March 4 & 5, 2015
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm
STG presents Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion at The Moore Theatre in Seattle on Wednesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 5th, 2015, in partnership with On the Boards.
Student/Educator Rush: One $20 ticket per school I.D. one hour prior to curtain, cash only.
Read OUT's recent article on Kyle Abraham here.
Recent MacArthur Fellowship honoree KYLE ABRAHAM/ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION, has created a repertory-based presentation of 3 new dance works spawned from a singular idea: an historical homage celebrating 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation and 20 years after the abolishment of Apartheid in South Africa. The work is inspired by the iconic 1960 protest album, “We Insist: Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.” The potent themes inherent in these historical milestones in tandem with Abraham’s choreography, evocative scenery by Glenn Ligon, and original compositions by Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper, connect ideas of freedom from the 1960’s to present day.
Musically, each of the three works is extremely varied. For The Gettin’, a five-sectioned work, centered on duets and a small4-6 dancer ensemble, Abraham uses kinetic references taken from his love of social dancing and a self-described “post-modern gumbo” of movement exploration rooted in the themes of Freedom and Civil Rights.
The second work, When the Wolves Came In,is an ensemble work created for 6 dancers that creates a duality between Freedom and Perception of Prosecution, set to the music of The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s “A Good Understanding.”
The third work, Hallowed, is a new solo work that references movement ranging from queer urban dance esthetics and other urban dance vernaculars whacking, popping and locking, and voguing, interspersed with traditional modern dance forms, while using a musical score comprised of various church sermons and music specifically referenced in the Civil Rights Movement spanning the years 1963 to 1967.