This month, Catherine Ellis Kirk performs for the first time on The Kennedy Center stage. She’s not a newbie to Washington — her parents are Ron Kirk, the first African American mayor of Dallas and a former U.S. Trade Representative, and Matrice Ellis-Kirk, managing partner for RSR Partners and chairman of the AT&T Performing Arts Center board of directors.
Interview in PaperCity
Because American choreographer Kyle Abraham’s jazz-inflected work puts you in such a reflective mood, let’s take a moment to consider the rich diversity of dance that has been happening in Vancouver this weekend.
Review in The Georgia Straight
To understand the multilayered fusion that is Kyle Abraham’s dance, it helps to dig into the celebrated New York City choreographer’s roots.
Preview in The Georgia Straight
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion is bringing to Western Canada for the first time a sample of its acclaimed repertoire, including The Gettin’, Quiet Dance and excerpts from the company’s newest work, Dearest Home.
Interview in Jewish Independent
Fluidity marks the work of choreographer Kyle Abraham, fluidity of feeling, perception, movement. That protean force, applied to the outrageously long-lived issue of black people's civil rights, produces a major work of truth-telling American art in "When the Wolves Came In," through Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Review in Chicago Tribune
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion shared an exquisite evening at the Newmark Theatre in Portland Saturday night, as part of Whitebird’s Uncaged series.
Review in Eugene Weekly
Seated at a piano in a corner of the Joyce Theater, Kris Bowers begins to play a quiet, rippling tune—familiar yet unfamiliar. Beside the instrument and close to the front rows of spectators, Kyle Abraham performs a prelude to his company’s season, never moving outside a muted spotlight’s beam. Just as Bowers dreamily reconfigures “Some Day My Prince Will Come”— making it come apart the way paper does in water and then floating the pieces into proximity—Abraham redesigns the human body, making it move in ways most of us don’t.
At 38, choreographer Kyle Abraham has already claimed international attention and won an armload of top dance awards—from a 2010 Bessie to a 2013 MacArthur “genius” fellowship.
Review in TimeOut NY
Kyle Abraham weaves together dance styles for his company, Abraham.In.Motion, and Alvin Ailey.
Feature in The Wall Street Journal
Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion brings three works to the Joyce Theater.
Review in Arts Journal
At 38, choreographer Kyle Abraham has already claimed international attention and won an armload of top dance awards—from a 2010 Bessie to a 2013 MacArthur “genius” fellowship. This week, he adds a new achievement: his Abraham.In.Motion ensemble presents its first full Joyce Theater season.
Review in Time Out New York
Kyle Abraham's Abraham.In.Motion makes a stunning North Texas debut on the TITAS season.
Review in Theater Jones
Do you ever find yourself walking through Times Square, dodging Elmos and thinking: Damn, there's a lot of naked commercialism around. Wouldn't it be great if there were an intergenerational improv workshop happening right here?
Blog on Time Out New York
The dancemaker takes on Tupac, Biggie and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Interview with Dance Magazine
Kyle Abraham grapples with artistic lineage and the cycle of racial injustice in America with his latest works, a collaboration with visual artist Glenn Ligon and jazz musician Robert Glasper.
Feature in Out Magazine
You'd think that winning just about every big prize the American grant-making community offers would put to rest any financial anxiety plaguing choreographer Kyle Abraham. Close to a million dollars in cash and in-kind services between 2012 and 2018 should take care of his dance company's money worries, you'd expect, at least for a while. But you'd be wrong.
Feature in The Village Voice
Kyle Abraham has become the darling of the dance world. Will he be able to live up to the expectations?
Feature in Dance Magazine
The dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham, who recalled relying on food stamps just three years ago, was among the 13 men and 11 women officially named MacArthur fellows on Wednesday.
Article in The New York Times
Hailed as a major new voice in dance, dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham’s work is influenced by hip-hop culture and his early studies of the classical cello, piano, and the visual arts.
Ford Fellowship Announcement
Kyle Abraham, a 35-year-old dancer and choreographer who is known for his neo-hip-hop style, has been named the 2012-2014 New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist, the organization announced Wednesday.
Feature in The New York Times