Another Night

Kyle Abraham's Another Night
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts and Jacqueline Green in Kyle Abraham's Another Night. Photo by Paul Kolnik
World Premiere
(2012)
 
Choreographer: Kyle Abraham
Music: Dizzy Gillespie                                  
                
The world premiere of Another Night by in-demand young choreographer Kyle Abraham innovatively fuses the many dynamic facets of American dance and showcases the artistry and versatility of the Ailey dancers. Set to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messenger’s rendition of one of Dizzy Gillespie’s seminal compositions, A Night inTunisia, the new work for 10 dancers is being created with the support of commissioning funds from New York City Center and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, in celebration of the Center’s 50th Anniversary. Over the past few years, Abraham has received numerous accolades and awards for his dancing and choreography including the 2012 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, which honors outstanding, visionary dance artists; a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performance in Dance for his work in The Radio Show; a Princess Grace Award for Choreography; and recognition as one of Dance Magazine’s 25 To Watch. A recipient of a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, he currently teaches his unique approach to post-modern dance throughout the United States, in addition to performing, choreographing and leading his own company, Abraham.In.Motion.
 
Robert Battle comments: “Kyle Abraham is someone I’ve known and watched for quite some time. His work is provocative, with a diverse dance vocabulary that embodies a variety of traditions and styles. It is the right time for him to create a new work on the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and I’m proud to be able to provide this platform for him.”

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