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Choreographer Kyle Abraham has had a transformative two years. He developed a solo for himself, the first in over a decade, as part of his company A.I.M’s spring Joyce season. In 2017, he tackled a work that was one of his most intimate, Dearest Home, which was colored by the death of his mother and the end of a long-term relationship. Later this fall, Abraham and A.I.M will perform in Europe, and upon their return to New York, he will receive the Princess Grace Statue Award.
photo by Erin Baiano
On Thursday night at the David H. Koch Theater, the curtain rose to show the dancers of New York City Ballet, assembled to face the audience. Then Teresa Reichlen, standing center front, delivered a speech — written by her and Adrian Danchig-Waring, another principal — that began with the words, “We the dancers of New York City Ballet.” The unlikely occasion was the company’s fall fashion gala.
photo of NYCB Principal, Taylor Stanley by Paul Kolnik
It’s not every day that New York City Ballet dancers rehearse to Aaliyah, Jay-Z and Kanye West. But on a recent evening, these voices set the mood in a Lincoln Center studio as the choreographer Kyle Abraham stitched together steps for a new ballet.
photo by Gioncarlo Valentine
The performance begins without warning: a dancer walks onstage and stares, affectless, while the auditorium continues to bustle. House lights still up, the audience quiets as we notice more dancers entering, each taking long strides on sharp diagonals which seem arbitrary until a crisp formation is revealed.
photo by Ian Douglas