A.I.M An Untitled Love
December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Be among the first to experience An Untitled Love from award-winning choreographer and Purchase grad Kyle Abraham. This evening-length dance work is sonically rooted in R&B/Soul Music, comprised of the catalogue of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo. It is a creative exaltation, centered on the often overlooked love and unity that exists within the black community.
A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers, and the first black choreographer commissioned to create a work for the New York City Ballet in over a decade. Abraham was born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporates an artistic upbringing of classical cello, piano, and the visual arts into his work with A.I.M. Through a sensual and provocative vocabulary entwined with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual, A.I.M strives to create an avenue for personal investigation, exposed on stage.
“Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.” – Nikki Giovanni
In 1995, I entered Morgan State Univ., a Historically Black University (HBCU) in Baltimore. My entire immediate family had attended an HBCU, and I was to be no exception. My older sister formed many lasting friendships during her 4 years at Spelman College. My parents met & married while attending (another HBCU) Central State University, in 1968. During my time at Morgan State, I fell in love in a different capacity – with D’Angelo’s debut album “Brown Sugar”. That love has never waned. D’Angelo’s music has played an integral part in my deep appreciation for the richness of Soul – R&B music. Within his music exists the histories and Neo-romanticism of black love in America.
Get tickets at https://www.artscenter.org/events/a-i-m/ or by calling 914-251-6200, Wednesday – Friday, from 12-6pm.