Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Light lunch served at 11:45
Join us for a conversation at the Forum for Scholars & Publics with renowned artistic director, choreographer & dancer Kyle Abraham, the director of the Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion Dance company, in advance of his company's performance of When The Wolves Came In at Duke Performances on Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20. The conversation will be moderated by Jodee Nimerichter, director of the American Dance Festival. Kyle Abraham/Abraham.in.Motion's previous pieces -- Pavement & The Radio Show -- both showed at the American Dance Festival.
We’ll explore Abraham’s aesthetic vocabulary and the ways he has collaborated with contemporary African-American visual artists, musicians and composers in exploring questions of history and narrative around the struggle for Civil Rights. How is Abraham forging a new aesthetic in dance by drawing together a unique set of resources, collaborators, and references?
Co-sponsored by Duke Performances.