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Kyle Abraham

The Bessie's: The Dance Community Awards Excellence Among Its Members

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It's especially lovely when the dance community can gather together and applaud each other's efforts. Such is the environment at the Bessie's, dance's version of the Academy Awards or the Tony's. This year, the 31st-annual ceremony took place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with its iconic neon-red sign.

DANCENOW's 20th Anniversary Is a Cause for Celebration -- and Reflection

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

ZviDance; Photo credit: Stephen Delas Heras On September 10, 2001, a 24-year-old made the trek from Pennsylvania to New York City. A decade later,...

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

"Restless Creature" Could Be A Little More Restless

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon in Chelsea. Wanderers traipsed across the High Line, stealing light from the sun and embracing summer with selfies and gelato. Underneath them and a few streets east, crowds ventured into the Joyce, the heat outside prompting a soft malaise among them.

Martha Graham Dance Company Is As Relevant as Ever in Its Joyce Season

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In 1960, dance critic Jill Johnston reviewed Martha Graham's season at the 5th Street Theatre. She likened the choreographer to "a kind of high priest...

DANCE REVIEW: Ballerina Wendy Whelan, Restless for a Reason

Debra Levine | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Debra Levine

Balanchine's chivalrous comportment with Farrell was a memorable treat for audiences in 1965. Fifty years later, former NYCB principal dancer Wendy Whelan made the marvelous and somewhat offbeat decision to launch her post-ballet career squired not by male cohorts, but by a roster of well-selected choreographers dancing in their own creations.

Multimedia Dance Performance Celebrates Harlem's Vibrant Queer Culture

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts

"As Pittsburgh is a quiet and reflective city, I was afforded a lot of time to read and be inspired by famous black authors in Harlem," Kyle Abraham, ...

"Genius" Awardee Kyle Abraham to Premiere New Work in Los Angeles

Debra Levine | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

The hugely in-demand Brooklyn-based choreographer, who yesterday was granted the MacArthur "genius" award, has been setting a new work on the happening L.A. dance troupe, BODYTRAFFIC.

Arthur Delaney

MacArthur Genius Grantee Received Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, poverty qualified choreographer Kyle Abraham for food stamps. On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced it had a...

MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.25.2013 | Arts

What do a 60-year-old video artist, a 36-year-old atomic physicist, and a 53-year-old behavioral economist have in common? Not much, probably, except ...

Photographing Wendy Whelan In Restless Creature

Christopher Duggan | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

After years of photographing and filming performances and rehearsals, Nel and I believe in the power of great dance documentation, but nothing compares to seeing Wendy Whelan perform live. She is captivating, enthralling, alluring -- I just can't describe how I feel when I watch her dance.

LOOK: Choreographer Interprets Being Gay In Hip-Hop

| Posted 02.01.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Artburst Miami. By Elizabeth Hanly Choreographer Kyle Abraham, 35, is on fire. And he is headed back to Miami. Hailing ...

DuBois N The Hood: Choreographer Mashes Up Iconic Film And Book

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts

For his latest dance project, choreographer Kyle Abraham drew inspiration from two iconic sources: the John Singleton film "Boyz N The Hood" and W.E.B...

Opening June 1: Gotham Dance Festival at the Joyce Theater

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 07.31.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Gotham Arts Exchange kicks off the summer with the 2-week Gotham Dance Festival, a diversely layered program that showcases both emerging and nationally renowned choreographers.