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Comments from Friday night of Kyle Abraham Apr 21, 2012

Here's a sampling of what the Friday night audiences had to say:

"Absolutely fantastic performance.  One of the best--if not THE best--of the year.  The crowd burst into a spontaneous standing ovation, which is fairly uncommon for a Seattle audience.

 

This show has it all--powerful and athletic dancing, compelling music, an engaging set, and outstanding choreography--which combined to take the audience on a journey that touched our hearts as well as our heads.  

 

Hopefully this is the future of contemporary dance."  

-Mark

 

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Who is the realest? Apr 20, 2012

Kyle Abraham’s work seems to exist in places of paradox. I often see Cunningham and hip-hop mentioned in the same sentence when referring to his work. It intrigues me and I wonder where is this place, this space, and this body where seemingly polar opposites both exist. Then I see his newest work, Live! The Realest MC and a whole other world of seemingly polar opposites open up for me. Except they don’t exist like static places to go between, but rather places with rich nuance that blend into the next creating a hybridity of movement and aesthetics.

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you 'you' Apr 20, 2012

 

What are the things that make you 'you'?

I think we sometimes labor under the false impression that our identity is composed as part of a long linear narrative:  First I was born, then my parents raised me, I went to school, I went to church, then I went to college, then I didn't get a job, then I did get a job... and now I am me.  

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I'm Alive! Apr 20, 2012

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12/13 SNEAK PEEK: DAY 8 Apr 20, 2012

Here is the eigth extreme sneak peek of our upcoming season!  Leave a comment if you want to guess what artist or group this is, we will reveal the entire line-up Sunday April 29.

 

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The Grace and Madness of Feeling Apr 19, 2012

I walk toward Kyle Abraham's Live! The Realest MC through pillars of the Seattle dance scene on opening night: Wade Madsen, Catherine Cabeen, Karn Junkinsmith, Donald Byrd, Cyrus Khambatta, and more folded in the crowd I imagine ... Lane Czaplinski sips a beer, face half obscured by the bare two-by-four railing as the show nears beginning.  Lights glow otherworldly.  We enter.

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What did you think about Kyle Abraham? Apr 19, 2012

NYC choreographer Kyle Abraham sheds a different light on performance as he blends hip-hop, classical dance training, gender roles and the black community. What did you think about his Seattle debut?  Leave a comment below!

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Congrats to the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award winners! Apr 19, 2012

Congrats to the OtB alums who were given Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards today! The list includes:
Anne Bogart
Rinde Eckert (who will also be seen as part of The Gurs Zyklus)
Deborah Hay
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Elizabeth LeCompte
Young Jean Lee
Ralph Lemon
Richard Maxwell
Sarah Michelson
Bebe Miller

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Curator's Note - Kyle Abraham Apr 19, 2012

Here's a little preview of the program note for Kyle Abraham:

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12/13 SNEAK PEEK: DAY 7 Apr 19, 2012

The seventh extreme sneak peek of our upcoming season!  Leave a comment if you want to guess what artist or group this is, we will reveal the entire line-up Sunday April 29.

 

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