Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 11:00am
Thursday, September 15, 2011 – 11:00amImages:
Co-hosted by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philadelphia Dance Projects
Thursday, September 15, 2001 11am-1pm
at Philadanco Studios, 9 N. Preston Street (One block west & one block north of 40th and Market Streets)
“..voluptuous yet formalist movement choices..” -Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times
Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion will lead a class emphasizing four specific core values of his smart and calibrated dance style- exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition. A warm-up sequence focused on the fluidity of the spine, articulation, and core body strengthening will build to challenging, creative, and invigorating phrase work. Participants will experience Abraham’s personalized post-modern movement vocabulary full of intricate gestures and fearless floor work. This class is open to professional dancers and aspiring dance artists/students of intermediate or advanced ability. Reservations are required, as the number of participants is limited.
Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion premiered its first ever season entitled Fading into Something Tangible in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2006 to rave reviews. Abraham.In.Motion is an ensemble of dancers with work deeply rooted in personal experience. Through the raw emotion of dance, the audience is beckoned to open themselves up to investigate or confront their own feelings. Choreographer Kyle Abraham intertwines his sensual and provocative movement vocabulary with his strong understanding of music, creating an avenue for personal investigation by taking the bases of human behavior and emotion and toying with them on stage, emoting fantasy worlds and twisted storylines. A.I.M. is a representation of dancers from various dance disciplines and diverse personal backgrounds. Combined together, these individualities create movement that is manipulated and molded into something fresh and unique. Blending the human experience of physical, emotional, and psychological encounters, each work is a culminating conversation between the dancers, where everyone’s voice is heard through the movement. Each convergence is a new opportunity, a new discussion for the audience to be a part of and ultimately take with them when they leave.
FREE- Registration requested by September 9. For info/reservations: 215.546.2552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.