Kyle Abraham Creates New Work for TU Dance

Celebrated New York choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham was at TU Dance Center in March, creating an original work for TU Dance. Commissioned through the generosity of the David & Rosemary Good Family Foundation, Abraham’s new work, Candle, divides the space between solo figure and duet form as a way of focusing on isolation and longing. Created as a 3-part vignette, each section uses songs that Abraham equates with varying aspects of loving and longing. Candle will premiere at the upcoming 2016 TU Dance spring dance concert at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis.

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Abraham’s choreography has been presented around the United States at venues such as Dance Theatre Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Fall for Dance Festival at New York’s City Center, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, On The Boards, Portland’s Time Based Arts Festival, REDCAT, Philly Live Arts, Danspace Project, and the Harlem Stage. His work has also been seen internationally at The Okinawa Prefectural Museum (Japan), Springboard Danse Montreal (Canada), Project Arts Centre (Ireland), and the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival (Germany), as well as various locations in Jordan and Ecuador. Abraham is founder and Artistic Director of Abraham In Motion.

Photos:  Upper – Kyle Abraham, photo courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Lower – Kyle Abraham in rehearsal at TU Dance Center, pictured with company member Darwin Black

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