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His political fury and upbeat moves make Kyle Abraham one of America’s most original choreographers. He talks about systemic racism, his wrecked home town of Pittsburgh, creating an African opera and playing Obama’s speeches backwards
The last time Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion performed in Pittsburgh, in 2013, the troupe sold out the Byham Theater. Since them, company founder and Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham has premiered more than a dozen new works for his own company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Martha Graham Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and others. The burning question is, why has it taken four years to bring back one of the city’s most celebrated native sons?
At the gala for choreographer Kyle Abraham and his dance company, one question could boggle the mind: Were there more artists onstage or in the audience?
Hot off their New York City Center Fall For Dance debut next month, Kyle Abraham's Abraham.In.Motion will celebrate what is becoming known as its annual "Homecoming" gala fundraiser, which will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the beautiful Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue.
This beautiful piece isn’t twined around specific events or credos, and although three words— love, longing, and loss—impel it, we never hear them spoken. In fact, we may hear nothing but the sound of breathing, a foot brushing the floor, or a stray cough in the audience. The dance was composed and rehearsed in silence; spectators in the Doris Duke Theatre can experience it that way or listen to the score composed by Jerome Begin via handed-out earphones.
Review in ArtsJournal