Untitled America

Jacqueline Green in Kyle Abraham's Untitled America: First Movement
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green in Kyle Abraham's Untitled America: First Movement. Photo by Paul Kolnik

In the first installment of a three-part suite to be completed in 2016, MacArthur “Genius” Kyle Abraham, renowned for his avant-garde aesthetic and powerhouse athleticism, explores the lasting impact of incarceration in the prison system on individuals and families across generations.

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amNY - Dancing To Explore American Injustice

The world of dance has some iconic imagery. Sugarplum fairies, swans in lakes...detainees in American prisons. The third one might not sound so familiar now, but with the final installation of choreographer Kyle Abraham's "Untitled America" premiering in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's winter season, the three-part piece that looks at the far reaching impact on the nation's prison system could join the ranks of important dance works.

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Playbill - Dancing For Change

"Believing firmly that through dance one can change minds or uplift - not just entertain, but also educate - seems to me to be the backbone of the company," says Robert Battle, the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In the wake of a traumatizing year in American life, Battle feels that the time is right for the Company to once again step into the fray of current events.