin Lee-Y Green and his mother founded Techmoja Dance and Theatre Company. Techmoja emerged from the multi-year collaboration between Kevin, a director and choreographer, and his mother, Donna Joyner Green, an arts administrator and culture bearer. They believed the coastal region should have a platform for the Black dance and theater. The name was created, when Kevin would pull together small dance performances for local events. His father suggested it since his choreographic work encompassed all three of the following styles: TECHnique MOdern and JAzz.