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Peter Martins had already mapped out most of New York City Ballet’s next season before he retired under pressure this winter after three decades at the company’s helm. But the new season, announced on Monday, also reflects both the tastes and the learning curve of the interim team that has been running the company since his departure.
photo by Tatiana Wills
It's the end of a long rehearsal day for the dancers of Abraham.In.Motion. They're reviewing phrases of a new work, Dearest Home. It's a pretty typical rehearsal scene. Some dancers cluster around a laptop trying to piece together steps learned long ago. Others review choreography together, working to figure out who remembered which arms correctly.
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?