What’s hot in contemporary dance, you ask? The answer is easy: Kyle Abraham, whose company Abraham.In.Motion is the talk of the town! Abraham and his dancers will inaugurate a new program of dance presentations in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center with a performance of Pavement. Based on John Singleton’s 1991 film Boyz N the Hood and the writings of W.E.B.DuBois, Pavement uses dance to probe violence, paying comedic homage to the backward jeans and high top fade era in Hip-Hop while reflecting on the growth and loss of Pittsburgh’s historically black neighborhoods. Abraham’s choreography is mesmerizing and articulate in an unclassifiable way, and his promise among today’s emerging choreographers has not gone unnoticed: he’s one of the recipients of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (the so-called “genius grants”), the only choreographer so honored.
Performances will take place on Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. This event is cosponsored by the Program in Dance and McCarter Theatre Center. Tickets are available through the McCarter box office by calling 609.258.2787 or at mccarter.org.