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Experience the avant premiere of An Untitled Love from award-winning choreographer and Purchase grad Kyle Abraham. This evening-length dance work is sonically rooted in R&B/Soul Music, comprised of the catalog of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo. It is a creative exaltation, centered on the often overlooked love and unity that exists within the black community.

A Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Kyle Abraham is one of today’s most in-demand choreographers, and the first black choreographer commissioned to create a work for the New York City Ballet in over a decade. Abraham was born into the hip-hop culture of the late 1970s and incorporates an artistic upbringing of classical cello, piano, and the visual arts into his work with A.I.M. Through a sensual and provocative vocabulary entwined with a strong emphasis on sound, human behavior, and all things visual, A.I.M strives to create an avenue for personal investigation, exposed on stage.


Choreographer’s Note
Kyle Abraham on An Untitled Love

“Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.”-      Nikki Giovanni

An Untitled Love is an evening-length dance work sonically rooted in R&B/Soul Music. Comprised of the catalogue of Grammy Award-winning R&B legend D’Angelo, this work serves as a creative exaltation, centered on the often overlooked love and unity that exists within the communities to which I belong.

I fell in love with D’Angelo’s debut album Brown Sugar when I was an undergrad at Morgan State University, a Historically Black University, in Baltimore in 1995. Within his songs existed the histories and Neo-romanticism of Black Love in America. The same year marked The Million Man March, a defining moment for black men in the U.S. to unite against injustice. As part of my extended exploration of personal identity through movement, it feels important for me to dive into a process that explores and celebrates that unity and that love, in all its facets.

Ultimately, this work is dedicated to my parents,  family, extended and immediate, to the cousins, aunts and uncles who aren’t blood related, but whose birth names include those monikers….in celebration of our kind of love.

Learn more about A.I.M and Kyle Abraham by clicking here.

An Evening with Kyle Abraham
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30pm

Dance Theatre Lab
Free and Open to the Public

Join Kyle Abraham and A.I.M dancers for an artist talk and Q&A moderated by Seth Soloway. Get to know this trailblazing Purchase Alum, his company, and his work. Note that this event does not take place at The PAC. The Dance Theatre Lab is located in the Dance Building. Click here to view the campus map.

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With the purchase of the entire series you will receive the same seat locations for all six events and be eligible for subscriber benefits such as ticket exchange privileges. Must buy all six events in the 2019-2020 series. DANCE series subscriptions will be available starting April 25, box office only. The box office can be reached at 914-251-6200, Wednesday – Friday, noon to 6pm. Single tickets will go on sale June 19.

The 2019-2020 Dance Series
Dorrance Dance / November 10
A.I.M / December 13
Paul Taylor Dance Company / February 14
Doug Varone and Dancers / March 28
Tania Perez Salas Compañía de Danza / May 5



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