March 14, 2016
Dance Lecture & Demonstration: Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion
Monday, 6:30 p.m., Massee Performance Lab
Kyle Abraham is a choreographer and dancer probing the relationship between identity and personal history through a unique hybrid of traditional and vernacular dance styles that speaks to a new generation of dancers and audiences. With diverse training in music, visual art, and dance—and breathtaking skill as a performer—Abraham's highly physical dance vocabulary reflects the youthful energy of the hip-hop and urban dance he encountered in his adolescence as well as a strong grounding in modern dance technique.
In works for his own company, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion, and others, starting shifts in gestures and music create a rich dialogue between internal emotional landscapes and shared cultural experiences. Kyle is a recipient of 2013 MacArthur Fellow, an appointed New York Live Arts Resident Commissioned Artist for 2012-2014. He was named the 2012 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient and 2012 USA Ford Fellow.
His choreography has been presented throughout the United States and abroad, most recently at On The Boards, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, REDCAT, Philly Live Arts, Portland's PICA TBA, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to name a few. In 2011, OUT Magazine labeled Kyle as the, "best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama."
This event is free and open to the public. For more information on Dance events at Reed College, please visit their website.