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KYLE ABRAHAM — THE RUNAWAY

There are four more chances to catch THE RUNAWAY, the 30-minute dance Kyle Abraham choreographed for City Ballet’s fashion gala last year.

Set to music by Nico Muhly, Jay-Z, James Blake, and Kanye West, THE RUNAWAY is part of the company’s winter season New Combinations program, and will be preceded by William Forsythe ’s Herman Schmerman, and a new dance by Justin Peck, Principia (music by Sufjan Stevens).

Scheduled dancers for THE RUNAWAY are Ashley Bouder, Sara Mearns, Georgina Pazcoguin, Peter Walker, Roman Mejia, Spartak Hoxha, Christopher Grant, and—a particular standout—Taylor Stanley.

NEW YORK CITY BALLET

THE RUNAWAY

Saturday, February 9, at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 10, at 3 pm.

Wednesday, February 27, at 7:30 pm.

Saturday, March 2, at 8 pm.

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City.

From top: Taylor Stanley in Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway; Abraham, courtesy the choreographer; The Runaway. Dance photographs © Paul Kolnik, courtesy New York City Ballet.

KYLE ABRAHAM — DEAREST HOME

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The great dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham brings a special presentation of his work DEAREST HOME—“an interactive dance work developed over multiple years, focusing on love, longing and loss”—to UCLA, where he is a faculty member in the department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.*

The various solos, duets, and small groups that make up DEAREST HOME will be performed “in the round,” with a score by Jerome Begin that is optional – depending on whether you chose to wear the seatside headphones or not.

 

KYLE ABRAHAM—DEAREST HOME

Thursday through Saturday, April 5, 6, and 7, at 8 pm; Saturday, April 7, at 3 pm.

FREUD PLAYHOUSE, UCLA, 245 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles.

cap.ucla.edu/kyleabraham

Above: Jeremy Jae Neal, Vinson Fraley, Jr., and Catherine Ellis Kirk, in Dearest Home.

Below: Connie Shiau, Matthew Baker, and Tamisha Guy.

Photographs by Carrie Schneider. Image credit: Abraham.In.Motion.

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KYLE ABRAHAM IN SANTA MONICA

Dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company Abraham.In.Motion bring two evenings of contemporary dance to the Broad Stage this weekend, featuring the California premieres of THE QUIET DANCE, and ABSENT MATTER (with music composed and arranged by Kris Bowers and Otis Brown III). There’s also GREY, a solo for company dancer Marcella Lewis, and the Max Roach-inspired THE GETTIN’.

A MacArthur Fellow—and recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, the Doris Duke Artist Award, and a Bessie—Abraham was the resident choreographer at New York’s City Center in 2015. Called the “best and brightest creative talent to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama” (Out magazine), Abraham’s work has brought local audiences to its feet at Royce Hall (When the Wolves Came In, 2015), and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, when the Ailey company danced Abraham’s Untitled America earlier this year.

In September 2016, Abraham joined the faculty of UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

“I learned a lot from [choreographer and Merce Cunningham dancer] Neil Greenberg. He used to talk about enactment versus performance. And I’ve always been more interested in the enactment—something that you’re just walking in upon and just happen to see…. It makes the work more personal.” — Kyle Abraham*

 

KYLE ABRAHAM—THE QUIET DANCE, GREYABSENT MATTERTHE GETTIN’

Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 7:30.

THE BROAD STAGE, 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica

 

thebroadstage.org/kyleabraham

abrahaminmotion.org

*Lewis Segal, “A ‘club kid’ dances to a mix of styles,” Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2017.

Catherine Ellis Kirk in The Gettin' Photograph by Tim Barden Image credit: A.I.M

Catherine Ellis Kirk in The Gettin’
Photograph by Tim Barden
Image credit: A.I.M (Abraham.In.Motion)

 

AILEY PREMIERES

The West Coast premiere of DEEP—choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti’s latest piece for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—will take place on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm. It will be repeated on Sunday, March 12 at 2 pm, in a program that includes Johan Inger’s Walking Mad and the late Alvin Ailey’s signature masterpiece Revelations.

The return of the Ailey troupe to Los Angeles will also see the West Coast premieres of Hope Boykin’s r-EVOLUTION, DREAM and Kyle Abraham’s UNTITLED AMERICA, both on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 pm, and again on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.

 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER, March 8 through 12, 2017.

7:30 pm shows Wednesday through Saturday, 2 pm matinees Saturday and Sunday. Three programs.

DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles

 

musiccenter.org/ailey

alvinailey.org/

AAADT's Elisa Clark and Vernard J. Gilmore in Mauro Bigonzetti's Deep. Photograph by Paul Kolnik

AAADT’s Elisa Clark and Vernard J. Gilmore in Deep. choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti
Photograph by Paul Kolnik