Abraham in Motion: An Untitled Love
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An Untitled Love is Kyle Abraham’s newest evening-length work. Comprised of the catalogue of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this creative exaltation serves as a thumping mixtape celebrating culture, family and community.
“I fell in love with D’Angelo’s debut album Brown Sugar when I was an undergrad at Morgan State University, a historically Black University, in Baltimore in 1995. Within his songs existed the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black Love in America. The same year marked The Million Man March, a defining moment for black men in the U.S to unite against injustice. As part of my extended exploration of personal identity through movement, it feels important for me to dive into a process that explores and celebrates that unity and that love, in all its facets.”
An Untitled Love (World Premiere, SPA Co-commission)
Duration: approximately 70 minutes, without intermission
Choreographed by Kyle Abraham in collaboration with A.I.M
Music by D’Angelo & The Vanguard
Lighting & Scenic Design by Dan Scully
Costume Design by Karen Young and Kyle Abraham
Sound Editor, Sam Cawford
Artistic Advisor, Risa Steinberg
Dramaturge, Charlotte Brathwaite
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The mission of A.I.M, under the Artistic Direction of Kyle Abraham, is to create an evocative interdisciplinary body of work. Born into hip-hop culture in the late 1970s and grounded in Abraham’s artistic upbringing in classical cello, piano, and the visual arts, the goal of the movement is to delve into identity in relation to a personal history. The work entwines a sensual and provocative vocabulary with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior and all things visual in an effort to create an avenue for personal investigation and exposing that on stage. A.I.M is a representation of dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique.
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