"Abraham, as choreographer and artistic director, distills essential spirits from hip hop to Motown to classical ballet to create a motion cocktail that intoxicates and delights the senses." Stephanie Hunt, Charleston City Paper, 2018
Kyle Abraham has been wowing the New York and international dance scene for years with his highly physical, sensual movement style that blends hip-hop, classical technique and urban dance. His diverse artistic background (classical cello, visual arts, dance) inspires the creation of interdisciplinary work that delves deep into personal identity. This special program includes three works by Abraham, including INDY—his first full-length solo for himself in over a decade—and a specially-commissioned trio by the wondrously daring Andrea Miller. Be prepared to surrender to the pleasure of movement.
by Andrea Miller
The Quiet Dance
by Kyle Abraham
The mission of A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.
Performance is approximately 90 minutes including intermission
- Partial nudity
- Smoke machine