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“Dearest Home,” shown in the round Tuesday evening, May 16, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, is a chamber piece for the six dancers of Abraham.In.Motion exploring in a mixed vocabulary nuances of feeling in a series of solos, duets and one pansexual trio. The barefoot performers (Matthew Baker, Tamisha Guy, Marcella Lewis, Jeremy “Jae” Neal, Connie Shiau, Stephanie Terasaki) come from diverse areas of the dance spectrum, and in performance a postmodern stretch will be followed by a ronde de jambe.
For his latest work, titled Dearest Home, which premiered on May 16 in San Francisco, Kyle Abraham told us that he drew on his personal experiences of love and loss, and on the experiences of LGBT seniors and teens who participated in workshops led by Abraham during the two-year creative process.
There is comfort in a timeline that extends from January 2016 to May 2017. Which is a good thing, because during the lengthy process, the Pittsburgh-native whose spectacular dancing earned Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2009 and a 2010 Bessie Award was able to make himself decidedly uncomfortable.
Interview in San Francisco Classical Voice
Only a handful of contemporary choreographers could pull off an evening of the breadth and excellence Kyle Abraham did last night, together with his 8-member A.I.M. dance company, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Review in artsmeme
In the Brockus Project Studio downtown, acclaimed contemporary choreographer Kyle Abraham is giving a master class as part of the ongoing Los Angeles Dance Festival. Wearing loose black pants and an olive T-shirt that reveals his powerful, compact physique as well as a gallery of arm tattoos, he guides 12 women through increasingly complex movement combinations — including an excerpt from one of his past works. A sense of easy, convivial mastery pervades the room.
Interview in LA Times