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Talking Dance: A Conversation Between Kyle Abraham and Jodee Nimerichter

February 16th, 2016
12:00 PM


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/'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.

Kyle Abraham

Kyle Abraham is an artistic director, choreographer & dancer from Pittsburgh, PA, who brought the Abraham.In.Motion dance company to fruition. A modern renaissance man, Abraham trained as a classical cellist ...
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Jodee Nimerichter

American Dance Festival
Jodee Nimerichter was appointed ADF Director in January 2012.  In the past four years, she launched the Shall We Dance campaign that allowed the festival to purchase year-round studios, the first permanent facilities for the organization; expanded outreach ...
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