Witness a transformation of movement as it’s manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique. Abraham.In.Motion brings dancers from various disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds together to blend the human experience of physical, emotional, and psychological encounters, creating a conversation of movement. This performance reflects choreographer Kyle Abraham’s diverse training in classical music, visual art, and a multitude of dance forms from ballet to hip-hop to give range and depth to his sleek, evocative work. Mixed Repertory is a program composed of three works, demonstrating the historical range and emotional power rooted in the diasporic journeys of jazz music within American life. This program includes The Quiet Dance (2011), a quintet set to Bill Evans’ sentimental rendition of the Bernstein classic, Some Other Time; The Gettin’ (2014), featuring music by Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Robert Glasper and his trio, who re-imagine Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite; and Absent Matter (2015), a new quartet created in collaboration with Kris Bowers, Otis Brown III, and filmmaker Naima Ramos Chapman.
Presented in partnership with the Radford University Department of Dance