A.I.M by Kyle Abraham
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A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

“Technically stunning and resoundingly human.” —Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)

Movement innovator and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Kyle Abraham draws from myriad sources (hip-hop culture, classical music, visual arts) to create his urgent, expressive choreography. Showcasing his malleable sensibility and virtuosic nine-member company A.I.M, the program includes Abraham’s intensely intimate, new solo INDY, a fleeting work of shifting personas; Drive, a hypnotizing feat of athleticism within a clublike atmosphere; and Meditation: A Silent Prayer, grounded by visual artist Carrie Mae Weems’s potent text invoking police violence against African Americans. The evening’s diverse range of works also includes the all-female state by Andrea Miller (Gallim), a trio of arresting and evocative movement, and Trisha Brown’s Solo Olos, exploring the dynamic between movement and structure.

Copresented by Northrop, University of Minnesota.

Program length: 1 hour, 50 minutes (including intermission).

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A.I.M By Kyle Abraham Performance Preview
Saturday, February 29, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater at Northrop, University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation with A.I.M’s Executive Director Sydnie Liggett, the Walker Art Center’s Senior Curator of Performing Arts Philip Bither, and Northrop Director of Programming Kristen Brogdon.

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  • In honor of Dale Schatzlein (1948–2006) and his important work in dance and jazz in the Twin Cities, additional program support is provided by Emily Maltz.