News & Updates
The choreographer Kyle Abraham is a Misty Copeland fan. One of his favorite fan memories is of a Prince concert where Ms. Copeland appeared as a surprise guest artist. This was before she was a superstar — before 2015, when she made the cover of Time magazine and became the first black woman promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theater. So maybe not everyone in the audience knew who she was. But Mr. Abraham did.
photo by Devin Yalkin
This fall, for its Joyce season, A.I.M is again trying something new: company member Keerati Jinakunwiphat, who graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2016, is creating a new group work, Big Rings, for six of her A.I.M colleagues.
photo by Ian Douglas
When I watch a dance that I’ve also seen a few years earlier, I perceive it differently. Maybe I hear it differently too. Has it changed? Maybe. Have I changed? Of course. So has the world. I’ve viewed and written about all but one of the works dating from 2011, 2017, and 2018 that members of A.I.M (Abraham in Motion) performed this past week at Jacob’s Pillow.
photo by Grace Kathryn Landefeld
photo by Grace Kathyn Landefeld
Weiblich, männlich, irgendetwas dazwischen oder auch ganz anders – das Thema wird überall heiß diskutiert. Aber nirgends steht es so im Kern einer ästhetischen Debatte wie im Tanz. Spätestens seit sich Startänzer Sergei Polunin (siehe tanz 1/19) auf Instagram um Kopf und Kragen postete mit archaischen Thesen zur (fehlenden) Männlichkeit im Ballett. Mehrheitlich sind die Tänzerinnen und Tänzer allerdings ganz anderer Meinung.
Photo by Tatiana Wills